REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 19

CALLING UPON ALL ELEMENTS OF THE POPULATION OF THE PHILIPPINES TO SUPPORT THE “NATIONAL UNIFICATION FUND DRIVE” OF THE KALIBAPI.

WHEREAS, the Kalibapi, the Peoples’ Party, has been authorized to launch a “National Unification Fund Drive,” beginning June 19, 1944, and ending December 30, 1944;

WHEREAS, the drive is intended to enable the Kalibapi to raise funds through voluntary contributions and other activities of a popular character with which to finance its nation-wide program for national unification, and at the same time to make the people conscious of the importance of national unity; and

WHEREAS, the unification of our people which the Kalibapi aims to accomplish, irrespective of creed or social distinction, will pave the way for the complete restoration of peace and order and for the return of the normal processes of national life;

Now, therefore, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, pursuant to the powers vested in me by law, do hereby call upon all public officials and employees of the Government, as well as upon all private citizens, and enjoin them to extend their support, assistance and cooperation to the “National Unification Fund Drive” of the Kalibapi so as to insure its success and thus hasten the fulfillment of the program for national unification which the Kalibapi seeks to accomplish.

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 21st day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Republic of 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