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MOP, Bk 6, v.5, 26

[ ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 51, April 17, 1948 ]

CREATING A COMMITTEE TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS AND BURIAL OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MANUEL ROXAS



WHEREAS, our beloved leader, His Excellency, Manuel Roxas, President of the Philippines, passed away unexpectedly on the fifteenth day of April, nineteen hundred and forty-eight;

WHEREAS, his body now lies in state in MalacaƱan Palace in order to give opportunity to peoples in all walks of life to view his mortal remains; and

WHEREAS, it is highly fitting and proper that adequate arrangements be made for the holding of official necrological services and a state funeral for our departed leader, commensurate with the love, affection and respect in which he is held by the Filipino people, and with the everlasting debt of gratitude that they owe him;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and upon the recommendation of the Council of State, do hereby create a Committee onFuneral Arrangements and Burial, composed of the following:
Hon. Jose Avelino, Chairman
Hon. Eugenio Perez, Member
Hon. Ricardo Paras, Member
Hon. Jose C. Zuluet,a Member
Hon. Jose Yulo, Member
Hon. Emilio Abello, Member
Hon. Eulogio Rodriguez, Member
Gen. Macario Peralta, Jr., Member
Mr. Aurelio Intertas, Member
Done in the City of Manila, this 17th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-eight, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the second.

(Sgd.) ELPIDIO QUIRINO
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO
Executive Secretary
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