January 1, 2018

Act No. 1716 Advancing Batangas from Third to Second Class, 1907

Image extracted from the 1902 publication "As It Is In the Philippines."
Image extracted from the 1902 publication "As It Is In the Philippines."
Acts Numbered 581 and 781 of the Philippine Commission had earlier set Batangas’ status as a third class province and had consequentially also set salaries for provincial governors, treasurers and fiscals. In 1907, the commission passed Act Numbered 1716 which effectively elevated Batangas from third to second class, thereby necessitating changes in the salaries of the aforementioned officials to make these uniform elsewhere in the archipelago.

The contents of this act are provided below:

AN ACT To amend Acts numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty-one, as amended, and Seventeen hundred and one. by advancing the government of the Provlnce of Batangas from the third to the second class.

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

SECTION 1. Section one of Act Numbered Fifteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled “An Act to equalize and secure uniformity in salaries of provincial governors and treasurers,” as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

   “SECTION 1. On and after October first, nineteen hundred and seven, the salaries of the provincial governors and provincial treasurers in the provinces hereinafter named shall be as follows:

   “(a) In the Provinces of Cebu, Iloilo, and Pangasinan, six thousand pesos per annum each;

   “(b) In the Provinces of Albay, Ambos Camarines, Batangas, Bulacan, Ilocos Sur, La Laguna, Leyte, Occidental Negros, Pampanga, and Tayabas, five thousand pesos per annum each;

   “(c) 60 In the Provinces of Bohol, Cagayan, Capiz, Rizal, Samar, and Sorsogon, four thousand five hundred pesos per annum each;

   “(d) In the Provinces of Cavite, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Misamis, Nueva Ecija, Oriental Negros, Surigao, and Tarlac, four thousand pesos per annum each;" and



   “(e) In the Provinces of Antique, Bataan, Isabela, and Zambales, three thousand pesos per annum each:

   “Provided, however, That if the provincial governor or provincial treasurer in any of the foregoing provinces is now receiving a salary greater than that herein fixed, this Act shall not appply to such official during his present term of office, but shall take effect as to such office upon the qualification of his successor.”

SEC. 2. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of section one of Act Numbered Seventeen hundred and one, entitled “An Act to equalize and secure uniformity in salaries of provincial fiscals, to empower the Governor-General to consolidate the offices of fiscals of two or more provinces, to declare vacant the position of fiscal of any province and assign the duties thereof to the office of the Attorney-General, and to restore the status existing prior to such consolidation or abolition, and for other purposes,” are hereby amended to read as follows:

   “(b) In the Provinces of Albay, Ambos Camarines, Batangas, Bulacan, Ilocos Sur, La Laguna, Leyte, Occidental Negros, Pampanga, and Tayabas, not less than four thousand pesos nor more than four thousand five hundred pesos per annum each;

   “(c) In the Provinces of Bohol, Cagayan, Capiz, Rizal, Samar, and Sorsogon, not less than three thousand five hundred pesos nor more than four thousand pesos per annum each.”

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 “An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on October first, nineteen hundred and seven.

Enacted, September 18, 1907.

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