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[Commonwealth Act No. 237, (1937-09-23)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l3b3e)
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[ Commonwealth Act No. 237, September 23, 1937 ]

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESTORATION AND PAYMENT OF ALL ANNUITIES DUE TO PERSONS RETIRED UNDER AND PURSUANT TO THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF ACTS NUMBERED THIRTY HUNDRED AND FIFTY, THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE, AND ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, EACH AS AMENDED AND IN EFFECT PRIOR TO NOVEMBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX.

Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:

SECTION 1. As used in this Act, the term "Teachers' Retirement Act" shall mean Act Numbered Thirty hundred and fifty, as amended and in effect prior to November first, nineteen hundred and thirty-six; the term "Health Retirement Act" shall mean Act Numbered Thirty-one hundred and seventy-three, as amended and in effect prior to November first, nineteen hundred and thirty-six; and the term "Constabulary Retirement Act" shall mean Article III of Chapter Thirty-five of the Administrative Code, as amended and in effect prior to November first, nineteen hundred and thirty-six.

SEC. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Commonwealth Acts Numbered One hundred and eighty-seven, One hundred and eighty-eight, and One hundred and eighty-nine, all persons who, on or before November fourteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, had retired under and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Teachers' Retirement Act, the Health Retirement Act, and the Constabulary Retirement Act and were then receiving the benefits provided by said Acts and the beneficiaries of said persons, and all beneficiaries of deceased persons previously retired under said Acts, shall hereafter receive and be paid the full amount of the annuities which had then accrued to them or may hereafter accrue to them, under the terms of said Teachers' Retirement Act, the Health Retirement Act, and the Constabulary Retirement Act, the same as if the provisions thereof had not been declared inoperative. All such payments shall be made at the time and in the manner that said annuities would have been paid if the said Teachers' Retirement Act, the Health Retirement Act, and the Constabulary Retirement Act, and the provisions thereof, had not been declared inoperative. The restoration of the annuity payments made as in this section provided shall be effective not earlier than November fourteenth, nineteen hundred and thirty-six.

SEC. 3. All persons who by the terms of this Act shall be entitled to receive the full annuity accrued to them under the terms of the Teachers' Retirement Act, the Health Retirement Act, and the Constabulary Retirement Act, shall receive and be paid said full annuities from the date said annuities were reduced or discontinued. To the extent that any of said annuities has been reduced in amount, or otherwise not paid, an amount equal to the reduction with interest thereon at the rate of four per cent per annum from the date of withholding of said sum to the date of payment thereof shall be paid to said persons. All of said sums so withheld shall be paid not later than January first, nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and interest thereon shall be computed to the first day of the month next following the date on which checks for the payment of the sums so withheld shall be issued and mailed.

SEC. 4. The Government Service Insurance Board shall administer this Act, and for this purpose shall have power to adopt, subject to the approval of the President of the Philippines, such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions hereof.

SEC. 5. Such sums as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Act are hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Philippine Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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

Approved, September 23, 1937.

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