Act No. 88, AN ACT extending the provisions of “the provincial government act” to the province of Bulacan
AN ACT extending the provisions of “the provincial government act” to the province of Bulacan
By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:
Section 1. All the provisions of an act entitled “A General Act for
the Organization of Provincial Governments in the Philippine Islands,”
enacted February 6, 1901, shall apply to and govern the establishment
of a provincial government in tnat territory in the Island of Luzon
known as the Province of Bulacan, with such exceptions, modifications
and supplementary provisions as are hereinafter contained.
Sec. 2. The compensation to be paid provincial officers of the Prov-
ince of Bulacan shall be at the following rate per year, in money of
the United States:
For the Provincial Governor, one thousand, five hundred dollars
For the Provincial Secretary, one thousand, one hundred and fifty
For the Provincial Treasurer, two thousand, one hundred dollars
For the Provincial Supervisor, one thousand, seven hundred dollars
For the Provincial Fiscal, one thousand, three hundred dollars
The salary of provincial officers shall be payable monthly so that
one-twelfth (-jV) 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, 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 approved.
Sec. 3. The bond of the Provincial Treasurer shall be eight thou-
sand dollars ($8,000.00), until the first day of March, 1902, when, in
view of the collection oif 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 i*ev-
enue collections coming into his hands as Internal Revenue Collector;
the taxes collected by him for each municipalitv; for the Province;
and for the Central Government. The form of the bond shall be pre-
scribed by the Insular Treasurer. If upon the request of the Com-
mission, the Military Governor shall detail any military officer to fill a
provincial office, no bond shall be required of him and no salary shall
be paid him until July 1, 1901.
Sec. 4. The presidentes or alcaldes of the municipalities of the
Srovince 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 at the town of Malolos.
Sec. 6. The Provincial Board of Bulacan shall have authority to
unite with the Provincial Boards of the Provinces of Pampanga and
Tarlac, and with the Manager of the Manila and Dagupan Railroad
Company, in the employment of an efficient engineer or engineers to
devise as economical a plan as possible for protecting ‘the roads and
agricultural lands and towns of the three Provinces, and the roadway
and bridges of the Manila and Dagupan Railroad, from the destructive
effect of floods in the Tarlac, Bamban and Rio Grande del Pampanga
rivers, by levees or other recognized means of protection against such
floods, but the expenditure by the Provincial Board of Bulacan in
such joint arrangemement shall be limited to one thousand dollars
($1,000.00). The engineer or engineers selected shall consult with the
Provincial Supervisors of the three Provinces, and shall make a report
to the Provincial Bkwird of each Province, which shall transmit the
same, with its recommendations, through the Military Governor, to
the Commission for further enabling legislation.
Sec. 7. This act shall take effect on its passage.
Enacted, February 27, 1901.