REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6402 - AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED SIXTY-ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FOUR, KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SURIGAO
Section three of Republic Act Numbered Sixty-one hundred and
thirty-four, known as the Charter of the City of Surigao, is hereby
amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 3. Territory of the City of Surigao. – The City of Surigao, which is hereby created, shall comprise the present territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Surigao in the Province of Surigao del Norte including the barrios of Punta, Bilar, Ipil, Mabua and Danao and their respective sitios, or as changed hereafter according to law.â€
Sec. 2. Section eighty-eight of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 88. Regular and auxiliary judges of the city court. – There shall be a city court for the City of Surigao consisting of two branches for which shall be appointed and designated two city judges to be known as judges of the first and second branch thereof, and a City Auxiliary Judge.
"The City Court shall have the same jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases and the same incidental powers as are at present conferred by law upon municipal courts and such additional jurisdiction and powers as may hereafter be conferred upon them by law or this charter.
"The auxiliary City Judge shall discharge the duties in case of absence, incapacity, or inability of any of the City Judges until the latter reassumes his post. During his incumbency the Auxiliary City Judge shall enjoy the powers, emoluments and privileges of the City Judge."
Sec. 3. Any provision of Republic Act Numbered Sixty-one hundred and thirty-four or any other laws, executive orders, proclamations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: October 4, 1971