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[Act No. 3635, (1929-12-07)](https://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/ld47b)
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[ Act No. 3635, December 07, 1929 ]

AN ACT REQUIRING SAILING VESSELS OF FROM THIRTY-FIVE NET TONS TO ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINE GROSS TONS, WITH OR WITHOUT AUXILIARY ENGINE, TO BE COMMANDED BY DULY LICENSED, PATRONS IN THE MINOR COASTWISE TRADE, AMENDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE ACCORDINGLY, 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. Section (g) of section twelve .hundred and three of the Administrative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:     

"(g) Every sailing vessel or sailing vessel with auxiliary engine of one hundred and fifty gross tons or overall shall carry as officers one patron in the major coastwise trade or one first mate, as master, and every sailing vessel of from thirty-five net tons to one hundred and forty-nine gross tons, with or without auxiliary engine shall be commanded by a patron in the minor coastwise trade." 

SEC. 2. Persons who before the approval of this have served for a total period of not less than two patrons on sailing vessels of from thirty-five to one hundred and forty-nine gross tons, without the proper patron certificate and who can read and write English, Spanish or any native dialect, may, upon producing a certificate, or certificates to that effect signed by the outfitter or outfitters or owners of such sailing vessels and duly edged before a notary public or other person authorized by law to administer oaths, be allowed to continue acting as patrons without the requisites of subsection (e) of section eleven hundred and ninety-one of the Administrative Code, as amended by Act Numbered Thirty-four hundred and twenty-six, and may obtain the certificate of patron in the minor coastwise trade upon application and payment of fees.   

SEC. 3. All acts and provisions of law inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, December 7, 1929.


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