REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 16

ANNOUNCING THE CIRCULATION OF MILITARY NOTES OF THE DENOMINATION OF ONE HUNDRED PESOS BEGINNING MAY 1, 1944.

WHEREAS, for the purpose of facilitating financial transactions it has become necessary to place in circulation Military notes of 100-peso denomination;

WHEREAS, the Highest Commander of the Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines has informed the Republic of the Philippines that these 100-peso Military notes will be of the same character and are placed in circulation under the same conditions as the Military notes authorized under the Military Proclamation of January 3, 1942;

NOW, THEREFORE. I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, hereby announce that 100-peso Military notes will be in circulation beginning this day and request the people of the Republic of the Philippines to accept such notes in the same manner as the military notes issued under the Military Proclamation of January 3, 1942, now in circulation as legal tender in the Philippines.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 1st day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines

By the President:
(Sgd.) PEDRO SABIDO
Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library