REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 11

DECLARING THE WEEK FROM JANUARY 19 TO 25 THIS YEAR, INCLUSIVE, AS GENERAL AMNESTY WEEK AND CALLING UPON ALL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE CITIZENS TO COOPERATE IN MAKING THE AMNESTY CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS.

WHEREAS, to insure tranquility and happiness to our people there must be complete peace and order throughout the Philippines;

WHEREAS, for the purpose of establishing complete peace and order throughout the country it is necessary that all members of guerrilla organizations should give up their present activities and return to their respective homes and help in their communities to promote peace and increase food production;

WHEREAS, under my Proclamation No. 2 granting general amnesty and pardon to all citizens of the Philippines, the benefits thereof may be availed of within a period of 60 days from November 25, 1943, the date of its proclamation to January 25, 1944, inclusive; and

WHEREAS, the prescribed period of amnesty is nearing its termination and it is deemed necessary to take most energetic efforts to bring to the attention of all those concerned the importance of taking advantage of the benefits of this amnesty proclamation;

Now, therefore, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law do hereby proclaim the week from January 19 to 25, 1944, inclusive, as General Amnesty Week and call upon all public officials and all private citizens and inhabitants of the Philippines to give their whole-hearted and intensified efforts in this last week of the period prescribed in the Amnesty Proclamation to the end that the amnesty campaign may succeed in its purpose of bringing about peace and order in the Philippines.

This intensification of efforts during the General Amnesty Week shall be observed throughout Luzon and adjacent islands excluding the cities and municipalities of the Visayas, Mindanao, and Sulu where the Amnesty Proclamation has been promulgated as of dates other than November 25, 1943.

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 17th 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
Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library