OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE
COMMISSION

MALACAÑAN PALACE

BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 41

CHANGING THE NAME OF DEWEY BOULEVARD TO HEIWA BOULEVARD; TAFT AVENUE TO DAITOA AVENUE; HARRISON BOULEVARD TO KOA BOULEVARD; JONES BRIDGE TO BANZAI BRIDGE; HARRISON PARK TO RIZAL PARK; AND WALLACE FIELD AND BURNHAM GREEN TO PLAZA BAGONG FILIPINAS.

WHEREAS, the substitution of the American names of certain streets, boulevards, parks and bridges in the City of Greater Manila with those denoting or referring to purely Japanese or Filipino ideas or persons will be a fitting tribute to the lofty aims of the Great Japanese Empire in establishing the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere under the slogan of “Asia for the Asiatics”;

Now, therefore, pursuant to the authority conferred upon me as Head of the Central Administrative Organization by Orders Nos. 1 and 3 and approval letter No. 42 of the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines, and upon the recommendation of the Executive Commission, the names of the following highways and parks in the City of Greater Manila are hereby changed as hereunder indicated:

Old name New name
Dewey Boulevard to Heiwa Boulevard
Taft Avenue to Daitoa Avenue
Harrison Boulevard to Koa Boulevard
Jones Bridge to Banzai Bridge
Harrison Park to Rizal Park
Wallace Field  
Burnham Green to Plaza Bagong Filipinas

Done in the City of Greater Manila, Philippines, this 18th day of May, 1942.

(Sgd.) JORGE B. VARGAS
Chairman of the Executive Commission

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library