Republict Act No. 1224 – An Act Amending Section One Of Republic Act Numbered Nine Hundred Thirty-eight, As Amended.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1224 – AN ACT AMENDING SECTION ONE OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED NINE HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT, AS AMENDED.

SECTION 1. Section one of Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred thirty-eight, as amended by Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred seventy-nine, is amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 1. The municipal or city board or council of each chartered city and the municipal council of each municipality and municipal district shall have the power to regulate or prohibit by ordinance the establishment, Maintenance and operation of night clubs, cabarets, dancing schools, pavilions, cockpits, bars, saloons, bowling alleys,  pools, and other similar  places of amusement its territorial jurisdiction: Provided, however, That such places of amusement mentioned herein shall be established, maintained and/or operated within a radius two hundred lineal meters in the case of night clubs, cabarets, pavilions, or other similar places, and fifty lineal meters in the case of dancing schools, bars, saloons, billiard pools, bowling alleys, or other similar places, except cock pits, the distance of which shall be left to the discretion of the municipal  or  city board or council, from any public building, schools, hospitals and churches: Provided further, That no municipal or city ordinance fixing distances at which such places of amusement may he established or operated shall apply to those already licensed and operating at the time of the enactment of such municipal or city ordinance, nor will the subsequent opening of any public building or other premises from which distances shall be measured prejudice any place of amusement already then licensed and operating, but any such place of amusement established within fifty lineal meters from any school, hospital or church shall be so constructed that the noise coming therefrom shall not disturb those in the school, hospital or church, and, if such noise causes such disturbance then such place of amusement shall not operate during school hours when near a school, or at night when near a hospital, or when there are religious services when near a church: Provided, furthermore, That no minor shall be admitted to any bar, saloon, cabaret, or night club employing hostesses:  And provided, finally, That this Act shall not apply to establishments operating by virtue of Commonwealth Act Numbered Four hundred eighty-five nor to any establishment already in operation when Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred seventy-nine took effect.”

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

Approved, May 17, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1223 – An Act Amending And Repealing Certain Items In Republic Act Numbered Nine Hundred And Twenty, Regarding Public Works Projects For The Province Of Cebu.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1223 – AN ACT AMENDING AND REPEALING CERTAIN ITEMS IN REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED NINE HUNDRED AND TWENTY, REGARDING PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FOR THE PROVINCE OF CEBU.

SECTION 1. Item 17 (f), for the Province of Cebu, paragraph (a), Title E, section one of Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred twenty, is amended to read as follows:

“(f) Carmen Waterworks—Construction..   P65,000.00″

SEC. 2. The following new items are inserted after item 17(h), for the Province of Cebu, paragraph (a), Title E, section  one  of  Republic  Act  Numbered   Nine  hunare twenty:

“(h-1) Barrio San Juan Waterworks, Municipality of,
Pilar—Construction………………………………………..P2,000.00

“(h-2) Barrio Villa Hermosa Waterworks, Municipality
of Pilar—Construction……………………………………….2,000.00″

“(h-3) Barrio Kawit Waterworks, Municipality
of Pilar—Construction………………………………….   P6,000.00″

SEC. 3. Item 17(c), paragraph (a), Title C, and item 3 (x) paragraph (a), Title H, of section one of said Republic Act, are repealed.

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

Approved, May 11, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1222 – An Act Creating The Municipal District Of Potia In The Mountain Province.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1222 – AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF POTIA IN THE MOUNTAIN PROVINCE.

SECTION 1. The barrios of Potia, Dolowog, San Juan San Quintin, Cabicalan, Pinto, Busilac, Sta. Maria, and Namiilangan in the Municipal District of Mayaoyao, Mountain Province, are separated from the said municipal district and constituted into a municipal district in the Mountain Province, to be known as the Municipal District of Potia, with the seat of government at the site of the present barrio of Potia.

The first mayor and councilors of the Municipal District of Potia shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines and shall hold office until their successors shall have been duly elected and shall have qualified.

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

Approved, May 11, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1221 – An Act To Create The Municipality Of Llanera In The Province Of Nueva Ecija.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1221 – AN ACT TO CREATE THE MUNICIPALITY OF LLANERA IN THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA ECIJA.

SECTION 1. The following named barrios are separated from their respective municipalities, all in the Province of Nueva Ecija.

From San Jose,—Bagumbayan (townsite), Andres Bonifacio, Caridad, San Mauricio (portion), Parang Manga (portion), Santa Barbara, Floridablanca, Gomez, San Francisco, and Victoria;
From Talavera,—General Luna, Morcon, Mabini, Ricarte, Casili, and Picon, together with sitios Plaridel and Bosque;

From Rizal,—San Felipe and San Alfonso; and the same are constituted into a new and separate municipality, to be known as the Municipality of Llanera, also in the Province of Nueva Ecija, with Bagumbayan as the site of the poblacion.

SEC. 2. The first municipal mayor, vice-mayor and councilors of the newly created municipality shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines and shall hold office until their successors are duly elected and have qualified.

SEC. 3. The newly created municipality shall belong to, and be a part of, the Second Congressional District of Nueva Ecija.

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

Approved, May 11, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1220 – An Act Creating The Municipality Of Mayorga In The Province Of Leyte.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1220 – AN ACT CREATING THE MUNICIPALITY OF MAYORGA IN THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE.

SECTION 1. The barrios of Mayorga, Andres Bonifacio, Talisay, San Roque, Burgos, Liberty, Union, Ormocay, Wilson, and the southern portion of barrio Cogon Bing-cay are separated from the Municipality of Dulag, Province of Leyte, and constituted into a new and regular municipality to be known as the Municipality of Mayorga in the same province.

SEC. 2. The first mayor, vice-mayor and councilors of the new municipality shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines and shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the general elections next following the approval of this Act and shall have duly qualified.

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

Approved, May 11, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1219 – An Act Making The Vice-mayor Of Manila The Presiding Officer Of The Municipal Board Of The Said City, Amending For This Purpose Section Thirteen Of Republic Act Numbered Four Hundred Nine.- An Act Creating The Barrio Of Mainit In The Municipality Of Compostela, Province Of Davao.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1219 – AN ACT MAKING THE VICE-MAYOR OF MANILA THE PRESIDING OFFICER OF THE MUNICIPAL BOARD OF THE SAID CITY, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTION THIRTEEN OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED NINE.

SECTION 1. Section thirteen of Republic Act Numbered Four hundred nine, otherwise known as the “Charter of the City of Manila,” is amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 13. Organization.—The Municipal Board shall be the legislative body of the city, and shall consist of the vice-mayor as the presiding officer, and three elective members from each representative district, who shall hold office for four years. The vice-mayor shall have no right to vote except in case of a tie. In the absence of the vice-mayor, the Board shall elect one of its members as temporary presiding officer. The presiding officer shall sign all ordinances, and all resolutions and motions directing the payment of money or creating liability, enacted or adopted by the Board. In case of sickness of any member of the Board, or if for any reason it becomes necessary to maintain a quorum, the President of the Philippines may make a temporary appointment until the return to duty of the sick or absent member. During the period of such temporary appointment the person receiving the same shall possess all the rights and perform all the duties of a member of the Board. The members of the board shall receive a salary of seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum.”

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

Approved, May 10, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1218 – An Act Creating The Barrio Of Mainit In The Municipality Of Compostela, Province Of Davao.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1218 – AN ACT CREATING THE BARRIO OF MAINIT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF COMPOSTELA, PROVINCE OF DAVAO.

SECTION 1. The sitios of Mainit, Tagnocan and Cati-an in the barrio of Manat, Municipality of Compostela, Province of Davao, are hereby separated from the said barrio of Manat and constituted into a barrio to be known as the barrio of Mainit.

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

Approved, May 10, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1217 – An Act Amending Item Sixty-four Of Subsection (a) Of Section One Of Republic Act Numbered Six Hundred Seventy-entitled “an Act Appropriating Funds For Public Works.”

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1217 – AN ACT AMENDING ITEM SIXTY-FOUR OF SUBSECTION (a) OF SECTION ONE OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY-ENTITLED “AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR PUBLIC WORKS.”

SECTION  1. Item 64 for Quezon Province (page 1 of subsection (a) of section one of Republic Act Numbered Six hundred seventy, entitled “An Act Appropriating Funds for Public Works,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

“64. For the construction of a waterworks
system in Polo, Padre Burgos ………………….. P10,000.00″

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

Approved, May 10, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1216 – An Act To Further Amend Section One Of Act Numbered Thirty-five Hundred And Ninety-two, Known As The “port-works Fund Act”, As Amended By Commonwealth Act Numbered One Hundred And Thirty, And To Provide For The Disbursement Of Said Funds So As To Exclude Disbursement Of Port Works Fund For The Investigation, Construction, Improvement And Maintenance Of Air-torts And Landing Fields.

EPUBLICT ACT NO. 1216 – AN ACT TO FURTHER AMEND SECTION ONE OF ACT NUMBERED THIRTY-FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO, KNOWN AS THE “PORT-WORKS FUND ACT”, AS AMENDED BY COMMONWEALTH ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE DISBURSEMENT OF SAID FUNDS SO AS TO EXCLUDE DISBURSEMENT OF PORT WORKS FUND FOR THE INVESTIGATION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF AIR-TORTS AND LANDING FIELDS.

SECTION l. Section one of Act Numbered Thirty-five Jed and ninety-two, as amended by Commonwealth Act Numbered  One  hundred  and  thirty,   is  hereby further to read as follows:

“SECTION 1. All wharfage fees collected from the date on which this Act takes effect, under the provisions of section fourteen of the Tariff Law of nineteen hundred and nine, shall be deposited in the National Treasury and shall form a special fund to be known as ‘Port Works Fund’ which shall be disbursed in accordance with acts of the Congress for the investigation, construction, improvement and maintenance of ports, buoys, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation, including the purchase and maintenance of necessary equipment: Provided, however, That fifty per centum of the fund so formed is hereby set aside for the necessary expenses of maintenance of ports, buoys, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation belonging to the National Government, including dredging and improvements incidental to such maintenance, to be allotted by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, with the approval of the President, upon certification by the Secretary of Finance that the necessary funds are available: Provided, further, That out of the remaining fifty per centum of the fund so formed there is hereby set aside such sum as may be necessary to reimburse the general fund for the payment of interest charges on account of bonds issued by the National Government for the construction and improvement of ports.”

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

Approved, May 10, 1955.

Republict Act No. 1215 – An Act To Change The Name Of The Concepcion High School In The Municipality Of Concepcion, Province Of Tarlac, To Aquino Memorial High School.

REPUBLICT ACT NO. 1215 – AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CONCEPCION HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF CONCEPCION, PROVINCE OF TARLAC, TO AQUINO MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL.

SECTION 1. The name of the Concepcion High School in the Municipality of Concepcion, Province of Tarlac, is changed to Aquino Memorial High School.

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

Approved, May 10, 1955.