REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 9

PROVIDING FOR THE CULTIVATION OF PUBLIC PLAZAS, GROUNDS, YARDS AND SIDEWALK PARKING FOR THE PRODUCTION OF VEGETABLES AND OTHER FOOD CROPS.

For the purpose of supplementing the provisions of Ordinance No. 2 entitled “Providing for the Cultivation of all Available Lands for the Production of Food Crops” promulgated by the President of the Republic of the Philippines on November 20, 1943, it is hereby ordered that—

1. All public plazas, yards, grounds and sidewalk parking shall be planted or caused to be planted by the government office or entity in charge thereof with vegetables and other food crops: Provided, That no building, tree, monument or other public work or improvement shall be destroyed; And provided, further, That the Food Administrator may exempt portion or portions of a public plaza, yard, ground or sidewalk parking from the operation of this Administrative Order.

2. If for any reason, the government office or entity in charge of a public plaza, yard, ground or sidewalk parking is not in a position to put it into cultivation, the chief or head of such office or entity may allow the same to be cultivated by private persons as community or individual gardens for the same purpose and under the- same condition prescribed in paragraph 1 of this Order.

3. The crops produced under the provisions of paragraph 1 hereof may, in the discretion of the chief or head of the office or entity in charge of the public plaza, ground, yard or sidewalk parking be turned over to any government hospital, prison, asylum, or any similar public institution, for the use of the inmates of such institution, or may be disposed of and the proceeds therefrom used for charity or relief in such manner as may be determined by the Director of Public Welfare, with the approval of the Minister concerned.

The crops produced under paragraph 2 hereof shall belong to the grower and no rent for the use of the land shall be collected.

Done in the City of Manila, this third 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