Circular Letter From the Office of the High Commissioner to the Philippine Islands Addressed to All Foreign Consular Officers Stationed in Manila6
Sir: Supplementing a letter of this office dated May 8, 1937, I am attaching hereto a mimeographed copy7 of the procedure for the exchange of communications between foreign consular officers stationed in the Philippines and the Commonwealth Government as approved by the Department of State of the United States on July 7, 1937.
It will be noted that the subject matter concerns foreign affairs of the Philippines which, under the provisions of the Independence Act (Section 2 (a) (10)), are “under the direct supervision and control of the United States”. By virtue of this provision the Government of the United States determines the procedure to be followed in the matter of communications between foreign consular officers in the Philippines and the Commonwealth Government.
The High Commissioner desires me to say that he feels sure that you will extend full cooperation in making this procedure effective.
I have the honor [etc.]