REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 28
REQUIRING ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT WHOSE APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT BY THE CONSTITUTION VESTED IN THE PRESIDENT TO VACATE THEIR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS.
Pursuant to the powers vested in me by Act No. 10 to reorganize the Ministries, bureaus, offices, agencies and instrumentalities of the Government, and for the purpose of facilitating such reorganization, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby order –
SECTION 1, All officers and employees of the Government, whose appointments are not by the Constitution vested in the President, shall vacate their respective positions on the expiration of thirty days from the date of effectivity of this Order, unless reappointed by the authorities concerned in accordance with law: Provided, That the period of thirty days shall be counted from the date of the receipt of this Order in the case of officers and employees .in the provinces and cities outside of Manila.
SEC. 2. Officers and employees who are not reappointed as provided in Section 1 hereof shall be entitled to such gratuity as may be fixed by appropriate legislation on the basis of actual salary received and under such terms and conditions as may be fixed by law. They shall not lose their civil service eligibility for a period of ten years from the date of their separation from the service, and in case an office needs the services of additional personnel, preference in the appointment, shall be given to them,
SEC. 3. The provisions of Executive Order No. 24 issued on December 31, 1943, in so far as they may be inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 4. This Order shall take effect on January eleventh, nineteen hundred and forty-four.
Done at the City of Manila, this 10th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, 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