Instruction No. 17
INSTRUCTION CONCERNING REOPENING OF
POSTAL SERVICE IN VARIOUS PROVINCES
April 21, 1942
To Mr. QUINTIN PAREDES
Commissioner of Public Works and Communications Philippine Executive Commission
(Through Chairman J. B. Vargas)
You are requested to reopen the postal service in various provinces in accordance with the following directions:
1. The censorship in the provinces shall be handled at the post offices in the following places. The official postal matters dispatched by the Government offices in the Philippines and the usual postal matters received and distributed within the area under charge of the same post offices may be exempted from censorship in the meantime unless otherwise instructed by the Japanese authorities.
Vigan (Ilocos Sur)
San Fernando (La Union)
Baguio (Mountain Province)
Cabanatuan (Nueva Ecija)
San Fernando (Pampanga)
Censorship of postal matters between Greater Manila and provinces shall be taken charge of at the Manila Central Post Office.
The names of the post offices that are located in the various provinces south of Manila City which will handle censorship shall be advised later. In these provinces south of Manila City, therefore, postal matters received and distributed within the area under charge of the same post offices and those sent to Greater Manila City shall be put into service for the time being.
2. How to carry on the business of postal savings accounts deposited before the resumption of postal administration as well as postal money order and telegraphic transfer issued also before the reopening of postal administration shall be instructed otherwise.
3. It is allowed to send postal matters by the interprovincial buses which commenced to operate as from March 30, 1942.
4. As to details in respect of postal service in general the Adviser in the Department of Public Works and Communications of the Philippine Executive Commission is requested to instruct the provincial post offices.
DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE JAPANESE
Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library