REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 72

SUSPENDING THE OPERATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 95, DATED SEPTEMBER 27, 1942, INSOFAR AS IT RELATES TO NIGHT CLUBS, CABARETS AND DANCING SCHOOLS OR DANCE HALLS IN THE CITY OF MANILA, AND ORDERING THE CLOSING OF THE SAME.

WHEREAS, night clubs, cabarets and dancing schools or dance halls in the City of Manila have become veritable centers of vice and dissipation and are responsible, to a certain extent, in augmenting the acute food shortage now being undergone by the people, especially the poor;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by Act. No. 39, otherwise known as the Emergency Powers Law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. The operation of the provisions of Executive Order No. 95, dated September 27, 1942, insofar as it relates to night clubs, cabarets and dancing schools or dance halls in the City of Manila, is suspended effective August 1, 1944, and no night club, cabaret and dancing school or dance hall shall henceforth operate within the City of Manila.

SEC. 2. Any violation hereof shall be punishable by imprisonment of not exceeding two years or a fine of not more than five thousand pesos, or by both such imprisonment and fine, in the discretion of the court. If the violation is committed by a club, association or corporation, the manager, director, or person charged with the management or direction of the business of such club, association, or corporation shall be originally responsible therefor.

SEC. 3. All laws, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, in conflict herewith or which have been promulgated in consonance with the provisions of Executive Order No. 95, are likewise hereby suspended.

Done in the City of Manila, this 14th 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