BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 118
PROCLAIMING THE EXISTENCE OF THE PUBLIC CALAMITY IN THE PROVINCES OF ALBAY, CAGAYAN, CAMARINES SUR, ISABELA, MASBATE, NUEVA VIZCAYA, SAMAR, AND SORSOGON.
I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by section one of Act Numbered Four thousand one hundred and sixty-four, entitled "An Act to prevent the excessive increase in the prices of certain prime necessities of life on the occasion of public calamity, penalizing the violation thereof, and for other purposes," having found that the recent typhoons which passed through and devastated the Provinces of Albay, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Isabela, Masbate, Nueva Vizcaya, Samar, and Sorsogon, have wrought havoc among the inhabitants thereof and have made unduly difficult their means of livelihood, do hereby proclaim that a public calamity exists in the said Provinces of Albay, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Isabela, Masbate, Nueva Vizcaya, Samar, and Sorsogon as a result of said typhoons and do hereby declare in full force and effect in those provinces the provisions of Act Numbered Four thousand one hundred and sixty-four, which prohibits and penalizes the hoarding of the prime necessities of life and the holding of them for sale at prices twenty-five per cent or more higher than the prices which were current in the different localities one month before the disaster occurred. This proclamation shall apply to such commodities as palay, rice, corn, mongo, meat, fish, nipa, bamboo, rattan, and other construction materials.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done at the City of Manila, this seventh day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the second.
(Sgd.) MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) ELPIDIO QUIRINO
Secretary of the Interior
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