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[ Act No. 2675, March 09, 1917 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVEN, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE COURTS OF FIRST INSTANCE AND OF THE COURT OF LAND REGISTRATION."

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. Section one hundred and ninety, Article VII, Chapter 10, Title IV, Book I of the Administrative Code, is hereby amended by adding a new section, to be known as section 190 (b), as follows:

"SEC. 190. (b) The Court of First Instance of Manila, at present known as the Ninth Judicial District, shall have a clerk, who shall be an attorney admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of the Islands, and who shall be appointed, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Justice, by the Governor-General, with the advice and consent of the Philippine Senate, and shall receive the salary fixed by law. There shall be a deputy clerk, who shall also be an attorney admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of the Islands and shall likewise be appointed, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Justice, by the Governor-General, with the advice and consent of the Philippine Senate. The deputy clerk shall perform the duties assigned to him by the clerk, with the approval of the Secretary of Justice, and shall act as clerk during the absence or incapacity of the clerk or in case of a vacancy in the office. The deputy clerk shall receive the salary fixed by law.

SEC. 2. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent or incompatible with the  provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

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

Approved, March 9, 1917.

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