DELGADO EDICT, OCTOBER 14, 1899
[Original in Spanish. D.S. P.I.R., 881.4.]
KABATUAN, Oct. 14th, 1899.
Martin F. Delegado, General and Politico-Military Governor of the Province
As a consequence of the frequent assaults and robberies committed
by persons wearing military uniforms, and with the determination to
correct, with a firm hand, such scandalous conduct, which, besides causing
such deeds to be laid at the door of the military, also makes it easier
for evildoers to commit their misdeeds, I have, at the suggestion of the
Councillor of Police, ordered the following:
1. From this date forward all private citizens are absolutely prohibited
from wearing military uniforms.
2. All authorities, both civil and military, under this Government,
are obliged to see to the strict enforcement of this edict.
3. All persons who, not being in the military service, are, after the
publication of this edict, found wearing military uniforms, and who can
not show that they are in the military service, will be suspected as evildoers
and will be sent to this Government to be subjected to the corresponding
4. All persons in the military service, whether they be in active
service or in the reserve, are obliged to provide themselves with the proper
5. Last Article: All Local Councils will see that their respective
volunteer forces have proper military uniforms and that they are provided with the necessary credentials showing that they are in the military
service; and persons wearing the military uniform who can not show
said credentials will be arrested and sent before this government.
(Signed) MARTIN DELGADO,
(Seal) Politico-Military Government of the Province of Iloilo.