The Official Gazette was created by decree of Act No. 453, “An Act providing for the publication by the Insular Government of an Official Gazette, under the general direction of the Department of Public Instruction.” It was enacted by the Philippine Commission on September 2, 1902, by authority of the United States of America. Vol. 1, No. 1 came out on September 10, 1902.
This scanned image of the Gaceta Oficial is taken from the collection of the Miguel de Benavidez Library, UST.
Yesterday, we commemorated the 110th Anniversary of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. View the history of the print edition and the online version; the page includes legislation about the Gazette, and some of its covers in its 110-year history.
In case you didn’t realize it—this is Issue No. 1 of Volume 1! This is the first Official Gazette issue ever! Cue gasps of excitement! - NLT
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