|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 912 - AN ACT TO
REQUIRE THE USE, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, OF PHILIPPINE MADE MATERIALS
OR PRODUCTS IN GOVERNMENT PROJECTS OR PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION,
WHETHER DONE DIRECTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT OR AWARDED THRU CONTRACTS |
|Section 1. In
construction or repair work undertaken by the Government, whether done
directly or thru contract awards, Philippine made materials and
products, whenever available, practicable and usable, and will serve
the purpose as equally well as foreign made products or materials,
shall be used in said construction or repair work, upon the proper
certification of the availability, practicability, usability and
durability of said materials or products by the Director of the Bureau
of Public Works and/or his assistants. |
Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying into effect the purposes of this Act, the Director of Public Works shall prepare or cause to be prepared, from time to time, a list of building and construction materials and products made in the Philippines that are available, durable, usable and practicable for construction and building purposes.
Sec. 3. No contract may be awarded under the provisions of this Act unless the contractor agrees to comply with the requirements of this Act, and a contract already awarded may be rescinded for unjustified failure to so comply.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works and/or his assistants, including the district engineers, to see to it that the requirements of this Act are faithfully complied with by the persons concerned, and failure on their part to do so shall subject them to dismissal from the government service or other disciplinary action.
Sec. 5. The Director of Public Works, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Public Works and Communications, is hereby empowered to promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this Act.
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 20, 1953