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[ Act No. 3931, November 28, 1932 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF SALARY TO MUNICIPAL PRESIDENTS DURING ABSENCE FROM OFFICE DUE TO ILLNESS, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AND AMENDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE ACCORDINGLY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. Section twenty-one hundred and eighty-seven of Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and eleven, known as the Administrative Code, as amended by Act Numbered Thirty-three hundred and fifty-six, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 2187. Compensation of vice-president and councilors—Full pay for sick president.—The municipal council may, with the approval of the provincial board and the Department of the Interior, grant to the vice-president and each councilor a per diem not to exceed two pesos for each day of regular session of the council actually attended.by them; but when, by reason of absence, suspension, or other disability, the president ceases to discharge the duties of his office, the vice-president or councilor acting as president shall receive compensation equivalent to the salary of the president during the period of such service.

"The president shall receive full salary when absent from the municipality upon occasion of any meeting of municipal presidents convoked by the provincial board or when absent therefrom upon any other business the performance of which is required of him by express provision of law or competent administrative authority, or, if the general funds of the municipality permit it, when he is absent from his office because of illness contracted through no fault of his own, provided the absence in the latter case does not exceed thirty days during the year, which fact must be attested by an affidavit of the interested party and by a medical certificate or, if there be no physician in the locality, by a health officer's certificate; and if during such authorized or justified absence the vice-president or a councilor temporarily discharges the local duties of president, the officer rendering such service may receive compensation in an amount to be fixed by the council, with the approval of the provincial governor, which amount shall not be in excess of the salary of president for the same period: Provided, That per diems for attendance of the sessions of the council shall not be paid to an officer rendering such service.

"When absent from their permanent stations on official business other than attendance at the session of the council, vice-presidents and councilors shall be allowed their actual expenses of travel with the approval of the provincial governor."
SEC. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, November 28, 1932.

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