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[ Act No. 1020, December 04, 1903 ]

AN ACT APPROPRIATING TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS, IN MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR SO MUCH THEREOF AS MAY BE NECESSARY, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TIMBER WHARF AT CEBU, PROVINCE OF CEBU, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

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

SECTION 1. The sum of twenty thousand dollars, in money of the United States, or so much thereof  as may be  necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to he expended in the construction of a timber wharf at Cebu, Province of Cebu, Philippine Islands, in accordance with the general plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, and for which bids were submitted November twenty-Fourth, nineteen hundred and three.

SEC. 2. The money hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be disbursed by the disbursing officer of the Bureau of Engineering, unless the Civil Governor shall designate another person to act in that capacity. The disbursing officer shall pay all bills For labor, material, and supplies not included in the contract, upon presentation of proper vouchers approved by the superintendent hereinafter provided for. He shall make monthly payments to the contractor, or contractors, duly designated to prosecute this work, upon the certification of the amount and value of work in place by the superintendent hereinafter provided for approved by the Consulting Engineer to the Commission.

SEC. 3. The work herein provided for shall, so far as is practicable, be done, and the necessary materials and supplies purchased, by contract, or contracts, with private individuals or corporations.

SEC. 4. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission shall have general supervision of the construction herein provided for. He shall appoint a superintendent, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police, who shall have immediate charge of the work of construction and inspection. The superintendent shall appoint, his assistants and inspectors and determine their compensations, subject to the approval of the Consulting Engineer to the Commission. He shall make monthly reports of the progress of the work, together with a detailed statement of the quantities of materials delivered by the contractors at the site of the works, the quantities accepted, and in place, with the value of the work done at contract prices, the expenditures incurred and the purposes thereof, to the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, who shall forward the same to the Secretary of Commerce and Police.

SEC. 5. The employees provided for in section Four of this Act shall not, necessarily, be subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act and the Acts amendatory thereof; but employees belonging to the classified service may be temporarily transferred to this work without losing their status in the classified service.

SEC. 6. 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. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, December 4, 1903.

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