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[Act No. 2796, (1919-02-20)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l8602)
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[ Act No. 2796, February 20, 1919 ]

AN ACT DESIGNATING A NEW TIME LIMIT FOR THE FILING OF APPLICATIONS FOR RETIREMENT UNDER ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE RETIREMENT LAW FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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. For the benefit of the officers or employees at present in the service of the Government of the Philippine Islands, the time limit for the filing of applications for retirement gratuities under Act Numbered Twenty-five hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An Act providing for a gratuity by reason of retirement to officers and employees of the Philippine Government who have rendered satisfactory service during six continuous years or more, and for other purposes," is hereby extended until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nineteen. The years of continuous faithful and satisfactory service rendered by the applicant, as provided by said Act Numbered Twenty-five hundred and eighty-nine, shall, for the purposes of this Act, be computed until the date on which the applicant files his application within the new time limit, or until said June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, but not thereafter.

SEC. 2. For the proper construction of this Act as well as of Act Numbered Twenty-five hundred and eighty-nine, it is hereby established that leave without pay taken by any officer or employee for reasons beyond his control shall not be deemed excluded from the computation of the period of continuous faithful and satisfactory service required by said Act Numbered Twenty-five hundred and eighty-nine.

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

Approved, February 20, 1919.

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