REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 67

AMENDING SECTIONS 7 AND 12 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FORMER EXECUTIVE COMMISSION.

Pursuant to the powers vested in me by Act No. 39, approved on February 22, 1944, and otherwise known as the Emergency Powers Law, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippine, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Section 7(d) of Executive Order No. 230 of the Chairman of the former Executive Commission, dated October 13, 1943, is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 7. The following acts are also prohibited:

x x x x x x x x x x

“(d) Cornering or hoarding medicines, drugs, and surgical and laboratory supplies even if maximum prices have not been fixed for such articles. For the purpose of this Order, “cornering” shall mean the acquisition of said articles with the intent of creating or tending to create, or effecting artificial scarcity thereof in the marker in order to alter prices; and “hoarding” shall mean the keeping or concealing of said articles in amounts or quantities in excess of the immediate needs of a person and that of his family as may be determined by the Director of Health.”

SEC. 2. The following subsections are added to Section 7 of Executive Order No. 230 mentioned in Section 1 hereof:

“(h) carrying of drugs and medicines by persons except when accompanied by an invoice evidencing the sale of by a purchase order in cases of agents of drug establishments or by a government invoice showing the shipment of such drugs and medicines to a government office of institution.”

“(i) Transportation of drugs and medicines from a city or municipality to another city or municipality and vice versa in amounts in excess of the immediate needs of a person and that of his family unless duly permitted by the Director of Health or his authorized representative.”

SEC. 3. Section 12 of Executive Order No. 230 above mentioned is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Sec. 12. Any person who violates the provisions of section 6 and 7 of this Order shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment not exceeding five years or by a fine not exceeding fifty thousand pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court, with subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency.

“Any medicines, drugs, and surgical and laboratory supplies involved in the offense shall be subject to confiscation. In case the offender as an owner or a lessee of a duly established drug establishment said establishment shall be ordered closed and its stock confiscated for which the Government may pay the control price or any price deemed reasonable in case of commodities not controlled.”

SEC. 4. This Order shall take effect immediately upon its promulgation.

Done in the City of Manila, this 8th day of July, 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