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[ Acts No. 1822, May 15, 1908 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND THE SPECIAL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACT, BY INCREASING THE POWERS OF THE PROVINCES OF BENGUET, LEPANTO-BONTOC, NUEVA VIZCAYA, AND AGUSAN IN THE MATTER OF APPROPRIATION OF PROVINCIAL FUNDS.

By authority of the Untied States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

SECTION 1. Section seventeen of the Special Provincial Government. Act, Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six, is hereby amended by striking out paragraph (r) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"(r)  In the Provinces of Benguet, Lepanto-Bontoc, Nueva Vizcaya. and Agusan, to appropriate, in its discretion, moneys from Funds provincial any of its funds in excess of all just debts and liabilities falling due within the fiscal year, except those funds the use of which is otherwise specifically fixed by law for loans to municipalities, townships, or settlements of the province, under such conditions as to the use of  the funds loaned  and  as to  the repayment of the loans with interest  at  three per centum  per annum  as may be fixed by the provincial   board :  Provided, That the entire indebtedness of any municipality, township, or settlement to which a loan is made shall not. inclusive of such loan, exceed live per centum of the assessed valuation of the property in said municipality, township, or settlement :

"To provide, in its discretion, for the payment from provincial funds  of their  regular compensation  during the  period  of their  disability, not exceeding ninety days, to unclassified employees of the provincial government, including laborers, when said employees or laborers are  injured in the clear line of duty; the necessary expenses of medical  attendance, transportation, and hospital fees for such injured employees or laborers, and in case of their death from  said  injuries,  their reasonable burial expenses may likewise, in  the discretion of the provincial  board, be paid from, provincial fluids :

''To  appropriate  moneys  accruing to  the provincial road and bridge fund for the purpose of providing and maintaining wharves,  piers, and docks in accordance with plans and specifications furnished by the Bureau of Navigation, and removing obstructions to navigation within the limits of the province;

"To appropriate moneys from any of its funds, except those the use of which is otherwise specifically fixed by law, for other purposes having  in  view  the general  welfare of  the  province  and its inhabitants :

''Provided, That no appropriation made pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be valid or take effect until it shall interior. have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or unless and until thirty days after the receipt of due notice thereof by the Secretary of the Interior shall have passed without the disapproval of the Secretary of the Interior having been given."
SEC. 2. All appropriations made by provincial boards for purposes permissible under the preceding section prior to the passage of this Act which shall, within ninety days after the passage hereof, receive the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, are hereby legalized and confirmed.

SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, May 15, 1908.

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