|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1884 - AN
ACT TO ESTABLISH A GOVERNMENT ARSENAL, PROVIDE FOR ITS OPERATION AND
FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Declaration of Policy. – The Government hereby declares it its policy
to achieve a reasonable time sufficiency in small arms, mortars, and
other weapons, ammunition for these weapons, and other munitions for
the use of the military establishments.
Sec. 2. Designation of Agency; Creation of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions. – a. In addition to the functions and duties vested in him by existing laws, the Secretary of National Defense will exercise supervision and control over the government arsenal and is hereby authorized to establish, operate and maintain such an arsenal, as well as accessory plants for the continued and efficient operation of this arsenal, for the design, research development of production techniques, manufacture and repair of small arms, mortars, and other weapons, ammunition of these weapons, and other munitions.
b. There is created in the Department of National Defense an Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions. The Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions will be charged with the responsibility of making continuous study of and to advise the Secretary of National Defense on all matters pertaining to the design, development, manufacture, procurement, stockpiling, and allocation of small munitions; to recommend policies, rules and regulations to the Secretary of National Defense for the efficient operation, maintenance and security of the government arsenal; and to devise ways and means for the efficient mobilization of civilian industry to augment the production of the government arsenal in an emergency.
The Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines with the consent of the Commission on Appointments and shall receive an annual compensation of nine thousand pesos.cralaw
c. Subject to the approval of the Secretary of National Defense, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions will have such number of military and civilian personnel as the Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions may deem necessary by detail, whenever possible, from the Armed Force of the Philippines.cralaw
d. No person shall be appointed Undersecretary of Defense for Munitions unless he be a natural born citizen of the Philippines, a person with technical education and with at least five (5) years experience in MUNITION.cralaw
Sec. 3. The small arms ammunition plant and all
other plants to be established should be located and constructed at
such places suitable and consistent with the safety of communities
adjacent to such plants and with the requirements of security and the
principles of modern warfare.
Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 22, 1957