Instruction No. 99

CENSORING OF POSTAL MATTERS
IN THE PHILIPPINES

October 10, 1942

Hon. QUINTIN PAREDES
Commissioner of Public Works and Communications
(Through the Honorable, the Chairman of the
Executive Commission)
Manila

This is to inform you that the postal matters received and delivered in the Philippines will be subject, in addition to the principles set forth in Instruction No. 17, dated April 21, 1942, to censorship in accordance with the following. It is, therefore, requested that, taking careful note of these particulars, necessary directions be given to the postal authorities concerned in connection with this matter:

I. Post offices of censorship:

Post offices Covering area
Tuguegarao Province of Cagayan
Echague Province of Isabela
Bayombong Province of Nueva Vizcaya
Cebu Province of Cebu
Legaspi Bicol Region (Provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Sor sogon, Camarines Sur, and Masbate)

II. Any and all postal matters between provinces and/or places in the same province where no post offices of censorship are established, must be forwarded for censorship to the nearest post office of censorship.

In this connection, the last paragraph of Item No. 1 of Instruction No. 17 is hereby abolished.

III. Necessary number of personnel shall be detailed and placed under the direction of the Chief of the Japanese Military Police in the Philippines for the proper handling of the said censorship matters.

IV. With regard to the effectivity of this Instruction, you will be notified later accordingly.

DIRECTOR GENERAL
JAPANESE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library