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[ Act No. 1683, August 14, 1907 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION FIVE OF ACT NUMBERED SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE BY MAKING IT THE DUTY OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS TO FURNISH NOTICE OF LADRONES IMMEDIATELY, BOTH TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR AND THE NEAREST CONSTABULARY OFFICER.

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

SECTION 1. Section  five of Act  Numbered Seven hundred and eighty-one, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 5. It shall lie the duty of all municipal officers and all officers and members o|  municipal police forces to give notice immediately, both to the provincial governor and the nearest Constabulary officer or station in province, provided that said officer or station is within fifteen kilometers of such municipal officer or member of the police force, of the presence of any bands of ladrones or brigands or other persons threatening the peace of the community within their jurisdiction, or any act of robbery or theft by such bands, when the offenders or any of the members of such bands are at large; and any officer or person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand pesos and imprisonment not exceeding two years.
SEC. 2. Section, four of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and twenty-one is hereby repealed.

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, August 14, 1907.

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