REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 4

NAMING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS “DIWA NG BAYAN” AND
REGULATING THE USE THEREOF

For the purpose of giving the Philippine National Anthem an appropriate name and insuring that proper respect and high consideration be accorded thereto be at times, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic or the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order that –

1. The Philippine National Anthem shall hereafter be called and known as “Diwa ng Bayan”.

2. The music of the “Diwa ng Bayan” and its words may be played and sung only when public acts of an official or semiofficial character are performed or held, when the Flag of the Republic of the Philippines is to be hoisted or lowered, when performances or celebrations of an official character are held, by public or private schools duly recognized by the Government, or on similarly solemn occasions.

3. The words of the “Diwa ng Bayan” shall not be sung and its music shall not be played in social acts, purely private in nature and for mere recreation amusement, entertainment or information purposes, nor at meetings, places or occasions where its use involves lack of respect or where it will not likely receive the high consideration and honor which it merits.

4. All public officials and employees are hereby enjoined to see that the provisions of this Order are observed in all places and on all occasions where they happen to be presume in their respective communities.

Done at the City of Manila, this 23rd 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