Instruction No. 6

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS BASED ON
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF
ADMINISTRATION

I. REGARDING MATTERS OF GENERAL CHARACTER:

A. In the state administration, a special consideration shall be paid to the matters mentioned below:

(1) Official discipline shall be enforced strictly. The entire personnel shall be required to pledge their loyalty to the Imperial Japanese Forces, and they shall have self-consciousness as a paragon of the people.

(2) Proper supervision and control over various Departments and Bureaus shall be exercised, so as to insure organic activity of the entire Administrative Organs as well as the uniformity of administrative policies.

(3) In the alteration or abolition of any system or organization, or in the legislation, revision, amendment or abolition of laws and regulations, it shall be carried out to meet with the new situation, without being shackled by precedents.

(4) In putting into practice any system or organization or in the execution of administrative policies, caution shall be taken to refrain from resorting to easy courses, and elasticity shall be given to such systems and policies to meet with the development of the situation.

(5) In conducting respective functions, it shall be the primary consideration to demonstrate the highest efficiency.

B. Liaison and Report:

1 Liaison.– There shall be established a close contact with the Office of the Japanese Military Administration. For matters mentioned below, the Office of Japanese Military Administration shall be informed and consulted before they will be put into operation:

(1) Matters relating to important personnel;

(2) Appointment and dismissal of Japanese staffs;

(3) Important matters concerning budgetary and administrative affairs;

(4) Matters, such as the revision, amendment or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials;

(5) Important matters for decision to be taken by directors of central administrative organs or any higher officials; and

(6) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Office of the Military Administration.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below, a report shall be submitted promptly to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study, or investigation has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the administration of certain matters, which has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(3) Matters to be or which have been taken up by the meeting of the Executive Commission; and

(4) Such other matters as are designated by the Office of the Japanese Military Administration.

II. REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND BUDGET AND AUDITING OFFICE:

A. Detailed Instructions:

1. Regarding administrative organs.—Offices and personnel shall be reconstituted and reshuffled in order to make necessary adjustment, placing the enhancement of the efficiency of office work as the primary consideration.

2. Regarding financial administration:

(1) All expenditures not urgent nor necessary shall be entirely curtailed with a view to decreasing general administrative expenses in accordance with principle No. 2, C.

(2) Efforts shall be made to restore the taxation system as promptly as possible, with a view to insuring revenues.

(3) Taxes shall be imposed and collected, for the present, in accordance with the provisions of the existing laws and regulations. Since, however, a considerable number of these laws and regulations require amendments from the viewpoint of economic and social policies, amendment of the existing laws and regulations shall be studied and drafted, together with the ways and means of increasing taxation and of imposing new taxes, both of which are urgently needed at present.

3. Regarding banking:

(1) As to banks and other financial institutions which are, at present, under the direct control of the Imperial Japanese Forces, but whose functions will, by decrees, be placed under the supervision and control of the Department of Finance in future, close supervision shall be exercised, with a view to preventing funds from being used for purposes not urgent or inappropriate, thus contributing, through financial control, towards the steady development of the Philippine economy.

(2) As to the increase in deposits, special attention shall be paid in order that the Filipinos may entertain hopes for future prosperity, and overcome present inconveniences and privations, through the encouragement of their spirit of saving.

B. Liaison and Report:

1. Liaison.—On the matters mentioned below, the office of the Japanese Military Administration shall be informed and consulted before they will be put into practice:

(1) Matters concerning important personnel within the Department;

(2) Important matters concerning budgetary, taxation, financial and banking administration;

(3) Matters, such as revision, amendment or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials;

(4) Important matters for decision to be taken by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials; and

(5) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Advisers.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below, a report shall be promptly submitted to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study or investigation has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the administration of certain matters, which has been instructed by the Office of Japanese Military Administration; and

(3) Such other matters as are designated by the Advisers.

III. REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR:

A. Detailed instructions:

1. Administrative organs, especially the provincial administrative organs and their personnel, shall be reconstituted and reshuffled in order to make necessary adjustments.

2. A concrete measure pertaining to the organization of a police system shall be established.

3. A concrete and practical measure shall be studied in order that the peaceful intention of the Imperial Japanese Forces may be known to the Filipinos and that the refugees may go back to their homes as soon as possible.

B. Liaison and Report:-

1. Liaison.—On the matters mentioned below, the Office of Japanese Military Administration shall be informed and consulted before they will be put into practice:

(1) Matters concerning important personnel within the Department;

(2) Important matters concerning budgetary and internal administration;

(3) Matters, such as revision, amendments or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements and instructions to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials;

(4) Important matters for decision to be taken by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials; and

(5) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Advisers.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below, a report shall be promptly submitted to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study or investigation has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the Administration of certain matters, which has been instructed by the Office of Japanese Military Administration; and

(3) Such other matters as are designated by the Advisers.

IV. REGARDING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND PUBLIC WELFARE:

A. Detailed Instructions:

1. Various educational, health and welfare organs shall be reconstituted or reshuffled in order to make necessary adjustments.

2. Preparations shall be made for the prompt reopening of schools in pursuance of the principles mentioned in the previous instructions.

3. Due attention shall be paid to public sanitation, and all necessary measures shall be taken for the prevention of epidemics.

4. Concerning the relief of the unemployed, there shall promptly be established definite and practical measures, such as employment agencies and others.

B. Liaison and Report:

1. Liaison.—On the matters below, the Office of Japanese Military Administration shall be informed and consulted before they will be put into practice:

(1) Matters concerning important personnel within the Department;

(2) Important matters concerning the administration of budgetary, educational, health and welfare affairs;

(3) Matters, such as legislation, revision, amendment or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements and instructions to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials;

(4) Important matters for decision to be taken by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials; and

(5) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Advisers.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below, a report shall be promptly submitted to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study or investigation has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the administration of certain matters, which has been instructed by the Office of Japanese Military Administration; and

(3) Such other matters as are designated by the Advisers.

V. REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMERCE:

A. Detailed Instructions: i 1. Regarding administrative organs:

(1) Bureaus and divisions as well as their personnel shall be reconstituted and reshuffled in order to make necessary adjustments.

(2) Efforts shall be made to promptly organize and restore various organs, with a view to making orders and instructions given to various districts in the country thoroughly carried out.

2. Regarding rice.—Efforts shall be exerted to stabilize and restore the normal conditions of agrarian districts and make the populace attend to their industry with diligence, while all necessary measures shall be taken, for the present, to accelerate the supply of rice to the metropolis.

3. Regarding resumption of work in liquid fuel factories, and control of prices.—With regard to the resumption of work in liquid fuel factories and the control of prices, the principle laid down by the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces shall be thoroughly observed.

4. Regarding necessaries of life.—With regard to important commodities indispensable to the lives of the Filipino people, the quantities of these goods in stock shall be thoroughly investigated and a detailed report shall be submitted concerning ways and means of insuring their constant supply.

5. Regarding mining industries:

(1) New applications for mining shall not be received for the present;

(2) The reopening of mines the operation of which has been suspended on account of war, shall be dealt with in accordance with the direction of the Office of Japanese Military Administration; and

(3) A report shall be submitted on mineral resources, conducting surveys on the kinds, amounts and qualities of minerals. At the same time, researches on mineral industries shall be conducted.

6 Reports shall be submitted to the Office of Japanese Military Administration, making surveys on matters mentioned below:

(1) Methods of diverting export crops, such as sugar, coconut, abaca and others, into other crops;

(2) Methods of increasing the production of foodstuffs, such as grains, vegetables, meat and dairy products;

(3) Possibility of cotton growing; and

(4) Surveys on commodity prices and cost of living.

B. Liaison and Report:

1. Liaison.—On the matters mentioned below, instructions of the Office of Japanese Military Administration shall be obtained before they will be put into practice:

(1) Matters concerning important personnel within the Department;

(2) Matters concerning budgetary affairs and important matters regarding industrial administration;

(3) Matters, such as legislation, revision, amendment, or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements and instructions to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials; and

(4) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Advisers.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below, a report shall be promptly submitted to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study or investigation has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the administration of certain matters, which has been instructed by the Office of the Japanese Military Administration; and

(3) Such other matters as are designated by the Advisers.

VI. REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

A. Detailed Instructions:

1. Bureaus and divisions as well as their personnel shall be reconstituted and reshuffled in order to make necessary adjustments.

2. The administration of railway and water crafts, aviation, electricity and communications shall, for the present, be under the supervision and control of the Imperial Japanese Forces; and

3. Matters which come under the jurisdiction of bureaus of the said Department but not covered by the Preceding paragraph shall be executed in accordance with principle No. 6 of the Guiding Principles of Administration.

B. Liaison and Report:

1. Liaison.—On matters mentioned below, the Office of Japanese Military Administration shall be informed and consulted before they will be put into practice:

(1) Matters concerning important personnel within the Department;

(2) Important matters concerning the administration of budget, public works and communications;

(3) Matters, such as revision, amendment or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements and instructions to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials;

(4) Important matters for decisions to be taken by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials; and

(5) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Advisers.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below, a report shall be promptly submitted, to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study or investigation has been instructed from the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the administration of certain matters, which has been instructed by the Office of the Japanese Military Administration; and

(3) Such other matters as are designated by the Advisers.

VII. REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE:

A. Detailed Instruction:

1. Offices and personnel shall be reconstituted or reshuffled in order to make necessary adjustments, placing the enhancement of the efficiency of office work as the primary consideration.

2. In the disposition of criminal cases, emphasis shall be put on the speedy solution of cases, on giving severe punishments to felonious criminals and lenient treatment to whoever deserves it, so as to deter others from committing crimes;

3. Crimes, committed by taking advantage of the confusion created by the present emergency, shall be severely punished as enemies of the Filipino people;

4. Criminal cases, which are punishable as acts in violation of the martial law or proclamations of the Imperial Japanese Forces, shall be promptly transferred to the Japanese Military Authorities, and necessary cooperation shall be extended to the said authorities; and

5. Trial of civil cases, requiring application of laws inconsistent with the new situation under the Japanese Military Administration, shall be temporarily suspended.

B. Liaison and Report:

1. Liaison.—On the matters mentioned below, the Office of Japanese Military Administration shall be informed and consulted before they will be put into practice:

(1) Matters concerning important personnel within the Department;

(2) Important matters concerning budgetary and judicial administration;

(3) Matters, such as revision, amendment or abolition of laws and orders, and important statements and instructions to be issued by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials.

(4) Important matters for decisions to be taken by directors of central administrative organs or by any higher officials; and

(5) Such other matters as are considered necessary by the Advisers.

2. Report.—On the matters mentioned below a report shall be promptly submitted to the Office of Japanese Military Administration:

(1) Matters on which planning, study or investigation has been instructed by the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(2) Actual condition of the administration of certain matters, which has been instructed by the Office of Japanese Military Administration;

(3) Crimes committed by taking advantage of the confusion created by the present emergency;

(4) Cases concerning Japanese residents; and

(5) Such other matters as are designated by the Advisers.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library