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[ Act No. 2707, March 11, 1917 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION TWENTY-ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, PROVIDING HOW ELECTIVE MUNICIPAL OFFICES SHALL BE FILLED WHEN VACANT OR WHEN THERE IS NO SUCCESSOR.

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 twenty-one hundred and twenty-six of the Administrative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 2126. Vacancies in municipal offices.—(a) In case r of a temporary vacancy in any municipal office the same shall be filled by appointment by the provincial governor, with the consent of the provincial board.

(b)  In case of a permanent vacancy in any municipal; office the same shall be filled by appointment by the provincial board, except in case of a municipal president, in which the permanent vacancy shall be filled by the municipal vice-president.

(c) In case of the failure of an election for any municipal office, or when the officer elect declines to qualify or dies before qualifying, or there is no successor for any other reason, such successor shall, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, be appointed by the provincial board or elected at a special election convened by the Governor-General the same as other special elections."
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect in so far as the same is applicable to the general election held on June sixth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.

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

Effective, March 11, 1917.

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