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Republic Act No. 1427

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1427
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1427 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO CARRY OUT THE PURPOSES OF THE JOSE RIZAL NATIONAL CENTENNIAL COMMISSION CREATED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBERED FIFTY-TWO, DATED AUGUST TEN, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FOUR

Section 1. The sum of two million pesos is hereby appropriated out of the general funds in the National Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to be treated as a revolving fund for the celebration of the First Centenary of the birth of Jose Rizal, including the payment of salaries of personnel, traveling expenses of the same, purchase of equipment, publication of the unexpurgated works of Jose Rizal and such work of others about him as are considered necessary in the proper understanding of the meaning of his life and labors, and other sundry expenses: Provided, That the amount shall be disbursed as follows: Six hundred thousand during the fiscal year 1956-1957; Four hundred thousand during the fiscal year 1957-1958; Five hundred thousand during the fiscal year 1958-1959; and Five hundred thousand during the fiscal year 1959-1960: Provided, further, That the overhead expenses in any given year shall not exceed twelve per centum of the appropriation for that year.

Sec. 2. The Commission shall undertake the construction of a National Cultural Shrine to be dedicated to Jose Rizal, such shrine to consist of a national theater, a national museum and a national library to be erected preferably at a single site. All existing and applicable laws, executive orders, plans, projects and appropriations for a national theater, a national museum and a national library are hereby amended so that the said theater, museum and library shall become parts of the National Cultural Shrine herein provided, under the jurisdiction of the Commission. This provision shall be without prejudice to the construction of other memorials dedicated to Jose Rizal.cralaw

The Commission is hereby authorized and directed to organize and undertake a national fund campaign for the purpose of raising funds from private sources, in order to afford the people an opportunity to participate in financing the construction of the shrine and other memorials herein provided for.

Sec. 3. The books and the publications, stamps, medals, etc. issued or published by the Commission shall be sold without profit to the public, and the proceeds therefrom shall be made immediately available to the Commission for which it was created and organized until the termination of its work.cralaw

Sec. 4. The Commission which shall be composed of:

The Secretary of Education – Chairman

The Secretary of Finance – Co-Vice Chairman

The Supreme Commander of the
Order of the Knights of Rizal – Co-Vice Chairman

The Chairman of the Committee
on Education of the Senate – Member

The Chairman of the Committee
on Education of the House of
Representatives – Member

The President of the University of
the Philippines – Member

The Chairman of the UNESCO
National Commission – Member

The Director of Public Libraries
and Chairman of the Philippines
Historical Committee – Member

The Director of the Public Schools – Member

The Director of Private Schools – Member

Five other persons who shall be
renowned Rizalists to be selected
by the above-mentioned officials
from the cultural, education and
civic organizations of
the country – Members,

shall render an annual report of its activities and accomplishments to the Congress fifteen days before the opening of the regular session.cralaw

Sec. 5. Said sum is to be placed at the disposal of the Jose Rizal National Centennial Commission created by Executive Order Numbered Fifty-two, on August ten, nineteen hundred and fifty-four. Such sum as may not be expended after the dissolution of the Commission and upon completion of its work shall be reverted to the National Treasury.cralaw

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 14, 1956

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