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[ Act No. 416, June 09, 1902 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN THE CONSTABULARY FORCE IN CERTAIN PROVINCES WHEN NECESSARY.

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

SECTION 1. The Chief of the Philippines Constabulary is hereby authorized to increase the Constabulary force over the number authorized in Act Numbered One hundred and seventy-five, in certain provinces as far as the necessities of the situation may demand: Provided, That he first make this necessity apparent to the Civil Governor, and receive his definite approval of the numbers required: And provided, That the total enlisted strength of the Constabulary does not exceed five thousand.

SEC. 2. This Act shall be retroactive, and all appointments and enlistments since February fifteenth, nineteen hundred and two, are hereby validated.

SEC. 3. 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. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, June 9, 1902.

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