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[ Act No. 1585, January 12, 1907 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO DECIDE THE LAST PROTESTED MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MALABON, PROVINCE OF RIZAL, ON SEPTEMBER FIFTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIX.

Whereas action has not yet been taken by the provincial board of the Province of Rizal on the last protested election held in the municipality of Malabon in said province on September fifth, nineteen hundred and six ; and

Whereas, due to the absence on leave of the provincial governor of said province on account of illness and to the pressure of business m the office of the provincial treasurer, the said provincial board has not been able up to the present time to decide the said protested election; and

Whereas the public interests will suffer in case there is further delay in the decision of said protested election: Therefore,

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

SECTION 1. The Governor-General is hereby authorized and directed to appoint an impartial committee of three members to finally decide the legality of the election held in the municipality of Malabon, in the Province of Rizal, on September fifth, nineteen hundred and six, and to determine the candidates duly and legally elected and returned to fill the offices for which said election was held, and the eligibility of said candidates for the offices to which elected. Said committee shall proceed in like manner and with like authority as the provincial board, and its decisions shall have the same effect as if made by said provincial board. Upon the appointment and organization of said committee all authority of the provincial board as to the election in question shall cease and determine.

SEC. 2. The committee provided for in section one hereof, in its discretion, may avail itself of all the records of investigations and testimony had by the provincial board of Rizal, and all documents, papers, and written evidence now on file with said provincial board.

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 12, 1907.

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