REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4913
AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE FILIPINO PEOPLE FOR APPROVAL THE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PHILIPPINES PROPOSED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES IN RESOLUTIONS OF BOTH HOUSES NUMBERED ONE AND THREE ADOPTED ON MARCH SIXTEEN, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN
Section 1. The amendments to the Constitution of the Philippines proposed by the Congress of the Philippines in Resolutions of both Houses Numbered One and Three, Both adopted on March sixteen, nineteen hundred and sixty- seven, shall be submitted to the people for approval at the general election which shall be held on November fourteen, nineteen hundred and sixty-seven, in accordance with the provisions of this Act.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 2. The amendments shall be published in three consecutive issues of the Official Gazette at least twenty days prior to the election. A printed copy thereof shall be posted in a conspicuous place in every municipality, city and provincial office building and in every polling place not later than October fourteen, nineteen hundred and sixty-seven, and shall remain posted therein until after the election. At least five copies of the said amendments shall be kept in each polling place to be made available for examination by the qualified electors during election day. When practicable, copies in the principal native languages, as may be determined by the Commission on Elections, shall be kept in each polling places. The Commission on Elections shall make available copies of said amendments in English, Spanish and, whenever practicable, in the principal native languages, for free distribution.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 3. The provisions of Republic Act Numbered One hundred eighty, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Election Code, insofar as they are not inconsistent herewith, are hereby made applicable to the election provided for in this Act.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 4. The ballots which shall be used in the election for the approval of said amendments shall be printed in English and Pilipino and shall be in the size and form prescribed by the Commission on Elections: Provided, however, That at the back of said ballot there shall be printed in full Resolutions of Both Houses of Congress Numbered One and three, both adopted on March sixteen, nineteen hundred and sixty-seven, proposing the amendments; Provided, further, That the questionnaire appearing on the face of the ballot shall be as follows:
Are you in favor of the proposed amendment to Sec. five of Article VI of our Constitution printed at the back of this ballot?
Are you in favor of the proposed amendment to Sec. sixteen of Article VI of our Constitution printed at the back of this ballot?
To vote for the approval of the proposed amendments, the voter shall write the word "Yes" or its equivalent in Pilipino or in the local dialect in the blank space after each question; to vote for the rejection thereof, he shall write the word "No" or its equivalent in Pilipino or in the local dialect.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 5. The boards of election inspectors shall prepare and sign four copies of the returns of the citizens in their respective polling places on a form to be prescribed by the Commission on Elections. One copy shall be deposited in the ballot box for valid ballots, and the three copies shall be delivered to the respective municipal treasurers, who shall immediately forward, by registered mail, one copy to the Commission on Elections, one copy of the Secretary of the Senate, and one copy to the Secretary of the House of Representatives.
Within thirty days after the opening of the third regular session of the Sixth Congress of the Philippines, the Senate and House of Representatives shall hold a joint session, canvass the returns, and certify the result thereof.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 6. The sum of one million pesos is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry into effect the provisions of this Act.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 17, 1967