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[ Act No. 2802, February 28, 1919 ]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HEIRS OR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LATE AGUSTIN DE LA PENA TO BRING SUIT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND DIRECTING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO APPEAR IN SAID SUIT ON THE BEHALF OF THE SAID GOVERNMENT.

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. The heirs or legal representatives of the late Agustin de la Pena are hereby authorized to bring suit against the Government of the Philippine Islands, in the Court of First Instance of Manila or Iloilo, within six months from and after the approval of this Act, to determine their right, if any, to any portion of the funds deposited in the Insular Treasury in nineteen hundred and one by the military authorities of the United States, as funds seized from the insurgent forces, and the Attorney General is authorized and directed to appear at said trial, either himself or through a delegate, on the behalf of the Government of the Philippine Islands to defend said Government at the same.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, February 28, 1919.

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