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Messages of the President

The Messages of the President, started in 1936 by Jorge B. Vargas, Executive Secretary to President Manuel L. Quezon, is one of the flagship projects of PCDSPO. The series was started as a wide collection of executive issuances, speeches, messages, and other official papers of the President. The volumes were thus intended to serve as the definitive compilation of presidential documents. The series was continued until the Quirino administration, although the series for the Presidential administrations of Presidents Quezon, Roxas, and Quirino were never completed.

In 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the revival of the series and the constitution of a complete set, covering all fifteen presidential administrations to date. With pride, we continue what Vargas began. It is our mandate and mission to continue this moving forward.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our partners without whose gracious cooperation this project would have not been possible. Among these institutions are the Presidential Museum and Library, the Malacañang Records Office, the Supreme Court of the Philippines Library, the Senate of the Philippines Library, the House of Representatives Library, the National Library of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Law Center, and the Jorge B. Vargas Museum.

As the President’s chief message-crafting body, we, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, are mandated to provide strategic communication leadership and support to the Executive Branch, its composite agencies, and instrumentalities of government. The PCDSPO is also mandated to act as custodian of the institutional memory of the Office of the President.

A note on organization: Each presidential administration’s messages are in book form, compiled and subdivided into volumes.

The books are as follows:

Book 1: Emilio Aguinaldo
First Republic, 1899-1901. Includes the documents of the Dictatorial Government of the Philippines and Revolutionary Government of the Philippines.
Book 2: Jose P. Laurel
Second Republic, 1943-1945. Includes the documents of the Philippine Executive Commission established under the auspices of the Japanese Military Administration, 1942-1943
Book 3: Manuel L. Quezon
Commonwealth of the Philippines, 1935-1944. Includes the first term, 1935-1941 of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth government in unoccupied areas (December 1941-March 1942), and the Commonwealth government-in-exile, 1942-1944
Book 4: Sergio Osmeña
Commonwealth of the Philippines, 1944-1946. Both for the Commonwealth government-in-exile and the restored Commonwealth of the Philippines
Book 5: Manuel Roxas
Commonwealth of the Philippines and Third Republic of the Philippines, 1946-1948
Book 6: Elpidio Quirino
Third Republic of the Philippines, 1948-1953
Book 7: Ramon Magsaysay
Third Republic of the Philippines, 1953-1957
Book 8: Carlos P. Garcia
Third Republic of the Philippines, 1957-1961
Book 9: Diosdado Macapagal
Third Republic of the Philippines, 1961-1965
Book 10: Ferdinand E. Marcos
Third Republic of the Philippines (1965-1972), The New Society (1972-1981), and Fourth Republic of the Philippines (1981-1986), 1965-1986
Book 11: Corazon C. Aquino
Fourth (1986-1987) and Fifth (1987-1992) Republics of the Philippines, 1986-1992
Book 12: Fidel V. Ramos
Fifth Republic of the Philippines, 1992-1998
Book 13: Joseph Ejercito Estrada
Fifth Republic of the Philippines, 1998-2001
Book 14: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Fifth Republic of the Philippines, 2001-2010
Book 15: Benigno S. Aquino III
Fifth Republic of the Philippines, 2010-2016
(Forthcoming series: Book 16: Rodrigo R. Duterte, 2016-2022)

Each book is subdivided into the following volumes:

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review
    • In the Commonwealth period, there were attempts to maintain a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings. The first instance can be found in Philippine Magazine, which chronicled President Manuel L. Quezon’s activities from November 1935 to June 1941 under its News Summary section. This was so because A. V. H. Hartendorp, the editor of Philippine Magazine, became President Quezon’s media adviser during the Commonwealth.
    • The Official Gazette began recording the President’s activities with Vol. 40, No. 1 (July 1941) until Vol. 40, No. 26 (December 1941). With the outbreak of the War and the government going into exile, the Official Gazette ceased publication, with the exception of the May 1943 issue published in the United States. The activities of President Quezon, and later President Sergio Osmeña, were thus published in Philippine Magazine from June 1942 to early 1945. The Official Gazette resumed the official account of the President’s affairs with Vol. 41, No. 1 (April 1945). President Osmeña’s activities were recorded in this volume, first as the “Three Years in Review” (published in April 1945), then monthly as the Official Month in Review.
    • The monthly format was continued by the administration of President Manuel Roxas up until the early part of Garcia’s second term. The Official Month in Review ended on June 30, 1958 with Vol. 54, No. 12 of the Official Gazette and shifted to a weekly chronicle known as the Official Week in Review starting Vol. 54. No. 13 July 7, 1958. This format continued until the Marcos administration, when the Official Week started becoming more sporadic in its publication.
    • During the administration of President Corazon Aquino, the Official Week in Review was not published in the the Official Gazette; instead President Aquino’s activities were chronicled in the Malacañang Journal. The press releases containing the daily activities of Presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph Estrada were lost during Typhoon Ondoy in 2009, but they have been recorded online by Newsflash.org, an organization we have partnered with. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s activities were recorded daily and published on the website of the Office of the Press Secretary.
    • Continuing the tradition of recording the President’s activities, the official chronicle began to record President Benigno S. Aquino III’s activities more frequently; these were released as press releases. These were then incorporated into the Official Gazette as the President’s Day and are now published daily on the Official Gazette website.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations
    • Appointments and Designations record individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents
    • These are documents that, in the judgment of the President, are deserving of publication and preservation for the historical record of the country and the administration. In some cases when there were none selected at the time, we have provided the documents, based on official publications, the personal and public papers of the presidents or members of their staff, or other archival sources.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders
    • An Executive Order provides for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders
    • An Administrative Order relates to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations
    • A Proclamation fixes a date or declares a status or condition of public interest or importance, upon the existence of which the operation of a specific law or regulation is made to depend.
  • Volume 7: Other issuances
    • This volume collects all the other issuances of the different Presidents such as the Memorandum Orders, Memorandum Circulars, Memorandum Orders, General Orders, Letters of Implementation, Letters of Instruction, Presidential Decrees, and National Emergency Memorandum Orders.
  • Volume 8: Cabinet minutes
    • This volume collects all the minutes of all the meetings of the Presidents with their cabinet members.

We hope that this collection will be a useful and vital reference for generations to come.


Book 1: Emilio Aguinaldo

  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is a list that serves as the basis for the future second volume of President Emilio Aguinaldo’s official papers, which would constitute the first book of the Messages of the President series. This list is a guide for the future volume that collects President Aguinaldo’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is a list that serves as the basis for the future third volume of President Emilio Aguinaldo’s official papers, which would constitute the first book of the Messages of the President series. This list is a guide for the future volume that collects President Aguinaldo’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is a list that serves as the basis for the future sixth volume of President Emilio Aguinaldo’s official papers, which would constitute the first book of the Messages of the President series. This list is a guide for the future volume that collects President Aguinaldo’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: Acts

  • Volume 7: Circulars

  • Volume 7: Decrees

  • Volume 7: Laws

  • Volume 7: Manifestos

  • Volume 7: Orders

    • These are lists that serve as the basis for the future seventh volume of President Emilio Aguinaldo’s official papers, which would constitute the first book of the Messages of the President series. These lists are a guide for the future volume that collects President Aguinaldo’s Acts, Circulars, Decrees, Laws, Manifestos, and Orders.

Book 2: Jose P. Laurel

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s Official Month in Review, from the Official Gazette of the Second Republic, and serves as a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, from the Official Gazette of the Second Republic, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

  • Volume 3: Miscellaneous Papers

    • This is the third volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance. This volume also collects President Laurel’s Miscellaneous Papers.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders

    • This is the fourth volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders and Administrative Ordinance

    • This is the fifth volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department. This volume also collects President Laurel’s Administrative Ordinance.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

  • Volume 6: Proclamation Seirei

    • This is the sixth volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance. This volume also collects President Laurel’s Proclamation Seirei.
  • Volume 7: Instruction Numbers

  • Volume 7: Military Ordinances

  • Volume 7: Notices to the Public

  • Volume 7: Notification Numbers

  • Volume 7: Order Numbers

  • Volume 7: Ordinance Numbers

    • This is the seventh volume of President Jose P. Laurel’s official papers, which constitutes the second book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Laurel’s Instruction Numbers, Military Ordinances, Notices to the Public, Notification Numbers, Order Numbers, and Ordinance Numbers.

Book 3: Manuel L. Quezon

President Manuel L. Quezon was the first President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He assumed office on November 15, 1935. Elected to a second term in November, 1941, he was proclaimed by the National Assembly in December of 1941; Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmeña took their oath of office in Corregidor, on December 30, 1941. By virtue of the 1940 amendments to the Constitution, Manuel L. Quezon was only supposed to have served for an additional two years. Sergio Osmeña was scheduled to assume the presidency of the Commonwealth of the Philippines after President Manuel L. Quezon’s term and would have assumed office on November 15, 1943.

However, the Philippines was occupied by the Japanese, and was at war. On November 12, 1943, Joint Resolution No. 95 was passed by the U.S. Congress and was approved by the President of the United States, continuing President Manuel L. Quezon’s term for the duration of the war and postponing Sergio Osmeña’s right to succeed the presidency until constitutional processes had been restored in the country. Manuel L. Quezon was President until his death on August 1, 1944.

Executive Issuances of President Manuel L. Quezon began with Executive Order No. 1 and 2, signed on November 15, 1935; this series lasted until January 2, 1942. A new series consisting of only one issuance started in 1942. Upon the establishment of the Commonwealth Government-in-Exile in Washington, D.C., issuances were designed ‘W’ started on June 1, 1942 and ended with Executive Order Nos. 13-W and 14-W signed on June 20, 1944.

President Manuel L. Quezon’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines, including an issue of the Official Gazette dated May 1943 volume 41 number 1 published in Washington by the Government-in-Exile; the Malacañang Records Office which has the published compilations of Wartime Issuances or the ‘W’ series; Messages of the President which is composed of five volumes and sub-divided into two parts; Philippine Magazine, and Philippines published by the Office of the Resident Commissioner to the United States. Other sources used are the book bound and loose leaf compilation of different collections from the Jorge B. Vargas, Arturo B. Rotor Papers, Quezon Family Collection, the Basilio J. Valdes Papers, and the National Library of the Philippines.

There are two unnumbered Executive Orders that were signed by President Manuel L. Quezon in 1942. These documents are considered as either pre-war documents or as a part of the new series of Executive Issuances of President Manuel L. Quezon in 1942.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Manuel L. Quezon’s official papers, which constitutes the third book of the Messages of the President series. The series was started in 1936 by Executive Secretary Jorge B. Vargas, during the first year in office of Quezon, the first President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. This volume collects President Quezon’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Manuel L. Quezon’s official papers, which constitutes the third book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quezon’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the second volume of President Manuel L. Quezon’s official papers, which constitutes the third book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quezon’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Manuel L. Quezon’s official papers, which constitutes the third book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quezon’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Manuel L. Quezon’s official papers, which constitutes the third book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quezon’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department. This volume also collects President Quezon’s General Orders, executed in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Philippine Army.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Manuel L. Quezon’s official papers, which constitutes the third book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quezon’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 4: Sergio Osmeña

President Sergio Osmeña is the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He assumed office after the death of Manuel L. Quezon on August 1, 1944. President Osmeña was scheduled to assume the presidency of the Commonwealth of the Philippines after Manuel L. Quezon’s term and would have assumed office on November 15, 1943. However, the Philippines was occupied by the Japanese, and was at war. On November 12, 1943, Joint Resolution No. 95 was passed by the United States Congress and was approved by the President of the United States, continuing President Quezon’s term for the duration of the war and postponing Osmeña’s right to succeed the presidency until constitutional processes had been restored in the country. Osmeña relinquished his right to the presidency to Quezon because under the circumstances, the principal concern and primary consideration of the government was to win the war, liberate its people, and establish independence. Osmeña mentioned this in his speech as Vice President, formally relinquishing his right to the presidency. Sergio Osmeña was President until May 28, 1946.

The executive issuances of President Osmeña began with Proclamation No. 1-W, signed on August 1, 1944, in Washington, D.C. On September 27, 1944, the ‘W’ series was dropped and the numbering was changed starting with Executive Order No. 20. His executive issuances ended with Proclamation No. 38, signed on May 27, 1948.

President Osmeña’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Philippines Magazine; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; various ephemera, including government booklets; and the MacArthur Archive Collections.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, the book title should be transcribed in italics.

  • Volumes 1 and 2: Official Month in Review and Appointments and Designations

    • This is the first and second volume of President Sergio Osmeña’s official papers, which constitutes the fourth book of the Messages of the President series. President Osmeña—the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines—assumed office on August 1, 1944, and was President until May 28, 1946. This volume collects the Official Gazette’s chronicling of the President’s principal activities and undertakings. This was called The Official Month in Review, which began in May 1945. This volume also contains the records of President Osmeña’s presidential appointees.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Sergio Osmeña’s official papers, which constitutes the fourth book of the Messages of the President series. President Osmeña—the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines but for the current generation and the ongoing task of nation building—assumed office on August 1, 1944, and was President until May 28, 1946. This volume collects President Osmeña’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volumes 4, 5, and 6: Executive Orders, Administrative Orders, and Proclamations

    • This is the fourth, fifth, and sixth volume of President Sergio Osmeña’s official papers, which constitutes the fourth book of the Messages of the President series. The fourth volume contains President Osmeña’s executive orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers. The fifth volume collects President Osmeña’s administrative orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head. The sixth volume collects President Osmeña’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 5: Manuel Roxas

President Manuel Roxas was the last President and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the first President of the Third Republic of the Philippines after the United States of America recognized the sovereignty of the Philippines. He assumed office on May 28, 1946 after he won the presidential elections over Sergio Osmeña. Manuel Roxas was President until his death due to a heart attack after delivering a speech at Clark Air Base in Angeles, Pampanga on April 15, 1948.

The Executive Issuances of President Manuel Roxas began with Proclamation No. 39, signed on May 28, 1946. He continued the numbering of his predecessor, Sergio Osmeña, for his first few issuances. He started with his own numbering with Executive Order No. 1 and Proclamation No. 1 which were both signed on Independence Day, July 4, 1946, and ended with Executive Order No. 128, signed on April 21, 1948.

President Manuel Roxas’ documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; the Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; the MacArthur Archives Collections; and Speeches, Addresses and Messages as the President of the Philippines, Volume 1 and Papers, Addresses and Other Writings of Manuel Roxas, Volume 2, which were both published in 1954.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Manuel Roxas’ official papers, which constitutes the fifth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Roxas’ Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Manuel Roxas’ official papers, which constitutes the fifth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Roxas’ Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Manuel Roxas’ official papers, which constitutes the fifth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Roxas’ Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Manuel Roxas’ official papers, which constitutes the fifth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Roxas’ Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Manuel Roxas’ official papers, which constitutes the fifth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Roxas’ Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Manuel Roxas’ official papers, which constitutes the fifth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Roxas’ proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 6: Elpidio Quirino

President Elpidio Quirino was the Second President of the Third Republic of the Philippines. He succeeded to the presidency unexpectedly when Manuel Roxas died in the third year of his four-year term; he assumed office on April 17, 1948, two days after the death of Manuel Roxas. He continued his presidency for a full term after he won the presidential elections on November 8, 1949 on his own. Elpidio Quirino was President until the end of his term on December 30, 1953

The Executive Issuances of President Elpidio Quirino began with Administrative Order No. 51 and Proclamation No. 61, signed on April 17, 1948; he continued the numbering of his predecessor Manuel Roxas and ended with Executive Order Nos. 663 and 664 and Administrative Order Nos. 261 to 266 which were all signed on March 17, 1957.

President Elpidio Quirino’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; the Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; Messages of the President Volume 8; The Quirino Way: Collection of Speeches and Addresses of Elpidio Quirino; and The New Philippine Ideology.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 7: Ramon Magsaysay

President Ramon Magsaysay was the seventh President of the Philippines and the third President of the Republic of the Philippines after World War II. He assumed office on December 30, 1953 after Elpidio Quirino lost his opportunity to get a second full term as President of the Philippines. President Ramon Magsaysay was President until his death in an airplane accident on March 17, 1957. This was the first time that an elected president did not come from the Senate.

The Executive Issuances of President Ramon Magsaysay began with Executive Order No. 1 and Proclamation No. 1, issued on December 30, 1953, and ended with Administrative Order No. 394, which was signed on March 17, 1957.

President Ramon Magsaysay’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines and Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Ramon Magsaysay’s official papers, which constitutes the seventh book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Magsaysay’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Ramon Magsaysay’s official papers, which constitutes the seventh book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Magsaysay’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Ramon Magsaysay’s official papers, which constitutes the seventh book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Magsaysay’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Ramon Magsaysay’s official papers, which constitutes the seventh book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Magsaysay’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Ramon Magsaysay’s official papers, which constitutes the seventh book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Magsaysay’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Ramon Magsaysay’s official papers, which constitutes the seventh book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Magsaysay’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 8: Carlos P. Garcia

President Carlos P. Garcia was the fourth President of the Philippines. He became President and assumed office on March 18, 1957, upon the death of Ramon Magsaysay, and was elected to a full four-year term the same year. President Carlos P. Garcia was President until December 30, 1961.

The Executive Issuances of President Carlos P. Garcia began with Administrative Order No. 235 and Proclamation Nos. 395 to 397, signed on March 18, 1957, he continued the numbering of his predecessor Ramon Magsaysay and ended with Executive Order Nos. 455 to 461; Proclamation Nos. 814 and 815; and Administrative Order No. 387 which were all signed on December 29, 1961.

President Carlos P. Garcia’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines and Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Carlos P. Garcia’s official papers, which constitutes the eighth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Garcia’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Carlos P. Garcia’s official papers, which constitutes the eighth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Garcia’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Carlos P. Garcia’s official papers, which constitutes the eighth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Garcia’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Carlos P. Garcia’s official papers, which constitutes the eighth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Garcia’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Carlos P. Garcia’s official papers, which constitutes the eighth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Garcia’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Carlos P. Garcia’s official papers, which constitutes the eighth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Garcia’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 9: Diosdado Macapagal

President Diosdado Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines and was the fifth President of the Third Republic. He assumed office on December 30, 1961 after defeating Carlos P. Garcia in the 1961 Elections and was President until December 30, 1965.

The Executive Issuances of President Diosdado Macapagal began with Executive Order No. 1, signed on December 30, 1961 and ended with Executive Order No. 299; Administrative Order No. 188; and Proclamation No. 525 which were signed on December 29, 1965.

President Diosdado Macapagal’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; and the Fullness of Freedom: Speeches and Statements of President Diosdado Macapagal.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which constitutes the ninth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Macapagal’s Official Week in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the Comprehensive List of Cabinet appointments, 1899-2016. In lieu of the second volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which was meant to constitute the ninth book of the Messages of the President series, we are providing this list. This volume serves as an initial basis for collecting President Macapagal’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which constitutes the ninth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Macapagal’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders

    • This is the fourth volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which constitutes the ninth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Macapagal’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which constitutes the ninth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Macapagal’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which constitutes the ninth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Macapagal’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: Memorandum Circulars

    • This is the seventh volume of President Diosdado Macapagal’s official papers, which constitutes the ninth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Macapagal’s Memorandum Circulars. These are acts of the President on matters relating to internal administration, which the President desires to bring to the attention of all or some of the departments, agencies, bureaus or offices of the Government, for information or compliance.

Book 10: Ferdinand E. Marcos

President Ferdinand E. Marcos was the tenth President of the Philippines and was the sixth and the last President of the Third Republic of the Philippines. He assumed office on December 30, 1965. He was re-elected in 1969 becoming the first President to serve a second term. President Ferdinand E. Marcos was barred from running for a third term as president in 1973 so on September 23, 1972, by virtue of a presidential Proclamation No. 1081 which was signed on September 21, 1972, he declared Martial Law citing the threats of the Communists and Muslim insurgencies as justification which had come into force and would extend his rule beyond the constitutional two-term limit. After the lifting of Martial Law, on June 16, 1981, the First Presidential Elections of the Fourth Republic was held. President Ferdinand E. Marcos ran and won over the other candidates. On November 3, 1985, he announced that a presidential snap election would take place the following year due to escalating discontent from the public and pressure from foreign allies. The snap election was legalized with the passage of Batas Pambansa Blg. 883. The election was held on February 7, 1986. The Commission on Election (COMELEC) declared President Ferdinand E. Marcos as the winner, on the other hand, the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) declared Corazon C. Aquino. The failed election process resulted to the People Power Movement. President Ferdinand E. Marcos was President until February 25, 1986, Corazon C. Aquino was inaugurated as the President of the Philippines at Club Filipino, and afterwards, President Ferdinand E. Marcos held his inauguration at the Malacañan Palace. After the inauguration, the Marcos Family hurriedly fled the palace.

The Executive Issuances of President Ferdinand E. Marcos began with Administrative Order No. 1, signed on December 30, 1965 and ended with Executive Order No. 1093 that was signed on February 22, 1986.

President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; Presidential Speeches Volume Nos. 1 to 10; Encounter with Destiny; and the Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ official papers, which constitutes the 10th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Marcos’ Official Week in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the Comprehensive List of Cabinet appointments, 1899-2016. In lieu of the second volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’s official papers, which was meant to constitute the 10th book of the Messages of the President series, we are providing this list. This volume serves as an initial basis for collecting President Marcos’ Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ official papers, which constitutes the 10th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Marcos’ Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 3)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 4)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 5)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ official papers, which constitutes the 10th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Marcos’ Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fifth volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ official papers, which constitutes the 10th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Marcos’ Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ official papers, which constitutes the 10th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Marcos’ proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: General Orders

  • Volume 7: Letter of Implementations

    • This is the seventh volume of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ official papers, which constitutes the 10th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Marcos’ General Orders and Letter of Implementations.

Book 11: Corazon C. Aquino

President Corazon C. Aquino was the eleventh President of the Philippines and was the second and last President of the Fourth Republic. She was the first female President of the Philippines succeeding the presidency of Ferdinand E. Marcos. Known for leading the People Power Revolution in 1986, which restored democracy in the country, President Corazon C. Aquino assumed office on February 25, 1986, and was President until June 30, 1992.

The Executive Issuances of President Corazon C. Aquino began with Proclamation No. 1, signed on February 25, 1986 and ended with Proclamation No. 932 that was signed on June 29, 1992.

President Corazon C. Aquino’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; SONA Technical Report; Malacañang Journal; and the Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which constitutes the 11th book of the Messages of the President series. In lieu of a volume that collects President Aquino’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings, this instead is a collection of the issues of the Malacañang Journal established in the early years of Corazon C. Aquino’s presidency.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the Comprehensive List of Cabinet appointments, 1899-2016. In lieu of the second volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which was meant to constitute the 11th book of the Messages of the President series, we are providing this list. This volume serves as an initial basis for collecting President Aquino’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which constitutes the 11th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 3)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which constitutes the 11th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which constitutes the 11th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which constitutes the 11th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: Memorandum Circulars

  • Volume 7: National Emergency Memorandum Orders

    • This is the seventh volume of President Corazon C. Aquino’s official papers, which constitutes the 11th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s Memorandum Circulars and National Emergency Memorandum Orders.

Book 12: Fidel V. Ramos

President Fidel V. Ramos was the twelfth President of the Philippines and was the second President of the fifth Republic. He assumed office on June 30, 1992 and was President until June 30, 1998.

The Executive Issuances of President Fidel V. Ramos began with Executive Order No. 1 and Memorandum Circular No. 1, signed on June 30, 1992 and ended with Proclamation No. 1266 that was signed on June 27, 1998.

President Fidel V. Ramos’ documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; SONA Technical Report; To Win the Future: People Empowerment for National Development; A Call to Duty; Citizenship and Civic Responsibility in a Third World Democracy; Time for Takeoff: The Philippines is ready for Competitive Performance in the Asia-Pacific; From Growth to Modernization: Raising the Political Capacity and Strengthening the Social Commitments of the Philippine State; Our Time has Come: The Goals we Set Ourselves to Obtain for our People are Now Within our Reach; Leadership for the 21st Century: Our Labors Today will Shape our Country’s Future; The Continuity of Freedom: A Democratic and Reformist Society is our Unique Competitive Advantage; and Developing as a Democracy: Reform and Recovery in the Philippines, 1992-1998.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Fidel V. Ramos’ official papers, which constitutes the 12th book of the Messages of the President series. In lieu of a volume that collects President Ramos’ Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings, we wish to refer you to the Philippine Headline News Online website as a resource for the official itineraries of President Ramos.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the Comprehensive List of Cabinet appointments, 1899-2016. In lieu of the second volume of President Fidel V. Ramos’s official papers, which was meant to constitute the 12th book of the Messages of the President series, we are providing this list. This volume serves as an initial basis for collecting President Ramos’ Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Fidel V. Ramos’ official papers, which constitutes the 12th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Ramos’ Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 3)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Fidel V. Ramos’ official papers, which constitutes the 12th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Ramos’ Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fifth volume of President Fidel V. Ramos’ official papers, which constitutes the 12th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Ramos’ Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Fidel V. Ramos’ official papers, which constitutes the 12th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Ramos’ proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

Book 13: Joseph Ejercito Estrada

President Joseph Ejercito Estrada was the thirteenth President of the Philippines and was the third President of the fifth Republic. He assumed office on June 30, 1998 due to allegations of corruption that resulted to impeachment trial, the administration of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada was peacefully overthrown by People Power II. He was President until January 20, 2001.

The Executive Issuances of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada began with Administrative Order No. 1 and Memorandum Order No. 1, signed on June 30, 1998 and ended with Memorandum Order No. 135 which was signed on January 16, 2001.

President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; SONA Technical Report; and from the website archive.org.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which constitutes the 13th book of the Messages of the President series.In lieu of a volume that collects President Estrada’ Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings, we wish to refer you to the Philippine Headline News Online website as a resource for the official itineraries of President Estrada.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the Comprehensive List of Cabinet appointments, 1899-2016. In lieu of the second volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which was meant to constitute the 13th book of the Messages of the President series, we are providing this list. This volume serves as an initial basis for collecting President Estrada’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which constitutes the 13th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Estrada’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which constitutes the 13th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Estrada’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which constitutes the 13th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Estrada’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which constitutes the 13th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Estrada’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: Memorandum Circulars

    • This is the seventh volume of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s official papers, which constitutes the 13th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Estrada’s Memorandum Circulars. These are acts of the President on matters relating to internal administration, which the President desires to bring to the attention of all or some of the departments, agencies, bureaus or offices of the Government, for information or compliance.

Book 14: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the fourteenth President of the Philippines and was the fourth President of the fifth Republic. She assumed office on January 20, 2001, serving the remainder of the term of her predecessor Joseph Ejercito Estrada. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was reelected to a full second term in May 10, 2004. She was President until June 30, 2010.

The Executive Issuances of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo began with Memorandum Circular No. 1 signed on January 30, 2001 and ended with Proclamation No. 2111 and Executive Order No. 910 which were both signed on June 29, 2010.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; SONA Technical Report; A Compilation of Selected Presidential Speeches of Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroryo; Strong Republic: Selected Speeches of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; and from the website archive.org.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which constitutes the 14th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Arroyo’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the Comprehensive List of Cabinet appointments, 1899-2016. In lieu of the second volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which was meant to constitute the 14th book of the Messages of the President series, we are providing this list. This volume serves as an initial basis for collecting President Arroyo’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which constitutes the 14th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Arroyo’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 3)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 4)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 5)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which constitutes the 14th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Arroyo’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which constitutes the 14th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Arroyo’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which constitutes the 14th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Arroyo’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: General Orders

  • Volume 7: Letters of Instruction

  • Volume 7: Memorandum Circulars

  • Volume 7: Memorandum Orders

    • This is the seventh volume of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s official papers, which constitutes the 14th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Arroyo’s Memorandum Orders. These are acts of the President on matters of administrative detail or of subordinate or temporary interest which only concern a particular officer or office of the Government. This volume also collects President Arroyo’s General Orders, Letters of Instruction, and Memorandum Circulars.

Book 15: Benigno S. Aquino III

President Benigno S. Aquino III is the current and the fifteenth President of the Philippines and is the fifth President of the fifth Republic. He assumed office on June 30, 2010 and is President until June 30, 2016.

The Executive Issuances of President Benigno S. Aquino III began with Memorandum Circular No. 1 which was signed on July 1, 2010. President Benigno S. Aquino III’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; and the SONA Technical Report.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects the President’s day of President Aquino III, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino III’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino III’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders

    • This is the fourth volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino III’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.
  • Volume 7: Memorandum Circulars

    • This is the seventh volume of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official papers, which constitutes the 15th book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Aquino’s Memorandum Circulars. These are acts of the President on matters relating to internal administration, which the President desires to bring to the attention of all or some of the departments, agencies, bureaus or offices of the Government, for information or compliance.

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