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[ Act No. 1443, January 19, 1906 ]

AN ACT SO AMENDING SECTION ELEVEN OF ACT NUMBERED EIGHTY-THREE, "THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACT," AND SECTION TWELVE OF ACT NUMBERED THIRTEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX, "THE SPECIAL PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACT," AS TO REQUIRE THE PROVINCIAL FISCAL TO REPRESENT MUNICIPALITIES OR TOWNSHIPS AND SETTLEMENTS OF HIS PROVINCE OR PROVINCES IN LITIGATION IN COURT IN CERTAIN CASES.

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:  
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SECTION 1. Section eleven of Act Numbered Eighty-three, "The Provincial Government Act," is hereby amended by adding to said section, after the sentence "In cases where the interests of any municipality and of the provincial government are opposed, he shall act on behalf of the provincial government, and the municipality shall be obliged to employ special counsel," the following: "He shall also represent each municipality of his province or provinces in all litigation pending for or against such municipality in any court, except in cases where the interests of the municipality and of the provincial government are opposed, in cases where two municipalities are adverse parties to the litigation, and in cases arising under Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and seventy-six, in all of which cases the municipalities shall be obliged to employ special counsel."

SEC. 2. Section twelve of Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-six, "The Special Provincial Government Act," is hereby amended by adding to said section, after the sentence "In cases where the interests of any township or settlement and of the provincial government are opposed he shall act on behalf of the provincial government, and the township or sett lenient shall be obliged to employ special counsel," the following: "He shall also represent each township and settlement of his province or provinces in all litigation pending in any court for or against such township or settlement, except in cases where the interests of the township or settlement and of the provincial government are opposed, in cases where two townships or settlements are adverse parties to the litigation, and in cases arising under Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and seventy-six, in all of which eases the townships or settlements shall be obliged to employ special counsel.''

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, January 19, 1906.

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