Act No. 104, AN ACT extending the provisions of “the Provincial Government Act” to the province of Romblon, as therein defined
AN ACT extending the provisions of “the Provincial Government Act” to the province of Romblon, as therein defined
Byautliority of the President of the United States^ be it enacted by
the United States Philippine Commissiorty that:
Section 1. All the provisions of an act entitled “A General Act
for the Organization of Provincial Grovemments in the Philippine
Islands,” enacted February 6, 1901, shall apply to and govern the
establishment of a provincial government in that territory embracing
the Islands of Romblon, Tablas, Sibuyan, Banton, Maestro de Campo
and Simara, heretofore known as the District of Romblon, together
with the Island of Carabao, with such exceptions, modifications and
supplementary provisions as are hereinafter contained.
Sec. 2. The compensation to be paid provincial officers of the
Province of Romblon shall be at the following rate per year, money
of the United States:
For the Provincial Governor, twelve hundred dollars ($1,200.00);
For the Provincial Secretary, nine hundred dollars ($900.00);
For the Provincial Treasurer, fifteen nundred dollars ($1,500.00);
For the Provincial Supervisor, thirteen hundred dollars ($1,300.00);
For the Provincial Fiscal, one thousand doUare ($1,000.00).
The saJary of provincial officers shall be payable monthly so that
one-twelfth (^) of the annual salary shall be paid on the last day of
each calendar month.
Each provincial officer shall be allowed his necessary and actual
traveling expenses, not exceeding two dollars ($2.00) per day, in
money of the United States, while absent from the capital of the
province on official business. The allowance shall be made by the
Provincial Board upon the certificate of the officer that the travel
was necessary for the public business, and shall not be paid until
the account, accompanied by the resolution of the Board approving
the same, shall be forwarded to the Insular Treasurer and by him
Sec. 3. The bond of the Provincial Treasurer shall be seventy-five
hundred dollars ($7,500.00,) until the first day of March, 1902, when,
in view of the collection of the land tax, the Commission may require
a new bond or an additional bond to cover the probable increase of
the funds of which the Provincial Treasurer shall have custody at
any one time. The bond to be given shall be conditioned to secure
on the part of the Provincial Treasurer that he shall account for the
internal revenue collections coming into his hands as Internal Revenue
Collector; the taxes collected by him for each municipality, for the
province, and for the Central Government. The form of the bond
shall be prescribed by the Insular Treasurer. If, upon the request
of the Commission, the Military Governor shall detail any military
officer to fill a provincial office, no bond shall De required of him and
no salary shall be paid him until after July 1, 1901.
Sec. 4. The presidentes or alcaldes of the municipalities of the
province shall meet on the third Monday in January, April, July and
October to consider improvements needed in the province and for the
Provincial Government, and to make recommendations to the Provin-
cial Board. The convention shall be called together by the Provincial
Secretary and shall elect a chairman for each quarter’s session. The
Provincial Secretary shall act as secretary of the convention, and shall
certify its recommendations to the Provincial Board.
Sec. 5. The capital of the province shall be, as formerly, at the
town of Romblon.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, March 16, 1901.