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[Act No. 499, (1902-11-10)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l9085)
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[ Act No. 499, November 10, 1902 ]

AN ACT ANNEXING THE PROVINCE OF MARINDUQUE TO THE PROVINCE OF TAYABAS, AMENDING ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED AND THREE, ENTITLED "AN ACT EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACT TO THE PROVINCE OF TAYABAS," AND REPEALING ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO.

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

SECTION 1. The territory of the Island of Marinduque and the small islands immediately adjacent thereto, which are known as the Province of Marinduque, as organized under Act Numbered One hundred and twenty-five, are hereby annexed to and included in the Province of Tayabas, organized by Act Numbered One hundred and three, passed March twelfth, nineteen hundred and one, and enlarged by Act Numbered Four hundred and seventeen, annexing certain other territory to the Province of Tayabas, passed June twelfth, nineteen hundred and two.

SEC. 2. The inhabitants of the territory hereby annexed to and made a part of the Province of Tayabas shall enjoy the same rights and privileges as if said province had been originally incorporated in the Province of Tayabas; and the municipal officers in the towns included in the territory so annexed shall have the same relations to the provincial officers of the Province of Tayabas as are prescribed by the Provincial Government Act and by Act Numbered One hundred and three, organizing the said Province of Tayabas, for the municipal officers of the towns of said province.

SEC. 3. There shall be a lieutenant-governor for the Island of Marinduque who shall be appointed, by the Civil Governor, with the advice and consent of the Philippine Commission, and who shall reside and have his office in the municipality of Boac. The lieutenant-governor of Marinduque shall receive a compensation at the rate of one thousand five hundred dollars per annum, payable monthly. Subject to the supervision of the governor of Tayabas, the lieutenant-governor of Marinduque shall exercise in the Island of Marinduque the same powers conferred upon the governor of the Province of Tayabas by Act Numbered One hundred and three. He shall be the deputy of the provincial treasurer of Tayabas, but shall not receive any additional compensation for such duties. The office of lieutenant-governor hereby created shall terminate on the third day of March, nineteen hundred and four.

SEC. 4. The sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars, United States currency, payable in local currency at the legal rate of exchange at the time of withdrawal, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of the indebtedness of the Province of Marinduque to the Government of the Philippine Islands. This appropriation shall be available for and used in the payment of the debts due the Government of the Philippine Islands for the mum borrowed under Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-four, amounting to two thousand five hundred dollars. United States currency, and the amount due the Insular Purchasing Agent, amounting to approximately four thousand five hundred dollars, United States currency.

SEC. 5. Act Numbered One hundred and twenty-five and all amendments thereto are hereby repealed, and section two of Act Numbered One hundred and three, extending the provisions of the Provincial Government Act to the Province of Tayabas, is amended so as to read as follows:
"The compensation to be paid provincial officers of the Province of Tayabas shall be at the following rate per year in money of the United States:

"For the provincial governor, two thousand dollars.

"For the provincial secretary, one thousand five hundred dollars.

"For the provincial treasurer, two thousand five hundred dollars.

"For the provincial supervisor, two thousand dollars.

"For the provincial fiscal, one thousand five hundred dollars.

"For the president of the provincial board of health, one thousand five hundred dollars.

"The salaries of the provincial officers shall be payable monthly so that one-twelfth of the annual salary shall be paid on the last day of each calendar month.

"Each provincial officer shall be allowed his necessary and actual traveling expenses, not exceeding two dollars and fifty cents per day, in money of the United States, while absent from the capital of the province on official business. The allowance shall be made by the provincial board upon certificate of the officer that the travel was necessary for the public business and shall not be paid until the account, accompanied by the resolution of the board approving the same, shall be forwarded to the Insular Treasurer and by him approved."
SEC. 6. 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. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage.

Enacted, November 10, 1902.

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