REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 87

PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF AN ANNIVERSARY GRATUITY TO COMMEMORATE THE COMPLETION ON OCTOBER 14, 1944, OF THE FIRST YEAR OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES EQUIVALENT TO THREE MONTHS’ BASIC SALARIES AND WAGES TO OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AND LABORERS OF THE NATIONAL, PROVINCIAL, CITY AND MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS AND OF THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED OR CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS.

In recognition of the loyalty and devotion to duty that the officials, employees, and laborers of the Government have shown during a most trying period in our history, the first year of the Republic of the Philippines; I, JOSE P. LAUREL, President of the Republic of the Philippines, pursuant to the authority conferred upon me by existing law, do hereby promulgate thin Orders

SECTION 1. An anniversary gratuity equivalent to three months’ basic salaries or wages is hereby authorized to be paid to officials, employees, and laborers in the service of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on September 1, 1944, whose compensation is paid out of the appropriations authorized for the National Government for the fiscal year 1944 and who have not resigned or otherwise been separated from the service for any cause prior and up to the date of the promulgation of this Order; PROVIDED, That officials, employees and laborers who wore on leave of absence with or without pay for more than sixty days immediately preceding the promulgation of this Order, except those whose absences may have been incurred on account of injury or illness contracted in line of duty, shall not be entitled to the payment of this advance.

SEC. 2. Provincial, city, or municipal governments and the corporations owned or controlled by the Government, the condition of those whose finances will so permit, are authorized to provide for similar anniversary gratuity in such amount as may be necessary not exceeding that herein provided, for their respective officials, employees, and laborers.

SEC. 3. The sum of ₱12,000,000.00 or so much thereof as may be necessary is hereby allotted from appropriation of ₱50,000,000.00 provided in the first paragraph of Section 6 of Act No. 39 and from that authorized to be set up under the second paragraph of the same section, for the purpose of Section 1 hereof; PROVIDED, That the officials, employees, and laborers who are paid from special funds shall be paid the anniversary gratuity from their respective special funds; and PROVIDED, Further, That for the purpose of determining the amount for which the official, employee, or laborer concerned may be insured with the Public Employees Life Insurance Bureau, the salary or wage stated in this appointment shall in no case be increased by reason of the anniversary gratuity provided in this Order.

SEC. 4. This Order shall take effect on the date of its promulgation.

Done in the City of Manila, this 14th day of September, 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.) EMILIO ABELLO
Executive Secretary