JOVITO YUSAY ON FR. RAFAEL MURILLO, MARCH 25, 1899
[Original in Spanish. Contemporary copy, P. I. R., Books. B.4.]
REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF THE VISAYAN ISLANDS,
Kabatuan, March 25th, 1899.
This Government has learned that Father Rafael Murillo exercises his
ministerial office in the town of Navalas; and whereas it is provided by
the Constitution of the Philippine Republic that no foreigner can exercise
any public calling in the States of the Philippine Republic, this Government
orders that you inform said priest that in order to continue the
exercise of his ministerial office in the Philippine Republic an essential
requisite is that he renounce his foreign nationality and take the oath
required by the Constitution; and in case he decides to do so, kindly
inform Seņor Murillo that he appear before his Government for the
The foregoing has been reported to Father Rafael Murillo.
Navalas, April 4th, 1899.