REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 14
REQUIRING PRIOR SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF PROGRAMS FOR OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AND PUBLIC CEREMONIES WHEREIN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH OFFICIALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS ARE EXPECTED.
In order to avoid possible causes of embarrassment for failure to observe proper respect and regard to officials of the Republic of the Philippines and representatives of foreign governments and to the governments which they represent in official functions or public ceremonies, it is hereby ordered that in the preparation of programs for official functions or public ceremonies wherein the presence of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Ministers of State, and representatives and high officials of foreign governments are expected, the official or person in charge of such programs shall submit a copy of the program, schedule or instructions for such function or public ceremony to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs within a reasonable time in advance.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs shall examine such program, schedule or instructions and may modify, amend or prescribe additional instructions in order to carry into effect the purpose of this Order, and to make the same conform to the rules of precedence and relative ranks established by law and international usages.
Done in the City of Manila, this 25th day of January, 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