BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 90
PUBLISHING EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DATED SEPTEMBER 11, 1936, DELEGATING TO THE UNITED STATES HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE PHILIPPINES THE PERFORMANCE AND FUNCTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE TO AND FROM THE PHILIPPINES.
Whereas, the President of the United States issued on September eleventh, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, the following Executive Order:
"By virtue of the authority vested in me by the provisions of section 7 (4) of the Act of Congress approved March 24, 1934 (48 Stat., 456,461, U. S. Code, Title 48, section 1237), entitled ‘An Act to provide for the complete independence of the Philippine Islands, to provide for the adoption of a constitution and a form of government for the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,’ and in lieu of the provisions to the United States High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands the performance of the duties and functions hereinafter described in connection with proceedings involving the extradition of fugitives from justice to and from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands.
"1. The United States High Commissioner shall receive all requests of the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands for the extradition of fugitives from the justice of said Commonwealth found in countries foreign to the United States of America and he shall transmit such request to the Secretary of State of the United States except that where the fugitive or fugitives sought shall have been found in Japan or within the consular jurisdiction of the American consular officer at Hongkong, at Singapore, at Bombay, at Calcutta, at Hobart (Tasmania), at Colombo, at Auckland, at Melbourne, or at Sydney (Australia), the United States High Commissioner may, in his discretion, transmit such request directly to the American Ambassador at Tokyo, Japan, or to the appropriate American consular officer, as the case may be, and such Ambassador or consular officer is hereby authorized, upon the receipt of the request from the United States High Commissioner, to make requisition for the extradition of the fugitive or fugitives without awaiting instructions from the Secretary of State.
"2. The United States High Commissioner is further authorized to receive all requests from foreign governments for the extradition from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands of fugitives from the justice of such foreign governments, either directly or from the Secretary of State of the United States, and to transmit such requests to the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands.
"This order shall take effect from and after this date.
"FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT"
Now, therefore, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, do hereby publish the above Executive Order of the President of the United States for the information and guidance of all concerned.
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 twenty-fourth day of September, 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.) ELPIDIO QUIRINO
Secretary of the Interior
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