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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1627
AMENDING SECTION EIGHT OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 20
WHEREAS, Sec. 8 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 20 provides that the Sangguniang Pampook in Regions IX and XII shall initially convene upon call of the President (Prime Minister) within 60 days from the proclamation of a majority of the members of the Sangguniang Pampook;
WHEREAS, under Proclamation No. 1871, the Sangguniang Pampook were scheduled to convene starting on July 7, 1979, but certain preparatory activities and other circumstances necessitate the postponement of the date when the Sangguniang Pampook will convene, which requires the amendment of Batas Pambansa Blg. 20 accordingly.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President, of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree:
Section 1. Sec. 8 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 20 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 8. Convening of the Sangguniang Pampook. The Sangguniang Pampook shall initially convene upon call the President (Prime Minister) on such a date as he may deem proper and expedient."
Sec. 2. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 6th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.