REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 10

DIRECTING THE COUNCIL OF STATE TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE CELEBRATION OF RIZAL DAY FOR THE YEAR 1943.

In order to fittingly and properly observe the 30th day of December of this year, the anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, the Council of State is hereby designated and directed to make all the necessary arrangements for the most appropriate way of celebrating the occasion and to take charge of the celebration.

The ceremonies to be held in the City of Manila shall include:

(a) Pilgrimage to the Rizal Monument and to Fort Santiago by groups in the following order:

1. The President of the Republic of the Philippines, and the members of his Cabinet.

2. The Speaker and the members of the National Assembly.

3. The Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court.

4. The officials and employees of the ministries, bureaus and offices headed by their respective Vice-Ministers.

5. Schools and colleges.

6. Civic organizations and private firms.

(b) One minute silent meditation and prayer by each group in honor of our national hero and for the success of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Council of State shall receive the applications of those desiring to participate in this celebration and assign a definite hour for each group of participants: Provided, That the time to be assigned to the participants be so arranged that there will be a continuous flow of people at the places of pilgrimage. The Council of State may allow the placing of floral offerings to Dr. Jose Rizal at his monument at the Luneta. No music, floats or display of any gaiety shall be allowed.

In the provinces, municipalities and cities other than Manila, a local committee to take charge of the Rizal Day celebration in those communities with ceremonies similar to those to be held in Manila, shall be created with the Provincial Governor, the City Mayor or the Municipal Mayor, as the case may be, as chairman, and such persons as he may appoint as members. The spirit and form of celebration prescribed for the City of Manila shall be observed in provincial, city and municipal celebrations.

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