Skip to main content

Presidential Decree No. 1564: Solicitation Permit Law

GOVPH
Pr esidential Decr ee No. 1564, s. 1978
Sig ned o n Jun e 1 1, 1 978
M AL ACAÑ AN P ALACE
M ANIL A
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1564
AMENDING AC T NO . 4075, O THERWISE KNOWN AS THE SOLICITATION PERMIT LAW .
WHEREAS, the Solicitation Permit Law (ACT 4075) was enacted on October 27, 1933, and within the forty-three years of its effectivity
substantial social and economic changes ha ve taken place in our country so much so that said law is no longer attuned t o present conditions;
WHEREAS, it has become customary and traditional for all duly organized priv ate and semi-government entities, associations and organizations
to enjoin the cooper ation and support of the public in the v arious civic activities and pr ojects which they undertake from time t o time;
Create PDF in your applications with the Pdfcrowd HTML to PDF API PDFCROWDPhilip pin e S ta n d ard T im e:
F rid ay, A ug ust 1 4, 2 020 1 2:1 8:5 3 A M
so urc e : P A G ASA

WHEREAS, the people ’s “bayanihan ” spirit will be further enhance or promoted if they are directly or indirectly involved in all charitable and
public welfare activities; and
WHEREAS, there is an imper ative need to give legal sanction and to regulate the solicitation of donations and voluntary contributions from the
public sect or in order t o obviate illegal fund drives;
NOW , THE REFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippine s, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby
decree and order as follows:
Section 1. This Decree shall be known as the Solicitation Permit Law .
Section 2. Any person, corporation, organization, or association desiring to solicit or receive contributions for charitable or public welfare
purposes shall first secure a permi t from the Regional Offices of the Depar tment of Social Services and Development as provided in the
Integr ated Reorga nization Plan. Upon the filing of a written application for a permit in the form prescribed by the Regional Offices of the
Depar tment of Social Services and Development, the Regional Director or his duly authorized representative may, in his discretion, issue a
permanent or tempor ary permit or disappr ove the application. In the interest of the public, he may in his discretion renew or revoke any permit
issued under Act 4075.
Section 3. The Regional Director of the Depar tment of Social System Services and Development may require the person, corporation,
organization or association duly authorized to solicit contributions for the above-mentioned purposes to submit from time to time a verified
repor t or information regarding their activities, the period covered by the repor t, the collections and expenditures made and the names and
addresses of the contributions and persons to whom assistance was rendered from the funds obtained. This repor t or information shall be
open for inspectio n of the gener al public. The Regional Director or his duly authorized representative may, for the protection of the public,
likewise investigat e the books, papers, affairs and activities related to the aforestated purposes of any such person, corporation, organization,
or association: Provided, however, That the provisions of Section 2 of this Decree shall not apply to any organization or institution established
Create PDF in your applications with the Pdfcrowd HTML to PDF API PDFCROWD

for charit able or public welfare purposes in its campaign for raising funds or soliciting public subscriptions or any means for collecting funds
which has been authorized by Executive Pr oclamation.
Section 4. Upon appro val of the application for a solicitation permit, a fee of Twenty-Five Pesos (P25.00) shall be paid to the cashier of the
Depar tment of Social Services and De velopment. The money collected as fee for the issuance of solicitation permits shall accrue to the
Depar tment as aid for the maintenance of its institutions and social ser vices for its clientele.
Section 5. The Secretary of the Depar tment of Social Services and Development shall develop progr ams and services for the needy and
promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this Decree.
Section 6. Any person found violating the provisions hereof or the rules and regul ations promulgated pursuant hereto shall upon, conviction,
suffer the penalty of imprisonment of not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than P1,000.00 or both such imprisonment and fine, at the
discretion of the cour t: Pr ovided, however, That if the offender is a corpor ation, organization or association, the penalty shall be imposed upon
the guilty officer or officers of the corpor ation, organization or associa tion; and if such guilty officers is an alien, he shall be depor ted after
serving sentence without fur ther proceedings.
Section 7. This decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and se venty-eight.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. M ARCOS
By the President:
(Sgd.) JACOBO C. CL AVE
Presidential Executive Assistant
Create PDF in your applications with the Pdfcrowd HTML to PDF API PDFCROWD

Source: Malacañang Recor ds O�ce
RESOURCES
[PDF] Presidential Decree No. 1564 June 11, 1978
This e n tr y w as p o ste d u n d er E xe cu tiv e I s su an ce s , P re sid en tia l D ecre es a n d t a g ged E xe cu tiv e I s su an ce s , F erd in an d E . M arc o s , F erd in an d E . M arc o s E xe cu tiv e I s su an ce , F erd in an d
E . M arc o s P re sid en tia l D ecre e , P re sid en tia l D ecre es . B ookm ark t h e p erm alin k .
REP U BLIC O F T H E P H IL IP PIN ES
A ll c o nte n t is in t h e p ub lic d o m ain
u n le ss o th erw is e s ta te d .
Feed back F o rm
A BO UT G OVPH
Lea rn m ore a b o ut t h e P hilip pin e
g o ve rn m en t, it s s tr u ctu re , h o w
go ve rn m en t w ork s a n d t h e p eo ple
b eh in d it .
G OV.P H
O ffi cia l G aze tte
O pen D ata P orta l
G OVER N M EN T L IN KS
T he P re sid en t
O ffi ce o f t h e P re sid en t
O ffi ce o f t h e V ic e P re sid en t
S en ate o f t h e P hilip pin es
H ouse o f R ep re se n ta tiv e s
S up re m e C ourt
C ourt o f A ppea ls
S an d ig an b aya n
M an ag ed b y P re sid en tia l C om mun ic a tio ns O pera tio ns O ffi ce ( P C O O)
Create PDF in your applications with the Pdfcrowd HTML to PDF API PDFCROWD

-->