REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 61
PLACING THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF MANILA UNDER THE
DIRECT CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
In view of the exigencies of the present situation and in the interest of prompt administration of the affairs of the City of Manila, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and existing laws, do hereby place the Government of the City of Manila under the direct control and supervision of the undersigned, effective as of this date and until further orders.
Done in the City of Manila, this 15th day of June, 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