Proclamation No. 21.—Proclaiming the election of His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, as President of the Republic of the Philippines.

WHEREAS, the Secretary to the National Assembly has certified to the Chairman of the Executive Commission that at the inaugural session of the National Assembly on September 25, 1943, His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, was unanimously elected President of the Republic of the Philippines by the members of the National Assembly;

Now, therefore, I, Jorge B. Vargas, Chairman of the Executive Commission, do hereby proclaim His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, as President-elect of the Republic of the Philippines.

Done in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 14th day of October, 1943.

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

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