Instruction No. 81

RESULT OF THE EXAMINATION TAKEN BY
MISS DING SEUK CUING, A CHINESE
CITIZEN

September 11, 1942

Hon. JORGE B. VARGAS
Chairman of the Executive Commission
Manila

With reference to your letter under date of July 14,1942, you are hereby authorized to publish the result of the nurse examination taken by Miss Ding Seuk Ching, Chinese citizen, and to issue a certificate of registration as a nurse when she is found to have passed the said examination.

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE
JAPANESE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the letter by His Excellency, The Chairman of the Executive Commission, in connection with Instruction No. 81:

MANILA, July 13, 1942

His Excellency
The DIRECTOR GENERAL
MILITARY ADMINISTRATION
Manila

SIR:

I have the honor to refer to the case of Ding Seuk Ching, a Chinese, who took the nurse examination given on April 13-16, 1942, by the Board of Examiners for Nurses. The results of the examination have been forwarded to your Office with the letter of this office dated June 18, 1942, for release to the press but the results of the examination of Ding Seuk Ching were withheld because of her nationality. In withholding the release of the grades of said candidate, the Chief of the Civil Service stated in his third indorsement dated June 12, 1942, that steps would be taken by his Office to determine whether or not she is a national of the Chungking Government.

A letter from the Chief of the Civil Service has now been received, enclosing a copy of the provisional alien certificate of Ding Seuk Ching and her affidavit dated June 18, 1942, wherein she states, among other things, that she now considers herself as a national of the Occupied China, that is, the Nanking Government or the National Government of China. The letter of the Chief of the Civil Service and its enclosures are forwarded herewith for the information of your Office.

The law regulating the practice of the nursing profession in the Philippines provides, among other things, that every candidate who successfully passes a nurse examination given by the Board of Examiners for Nurses shall receive a certificate of registration as a nurse. No distinction is made in the law as between Filipinos and foreigners who apply for registration, provided that they have previously passed the said examination. In view of the present situation, however, it has been decided to lay before the proper authorities the matter as to whether the grades of Ding Seuk Ching in said examination should be released and if successful, her name entered in the registration book of the Board of Examiners for Nurses.

It would be appreciated if this Office could be informed as to the wishes of the military authorities on this matter.

Respectfully,

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

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library