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[Act No. 3116, (1923-03-24)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l52ee)
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[ Act No. 3116, March 24, 1923 ]

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL TO PURCHASE, ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, SEVENTY-THOUSAND SHARES OF THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE MANILA RAILROAD COMPANY OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR PAYING THE PRICE OF SAID SHARES

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. The Governor-General is hereby authorized and directed to subscribe for and purchase on  behalf of the Government of the Philippine Islands,  whenever the financial situation of  the  Government permits it, seventy thousand  shares of the capital stock of the Manila Railroad Company of the Philippine  Islands,  of the par value of fourteen million pesos.

SEC.  2. The Manila Railroad Company  of  the Philippine Islands shall expend these  funds exclusively for the construction  of  railroad lines,  and  especially for the completion of the lines between Aloneros, Tayabas, and Pamplona, Camarines Sur; between Bauang  South and San Fernando, La Union; and between San Quintin  and Tayug, Pangasinan.

SEC. 3. Said sum of  fourteen million pesos shall be paid in amounts of not less than two million pesos each year until fully paid, and the  first payment  shall be  made  on the date of the execution of the  subscription contract.

SEC.  4. The  sum of  fourteen  million  pesos is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated  for investment in the manner provided in section three hereof: Provided, That this sum shall not be  set up  on the books of  the Insular Auditor  until totally or partially released  by the Governor-General.

SEC.  5. This Act  shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, March 24, 1923.

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