REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3642 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF TWENTY MILLION PESOS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ESSENTIAL CLASSROOM SUPPLIES FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION TO INDIVIDUAL PUPILS IN THE PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Section 1. The sum of twenty million pesos is authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of essential classroom supplies for free distribution to individual pupils in the public primary schools for the school year ending March, nineteen hundred and sixty-four.
Sec. 2. Thereafter, such sum as may be necessary for the same purpose shall be included in the annual General Appropriation Acts.
Sec. 3. The Director of Public Schools and five division superintendents shall issue such rules and regulations as are necessary to implement the provisions of this Act.
Sec. 4. Any person who shall channel the school supplies to be purchased herein to be sold in the market, shall overprice the supplies herein to be purchased, and/or shall receive kickbacks or similar considerations, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two years and a fine of five thousand pesos.
Sec. 5. This Act shall immediately take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 22, 1963