REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11

PRESCRIBING NEW OFFICE HOURS TO BE OBSERVED IN THE DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT BUREAUS AND OFFICES IN THE CITY OF MANILA, INCLUDING THOSE OF THE CITY OF MANILA.

Whereas, in order to enable the Government to render maximum service to the people by keeping the government bureaus and offices open to the public for a longer time, it is deemed necessary to modify the prescribed office hours for such bureaus and offices located in the City of Manila, including those of the City of Manila, by properly dividing the government personnel into shifts, each shift working the usual seven hours: and

Whereas, the system of working in shifts will have the effect of relieving to some extent traffic congestion in the City of Manila as the employees will be reporting for work at different hours of the day:

Now, therefore, I. Jose P. Laurel. President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby prescribe that the office hours of all government bureaus and offices in the City of Manila, including those of the City of Manila, for the transaction of business shall be from 8 o’clock a. m. to 6 o’clock p. m. without official recess at noon. For this purpose officials and employees in the different bureaus and offices in the City of Manila, including those of the City of Manila, should be properly placed on shifts of duty as follows:

1. 8 A. M. TO 12 NOON; 1 TO 4 P. M.
2. 9 A. M. TO 1 P. M.; 2 TO 5 P. M.
3. 10 A. M. TO 2 P. M.; 3 TO 6 P. M.

Provided, That the head of a bureau or office may use his discretion in determining the distribution by shifts of the officials and employees under his jurisdiction in such a manner as would make all units of the service accessible to the public during the prescribed office hours;

Provided, further, That on Saturdays there shall be only two shifts, one from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m. and the other from 1 p. m. to 6 p. m.; and

Provided, finally, That the provisions of this Order shall not for the present apply to the provinces and cities outside the City of Manila.

Provisions of existing orders which are inconsistent herewith are hereby declared inoperative.

This Order shall take effect on December 13, 1943.

Done in the City of Manila, this first day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-three, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines

By the President:
(Sgd.) JOSE G. SANVICTORES
Acting Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library