BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 18
DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF A PUBLIC CALAMITY IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES NORTE
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 a public calamity, penalizing the violation thereof, and for other purposes," having found that the recent typhoon which passed through and devastated the Province of Camarines Norte, 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 Province of Camarines Norte as a result of said typhoon and do hereby declare in full force and effect therein 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 rice, palay, corn, nipa, rattan, and bamboo.
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 January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the first.
(Sgd.) MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) TEOFILO SISON
Secretary of the Interior
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