Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.
These are select pages from the first issue of the Official Gazette under the Commonwealth government after liberation from Japanese occupation. Note the volume number, 41, compared to the Japanese-era Official Gazettes.
Note the Executive Order creating Greater Manila and signed by Jorge B. Vargas, later Chairman of the Japanese-controlled Philippine Executive Commission, and the Executive Order which explains why we drive on the right side of the road.