Instruction No. 76

PURCHASE OF EXCESS RICE AND CORN IN THE
PROVINCE OF ISABELA

August 31, 1942

The Honorable
The CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION
Manila

With reference to your letter under date of August 12, 1942, I wish to inform you that the excess produce of rice and corn in the Province of Isabela has been arranged to be purchased by the army-controlled National Rice and Corn Corporation beginning September 1, 1942, in accordance with the following:

(a) Purchase agency will be opened at Santiago, Isabela;

(b) The purchase price shall be ₱1.70 for a cavan of palay containing 44 kilos, and ₱1.40 for a cavan of corn containing 60 kilos, delivery at the purchasing agency; and

(c) In view of the fact that corn is easily perishable, the time of purchase may be designated after taking into consideration the availability of transportation facilities.

It is therefore, requested that the Provincial Governor of Isabela be directed to cooperate with the National Rice and Corn Corporation for the purchase of the same.

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE JAPANESE
MILITARY ADMINISTRATION

EDITOR’S NOTE: Previous communications which resulted in the issuance of Instruction No. 76 read as follows:

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

3RD INDORSEMENT

MANILA, August 12, 1942

Respectfully forwarded, through His Excellency, the Director General of the Military Administration, to the Manager, National Rice and Corn Corporation, Manila, for such consideration as may be deemed appropriate as regards the disposal and sale of surplus products of palay and corn mentioned in the basic communication.

For the Chairman:

S. MARABUT
Executive Secretary to the Commission

PROVINCE OF ISABELA

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

ECHAGUE

August 5, 1942

The DIRECTOR
BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Manila

SIR:

As per my verbal report I have the honor to inform you that the Province of Isabela has for disposal and for sale surplus products in the following approximate quantities:

1. 500,000 cavanes of palay;
2. 500,000 cavanes of corn; and
3. 150,000 quintals of tobacco.

The undersigned respectfully requests that your Bureau extend its kind offices to us in getting the NARIC to undertake the immediate purchase of the aforementioned surplus products or in securing other purchasers.

Very respectfully,

AGUSTIN BERSAMIN
Acting Governor

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library