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[ Act No. 2539., November 18, 1915 ]

AN ACT MAKING APPLICABLE TO THAT PART OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS INHABITED BY MOROS OR OTHER NON-CHRISTIAN TRIBES CERTAIN ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE LEGISLATURE.

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

SECTION 1. The following Acts of the Philippine Legislature are hereby made applicable to that part of the Philippine Islands inhabited by Moros or other non-Christian tribes, and shall have full force and effect therein:

No. 2254. Passed February 11, 1913, entitled "An Act appropriating the sum of four hundred thousand pesos for the establishment of colonies and plantations for the cultivation of rice and other food cereals, for the better distribution of the population of these Islands, and for other purposes:" Provided, That everything done and performed in the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, including the delegation of authority made by Frank W. Carpenter with respect to the development and operation of the rice and agricultural colonies herein provided for, prior to the passage of this Act, under the provisions of said Act Numbered Twenty-two hundred and fifty-four, are hereby legalized, ratified, and confirmed.

No. 2419. Passed November 11, 1914, entitled "An Act extending the provisions of Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and twenty-eight as amended, to property acquired by or under the control of the Board created by Act Numbered Twenty-one hundred and sixty-three, and for other purposes."

No. 2424. Passed December 4, 1914, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Eighteen hundred and twenty-nine entitled 'An Act providing for popular civico-educational lectures in the municipalities and principally in the barrios of the Philippine Islands.' "

No. 2426. Passed December 8, 1914, entitled "An Act governing the exportation from the Philippine Islands during the year nineteen hundred and fifteen of Philippine fibers which come under the provisions of Act Numbered Twenty-three hundred and eighty of the Third Philippine Legislature, and which may have been graded and baled prior to January first, nineteen hundred and fifteen."

No. 2427. Passed December 11, 1914, entitled "An Act revising the insurance laws and regulating insurance business in the Philippine Islands."

No. 2430. Passed December 15, 1914, entitled "An Act amending section one hundred and ninety-two of Act Numbered Twenty-four hundred and twenty-seven, entitled 'An Act revising the insurance laws and regulating insurance business in the Philippine Islands,' by providing that the prohibitions contained in said section shall not affect the right of an owner of property in the Philippine Islands to apply for and obtain for himself policies in foreign companies, in cases where said owner does not make use of the services of any agent, company, or corporation residing or doing business in the Philippine Islands."

No. 2433. Passed December 23, 1914, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Twenty-three hundred and eighty-seven relating to the qualifications necessary for the appointment of notaries public by extending said privilege to persons who have passed the examination for clerk of the court or deputy clerk of the court, or who have held said offices, and for other purposes:" Provided, however, That the officers of the Bureau of Lands in charge of cadastral work, homestead applications, and free patents, may be appointed ex officio notaries public in all matters connected therewith and no fees shall be charged for services rendered therein.

No. 2436. Passed December 28, 1914, entitled "An Act creating the fidelity fund, and repealing Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and thirty-nine, as amended."

No. 2449. Passed January 22, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend subsection (e) of section two of Act Numbered Eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, entitled 'An Act creating the Bureau of Labor, under the Department of Commerce and Police,' by providing that a fee may be charged employers for services rendered by employment agencies of the Bureau of Labor."

No. 2450. Passed January 26, 1915, entitled "An Act amending section eighteen of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled 'The Philippine Postal Savings Bank Act,' as amended, by providing for an increase from twenty-five to forty per cent of the amount available for investment of the total deposits in the Postal Savings Bank."

No. 2451. Passed January 29, 1915, entitled "An Act amending paragraph eight of section twelve of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and forty-eight by providing that all timber cut in public forests shall be measured in the round and specifically authorizing a reasonable deduction for certain natural defects, except as herein otherwise provided."

No. 2452. Passed January 30, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend section eight of Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and fifty-nine, known as 'The Corporation Law,' as amended, by providing a fee to be collected for the filing of articles of incorporation by nonstock corporations, and for other purposes."

No. 2453. Passed January 30, 1915, entitled "An Act further amending section thirty-four of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety, known as 'Code of Civil Procedure,.' as amended by section one of Act Numbered Nineteen hundred and nineteen, by fixing the qualifications and the maximum fees which may be charged by procuradores judiciales, and for other purposes."

No. 2454. Passed February 2, 1915, entitled "An Act amending sections thirteen and fourteen of Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and three, as amended, by authorizing the confinement, under certain conditions, in municipal jails of persons held pending investigation or trial by Courts of First Instance and of short-term prisoners, and for other purposes."

No. 2456. Passed February 3, 1915, entitled "An Act to abolish the privilege of gratuitous medical attendance of officers and employees and their families in the Philippine Islands, under certain conditions."

No. 2458. Passed February 3, 1915, entitled "An Act authorizing the registers of deeds of the Philippine Islands to open a daybook in their offices for commercial registry and prescribing the fees to be paid with regard to commercial documents."

No. 2459. Passed February 3, 1915, entitled "An Act to provide for the issue of bonds in lieu of destroyed or defaced bonds of the Government of the Philippine Islands under certain conditions."

No. 2460. Passed February 4, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty-six, entitled 'An Act defining property in trade-marks and in trade names and providing for the protection of the same, denning unfair competition and providing remedies against the same, providing registration for trade-marks and trade names, and denning the effect to be given to registration under the Spanish Royal Decree of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight relating to the registration of trade-marks, and the effect to be given to registration under this Act,' by forbidding the importation of certain merchandise, and for other purposes."

No. 2461. Passed February 4, 1915, entitled "An Act to prevent the spread of hydrophobia or rabies and providing punishment for infraction of the provisions of this Act."

No. 2462. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act providing new regulations for the examination of dentists and the practice of dentistry in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes."

No. 2464. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend section six of Act Numbered One hundred and forty-six, entitled 'An Act creating the office of Insular Purchasing Agent for the Government of the Philippine Archipelago, defining the duties of such officer, and making an appropriation of one hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of carrying said Act into effect,' as amended, by authorizing the Chiefs of Bureaus and Offices of the Insular Government to make requisitions for supplies without the approval of the Heads of Departments, and for other purposes."

No. 2465. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Act Numbered Two thousand and eighty-three as amended, entitled 'An Act to fix the amount of the gold standard fund, created under Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-eight, authorizing the deposit of the excess of the amount so fixed to the credit pf the general fund of the Treasury, and authorizing the investment of a portion of the said gold standard fund' so as to authorize additional investment."

No. 2467. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to reorganize the Philippine Training School for nurses, to establish a school of midwifery, and for other purposes."

No. 2469. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to facilitate cadastral survey work of the Philippine Islands."

No. 2473. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to facilitate to laborers the exercise of their rights in all cases falling under the provisions of Act Numbered Eighteen hundred and seventy-four."

No. 2476. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend subsection (a) of section four of Act Numbered Twenty-three hundred and eighty, entitled 'An Act providing for the inspection, grading, and baling of abaca (manila hemp), maguey (cantala), sisal, and other fibers,' by authorizing grading establishments to have private brands."

No. 2482. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act amending section one of Act Numbered Twenty-one hundred and forty-six, entitled 'An Act authorizing the provinces and. subprovinces of the Philippine Islands to appropriate from their funds certain sums for the purpose of granting allowances to young Filipinos in their respective jurisdictions to enable them to follow a career in the University of the Philippines or any other governmental educational institution in Manila,' by providing that provincial treasurers shall make the payment of the allowances provided in said Act"

No. 2484. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act further amending section five of Act Numbered Eighteen hundred and seventy-five, as amended by Act Numbered Nineteen hundred and thirty-seven and Twenty-two hundred and fifty-nine, providing special proceedings for the settlement and adjudication of land titles."

No. 2487. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend section fifty-five of Act Numbered Twenty-three hundred and thirty-nine, providing that no specific tax shall be collected on articles sold to the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey, purchased with funds furnished by the Government of the United States."

No. 2489. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act authorizing special compensation, credits, and modification in the sentence of prisoners as a reward for exceptional conduct and workmanship, and for other purposes."

No. 2490. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to create a Board of Dental Hygiene for the purpose of establishing and maintaining free dental clinics for children matriculated in public and private schools of primary instruction in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes."

No. 2493. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Act Numbered Three hundred and ten, regulating the practice in the Philippine Islands of medicine and surgery in all their branches, to repeal section one of Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and thirty-two and Act Numbered Sixteen hundred and fifty-one, and to provide for the examination and registration of nurses in the Philippine Islands."

No. 2496. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend section fifteen of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eight, entitled 'The Chattel Mortgage Law," by establishing a new schedule for the registration of chattel mortgages."

No. 2497. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act appropi'iating the sum of twenty-five thousand pesos or so much thereof as may be necessary, from funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be devoted to the increase of domestic breeding and work animals and creating a board to determine the location of stock farms, and for other purposes."

No. 2503. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend section one hundred and sixty-five of Act Numbered Twenty-three hundred and thirty-nine, entitled 'An Act revising and consolidating the laws relative to Internal Revenue.' "

No. 2504. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled 'An Act authorizing the Governor-General to convey or lease to the provinces and municipalities the private property of the Insular Government,' by authorizing the Governor-General to convey or lease real property owned by the Insular Government to cities within the Philippine Islands."

No. 2507. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act providing for a board of marine examiners, for the examination and licensing of watch officers and engineers on Philippine vessels in the coastwise trade and for the high seas, license fees, compensation, and penalties, in certain cases, and repealing certain Acts relating thereto."

No. 2508. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act regulating the creation and operation of 'Rural Agricultural Cooperative Associations,' and for other purposes."

No. 2509. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend certain sections of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and twenty, and for other purposes."

No. 2510. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act for the purpose of establishing a Public Welfare Board for the Philippine Islands, and denning its powers, functions, and duties."

No. 2516. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Act Numbered Twenty-two hundred and thirty-eight, entitled 'An Act to provide for the revision and correction of land-tax assessments, the valuation of newly declared real property for the purposes of taxation, and other purposes,' exempting fruit trees from being considered as improvements, under certain conditions."

No. 2532. Passed October 26, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend Act Numbered Fourteen hundred and seven, by extending to fifteen years the time during which timber, firewood, resins, stone, earth, and other forest products may be cut in or taken from the public forests free of forestry charges, and for other purposes."

SECTION. 2. The following Act of the Philippine Legislature is hereby made applicable to the. Mountain Province and in to the Province of Nueva Vizcaya:

No. 2437. Passed December 29, 1914, entitled "An Act to amend section one of Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and twenty-eight, entitled 'An Act to provide for insurance of the Insular, provincial, and municipal governments against loss from damage or destruction of Government vessels and craft, Government machinery, and permanent public build-. ings and Government property therein, by earthquake, fire, lightning, flood, typhoon, tornado, hurricane, or cyclone,' by reducing the appropriation for carrying out the purpose of said Act, and for other purposes."

SECTION. 3. The following Act of the Philippine Legislature is hereby made applicable to the Province of Nueva Vizcaya:

No. 2416. Passed November 5, 1914, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled 'The Township Government Act,' so as to provide that the payment of property taxes may be enforced by a civil action."

SECTION. 4. The following Acts of the Philippine Legislature are hereby made applicable to municipalities organized or to to be organized under the Municipal Code in that part of the Philippine Islands inhabited by Moros or other non-Christian tribes, and shall have full force and effect therein:

No. 2448. Passed January 20, 1915, entitled "An Act amending subsection (g) of section forty, and subsection (e) of section forty-three of Act Numbered Eighty-two as amended by section six of Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and ninety-one, by authorizing municipal councils to make and collect charges for water supplied by the municipality to its inhabitants."

No. 2502. Passed February 5, 1915, entitled "An Act to amend subsection (b) of section twenty-one of Act Numbered Eighty-two, known as the Municipal Code, by providing that the municipal treasurer may pay the salaries of the municipal officers, employees, and teachers without the necessity of the pay roll being previously approved by the municipal council."

SECTION. 5. The extensions hereby made to territory inhabited . by Moros or other non-Christian tribes of Acts of the Legis- '" lature carrying appropriations shall not be considered as in any way authorizing the payment of additional funds out of the Insular Treasury.

SECTION. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, November 18, 1915.



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