1. Section eighteen of the Administrative Code, as amended by Act
Numbered Forty-two hundred and fifty-eight and by Commonwealth Act
Numbered Six hundred and two, is further amended to read as follows:
"Section 18. Arms and Great Seal
of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. – The Arms and Great Seal of
the Commonwealth of the Philippines are these:
'Arms. – Paleways of two pieces, azure and gules; a chief argent
studded with three golden stars equidistant from each other; over all
the arms of Manila, per fess gules and argent, in chief the castle of
Spain or, doors and windows argent, in base a sea lion or, langued and
armed gules, in dexter paw a sword hilted or Crest – The American eagle
displayed proper. Beneath, a scroll with the words 'Commonwealth of the
Philippines' inscribed thereon.
'The Great Seal shall be circular in form, with the arms as described
in the last preceding paragraph, but without the scroll and the
inscription thereon, and surrounding the whole a double marginal circle
within which shall appear the words 'United States of America,'
'Commonwealth of the Philippines,' the two phrases being divided by two
small five-pointed stars. For the purpose of placing the Great Seal,
the colors of the arms shall not be deemed essential."
Section2. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: February 23, 1941.