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[PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 318, (1973-10-22)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l64ce)
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[ PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 318, October 22, 1973 ]

LIMITING THE POWER OF CITIES TO INCREASE TAX ON PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1, dated September 22, 1972, do hereby order and decree:

That notwithstanding the provisions of Section 24 of Article 3, Chapter II of the Local Tax Code, the cities shall not increase the rate of taxes imposed by them on petroleum products and prevailing at the time of the promulgation of the order of the Oil Industry Commission, dated October 20, 1973, increasing the price of petroleum products which is likewise the date of effectivity of Presidential Decree No. 314, increasing the specific tax on petroleum products.

Done in the City of Manila, this 22nd day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.

   
 
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
 
President
 
Republic of the Philippines
   
  By the President:  
     
  (Sgd.) ROBERTO V. REYES  
  Assistant Executive Secretary  

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