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[ Act No. 3118, May 18, 1923 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND AND REPEAL CERTAIN SECTIONS OF ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESERVATION OF CERTAIN LANDS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN ON THE ISLAND OF SULU, THE USUFRUCT THEREOF TO BE GRANTED TO THE SULTAN OF SULU AND HIS HEIRS

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. Section one of Act  Numbered Twenty-seven hundred  and twenty-two is hereby  amended  to read  as follows:

"SECTION 1. The Governor-General is hereby authorized and empowered to  set aside  four thousand and ninety-six hectares  of land pertaining to the public  domain within the Sulu Archipelago and grant the title thereto in fee simple, subject to the condition hereinafter stated, to Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram, Sultan of Sulu,  Datu Rajamuda Muhallil Wasit,  Dayang-Dayang Hadji Piandau, Tarhata Atik Kiram, and Emme Atik Kiram,  in the  following propor tions: Hadji Mohammad Jamalul Kiram, Sultan of Sulu, shall  receive  one  thousand  twenty-four hectares; Datu Rajamuda Muhallil Wasit,  one thousand twenty-four hectares; Dayang-Dayang Hadji  Piandau, one thousand twenty-four hectares; Tarhata Atik Kiram, five hundred twelve hectares; and Emme Atik Kiram, five hundred twelve hectares: Provided,  That in order that this Act  may take  effect, it is necessary that the grantees herein named,  their heirs and n assigns sign  an  instrument relinquishing all existing and future claims against the Government of the Philippine Islands:  Provided, further, That the said grantees, their heirs and assigns shall not, for a period  of twenty years from the approval of this Act, alienate or encumber the land herein granted in whole  or in  part: And provided, finally, That  nothing herein contained  shall  be construed to  deprive the State of the right of eminent domain over said land."

SEC. 2. Sections two and three of Act Numbered Twenty- seven  hundred  and  twenty-two  and such other  acts  or parts of acts or proclamations  and executive orders  of the  Governor-General as may be inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This Act  shall take effect on the  date of the A proclamation of the  Governor-General announcing its approval by the President of the United States.[1]

Approved,  May 18, 1923.



[1] Made effective by Proclamation No.  32  (1923).  See Appendix.

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