ADMINISTRATIVE ORDINANCE NO. 9

(As amended by Administrative Ordinance No. 14,
issued on September 23, 1942.)

CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF THE USAGE AND OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

TRAFFIC SECTION

ARTICLE I. All usage and operation of motor vehicles, either for official, public or personal purposes, is strictly prohibited, except for the motor cars authorized by the Military Administration of the Japanese Imperial Forces when such vehicles fall under one of the following categories:

(1) Vehicles used by Government, Municipal and/ or public offices.

(2) Vehicles used for the transportation of essential goods and commodities.

(3) Vehicles used as public conveyances.

(4) Vehicles used by newspapers and similar agencies in pursuit of their duties.

(5) Vehicles used for the transportation of patients and by physicians in pursuit of their profession.

(6) Vehicles not included in any of the foregoing, but deemed of special importance by the Japanese Military Administration.

The date of effectivity of the prohibition as mentioned above shall be September 1 in the cities and Provinces mentioned below. In the other provinces, the chief of the corresponding branch of the Japanese Military Administration will fix such date.

Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Nueva Vizcaya, Mountain Province, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Zambales, Laguna, Batangas, Tayabas, Rizal, City of Manila, City of Cavite and City of Baguio.

ART. II. Application for the permit described in the foregoing article shall be made on forms specially provided for this purpose, by firms, factories, or other legal persons through their respective provincial offices.

In the case of the City of Manila, application is to be made through the Bureau of Transportation, Department of Public Works and Communications, and in the case of other chartered cities, through the office of the mayor.

ART. III. Upon approval, a permit for operation and usage of motor vehicles together with an identification sticker will be issued.

The permit and sticker mentioned in the foregoing paragraph shall be valid in every province and municipality.

Article IV is modified as follows:

ART. IV. The Central Administrative Organization with the approval of the Japanese Military Administration will provide for the disposition of cases of violation of article I of this ordinance or of the regulations in the permit and identification sticker.

ART. V. Suppressed.

Supplementary stipulations—

ART. VI. Effective on August 31, 1942, sections 1 and 2 of the proclamation pertaining to the restriction of the usage of motor vehicles and declaration of ownership and/or possession of motor vehicles, gasoline, etc. issued January 14, 1942, will be considered null and void.

ART. VII. Any person and/or persons to whom permit for operation and usage has already been granted under the provisions of the proclamation mentioned in article VI shall be considered as having been granted permit under article I of the present administrative ordinance, and therefore such permit shall be valid.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library