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[Act No. 1062, (1904-02-24)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l5345)
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[ Act No. 1062, February 24, 1904 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND AUXILIARY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR THE ISLAND OF BASILAN, NOTWITHSTANDING SAID ISLAND HAS BEEN ANNEXED TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF ZAMBOANGA, IN THE MORO PROVINCE.

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

SECTION 1. The Civil Governor is hereby authorized, with the advice and approval of the Philippine Commission, to appoint a justice of the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace, from time to time, for the Island of Basilan, notwithstanding said island has been included within the municipality of Zamboanga by Act Numbered Twenty-one of the legislative council of the Moro Province. The justice of the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace appointed by virtue of this Act shall have jurisdiction throughout the Island of Basilan to the same extent and with the same effect as though the Island of Basilan constituted a regular municipality. The justice of the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace for the municipality of Zamboanga shall not have jurisdiction within the Island of Basilan.

SEC. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen, hundred.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, February 24, 1904.

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