Order No. 2
ORDER CONCERNING THE BASIC PRINCIPLES
OF EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES

February 17, 1942

Mr. JORGE B. VARGAS
Chairman of the Executive Commission
of the Philippines
Manila

In compliance with the following principles, utmost efforts should be made to renovate the education in the Philippines.

(1) To make the people understand the position of the Philippines as a member of the East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, the true meaning of the establishment of a New Order in the sphere and the share which the Philippines should take for the realization of the New Order, and thus to promote friendly relations between Japan and the Philippines to the farthest extent.

(2) To eradicate the old idea of the reliance upon the Western Nations, especially upon the U. S. A. and Great Britain, and to foster a new Filipino culture based on the self-consciousness of the people as Orientals.

(3) To endeavor to elevate the morale of the people, giving up the over emphasis of materialism.

(4) To strive for the diffusion of the Japanese language in the Philippines, and to terminate the use of English in due course.

(5) To put an importance to the diffusion of elementary education and to the promotion of vocational education.

(6) To inspire the people with the spirit to love labor.

NOTE.—In order to popularize the Philippine national language, Tagalog, proper means should be taken as early as possible, after a study by the Institute of National Language in the Department of Education, Health and Public Welfare.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE
IMPERIAL JAPANESE FORCES IN THE
PHILIPPINES

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library