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[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 578, (1950-09-15)](http://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l3718)
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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 578, September 15, 1950 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS ONE, TEN AND TWELVE OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "THE ALIEN REGISTRATION ACT OF 1950."



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. The period for the registration of aliens under Republic  Act Numbered Five hundred and sixty-two, otherwise known as the "Alien Registration Act 1950," is hereby  extended up to one hundred and twenty days from the approval of this Act.

SEC. 2. Section ten of Republic Act Numbered Five hundred and sixty-two is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 10. Every alien subject to the provisions of this Act shall, within the first sixty days of every calendar year, report in person to the Bureau of Immigration, if residing in the City of Manila, or to the office of the respective city or municipal treasurer, if residing in another locality. The official in charge shall thereupon make a proper notation to that effect on the registration certificate, to which notation a fifty-centavo documentary stamp furnished by the alien shall be fixed. The parent or legal guardian of an alien who is less than fourteen years of age, shall have the duty of reporting for such alien: Provided, That whenever any such alien attains his fourteenth birthday in the Philippines, he shall  thereafter report in person and furnish the required fifty-centavo documentary stamp once a year within the period and at the place above designated.
"Failure to make the report herein required shall subject the alien to prosecution for a violation of this section and upon conviction to be punished by a fine of not exceeding two hundred pesos, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both."
SEC. 3. Section twelve of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 12. There is appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred thousand pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary, which shall be disbursed by the Commissioner of Immigration, with the approval of the President, for the payment of salaries, and wages of such temporary employees as may be necessary, and for sundry and incidental expenses to be incurred for carrying out the provisions of this Act."
SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, September 15, 1950.

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