OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

MALACAÑAN PALACE

BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 26

FIXING OFFICE HOURS DURING THE HOT
SEASON

Pursuant to the authority conferred upon me as Head of the Central Administrative Organization by Order No. 1 of the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines and upon the recommendation of the Executive Commission, the office hours of government bureaus and offices, including the provincial, city and municipal governments, during the period from April first to June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and forty-two, both dates inclusive, are hereby reduced to five continuous hours which shall be from eight a. m. to one p. m. All government offices in the City of Baguio are exempted from the provisions of this Executive Order.

This Order shall be without prejudice to the discretion of the Head of any Department, Bureau, or Office, or the provincial governor, city mayor, or municipal mayor to extend the hours of labor for any or all of the employees under him whenever the interests of the public so require.

Done at the City of Greater Manila, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 1942.

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

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library