H. No. 694
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Second Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eighth day of July, two thousand fourteen.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10649
AN ACT INCREASING THE BURIAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS FROM TEN THOUSAND PESOS (P10,000.00) TO TWENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P20,000.00), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS” AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:cralawlawlibrary
Section 1. Section 20 of Republic Act No. 6948, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 20. Burial Assistance. – Unless the person who defrayed the expenses for the funeral of a deceased veteran is entitled to a similar benefit from the United States Government, he or she shall be given Twenty thousand pesos (P20.000.00) as burial assistance upon application therefor in due form which shall be filed within two (2) years from the death of the veteran concerned.”
Sec. 2. Appropriations. – The amount necessary for the initial implementation of this Act shall be charged against the current year’s appropriations for burial expenses of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO). Thereafter, the amount necessary for the continued implementation shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 3. Effectivity. – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary
|(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON|
President of the Senate
|(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.|
Speaker of the House
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on May 19, 2014 and September 15, 2014, respectively.
(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Approved: November 27, 2014
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines