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Republic Act No. 706

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 706
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 706 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE PERIOD FROM JULY FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE TO JUNE THIRTIETH, NINETEEN HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are appropriated out of any funds in the Philippine Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the period from July first, nineteen hundred fifty-one to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred fifty-two, of the purposes specified hereunder.

ORDINARY EXPENDITURES
A. – CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
(1) SENATE
I. – SALARIES AND WAGES
1. For supplementary force that may be
employed at any time by the President of
the Senate, with the concurrence of the
Advisory Committee, including additional
compensation for per diems to the military
and police attaches of the Senate P175.000.00
–––––
Total for salaries and wages P175,000.00
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II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Traveling expenses of Senators P3,000.00

2. Postal, telegraph, telephone, cable and
radio service 5,000.00

3. Consumption of supplies and materials
including the uniforms for pages, guards,
legislative policemen and chauffeurs 45,000.00

4. Maintenance and repair of equipment 12,000.00

5. Other services including expenses
incurred by the Senate for subsistence of
Senators and employees working overtime 5,000.00
––––
Total for sundry expenses P70,000.00
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III. – FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
1. For the purchase of furniture and equipment P30,000.00
–––––
Total for furniture and equipment P30,000.00
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IV. – SPECIAL PURPOSES
1. For traveling and other expenses of the
Committees of the Senate and subordinate
personnel when authorized by the President
of the Senate or by resolution of the Senate
to undertake studies in and outside of the
Philippines P30,000.00

2. For other services, including transportation
and additional secretarial services for
the Members of the Senate, or expenses in-
curred by direction of the President of the
Senate 75,000.00

3. For expenses in connection with the
alteration, maintenance and improvement of
the offices of Senators, electrical installations
and fixtures, installation of telephone,
buzzers, etc. 25,000.00

3a. For payment of overtime service of
the personnel of the Senate expressly or-
dered by the President or the Secretary of
the Senate 3,500.00

4. For salaries of one assistant at P3,120
and one clerk at P1,800 per annum for the
office of each Chairman of Committee or
Committees 20,000.00
–––––
Total for special purposes P153,500.00
–––––
Total amount available for the Senate P428,500.00
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(2) HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
I. – SALARIES AND WAGES

1. For supplementary force that may be
employed at any time in the discretion of
the Speaker, including additional compensation
for per diems to the military and police
attaches of the Speaker P90,000.00
–––––
Total for salaries and wages 90,000.00
=========

II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES

1. Postal, telegraph, telephone, cable and
radio service P20,000.00

2. Consumption of supplies and materials,
including the uniforms for pages, guards and
chauffeurs 50,000.00

3. Maintenance and repairs of equipment 50,000.00

4. Other services, including expenses, in-
curred by the House of Representatives for
subsistence of Members of the House and
employees working overtime 20,000.00
–––––
Total for sundry expenses P100,000.00
=========

III. – FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
For the purchase of furniture and equipment P10,000.00
Total for furniture and equipment P10,000.00
Total P200,000.00
=========

(a) HOUSE ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL

1. Traveling expenses of the Members of
the Tribunal in connection with their
attendance at the sessions including laborers
to be used for hauling ballot boxes and other
election matters P30,000.00
Total for sundry expenses P30,000.00
–––––
Total amount available for the House
Electoral Tribunal P30,000.00
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Total amount available for the House
of Representatives P230,000.00
=========

D. – DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
IV. – SPECIAL PURPOSE

1. For the operation and maintenance of
the Foreign Service of the Republic of the
Philippines P263,000.00

a. For per diems at the rate of not exceeding
P50, transportation, sundry and
other expenses, including clothing
allowances and shipment of effects, of
Ambassadors, the Chief of Mission to
the United Nations, Ministers,
Foreign Affairs Officers, Attaches,
Advisers and other foreign service
personnel and employees whenever
assigned to extended tours of duty or
directed to proceed or transfer from
one post to another; and for per diems
at the rate of not exceeding P50, travel
and other sundry expenses, including
clothing allowances and representation
expenses, of representatives or
delegates in connection with the
participation of the Philippines in
International Organizations, conventions
and conferences P228,400.00

b. For the operating expenses of the
Philippine Consulate in Singapore,
organizer under Republic Act No. 629 34,600.00
–––––
Total for special purpose P263,000.00
–––––
Total amount available for the
Department of Foreign Affairs P263,000.00
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E. – DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES

2. Freight, express and delivery service,
Bureau of Internal Revenue P3,300.00

3. Postal, telegraph, telephone, cable and
radio service 5,500.00
Bureau of Supply P300.00
Bureau of Internal Revenue 5,200.00
––––
P5,500.00

4. Consumption of supplies and materials 172,400.00
Bureau of Supply P1,500.00
Bureau of Internal Revenue 170,900.00
–––––
P172,400.00
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5. Printing and binding reports, documents
and publications, Bureau of Internal Revenue 550.00

6. Maintenance and repair of equipment,
Bureau of Internal Revenue 700.00

7. Other services, Bureau of Internal
Revenue 10,730.00
Total for sundry expenses P193,180.00
–––––

Total amount available for the
Department Finance P193,180.00
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F. – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES

1. Traveling expenses of personnel P29,900.00
Court of Industrial Relations P9,700.00
Public Service Commission 1,500.00
National Bureau of
Investigation 18,700.00
––––
P29,900.00
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2. Postal, telegraph, telephone, cable
and radio service 8,700.00

3. Illumination and power service,
Bureau of Immigration 500.00

4. Consumption of supplies and materials 104,000.00
Justices of the Peace P1,000.00
Courts of First Instance 2,000.00
Public Service Commission 1,000.00
Bureau of Prisons (For
subsistence of prisoners
only) 100,000.00
P104,000.00

5. Other services 4,500.00
Office of the Secretary 500.00
National Bureau of
Investigation 4,000.00
–––––
P4,500.00
=========

6. For expenses in connection with the
transportation and subsistence of alien
detainees, Bureau of Immigration 30,000.00
–––––
Total for sundry expenses P177,600.00
=========
Total amount available for the
Department of Justice P177,600.00
=========

G. – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES

1. Traveling expenses of personnel,
Bureau of Forestry P23,660.00

2. Postal, telegraph, telephone,
cable and radio service, Bureau of
Forestry 3,000.00

3. Illumination and power service,
Bureau of Forestry 500.00

4. Other services 5,660.00
–––––
Total for sundry expenses P32,820.00
=========

(8) FIBER INSPECTION SERVICE
II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES

1. Postal, telegraph, telephone,
cable and radio service P100.00

2. Illumination and power service 80.00

3. Other services 700.00
–––
Total for sundry expenses P880.00
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Total amount available for the
Fiber Inspection Service P880.00
––––
Amount to be paid from the Fiber
Inspection Service Fund (P880.00)
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Total amount available for the
Department of Agriculture
and Natural Resources P32,820.00
========

H. – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND
COMMUNICATIONS

I. – SALARIES AND WAGES
(3) BUREAU OF POSTS
1. For the employment of temporary
and emergency employees from time
to time at rates not exceeding P4 a day P162,000.00

(4) BUREAU OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
2. For the employment of temporary
and emergency employees from time to
time at rates not exceeding P6 a day P4,000.00
–––––
Total for salaries and wages P166,000.00
=========

II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Traveling expenses of personnel,
Bureau of Telecommunications P17,000.00

2. Postal, telegraph, telephone,
cable and radio service, Bureau of
Telecommunications 250.00

3. Illumination and power service,
Bureau of Telecommunications 8,130.00

4. Rental of buildings and grounds,
Bureau of Telecommunications 1,900.00

5. Consumption of supplies and materials,
Bureau of Telecommunications 56,000.00

6. Maintenance and repair of equipment,
Bureau of Telecommunications 3,750.00

7. Other services 76,220.00
Bureau of Posts P58,722.00
Bureau of Telecommunications 17,498.00
–––––
P76,220.00
=========
Total for sundry expenses P163,250.00
=========

IV. – SPECIAL PURPOSES
1. For the transportation of foreign
air mail P1,200,000.00

2. For the payment of overtime
compensation to employees of the
Bureau of Posts 175,000.00

3. For the payment of overtime
compensation to employees of the
Bureau of Telecommunications 500,000.00
Total for special purposes P1,875,000.00
==========
Total amount available for the
Department of Public
Service Communications P2,204,250.00
==========

SPECIAL PROVISIONS
1. The itemization of the appropriation authorized in item H-IV-11, of Republic Act No. 673 for the installation, operation and maintenance of the Government Telephone System shall not be construed as limiting the total expenditures that may be incurred for the specific purposes provided in said item, and the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, with the approval of the President, is hereby authorized to augment any of the amounts thus itemized, provided that such additional expenditures shall not be more than P12,500 and shall be defrayed from the receipts of the System.

J. – DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
(5) INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ENGINEERING DIVISION
SALARIES AND WAGES

1. One industrial safety engineer and
chief of division P6,000.00
Excess of actual salary 1,200.00
––––
Total for salaries and wages P7,200.00
––––
Total for the Industrial Safety
Engineering Division P7,200.00
Amount to be paid out in the
Industrial Safety Engineering
Revolving Fund P7,200.00
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K. – DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
IV. – SPECIAL PURPOSES

1. For intelligence, counter-intelligence,
psychological warfare, contingent expenses,
purchase of information, payment of rewards
for the capture, dead or alive, or dissident
elements, including salaries, travel expenses,
miscellaneous and contingent expenses in
connection with intelligence work and
peace and order campaign P500,000.00

2. For the payment of gratuities and
pensions of officers and enlisted men who
died or are disabled as a result of wounds
or injuries received or sickness or disease
incurred in line of duty while in the active
service of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines or the Philippine Constabulary
in accordance with the provisions of
Republic Act No. 610 207,000.00

3. For the payment of pensions to veterans
of past Philippine revolutions or wars in
accordance with the provisions of
Commonwealth Act No. 605, including the
operating expenses of the Board of
Pensions for Veterans under Republic
Act No. 539 164.00

SUNDRY EXPENSES
(a) Other services P164.00
Total for special purposes P707,164.00
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(a) ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES
(b) APPROPRIATIONS COMMON TO ALL MAJOR SERVICES
(General Headquarters)
SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Gratuity, retirement, separation
and pension of officers and enlisted
men P600,000.00
–––––
Total for sundry expenses P600,000.00
=========

FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT
1. For the purchase of initial engineer,
medical, ordinance, quartermaster
and signal equipment P1,200,000.00
––––––
Total for furniture and equipment P1,200,000.00
––––––
Total for the General Headquarters P1,800,000.00
––––––
Total amount available for the
Department of National Defense P2,507,164.00
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L. – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
I. – SALARIES AND WAGES
(2) BUREAU OF HEALTH
1. Salary differentials for district
health officers who rates of compensation
had been raised due to reclassification
of provinces (one-half only, the other
half being payable by the provinces
concerned) P4,110.00
––––
Total for salaries and wages P4,110.00
=========

II. – SUNDRY EXPENSES
1. Consumption of supplies and
materials, Bureau of Hospitals P250,000.00
–––––
Total for sundry expenses P250,000.00
–––––
Total amount available for
the Department of Health P254,110.00
Total amount available for
Ordinary Expenditures P6,290,624.00
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EXTRAORDINARY EXPENDITURES
B. – OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
SPECIAL PURPOSES

1. For the operation of the Import
Control Commission P207,000.00
Amount to be paid out of the receipts
collected under the new import
control law (207,000.00)

2. For relief to victims of the eruption
of Hibok-Hibok volcano and the typhoons
that passed through several provinces 300,000.00
–––––
Total for special purposes P300,000.00
–––––
Total amount available for the
Office of President P300,000.00
=========

D. – DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SPECIAL PURPOSES
1. For the necessary expenses of the
UNESCO, Republic Act No. 621 P5,000.00

2. For the expenses in connection with
the donation of the Philippines to the United
Nations consisting of Philippine woods for
the panelling of the General Assembly
Auditorium and for processing and
shipping the materials to the Secretariat
of the said Organization 50,000.00
–––––
Total for special purposes P55,000.00
–––––
Total amount available for the
Department of Foreign Affairs P55,000.00
=========

G. – DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
SPECIAL PURPOSE

1. For the intensification of the campaign
for the control and eradication of agricul-
tural pests and diseases, including mosaic
disease, leaf miners and kadang-kadang,
the purchase of insecticides, fungicides,
etc. P150,000.00
–––––
Total for special purpose P150,000.00
–––––
Total amount available for the
Department of Agriculture and
Natural Resources P150,000.00
=========

K. – DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
SPECIAL PURPOSES

1. For expenses of the Philippine Veterans
Board in carrying out the purposes of Republic
Act No. 65, providing for a Bill of Rights of
officers and entitled men of the Philippine
Army and of recognized guerrilla
organizations P10,000.00

SUNDRY EXPENSES
(a) Postal, telegraph, telephone, cable
and radio service P10,000.00

2. For the purchase of loose firearms and
ammunitions; PROVIDED, That, no part of
this amount shall be transferred to another
item 1,000,000.00

3. For the purchase from private
individuals and dealers of firearms frozen by
the Government; PROVIDED, That payments
shall be made at cost price which shall not
be above current price 500,000.00
––––––
Total for special purposes P1,510,000.00
==========
Total amount available for the
Department of National Defense P1,510,000.00
==========
Total amount available for
Extraordinary Expenditures P2,015,000.00
==========

GRAND TOTAL OF THE APPROPRIATION
AUTHORIZED IN THIS ACT: EIGHT
MILLION, THREE HUNDRED FIVE
THOUSAND, SIX HUNDRED TWENTY-
FOUR PESOS P8,305,624.00
==========

Sec. 2. Effective date. – This Act shall take effect as of July first, nineteen hundred and fifty-one.

Approved: May 29, 1952

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