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[Act No. 966, (1903-10-28)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l8a7f)
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[ Act No. 966, October 28, 1903 ]

AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS SIX AND SEVEN OF ACT NUMBERED THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE.

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

SECTION 1. Sections six and seven of Act Numbered Three hundred and fifty-five, entitled "An Act to constitute the Customs Service of the Philippine Archipelago and to provide for the ad-ministration thereof," are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"SEC. 6. In the office of the Insular Collector, the Civil Governor, with the advice and consent of the Commission, shall appoint three staff officers who shall be respectively known as the 'Deputy Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands,' the 'Special Deputy Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands,' and the 'Surveyor of Customs for the Philippine Islands,' who, for the sake of brevity in this Act, are respectively designated as Insular Deputy Collector, Insular Special Deputy Collector, and Insular Surveyor, who shall be entitled to receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars each, payable monthly.

"SEC. 7. The Insular Deputy Collector shall assist the Insular Collector in the performance of his duties in all matters pertaining to the collection of the customs revenue throughout the Islands, and such other matters as said Collector shall direct.

"The Insular Special Deputy Collector shall assist the Insular Collector in all matters throughout the Islands connected with the customs revenue, the immigration and navigation laws, and such other matters as said Collector shall direct.

"The Insular Surveyor shall assist the Insular Collector in the performance of his duties throughout the Islands in such matters as are not directly connected with the customs revenue and such other matters as said Collector shall direct.

"In the case of illness, absence, or incapacity of the Insular Collector, the Insular Deputy Collector shall act in his place and stead unless and until the Secretary of Finance and Justice shall otherwise direct under the provisions of section one of Act Numbered Four hundred and eight.

"The Insular Collector shall have general authority throughout the Philippine Islands in all matters embraced within the jurisdiction of the customs service."
SEC. 2. 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. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, October 28, 1903.

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