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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6374, August 16, 1971 ]

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FORTY-ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX, KNOWN AS THE "LAND TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC CODE."



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

SECTION 1.  Paragraphs (a) and (c) of Section four of Republic Act Numbered Forty-one hundred thirty-six, otherwise known as the Land Transportation and Traffic' Code, are hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 4. (a) There is created under the Department of Public Works and Communications an office which shall be designated and known as the Land Transportation Commission, composed of one Commissioner and one Deputy Commissioner, who shall be vested with the powers and duties hereafter specified.  Whenever the word "Commission" is used in this Act, it shall be deemed to mean the Land Transportation Commission, and whenever the word "Commissioner" is used in this Act, it shall be taken to mean the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be.

"(c) The Commissioner shall receive an annual compensation of twenty thousand five hundred eighty pesos and the Deputy Commissioner, an annual compensation of eighteen thousand six hundred thirty-six pesos.  The Commissioner shall be assisted by one head executive assistant (MV regulation adviser or chief), one administrative officer, one registration regulation chief, one inspection; examianation and licensing regulation chief, one law and traffic enforcement regulation chief, one provincial regulation chief, one utility and property regulation chief, one accounting officer, one internal chief auditor, one personnel officer III, one budget officer IV, and one chief medical division IV, who shall receive an annual compensation of fifteen thousand two hundred sixty-four pesos each; ten land transportation regional directors who shall receive an annual compensation of fourteen thousand five hundred thirty-two pesos each; ten transportation assistant regional directors, who shall receive an annual compensation of eleven thousand three hundred twenty-eight pesos each; and ten land transportation assistant regulation chiefs, who shall receive an annual compensation of thirteen thousand one hundred fifty-two pesos each; Provided, That the assistant chiefs of divisions shall receive an annual compensation of twelve thousand five hundred sixteen pesos each; the chiefs of sections, district supervisors, and land transportation registrars III shall receive an annual compensation of ten thousand two hundred sixty pesos each; the assistant district supervisors and hind transportation registrars II shall receive an annual compensation of eight thousand eight hundred thirty-two pesos each; the land transportation registrars I shall receive an annual compensation of seven thousand six hundred eight pesos each; and all other employees in the land transportation commission whose salaries are paid monthly shall receive an increase in an amount equivalent to eight WAPCO ranges each, but in no case shall an employee exceed the salary of his immediate superior."
SEC.2.  Section Sixty-one of Republic Act Numbered Forty-one hundred thirty-six, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SECTION 61. Disposal of Monies Collected.—Monies collected under the provisions of this Act shall be deposited in a special trust account in the National Treasury to constitute the Highway Special Fund, which shall be apportioned and expended in accordance with the provisions of the "Philippine Highway Act of 1953": Provided, however, That the amount necessary to maintain and equip the Land Transportation Commission but not to exceed twenty per cent of the total collection during any one year, shall be set aside for the purpose."
SEC. 3. In order to carry out the provisions of this Act the payment of salary differentials resulting from the adjustment in salaries as provided for in this Act shall be implemented from the amount that may be taken out of the twenty per cent of the collections of the Land Transportation Commission necessary to maintain and equip it from the fiscal year 1970-71.  Thereafter, so much amount as will be needed to carry out the purpose of this Act shall be included in the annual appropriation of the Land Transportation Commission.

SEC. 4. The incumbents of the positions at the time of the approval of this Act whose salaries are herein standardized shall automatically be entitled to the benefits hereof without the need of another appointment.

SEC. 5. Any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, the beneficiaries of the salary increases provided for in this Act are not precluded from receiving general salary adjustments that may be provided for government officials and employees in future General Appropriations Act.

SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, August 16, 1971.

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