REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20

CREATING A GOVERNMENT QUARTER COMMITTEE

In order to facilitate and coordinate the use and occupancy of the National Government buildings, the construction of new Quarters, and the rental of privately-owned property for such purposes, I JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested by law, do hereby create a Government Quarters Committee to be composed of the Vice-Minister of Public Works and Communications, as Chairman, and the Auditor General and Director of the Budget and the Director of Public Works, as members.

The powers and duties of this Committee shall be as follows:

1 To investigate and look into the matter of assignment of quarters in public buildings to the different branches of the government, ministries, bureaus, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities of the National Government and to recommend such changes in the assignment of quarters as may be deemed advisable in the interests of public service and efficiency;

2. To study and consider the advisability of renting privately-owned property for use as offices or storehouses by the National Government; and

3. To submit to the President of the Republic of the Philippines such recommendations as may be deemed convenient in view of the present emergency with respect to the construction, acquisition, use or occupancy of additional quarters that might be needed by the National Government in the City of Manila or in localities outside of the City of Manila.

Executive Order Numbered Three hundred eighty-seven, series of nineteen hundred and thirty-two, Executive Order Numbered One Hundred and twenty-one, series of nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and all other orders and regulations in conflict herewith are hereby revoked.

Done at the City of Manila, this thirteenth 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 GIL
Acting Assistant Executive Secretary