OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMISSION
MALACAÑAN PALACE

BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 100

AMENDING FURTHER CERTAIN SECTIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 4, DATED FEBRUARY 5, 1942, SO AS TO TRANSFER THE SUPERVISION OF MATTERS PERTAINING TO MARRIAGE, FROM THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS TO THE BUREAU OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS; THE DUTIES OF LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR FOR THE CITY OF MANILA FROM THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS TO THE CITY HEALTH OFFICER OF THE CITY OF MANILA; AND TO EMPOWER THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS TO PERFORM SUCH OTHER FUNCTIONS HERETOFORE ATTENDED TO BY THE FORMER BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION AS ARE NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THE EXIGENCIES OF THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION.

Pursuant to the authority conferred upon me as Head of the Central Administrative Organization by Order No. 1 in connection with Order No. 3 of the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines, and upon the recommendation of the Executive Commission, it is hereby ordered that—

SECTION 1. The second paragraph of section 11 of Executive Order No. 4, dated February 5, 1942, as amended by Executive Order No. 59, dated June 30, 1942, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

“SEC 11. Bureau of Religious Affairs.—* * *

“It shall attend to matters of proprietary character of churches and religious orders or organizations and to such other matters and activities as do not relate to the freedom religion and cult and shall exercise supervision over matters pertaining to marriage and the registration of priests and ministers.”

SEC. 2. Section 12 of Executive Order No dated February 5, 1942, as amended by Executive Order No. 59, dated June 30, 1942, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 12. Bureau of the Census and Statistics.—The powers and duties of this Office shall be to collect by enumeration, sampling or other methods, and compile and publish statistics and other information concerning population, agricultural conditions, the area and production of crops, the number of livestock the production of livestock products, exports’ imports, commerce, industrial and commercial enterprises, prices, employment wages, stocks of commodities, agricultural and other properties, social and economic institutions, and such other statistics as it may be directed to collect. It shall also perform the duties of Civil Registrar General and shall undertake the registration of aliens and such other functions heretofore attended to by the former Bureau of Immigration as are not inconsistent with the exigencies of the Military Administration.”

SEC. 3. The duties and functions of the Bureau of the Census and Statistics as local civil registrar for the City of Manila shall hereafter be assumed and discharged by the City Health Officer of the City of Manila.

SEC. 4. (a) All the funds, equipment, materials, records and other properties pertaining to and used by the Bureau of the Census and Statistics in the supervision of matters relating to marriage, or so much thereof as may be considered necessary by the Commissioner of the Interior and the Auditor General and Director of the Budget, shall be merged with the funds, records and properties pertaining to the Bureau of Religious Affairs, to be used for the same purpose or purposes for which they were originally intended.

(b) All the records pertaining to and used by the Bureau of the Census and Statistics in the performance of its duties as local civil registrar for the City of Manila are hereby transferred to the City Health Officer of the City of Manila.

SEC. 5. This Order shall take effect upon its approval by the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces.

Done in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 17th day of October, 1942.

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

APPROVED by the Director General of the Japanese Military Administration on October 17, 1942.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library