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[ Act No. 3237, November 27, 1925 ]

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE HOLDING OF A NATIONAL CONGRESS FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THE MEDICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE TUBERCULOSIS PROBLEM IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS THEREFOR

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in  Legislature  assembled  and by the authority  of  the same:

SECTION 1. Provision is hereby made for the holding in Manila of a  National Congress for the consideration of the tuberculosis  problem in its  medical,  social,  and economic aspects, at any time during the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six that the executive committee hereinafter created may  designate.

SEC.  2. The congress shall be held under the auspices of the Philippine  Islands Antituberculosis Society, which latter shall organize an  executive  committee  composed of  the President of the  Antituberculosis Society, who shall  be its chairman, the  Director  of Health, the Public  Welfare Commissioner, the  Director  of the Bureau of  Science, the  deans of the  colleges   of  medicine  of  the  Universities of  the Philippines  and   Santo  Tomas, and  the  presidents  of the "Colegio Medico-Farmaceutico de  Filipinas,"  the Philippine Islands Medical Association, and the  Manila Medical Society, or their representatives.

SEC.  3. The executive committee shall designate the officers of the congress, prepare a  program of the subjects for deliberation,  and  invite such  medical  and  scientific authorities  as  may, in  its judgment, be  able to  carry out the purposes of the congress.

SEC  4. The following may participate in the congress as members thereof: all physicians duly qualified to practise in the Philippine Islands, representatives of  charitable organizations,  and, in general, all persons  interested  in the tuberculosis  problem.   To this end  and  in  order to make the congress a success the Director  of Health shall request each  district health officer to furnish any information that may  be  requested by the executive committee on the tuberculosis  situation,  the extension of  the  disease, its direct and indirect causes,  and suggestions  for the improvement  of conditions in their respective districts as far  as tuberculosis  is concerned.

SEC.  5. The presence  in Manila of the district health officers, in compliance with the provisions of the next preceding  section,  shall be considered  official  for  all legal Purposes, and  said officers shall be  entitled  to  their actual transportation expenses from their respective stations to the City of  Manila and vice versa, and to an allowance of not to exceed four pesos per day during their stay in Manila, which shall  lie paid out of the funds appropriated in this Act.

SEC.  6. It shall be the duty of the executive committee-organized under section two of this Act, within sixty days after the adjournment of  the  congress,  to  report  to the Philippine Legislature all resolutions adopted by said congress, with  the proper  recommendations.

SEC.  7. The  sum of twenty thousand pesos is hereby appropriated,  out of any  funds in the  Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for disbursement by the executive committee created by this Act, which shall have authority to approve necessary and reasonable expenses for the organization of the congress, the preparation of  the place where it is to be held, stenographers' services during its sessions, and the publication of its proceedings  and resolutions and its report to the Legislature.

SEC. 8.  This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved,  November  27, 1925.

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