REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

ORDINANCE NO. 8

ON THE CREATION OF CONSUMERS’ COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS IN THE CITY OF MANILA.

There being an urgent necessity to supply rice and other prime commodities to the people of the City of Manila, and pursuant to the authority conferred upon me by Article III section 14 of the Constitution, I, Jose P. Laurel President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby promulgate this Ordinance:

SECTION 1. One hundred sixty-four consumers’ cooperative associations are hereby created from the district associations that have been organized in the City of Manila under the provisions of Executive Order No. 77 which shall be known, respectively, as “Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Associations Nos. 1 to 164,” shall exist for a term of thirty years from the date of the promulgation of this Ordinance, and shall have their main offices in the City of Manila.

SEC. 2. The 164 consumers’ cooperative associations thus created shall be constituted as follows:

In Bagumbayan

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 1 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1, 2, and 9-14.

M. C. C. A. No. 2 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 6-8, and 15-20.

M. C. C. A No. 3 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 21-29.

M. C. C. A. No. 4 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 30-36.

M. C. C. A. No. 5 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 3-5, 37-39, and 44-46.

M. C. C. A. No. 6 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 40-43, and 47.

M. C. C. A. No. 7 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 48-54.

M. C. C. A. No. 8 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 55, 56, 61-63, and 67.

M. C. C. A. No. 9 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 57-60, and 64-66.

M. C. C. A. No. 10 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 68-73.

M. C. C. A. No. 11 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 74-A and 74-79.

M. C. C. A. No. 12 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 80-83 and 87-89.

M. C. C. A. No. 13 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 90-96.

M. C. C. A. No. 14 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 84-86 and 97-102.

M. C. C. A. No. 15 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 201-207 and 228.

M. C. C. A. No. 16 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 209-209-A, and 210-216

M. C. C. A. No. 17 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 208-222-A, and 224-227.

M. C. C. A. No. 18 composed of heads of families D. A. Nos. 217-221 and 223.

M. C. C. A. No. 19 composed of heads of families D. A. Nos. 229, 230, 235-238, and 243.

M. C. C. A. No. 20 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 231-234 and 239-242.

M. C. C. A. No. 21 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 244-250.

M. C. C. A. No. 22 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 301-303 and 309-314.

M. C. C. A. No. 23 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 304-308 and 315.

M. C. C. A. No. 24 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 318-322.

M. C. C. A. No. 25 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 316, 317, and 323-325.

In Bagundiwa

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 26 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-5, 21, 22, and 55.

M. C. C. A. No. 27 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 6, 9, 10, 12-16, and 31.

M. C. C. A. No. 28 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 7, 8, 11, and 17-20.

M. C. C. A. No. 29 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 23-27, 49, and 51.

M. C. C. A. No. 30 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 28-30, 32-37, and 50.

M. C. C. A. No. 31 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 38-42, 44, and 53.

M. C. C. A. No. 32 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 43, 45-48, 52, and 54.

M. C. C. A. No. 33 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 83-87, 91, 94, and 95.

M. C. C. A. No. 34 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 71-76, 89, 98, and 99.

M. C. C. A. No. 35 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 61-70, 96, and 97.

M. C. C. A. No. 36 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 102-104, 110. 111, 120, 121, and 124.

M. C. C. A. No. 37 composed of heads of families m D. A. Nos. 105-109. 112, 113, and 125.

M. C. C. A. No. 38 composed of heads of families D. A. Nos. 114-119, 122, and 123.

In Bagumbuhay

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 39 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 127, 142, 145, 147, 148, 144, 222, 232, and 249.

M.C. C.A. No. 40 composed of heads of families in D.A. Nos. 24, 32-34, 83, 100, 171, and 233.

M.C. C.A. No. 41 composed of heads’ of families in D. A. Nos. 4, 85, 86 and 258.

M. C. C. A. No. 42 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 50, 51, 65, 75, 122, 216, and 79.

M. C. C. A. No. 43 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 73, 74, 128, 138, 202, and 246.

M. C. C. A. No. 44 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 5, 25, 60, 63, 96, and 205.

M. C. C. A. No. 45 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 12, 152, 157, 223, and 247.

M. C. C. A. No. 46 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 42, 54, 77, 151, 218, 241, 257, 260, and 268.

M. C. C. A. No. 47 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 95, 115, 136, 162, 166, 169, 187, 234, 239, and 259.

M. C. C. A. No. 48 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 8, 9, 14, 38, 58, 84, 107, 113, and 117.

M. C. C. A. No. 49 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 6. 7, 11, 21, 132, 105, 236, and 240.

M. C. C. A. No. 50 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 35, 124, 130, 131, 123, 125, 153, 155, 160, and 199.

M. C. C. A. No. 51 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 10, 31, 37, 163, 164, 227, 248, and 262.

M. C. C. A. No. 52 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 20, 28, 30, 36, 46, 47, 48, 110, and 210.

M. C. C. A. No. 53 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 3, 41, 78^ 91, 97, 98, 112, and 231.

M. C. C. A. No. 54 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 23, 81, 140, 165, 207, and 217.

M. C. C. A. No. 55 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 2, 15, 143, 141, 188, 172, 194, 200, and 253.

M. C. C. A. No. 56 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 62, 158, 168, 167, 212, and 226.

M. C. C. A. No. 57 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 66, 132, 121, 191, 201, 209, 215, and 250.

M. C. C. A. No. 58 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 174, 195, 206, 255, 256, 265, 266, 269, and 270.

M. C. C. A. No. 59 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 196, 198, 213, 214, 219, 229, 230, and 235.

M. C. C. A. No. 60 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 16. 19, 203, 204, 242, 264, and 267.

M. C. C. A. No. 61 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 40, 56, 89, 154, 161, 175, 189, 135, and 254.

M. C. C. A. No. 62 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 43, 44, 103, 104, 106, 109, 111, 116, 146, and 238.

M. C. C. A. No. 63 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 22, 17, 92, 99, 101, 108, 173, 211, 49, and 221.

M. C. C. A. No. 64 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 13, 149, 150, 185, 186, 193, 197, 243, and 251.

M. C. C. A. No. 65 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 139, 176, 179, 184, 190, 263, and 329.

M. C. C. A. No. 66 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 61, 67, 68, 70, 93, 133, 177, 178, 225, and 252.

M. C. C. A. No. 67 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 64, 94, 156, 170, 119, and 245.

M. C. C. A. No. 68 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 18, 39, 57, 82, 220, and 228.

M. C. C. A. No. 69 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 45, 59, 80, 88, 114, and 208.

M. C. C. A. No. 70 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 26, 52, 55, 71, 72, 94, 224, and 244.

M. C. C. A. No. 71 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 69, 53, 87, 118, and 134.

M. C. C. A. No. 72 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 1, 76, 120, 129, and 139.

M. C. C. A. No. 73 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 90, 126, 137, 180, 181, 183, 192, 237, and 261.

In Bagumpanahon

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 74 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-3, 5, 6, 9, 22, and 27.

M. C. C. A. No. 75 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 13-21.

M. C. C. A. No. 76 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10-12, and 23.

M. C. C. A. No. 77 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 24-26, 28, 30, and 38.

M. C. C. A. No. 78 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 31-33, 36-38, and 47.

M. C. C. A. No. 79 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 34, 35, 39, 40, and 41-44.

M. C. C. A. No. 80 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 76, 79, 80, 85, 96, 106, and 120.

M. C. C. A. No. 81 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 56, 81, 82, 84, 114, 124, and 162.

M. C. C. A. No. 82 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 60, 62, 63, 78, 86, 87, 115, 118, 121, and 125.

M. C. C. A. No. 83 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 57, 58, 97-100, 111, 116, 159, and 161.

M. C. C. A. No. 84 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 61, 04, 66, 70, 101, 103, 107-109, and 160.

M. C. C. A. No. 85 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 54, 69, 71, 72, 77, 110, 112, 117, 126, 128, 147, and 148.

M. C. C. A. No. 86 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 59, 75, 88-95, 127, and 149.

M. C. C. A. No. 87 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 55, 65, 67, 105, 119, 150-152, 157, 158, and 168.

M. C. C. A. No. 88 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 73, 74, 102, 104, and 153-156.

M. C. C. A. No. 89 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 51-53, 113, 122, 123, and 133.

M. C. C. A. No. 90 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 184, 205, 206, 211, 254, 286, 292, 293, 298, 332, and 333.

M. C. C. A. No. 91 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 196, 227, 228, 232, 287, 288, 303, and 313.

M. C. C. A. No. 92 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 231, 302, 314, and 320-322.

M. C. C. A. No. 93 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 182, 183, 185, 207, 214, 273, and 308.

M. C. C. A. No. 94 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 213, 184, 224, 218, 240, 243, and 304.

M. C. C. A. No. 95 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 211, 217, 268, 274, 279, 280, and 284.

M. C. C. A. No. 96 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 186, 189, 191, 203, 275, 311, and 334

M. C. C. A. No. 97 composed of head’s of families in D. A. Nos. 190, 194, 219, 223, 272, 289, 290, 316 and 331.

M. C. C. A. No. 98 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 195, 220, 306, 307, 312, 314, and 318

M. C. C. A. No. 99 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 181, 199, 236, 297, 324, 327, 328, and 330.

M. C. C. A. No. 100 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 193, 212, 216, 221, 222, 239, 281,s 294, and 329.

M. C. C. A. No. 101 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 200-202, 225, 252, 271, and 277.

M. C. C. A. No. 102 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 197, 209, 210, 215, 229, 251, 295, 309, 319, and 325.

M. C. C. A. No. 103 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 187, 188, 208, 226, 230, 244, 245, 255, 256, and 269.

M. C. C. A. No. 104 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 180, 241, 242, 249, 266, 283, 299, 300, 315, and 323.

M. C. C. A. No. 105 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 198, 204, 238, 248, 250, 253, 265, 267, 216, 278, and 285.

M. C. C. A. No. 106 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 234, 235, 237, 260, 270, 282, 291, 301, 305, and 326.

M. C. C. A. No. 107 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 246, 247, 257-259, 261-264, 296, and 310.

In Balintawak

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 108 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-10 and 44.

M. C. C. A. No. 109 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 11-17.

M. C. C. A. No. 110 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 18-21, 23, 51, 54, and 61.

M. C. C. A. No. 111 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 22, 24-27, 37, and 53.

M. C. C. A. No. 112 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 28-31, 43, 57, and 58.

M. C. C. A. No. 113 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 32-36, 55, 56, and 59.

M. C. C. A. No. 114 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 38-42 and 52.

M. C. C. A. No. 115 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 45-50, 60, and 62.

In Diliman

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 116 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 12.

M. C. C. A. No. 117 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, and 11.

In Caloocan

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 1 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-5, 54, 55, 59, and 66.

M. C. C. A. No. 119 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 6-8, 51, and 56-58.

M. C. C. A. No. 120 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 9-13, 60, and 61.

M. C. C. A. No. 121 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 14-18 and 70.

M. C. C. A. No. 122 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 19-21, 63, and 64.

M. C. C. A. No. 123 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 22, 23, 49, 50, 68, and 69.

M C. C. A. No. 124 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 24-29 and 67.

M. C. C. A. No. 125 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 43-47.

M C. C. A. No. 126 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 40-42, 48, and 53.

M C. C. A. No. 127 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 30, 31, 37-39, and 62.

M. C. C. A. No. 128 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 32-36, 52, and 65.

In San Juan

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 129 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 8, 9, and 10-12.

M. C. C. A. No. 130 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 1-3, 5, and 6.

M. C. C. A. No. 131 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 4, 7, and 16-18.

M. C. C. A. No. 132 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 13-15, 19, and 22.

M. C. C. A. No. 133 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 20, 21, 24, 26, and 27.

M. C. C. A. No. 134 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 23, 25, and 28-30.

In Mandaluyong

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 135 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1, 4, 5-7, 9, 15, 16, and 28.

M. C. C. A. No. 136 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 2. 3, 8, and 10-14.

M. C. C. A. No. 137 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 20-26.

M. C. C. A. No. 138 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 17-19, 27, and 29-31.

In Makati

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 139 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-8.

M. C. C. A. No. 140 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 9-13.

M. C. C. A. No. 141 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 14-19.

M. C. C. A. No. 142 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 20-28.

In Pasay

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 143 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-3, 13-15, 17, and 99.

M. C. C. A. No. 144 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 16, 18, and 19-21.

M. C. C. A. No. 145 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 4-11.

M. C. C. A. No. 146 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 22, 23, and 31-33.

M. C. C. A. No. 147 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 24, 25, 29, 30, and 37.

M. C. C. A. No. 148 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 12, 26-28, 38, and 39.

M. C. C. A. No. 149 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 34-36 and 40-42.

M. C. C. A. No. 150 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 92, 93, and 96-98.

M. C. C. A. No. 151 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 82-87.

M. C. C. A. No. 152 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 88-91, 94, and 95.

M. C. C. A No. 153 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 77-81.

M. C. C. A. No. 154 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 58-62 and 76.

M. C. C. A. No. 155 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 71-75.

M. C. C. No. 156 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 63, 64, and 68-70.

M. C. C. A. No. 157 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 43-45 and 65-67.

M. C. C. A. No. 158 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 46-52.

M. C. C. A. No. 159 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 53-57.

In Parañaque

Manila Consumers’ Cooperative Association No. 160 to be composed of heads of families in District Associations Nos. 1-4 and 26.

M. C. C. A. No. 161 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 8-12 and 22.

M. C. C. A. No. 162 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 6, 7, and 19-21.

M. C. C. A. No. 163 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 5, 13, 16, 24, and 25.

M. C. C. A. No. 164 composed of heads of families in D. A. Nos. 14, 15, 17, 18, and 23.

SEC. 3. The associations shall have the following objects, powers and duties:

(1) To purchase and procure for the consumption of their members and their families rice or palay and other prime commodities;

(2) To store, transport, and distribute to its members, rice or palay and other prime commodities;

(3) To accept donations;

(4) To cooperate with established government agencies engaged in the production, procurement, transportation and distribution of rice and other prime commodities; and

(5) To engage in such other activities and exercise such powers as may be necessary to enable them to supply the needs of their members for rice and other essential commodities.

SEC. 4. The management of each consumers’ cooperative association shall be vested in a manager, who shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Manila with the consent of the Food Administrator. There shall be an advisory board composed of the presidents of the district associations comprised within the said consumers cooperative association. It shall be the duty of the board to advise the manager on matters pertaining to the affairs of the association. The appointment of the manager shall be made upon the recommendation of the advisory board. Any person who has been appointed to the position of manager shall be subject to the provisions and penalties of Executive Order No. 37 as to refusal or failure on his part to comply with the duties of said position.

The manager so appointed may be a member of the advisory board, or any member of the consumers’ cooperative association. The manager shall appoint such subordinate personnel as may be authorized by the Food Administrator. The personnel shall receive such compensation as may be fixed by the Food Administrator and the Mayor of the City of Manila. In the appointment of the manager and other personnel, preference shall be given to any competent members of an association who volunteer to serve without compensation.

SEC. 5. To buy rice or palay in the provinces for each association, the manager thereof, upon the recommendation of the advisory board, shall appoint as many buyers as may be necessary, with the approval of the Food Administrator. These buyers shall be selected from the members of the association, and their compensation shall be fixed by the Mayor of the City of Manila with the approval of the Food Administrator. Their compensation together with their subsistence and traveling expenses while performing their duties as buyers of the association, shall be paid by the Food Administration or by the City of Manila or by both as may be agreed upon between the Food Administrator and the Mayor of the City of Manila. The payment of subsistence and transportation expenses shall be made under such rules as the Auditor General may prescribe. In the appointment of buyers, preference shall be given to any competent members of an association who volunteer to serve as buyers without compensation.

SEC. 6. The capital of each association shall be divided into shares of the par value of ten pesos each. Every head of family shall buy at least one share with the privilege of buying as many additional shares as he may desire. In case of an indigent family, the corresponding share of stock may be purchased by the Government through the National Relief Board, the City of Manila, or other agencies. A family shall be deemed indigent if it has no source of income and no member thereof is able to engage in any productive occupation. The funds necessary for the purchase of rice or palay in the provinces and for the transportation of the same shall be made available to the association by the Bigasang Bayan under such rules as the Food Administrator may prescribe. The funds necessary for the purchase and sale of other commodities handled by the association shall be provided out of its own funds.

SEC. 7. All purchases of palay or rice or other prime commodities made by the association or by any of its buyers shall be at the official prices fixed by the Government. No buyer while employed by an association shall purchase for himself or for his family any of the same commodities that he is buying for the association.

SEC. 8. The Bigasang Bayan shall make available for every association the facilities of its warehouses, threshers, rice mills or means of transportation under its control whenever such facilities are needed by the association or its buyers. All rice or palay purchased by the buyers of an association in the provinces shall be deposited by them in the nearest warehouse or buying station of the Bigasang Bayan, and said rice shall be transported to Manila either by the Bigasang Bayan or by the buyers themselves. On arrival in Manila, the rice shall be deposited in the warehouse of the Bigasang Bayan and earmarked as belonging to the association. Upon approval of the Manager of the Bigasang Bayan, said rice may be deposited in a warehouse owned by the association.

SEC. 9. If notwithstanding the efforts of its buyers the aggregate amount of rice which an association has been able to buy is not sufficient to supply the needs of its members, the Bigasang Bayan may allow the association to purchase the additional amount necessary from any stock that it may have available.

SEC. 10. Rice received in Manila by an association shall be distributed to its members and to their families on the per capita basis in accordance with the rules and regulations that the Bigasang Bayan may prescribe. The per capita ration shall not exceed two hundred forty grams per day, except for persons regularly engaged in productive occupations who may be given an additional ration of one hundred and twenty grams each with the approval of the Food Administrator. Any surplus shall be delivered to the Bigasang Bayan.

SEC. 11. The distribution of rice by an association shall be made only after it has filed an application with the Food Administration and said application has been duly approved. From the date of approval of said application, all the members of the association concerned and their families shall cease to receive their rice rations from the Bigasang Bayan. If the palay or rice of the association is insufficient to supply the per capita ration it has fixed for its members, with the approval of the Food Administrator, the shortage may be supplied by the Bigasang Bayan.

SEC. 12. All laws, rules, or orders, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SEC. 13. The Food Administrator is hereby empowered to promulgate such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to govern the affairs of the consumers’ cooperative association herein created and to carry out the purposes of this Ordinance.

SEC 14. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its promulgation.

Done in the City of Manila, this 13th day of March, 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