REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9

ESTABLISHING THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE AND RELATIVE RANKS
OF OFFICIALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby promulgate the following rules establishing the order of precedence and the relative ranks of the officials of the Republic of the Philippines.

ARTICLE I. The order of precedence and rank of positions of the civil officials of the Republic of the Philippines shall be as follows:

1. The President of the Republic of the Philippines
2. The Speaker of the National Assembly
3. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
4. The Minister of State:

(a) The Minister of State of Foreign Affairs
(b) The Minister of the Interior
(c) The Minister of Finance
(d) The Minister of Justice
(e) The Minister of Agriculture and Commerce
(f) The Minister of Education, Health and Public Welfare
(g) The Minister of Education, Health and Public Welfare
(h) The Executive Secretary

5. Ambassadors of the Republic of the Philippines accredited to foreign countries
6. The Chairman of the Council of State
7. The Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
8. The Director General of the KALIBAPI
9. The Members of the Council of State
10. The Vice-Ministers, in the above-mentioned order
11. The Floor Leader of the National Assembly
12. The Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals
13. The Members of the National Assembly
14. The Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals
15. The Assistant Executive Secretary, the Auditor General and Director of the Budget, the Solicitor General, the Chief of the Civil Service, and the Assistant Director General of the KALIBAPI
16. The Directors of Bureaus and Offices
17. The Judges of First Instance
18. The Chairman and Members of the Code Committee
19. The Managers of government-owned or controlled corporations
20. The Directors of Bureaus of the KALIBAPI
21. The Assistant Directors of bureaus and offices and the Assistant Managers of government owned or controlled corporations

ART. II. In all state and social functions where precedence and ranks of position must be observed, the order of precedence, as determined this Order, shall be strictly followed.

Done at the City of Manila, this 24th day of November, 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