Notes may be author comments and/or sources that are placed at the bottom of a page or at the end of a work for reference. The PCDSPO Style Manual accepts both footnotes and endnotes as long as the usage is consistent within a work.
Footnotes are the notes found at the bottom of the page, whereas endnotes are placed at the end of a work. References for notes in the text should be superscripted numerals.
The Official Gazette (OG) is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines and publishes “all legislative acts and resolutions of a public nature; all executive and administrative issuances of general application; decisions or abstracts of decisions of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, or other courts of similar rank, as may be deemed by said courts of sufficient importance to be so published; such documents or classes of documents as may be required so to be published by law; and such documents or classes of documents as the President shall determine from time to time to have general application or which he may authorize so to be published.”1
References for notes should always be placed after punctuations, except colons, and semicolons.
The Gazette also has two forms2: the online and the print versions.
However, the numbering at the notes section should not be superscripted.
1. Executive Order No. 292, Section 24.
3. University of Chicago Press. The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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