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[ Act No. 2024, January 30, 1911 ]

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION FOUR, PARAGRAPH (B) OF SECTION SIX, AND SECTION TEN OF ACT NUMBERED EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY, ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FOUNDING A UNIVERSITY FOR THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, GIVING IT CORPORATE EXISTENCE, PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF REGENTS, DEFINING THE BOARD'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES, PROVIDING HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES."

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

SECTION 1. Section  four of Act Numbered Eighteen hundred and seventy is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"SEC. 4. The government of said university is hereby vested in a board of regents to be known as the 'Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines.' The Board of Regents shall be comprised of the Secretary of Public Instruction, who shall be ex officio chairman of the board, the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of Education, the chairman of the Committee on Public Instruction of the Philippine Assembly, the president of the university, and a justice of the Supreme Court to be designated by the Governor-General, and five additional members to be appointed by the Governor-General, by and with the advice and consent of the Philippine Commission.    The president of the university shall be elected and his compensation shall be fixed by the Board of Regents.   The members of the Board of Regents appointed by the Governor- General shall hold office for a term of five years: Provided, however, That the regents first appointed by the Governor-General shall hold office as follows: One for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years, the term of office: of each to be specified in his appointment by the Governor-General:  In case of a vacancy among the members of the Board of Regents appointed by the Governor-General, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor-General, by and with the advice and consent of the Philippine Commission, and such appointees shall hold office for the unexpired term. All members of the Board of Regents shall be citizens of the Philippine Islands or of the United States, and shall be residents of the Philippine Islands. Members shall serve without compensation other than actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred either in attendance upon meetings of the Board or upon other official business authorized by resolution of the Board."
SEC. 2. Paragraph  (b), section six, of the same Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"(b) To provide for the establishment of a College of Liberal Arts; a College of Law; a College of Social and Political Science; a College of Medicine and Surgery; a College of Pharmacy; a College of Dentistry; a College of Veterinary Science; a College of Engineering; a College of Mines; a College of Agriculture; and a School of Fine Arts; and colleges which the Legislature may provide for by appropriation: Provided, That the Board of Eegents may establish these colleges or any of them as soon as in its judgment conditions shall favor their opening and funds shall be available for their maintenance: And provided further, That the Board of Eegents, by and with the approval of the Governor-General, shall have power to combine two or more of the colleges authorized by this Act, in the interests of economy and efficiency: And provided further, That the Philippine Medical School, as established by Act Numbered Fourteen, hundred two or more colleges of the University of the Philippines shall have been established and in actual operation."
SEC. 3. Section ten of the same Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"SEC. 10. The body of instructors of each college shall constitute its faculty, and as presiding officer of each faculty there shall be a dean elected from the members of such faculty by the Board of Regents on nomination by the president of the university. In the appointment of professors or other instructors of the university, no religious test shall be applied, nor shall the religious opinions or affiliations of the instructors of the university be made a matter of examination or inquiry: Provided, however, That no instructor in the university shall inculcate sectarian tenets in any of the teachings, nor attempt, either directly or indirectly, under penalty of dismissal by the Board of Regents, to influence students or attendants at the university for or against any particular church or religious sect."
SEC. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the same shall take effect on its passage, in accordance with section one of Act Numbered Nineteen hundred and forty-five of the Philippine Legislature.

Enacted, January 30, 1911.

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