REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 23

ORDERING THE DIRECT APPOINTMENT OF FREE ENLISTMENT OF QUALIFIED PERSONS INTO THE COMMISSIONED AND NON-COMMISSIONED SERVICE OF THE CONSTABULARY AND CREATING BOARDS OF SELECTION TO PASS UPON THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ALL APPLICANTS FOR COMMISSION.

In order to facilitate the prompt organization of the Philippine Constabulary into the required strength and thus effectively accelerate the pacification campaign now being undertaken by the Government, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested by law, do hereby order that for the present and as an emergency measure, it shall be sufficient preparation for commissioned officers thorough training adequate to the grade or rank to which they are to be appointed, in an authorized school or institution conducted for the purpose under the former Philippine Army; and in the case of non-commissioned personnel: they have had substantial training or experience under the former Philippine Constabulary or the former Philippine Army.

There are hereby created boards of selection, the members of which are to be appointed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines from time to time, to pass upon the qualifications of all applicants for commission selection shall recommend for commission in the Constabulary. The boards of selection shall accept for enlistment, only such applicants who, in addition to their training and experience, are loyal to the Republic of the Philippines and possess such physical qualifications as may be required by existing laws, rules and regulations.

Done at the City of Manila, this 29th 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.) PEDRO SABIDO
Acting Executive Secretary