Essential documents related to the Laurel presidency and the Second Republic
In light of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, various institutions from the public and private sector have organized events that tackle the heroes, their struggle, and the great stories of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II in the Pacific Theater. Everyone is invited to attend, participate, continue reading : Schedule of events
The Battle of Leyte Gulf is the largest naval battle in the Pacific, and the largest naval battle in recorded history. The battle spanned 100,000 square miles of sea; and was fought for three days, from October 23 to October 25, 1944, during the invasion of Leyte by the Allied forces. The Japanese had been continue reading : 70th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf
In 1944, the Imperial Japanese Forces still had a firm grip on the Philippines—even though the war has been going in favor of the Allies, who have been steadily gaining ground in the Pacific, since Japan’s defeat in the Battle of Midway (June 4 – 7, 1942). The Allied Forces had isolated Rabaul, and cleared continue reading : The Leyte Landing
Jose P. Laurel is the third President of the Philippines, and the only President of the Second Republic. President Laurel was born in Tanauan, Batangas, on March 9, 1891; he died in his hometown on November 6, 1959. Prior to assuming the presidency, Laurel served as Secretary of the Interior in 1923; senator of the continue reading : Today is the birth anniversary of President Jose P. Laurel
Signed on September 30, 1944: Authorizing Justices of the Peace of Judges of Municipal Courts to act in criminal cases in the absence, disqualification or inability of Judges of First Instance.
Signed on September 28, 1944: Creating a special fund to be known as “Teachers’ Certification and Licensing Fund”
Signed on September 27, 1944: Changing the designations of Chief, First Assistant Chief and Second Assistant Chief of Constabulary and providing a new scale of salaries therefor.
Signed on September 14, 1944: Providing for the payment of an anniversary gratuity to commemorate the completion on October 14, 1944, of the first year of the Republic of the Philippines equivalent to three months’ basic salaries and wages to officials, employees, and laborers of the national, provincial, city and municipal governments and of the government-owned or controlled corporations.
Signed on September 8, 1944: Vesting in the Minister of Economic Affairs the powers, duties and functions exercised by the President of the Republic of the Philippines over government-owned or controlled corporations or associations, and the power of supervision and control over all corporations or associations dealing in foodstuffs and other prime commodities organized by the former Japanese military administration and subsequently transferred to the Republic of the Philippines.