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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 425, April 28, 1950 ]

AN ACT APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE PERIOD FROM JULY FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINE TO JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.



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

SECTION 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are appropriated out of any funds in the Philippine Treasury not otherwise appropriated, during the period from July first, nineteen hundred and forty-nine to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty, for the purposes specified hereunder:
A.—CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
(1) SENATE
I.—SALARIES AND WAGES
   
1. Salaries and wages—Regular Force
P120.100.00
2. Supplementary force
100,100.00
Total for salaries and wages
P220,200.00
 
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES

1. Other services
P9,000.00
2. Consumption of supplies and materials
15,000.00
3. Printing and binding reports, documents and publications
8,000,00
4. Maintenance and repair of equipment
8,000,00
Total for sundry expenses .
P40,000.00
   
III.—FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
1. For the purchase of furniture and equipment, including the purchase of motor vehicles 
P30,000.00
Total for furniture and equipment
P30,00.00
   
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
1. For traveling and other expenses of the Senate President, Senate Committees and subordinate personnel when authorized by the President of the Senate to undertake studies in and outside of the Philippines
P50,000.00
2. For the proportionate share of the Senate in the expenses incurred by the Joint Congressional Committee on Education
20,000.00
3. For other services, including transportation, investigation of any Senate Committee and additional secretarial services
for the members of the Senate, or expenses incurred by direction of the President of the Senate
50,000.00
Total for special purposes
P120,000.00
 
V.—SUMMARY
      
Total for salaries and wages.
P220,200.00
Total for sundry expenses
40,000.00
Total for furniture and equipment
30,000.00
Total for special purposes
120,000.00
Total amount available for the Senate
P410,200.00
 
(2) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

I.—SALARIES AND WAGES
1. Salaries of two new Members of the House of Representatives
P7,277.42
2. Readjustment of salaries and wages for the permanent personnel of the House of Representatives
37,620,00
 
MISCELLANEOUS
1. For secretarial and clerical service to two new Members of the House of Representatives
3,032.26
2. For supplementary force
200,000.00
Total for salaries and wages
P247,929.68
 
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Traveling expenses of Members..
P200,000.00
Total for sundry expenses
P200.000.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
1. For expenses of the Electoral Tribunal
80,000.00
Total for special purposes.
P80.000.00
 
V.—SUMMARY
Total for salaries and wages
P247,929.68
Total for sundry expenses.
200,000.00
Total for special purposes
80,000.00
Total amount available for the House of Representatives
P527.929.68
 
B.—OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
6. Additional appropriation for consumption of supplies and materials for the subsistence of the inmates of Welfareville
P282,195.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL AND GENERAL PURPOSES
9. Additional appropriation for the payment of pensions to veterans of past Philippine revolutions or wars in accordance with the provisions of Commonwealth Act No. 605, including the operating expenses of the Board on Pension for Veterans
107,000.00
20. For salaries of personnel and maintenance of the Office of the Coordinator of National Intelligence, as provided in Executive Order No. 167, series of 1948
100,000.00
21. For operating expenses of a board created under Administrative Order No. 89, dated May 18, 1949, to take charge of listing deserving unrecognized guerrilla organizations so as to establish a basis upon which to estimate the total amount needed for the payment of back pay to their members
50,000.00
22. For contribution in kind of the Philippine Government to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UN1CEF)
400,000.00
 
BUREAU OF PRINTING REVOLVING FUND SALARIES AND WAGES
 
155a. For the standardization and adjustment of the salaries and wages of the personnel of the Bureau of Printing
P175.260.00
 
Amount to be paid out of the Bureau of Printing Revolving Fund .
(175,260.00)
Total for the Office of the President
P939,195.00
 
C.—OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT
I.—SALARIES AND WAGES
I. The Vice-President of the Philippines at P15,000.
P7,600.00
Total for the Office of the Vice-President
P7,600.00
 
D.—DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
I.—SALARIES AND WAGES
114a. For the employment of two telephone operators at P1,560 per annum and of laborers and janitors at wages not exceeding P3.50 per day each
P9,000.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
7. Additional appropriation for the operation and maintenance of the Foreign Service of the Republic of the Philippines
411,870.00
SALARIES AND WAGES

(v) PHILIPPINE LEGATION, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
(Diplomatic Post, class II)
THE MINISTER
(1) The Minister
P20,000.00
 
Diplomatic Staff
(2) One foreign affairs officer, class I
9,000.00
(3) One foreign affairs officer, class III
6,000.00
(4) One commercial attache (by detail).
 
Technical, Administrative and Clerical Personnel
(5) One administrative assistant..
4,800.00
Supplemental salary
2,400.00
(6) One finance and property officer
3,960.00
Supplemental salary
2,040.00
(7) One technical assistant
3,960.00
Supplemental salary
2,040.00
(8) One clerk-stenographer
2,580.00
Supplemental salary
2,220.00
(9) For the employment of additional personnel as the needs of the service may require..
18,750.00
Total for the Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
P77.750.00
 
(v) PHILIPPINE MISSION IN TOKYO, JAPAN
(Diplomatic Post, class II)
 
THE MINISTER
1) The Minister
P20,000.00
 
Diplomatic Staff
(2) One foreign affairs officer, class II
7,500.00
 
Technical, Administrative and Clerical Staff
(3) One executive assistant
4,800.00
Supplemental salary
2,400.00
(4) One technical assistant
4,500.00
Supplemental salary
2,700.00
(5) One finance and property officer
3,120.00
Supplemental salary
2,880.00
(6) One interpreter-writer (Japanese)
2,400.00
Supplemental salary
1,560.00
(7) One clerk-stenographer
1,920.00
Supplemental salary
2,580.00
(8) One trade assistant
4,800.00
Supplemental salary
300.00
(9) One secretary-stenographer
2,940.00
Supplemental salary
1,860.00
(10) One clerk-messenger
1,440.00
Supplemental salary
1,680.00
(11) For the employment of additional personnel as the needs of the service may require
11,640.00
Total for the Philippine Mission in Tokyo, Japan
P81,020.00
 

(x) MISCELLANEOUS

Additional appropriation for supplementary salaries of foreign affairs officers, at-taches and advisers for services rendered outside the Philippines at annual rates equivalent to not more than fifty per centum of their basic annual salaries: Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
P10,750.00
Philippine Mission in Tokyo, Japan
3,750.00
 
P14,500.00
Total for salaries and wages
P173,270.00
 
(y) SUNDRY EXPENSES
Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
P70.000.00
Philippine Mission in Tokyo, Japan .,
42,000.00
Total for sundry expenses
P112.000.00
 
(z) FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT

(1) For the purchase of furniture and equipment:
Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
P15,000.00
Philippine Mission in Tokyo, Japan
10,000.00
Total for furniture and equipment
P25,000.00
 
(a-1) SPECIAL EXPENSES
(1) Additional appropriation for living quarters allowances or for rentals of suitable quarters of ambassadors, the Chief of Mission to the United Nations, ministers, charge d'affairs, foreign affairs officers, advisers and attaches while serving abroad, at such rates to be determined by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs: PROVIDED, That commutation thereof may be allowed for an amount equivalent to three months counting: from the date of arrival at the post of the officer concerned: Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
P30,600.00
Philippine Mission in
Tokyo, Japan
4,800.00
 
P35,400.00
(2) Additional appropriation for post allowances of ambas-sadors, the Chief of Mission to the United Nations, ministers, charge d'affairs, foreign affairs officers, advisers and attaches while serving abroad, at such rates to be determined by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs: Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
P18,000.00
Philippine Mission in Tokyo, Japan
11,400.00
 
P29.400.00
(3) Additional appropriation for representation expenses of ambassadors, ministers, the Chief of Mission to the
United Nations, and princepal officers or heads of foreign service establishments, including ranking diplomatic personnel: Philippine Legation in Buenos Aires, Argentina P16,800.00 Philippine Mission in Tokyo, Japan
15,000.00
 
P31.800.00
 
(4) For reimbursement of expenses of Consuls Ad Honorem, including operation and maintenance of their offices
P5.000.00
Total for special expenses
P101,600.00
 
SUMMARY
Total for salaries and wages
P173,270.00
Total for sundry expenses
112,000.00
Total for furniture and equipment
25,000.00
Total for special expenses
101,600.00
Total
P411,870.00
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9. Item D-IV-9, Republic Act No. 320, as continued in force by Republic Act No. 424, is amended to read as follows:

"9. For the purchase or construction of buildings to house embassies, legations, consulates
or other representations of the Republic of the Philippines in foreign countries, including acquisition of land, lease-hold rights, and cost of repairs, maintenance and alterations of buildings leased to or owned by
the Government, as may be determined by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That no part of this amount shall be transferred to any other item                                                      P1,000,000.00"

Total for the Department of Foreign Affairs
P420,870.00
 
E.—DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
3. For salaries and other expenses of guerrillas and civilian volunteers who have been reactivated or absorbed into the regular force of the Philippine Constabulary in con nection with the campaign for peace and order for the period from August 16, 1949 to June 30, 1950
P5,628,861.55
Total for the Department of the Interior
P5,628,861.55

F.—DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

I.—SALARIES AND WAGES
(2) BUREAU OF CUSTOMS
383a. Additional appropriation to provide each of the twenty-five laborers paid from items F-I(2)-239, 265, 295, 310, 331, 341 and 383, Republic Act No. 320, with a minimum salary rate of P1,140 per annum
P15,690,00
 
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
5. For additional appropriation for rental of buildings and grounds
78,000.00
 
III.—FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
2. For the purchase of one customs launch for the Port of Cebu to replace the one destroyed by typhoon on November 11, 1949..
50,000.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
1. Additional appropriation "for expenses in connection with secret service"
23,340.00
10. Additional appropriation for expenses in connection with the registration of the claims of all officers and employees of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, etc., Republic Act No. 304
50,000.00
12. For additional personnel engaged in the collection of customs revenue
75,000.00
13. For training of additional personnel engaged in the collection of internal revenue taxes
100,000.00
Total for the Department of Finance
P392,030.00
 
G.—DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Additional appropriation for traveling expenses of personnel
P11,900.00
5. Additional appropriation for rental of buildings and grounds
50,000.00
6a. Additional appropriation for consumption of supplies and materials to be allotted to the Bureau of Prisons for the maintenance of prisoners
470,000.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
13a. For salaries of pre-war justices of the peace
900,000.00
136. For additional personnel for the General Land Registration Office
20,000.00
Total for the Department of Justice
P 1,451,900.00
 
I.—DEPARTMENT OP PUBLIC WORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Additional appropriation for traveling expenses of personnel
P95,000.00
2. Additional appropriation for freight,express and delivery service
245,000.00
6. Additional appropriation for consumption of supplies and materials
220,000.00
7. Additional appropriation for printing and binding reports, documents and publications, including purchase of stamped envelopes and cost of plates and printing of stamps with new designs
13,000.00
9. Additional appropriation for maintenance and repair of equipment
8,000.00
10. Additional appropriation for other services
33,000.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
11a. For the operation of post offices in newly created chartered cities and municipalities; for the employment of additional personnel, purchase of supplies and equipment, and other expenses needed to cope with the increased volume of postal business in the City of Manila and provincial post offices; and for adjustment of salaries of present personnel to place them on equal footing with those of positions of similar importance and responsibility in other bureaus and offices: PROVIDED, That adjustment of salaries shall be limited to employees receiving not more than P3,960 per annum
1,500,000.00
11b. For the assignment and fixing of compensation of inspectors of the Bureau of Posts, and for other purposes, in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 410
145,320.00
11c. For an appropriation to raise the additional compensation below P360 per annum of municipal treasurers and other government employees acting as postmasters to said rate
91,068.00
11d. For the standardization and adjustment of the salaries of telegraph operators and other non-clerical positions in the Bureau of Telecommunications performing the duties of telegraph operators
298,325.00
11e. For the installation, operation and Maintenance of the Government Telephone System, interconnecting all government offices in the City of Manila and suburbs.
180,000.00
To be paid out of the receipts of the Government Telephone System, any provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding
(180,000.00)
Total for the Department of Public Works and Communications
P2,648,713.00
 
J.—DEPARTMENT OP EDUCATION
III.—FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
2. For the purchase of manuscripts
P7,875.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
1a. For the operation and maintenance of 10,500 additional new elementary classes
20,903,200.00
4. Aid to defray the expenses of the Lagangilang National Agricultural High School
42,000.00
17a. For the operation and maintenance of the Aborlan Agricultural High School
20,000.00
Total for the Department of Education
P20,973,075.00
   
L.—DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
15. Additional appropriation to carry into effect the purposes of Republic Act No. 65, providing for a Bill of Rights for officers and enlisted men of the Philippine Army and of recognized or deserving guerrilla organizations, etc.: PROVIDED, That no part of this amount shall be used for the creation of new positions and increases of salaries
of personnel 
P9,500,000.00
 
ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES
(C) PHILIPPINE NAVAL PATROL
SPECIAL EXPENSES
1. Additional appropriation for maintenance and operation due to the expansion of activities of the Philippine Naval Patrol
2,500,000.00
Total for the Department of National Defense
P12,000,000.00
 
M.—DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Additional appropriation for traveling expenses of personnel
P51,600.00
6. Additional appropriation for consumption of supplies and materials, including the necessary amount for the purchase of tikitiki, vaccines, sera, anti-toxins and other biological products and subsistence of lepers in institutions under the Bureau of Hospitals
1,000,000.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
8a. For one-half share in the office expenses of the city health officer, Basilan City, including prior year's expenses, pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 288
8,000.00
Total for the Department of Health
Pl,059,600.00
 
N.—DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
H.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
5. Additional appropriation for rental of buildings and grounds
P89.730.00
 
IV.—SPECIAL PURPOSES
4. Additional appropriation for the operation and maintenance of the Weather Bureau stations paid for by the United States Government which were completely taken over by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on July 1, 1949
109,125.00
Total for the Department of Commerce and Industry
P198.855.00
 
O.—GENERAL AUDITING OFFICE
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
5. Additional appropriation for rental of buildings and grounds
P31,830.00
Total for the General Auditing Office P31,830.00
   
R.—SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINESnona

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VI.—SPECIAL PROVISIONS
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2. Any provision of existing law to the contrary not-withstanding, the Chief Justice of the Philippines is hereby authorized within the limits of the income derived from fees in the bar examinations and admission to the practice of Law, to cover, out of said receipts, the fees for the examiners fixed at P2 per notebook corrected.
   
S.—COURT OP APPEALS
I.—SALARIES AND WAGES
6. For the difference in salary of the Clerk of Court from P6,000 to P7,200 per annum as provided in section 36 of the
Judiciary Act of 1948 (Republic Act No. 296)
P1 ,200.00
 
II.—SUNDRY EXPENSES
5. Additional appropriation for rental of buildings and grounds, including the unpaid rentals amounting to P21,500 for the period from March 1, 1947 to June 30, 1948
44,800.00
Total for the Court of Appeals.
P46.000.00

T.—CONTINGENT FUNDS
3 For covering deficits that may arise dye to the items of "savings to be made" provided in the appropriations authorized
under paragraph A, section 1, of Republic Act No. 424, which the President may authorize
P4,000,000.00
Total for the Contingent Funds
P4,000,000.00
 
GRAND TOTAL OF THE APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZED IN THIS ACT: FIFTY MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND SLX HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE PESOS AND TWENTY-THREE CENTAVOS.
P50,736,659.23

SEC. 2. The special and general provisions of Republic Act Numbered Three hundred twenty are hereby made applicable to the appropriations provided in this Act.

SEC. 3. Section 5 of Republic Act Numbered Three hun-dred twenty as continued in force by Republic Act Num-bered Four hundred twenty-four, is amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 5. Authority to use savings.—The President of the Philippines is authorized to use any savings in the appropriations authorized in this Act for the Executive Departments, (1) for the payment of claims under section 699 of the Revised Administra-tive Code and the Workmen's Compensation Act, whichever is applicable, to officers, employees and laborers who died or were injured in line of duty; (2) for the commutation of the money value of the additional leave, extended leave, and accrued leave earned by American and deceased Filipino officers and employees, or by Filipino officers and employees separated from the service except for cause, for service rendered  prior to November twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and thirty-six; and (3) for the payment of salary increases of officials and employees of the National Government, resulting from the standardization of salaries or reclassification of provinces.”
SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect as of July first, nineteen hundred and forty-nine.

Approved, April 28, 1950.

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