REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1

CREATING A NATIONAL PLANNING BOARD

By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby Constitute and create a board, to be known as the National Planning Board, which shall be composed of the following and such other officials or persons as the President of the Republic of the Philippines may designate from time to time:

Hon. Rafael R. Alunan, Minister of Agriculture and Commerce Chairman
Hon. Manuel A. Roxas Member
Hon. Jose Yulo Member
Hon. Antonio de las Alas, Minister of Finance Member-ex-officio
Hon. Quintin Paredes, Minister of Public Works and Communications Member-ex-officio
Hon. Miguel Unson Member
Hon. Rafael Corpus Member
Dr. Gregorio Anonas Member
Hon. Pedro Sabido Member
Mr. Vicente Carmona Member
Hon. Vicente Madrigal Member
Hon. Elpidio Quirino Member
Mr. Jose Paez Member
Hon. Jose G. Sanvictores Member

The Board shall be charged with the following duties and functions:

(a) To make a survey and study of the economic resources of the country and of the measures that should be taken for the proper development, exploitation and utilization of such resources with a view to the proper reconstruction of the national economy to insure the self-sufficiency of the nation to provide the Government with the fiscal resources needed for its support; and

(b) To make recommendations to the President in regard to important notional policies and their coordination and adjustment and to study such plans or projects as may be proposed by the different ministries and make recommendations therein based on a thorough study of such plans or projects to the end that a proper coordination of the activities of the different ministries may be effected.

The Board is hereby authorized, to call upon any Ministry, Bureau, office, instrumentality, or agency of the Government for such information and assistance as it may deem necessary and to conduct public hearings.

The Board shall meet at the call of the Chairman at such times and places as may be designated by him and shall submit its report and recommendations to the President of the Republic of the Philippines at the earliest practicable date.

Done at the City of Manila, this 18th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-three, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.

(SGD.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines

By the President:

(SGD.) JOSE GIL
Acting Executive Secretary