REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4217 - AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINETY-TWO (c) OF ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, AS AMENDED, RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF REGISTERS OF DEEDS
1. Section one hundred ninety-two (c) of Act Numbered
Twenty-seven hundred and eleven, otherwise known as the Revised
Administrative Code, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as
"Sec. 192 (c). Qualifications of registers of deeds. – No person shall be appointed to the Office of Register of Deeds unless he has been admitted to the practice of law in the Philippines and shall have actually engaged in such practice for at least three years or has been employed for a like period following his membership in the Philippine Bar or for at least five years immediately preceding such membership, in some branch of the Government the functions of which include the registration of property. This qualification shall, however, not be required in the case of officers designated temporarily to perform the duties of registers of deeds."
Sec. 2. This Act shall be without prejudice to the rights of the present incumbents who may lack the qualifications herein provided for to continue in office until their services shall be terminated in accordance with law.
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 19, 1965