REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 46

CREATING AN ECONOMIC PLANNING BOARD

By virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby constitute and create a board, to be known as the Economic Planning Board, which shall be composed of the following and such other officials or persons as the President of the Republic of the Philippines may designate from time to time:

Hon. Manuel A. Roxas Chairman
Hon. Jose Yulo Member
Hon. Antonio de las Alas, Minister of
Finance
Member-ex-officio
Hon. Rafael R. Alunan, Minister of
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Member-ex-officio
Hon. Quintin Paredes, Minister of Public
Works and Communications
Member-ex-officio
Hon. Miguel Unson Member
Hon. Rafael Corpuz Member
Hon. Vicente Singson Encarnacion Member
Hon. Elpidio Quirino Member
Hon. Eulogio Rodriguez, Sr. Member
Hon. Jose G. Sanvictores, Food
Administrator
Executive Officer-ex-officio

The Board shall be charged with the following duties and functions:

(a) To make a survey and study of the economic resources of the country and of the measure, that should be taken for the proper development, exploitation and utilization of such resources with a view to the proper reconstruction of the national economy to insure the self-sufficiency of the nation and ultimately to provide the Government with the fiscal resources needed for its support:

(b) To make recommendations to the President in regard to other economic matters that he nay specifically submit to its consideration; and

(c) To formulate and prescribe policies for the Office of Food Administrator and all the agencies under it, with authority, subject to the approval of the President, to establish Boards of Directors with plenary powers to direct the operation of said office and agencies.

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 deem necessary and to conduct public hearings.

The Board shall meet at the call of the Chairman at such tines and places as may be designated by him and shall submit its report and recommendations to the President of the Republic of the Philippines at the nearest practicable date.

As of this date the National Planning Board created under Executive Order No 1 is hereby dissolved.

Done at the City of Manila, this 8th day of April 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
Executive Secretary