REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5524 - AN ACT CREATING A SPECIAL FUND FOR THE OPERATIONAL EXPENSES OF THE SUGAR QUOTA ADMINISTRATION
1. Creation of A Sugar Quota Administration Fund. –
To enable the Sugar Quota Administration to pursue and accomplish its
objectives more effectively, there is hereby created the Sugar Quota
Administration Special Fund, to be referred to hereinafter as the Fund,
which shall be utilized exclusively for the operational expenses of the
Sugar Quota Administration. |
Sec. 2. Sources of the Fund. – The said Fund shall consist of:
(a) All the proceeds of the fees collected under Act Numbered Forty-one hundred sixty-six, otherwise known as the "Sugar Limitation Law", and Executive Order Numbered Two hundred thirty-eight, dated December 14, 1939; and
(b) All the proceeds of the special milling fee of ten centavos which is hereby imposed, commencing with the crop year 1969-1970, upon every picul of sugar milled in all sugar centrals and covered by quedan-permit or warehouse receipt.
Sec. 3. Manner and time of payment. – The special milling fee shall be paid by the sugar cane planter and the sugar central concerned in the same proportion as their respective shares of the sugar milled, and said fee shall constitute a lien upon the sugar quedan or warehouse receipt until the same is paid.
It shall be the duty of the sugar central to collect the fee herein imposed and to remit, not later than fifteen days after the end of every month, the collection for the proceeding month to the Treasurer of the Philippines who shall receive it for safekeeping: Provided, That the provisions of any existing law to the contrary notwithstanding, the release of any and all amounts from the Fund is declared ministerial upon the order and/or authorization of the Sugar Quota Administration.
Sec. 4. Administration of the Fund. – The operational expenses for the Sugar Quota Administration for the period from July 1, 1969 to June 30, 1970 shall be disbursed from the corresponding appropriation of said Administration as provided for in the Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1969-1970: Provided, however, That thereafter, no money shall be paid out of the Fund except for the operational expenses of the Sugar Quota Administration and pursuant to an Appropriation Act. The Executive Department in submitting the requests for appropriation out of the Fund shall take into account the provisions of Commonwealth Act Numbered Two hundred and forty-six, as amended by Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred and ninety-two.
Sec. 5. Duration of the Fund. – The Fund herein created shall continue to be in full force and effect until sooner repealed by Congress: Provided, That no sums shall be appropriated in the General Appropriations Act out of the general fund starting July 1, 1970, for operational expenses of the Sugar Quota Administration as long as the Fund is in full force and effect.
Sec. 6. Application of the Civil Service Law. – Nothing in this Act shall be construed as exempting the Sugar Quota Administration from the Civil Service Law, rules and regulations including the security of tenure of its personnel or the property of any personnel action: Provided, That the Sugar Quota Administration shall not be covered by the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Wage and Position Classification Office.
Sec. 7. Effectivity. – The Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 21,