Military Ordinance No. 2

ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE ENJOYMENT
OF CIVIL RIGHTS, BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES
BY JAPANESE SUBJECTS
IN THE PHILIPPINES

March 14, 1942

SECTION 1. Subjects of the Empire of Japan are excluded from the application of prohibitions and limitations on civil rights, benefits and privileges, which, by reason of their nationality, are denied them by laws, statutes or administrative orders and regulations of the Philippines.

SEC. 2. All such existing laws, statutes or administrative orders and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This Ordinance shall apply to pending cases and shall take effect as of December the eighth, nineteen hundred and forty-one.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL
JAPANESE FORCES IN THE PHILIPPINES

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library