January 1, 2018

Act No. 977 Amending Act. No. 958, Placing Lian Under Nasugbu, 1903

Image extracted from the 1912 Report of the Philippine Commission.
Image extracted from the 1912 Report of the Philippine Commission.
In October of 1903, the Philippine Commission passed an Act Numbered 958 reducing the number of municipalities in the Province of Batangas from 22 to 16. The following month, the commission passed another act which provided some minor amendments to the previous act. These amendments were relevant only to the Municipalities of Nasugbu and Lian.

The contents of this act are contained in their entirety below.
AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty—eight, entitled "An Act reducing the twenty-two municipalities of the Province of Batangas to sixteen and repealing Act Numbered Seven hundred and eight entitled 'An Act reducing thirteen of the municipalities in the Province of Batangas to five,’ ” by reducing the twenty-two municipalities of said province to fifteen.

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

SECTION 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-eight, entitled “An Act reducing the twenty-two municipalities of the province of Batangas to sixteen, and repealing Act Numbered Seven hundred and eight, entitled ‘An Act reducing thirteen of the municipalities in the Province of Batangas to five,’ ” is hereby amended as follows:

(a) By striking out paragraphs ten and thirteen of the first section of said Act and by inserting in lieu of said paragraph ten the following:

“10. The municipality of Nasugbu shall consist of its present territory and that of the municipality of Lian, with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Nasugbu.”

(b) By changing the numbering of paragraphs fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen of sectlon one of said Act to read thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen, respectively.



Sec. 2. Section two of said Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-eight is hereby amended by striking out of the second and eighth lines of said section the word “and” before the word “five” and by inserting after the word “five” in both instances the words “and ten.”

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of “Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nine-teen hundred.

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

Enacted, November 3, 1903.
Below is a scanned copy of the act,



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