REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 13

CREATING A FLOOD CONTROL BOARD

By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby create and constitute a Board, to be known as the Flood Control Board, which shall be composed of the following:

Hon. Sergio Bayan, Vice Minister of Public Works and Communications Chairman
Mr. Vicente Fragante, Director of Public Works Member
Mr. Ambrosio Magsaysay, Director, Metropolitan Waterworks Office Member
Mr. Florencio Tamesis, Director of Forestry and Fishery Member
Dr. Vidal A. Tan, Dean College of Engineering, University of the Philippines Member
Mr. Jose Paez, Manager, Philippine Red Cross Member
Mr. Angel Martinez, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines Member
Mr. Gregorio de Leon, Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Waterworks Office Secretary

The Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Government, its branches, subdivisions, agencies and instrumentalities in connection with the investigation, planning, and construction of flood control and sea protection and other related works. In order to accomplish this purpose, the Board shall:

(a) Conduct a thorough survey of the flooded and submerged areas throughout the whole country and devise means for preventing or minimizing danger to life and damage to property caused by floods and the erosive action of rivers and the sea, and for the reclamation of submerged areas in correlation with the program of the Government for agricultural development;

(b) Examine any data and plan that may be submitted by any government entity for river or sea protection and other related work, and make such investigation as may be necessary to determine the feasibility of the projects submitted to its consideration or of such other projects and works as in its opinion should be undertaken by the Government; and

(c) Prepare such measures as may be necessary to put into effect the plans and schemes finally evolved and adopted by it, including a system of financing the effective prosecution thereof.

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

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 need in the conduct of its work entrusted to it by virtue of this Executive Order.

Done at the City of Manila, this 3rd day of December, 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 G. SANVICTORES
Acting Executive Secretary