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Republic Act No. 355

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 355
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 355 - AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS OF THE CITY OF BASILAN, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTION SIX, SEVENTEEN, THIRTY-FIVE AND THIRTY-SIX OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY-EIGHT


Section 1. Section six of Republic Act Numbered Two hundred eighty-eight is amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 6. Appointment and compensation. – The City of Basilan shall have a mayor who shall be its chief executive and who shall reside therein. He shall be appointed by the the President of the Philippines, with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.

"The mayor shall receive a salary of not to exceed five thousand pesos per annum, the amount to be fixed by the council on the basis of the income of the city."

Sec. 2. The third paragraph of section seventeen of the same Act is amended to read as follows:

"Section 17. Appointment and removal of officers and employees – Compensation. – . . .

"The engineer of the city shall receive a compensation not to exceed three thousand six hundred pesos a year; the city treasurer-assessor, a compensation not to exceed three thousand six hundred pesos a year; the city attorney, a compensation not to exceed thirty-six hundred pesos a year; the chief of police, a compensation not to exceed three thousand pesos a year; the assistant chief of police, a compensation not to exceed eighteen hundred pesos a year: Provided, however, That the city council shall determine and fix by ordinance the compensation of such officers and the salaries of other officers and employees of the city."

Sec. 3. Sections thirty-five and thirty-six of the same Act are amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 35. Auditor General's Office. – The Auditor General shall receive and audit all accounts of the city, in accordance with the provisions of law relating to the Government's accounts and accounting.

"Until the council shall provide otherwise, the auditor of the City of Zamboanga shall be "ex-officio" auditor of the City of Basilan, with an additional compensation to be paid by the City of Basilan, in the sum of thousand pesos per annum."

"Sec. 36. The Bureau of Public Schools. – The Director of Public Schools shall exercise the same jurisdiction and powers in the city as elsewhere in the Philippines, and until the council shall provide otherwise, the division superintendent of schools for the City of Zamboanga shall be ex-officio superintendent of schools for the City of Basilan, with an additional compensation, to be paid by the City of Basilan, in the sum of one thousand pesos per annum. Said superintendent shall have all the powers and duties in respect to the schools of the city as are vested in division superintendents in respect to the schools of their divisions.

"The city council shall have the same powers in respect to the establishment of schools, as are conferred by law on provincial boards or municipal councils of regularly organized provinces and municipalities."

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: June 4, 1949

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