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AN ACT APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF ONE MILLION PESOS FOR CERTAIN WORK IN RELATION TO THE PROTECTION OF EARLY INFANCY IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, INCLUDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF "GOTAS DE LECHE."
By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Legislature, that:SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one million pesos, which shall not be set up in the books of the Auditor until allotted administratively, for expenditure, in the discretion of the Governor-General, in the provinces organized under Act Numbered Eighty-three, and the Provinces of Palawan, Mindoro, and Batanes, the Department of Mindanao and Sulu, and the special provinces of Northern Luzon, to assist in the campaign for the protection of early infancy, including the establishment of "Gotas de Leche" wherever it may be feasible and necessary: Provided, however, That in order that a province, municipality or township may obtain the aid herein authorized, it shall be required to contribute, either by appropriation out of its own funds, or by voluntary subscription, or in any manner other than by direct or indirect aid of the Insular Government, a sum equal to that which the Governor-General is ready to invest in such province, municipality, or township: Provided, further, That the technical plan of the work contemplated shall be approved by the "Liga Nacional para la protection de la primera infancia:" And provided, finally, That in connection with such work, any officer or employee of the Insular, provincial, and municipal governments shall serve gratuitously when so directed by the Governor-General, and any officer or employee so directed who fails to render satisfactory service may be summarily removed.SEC. 2. The Governor-General shall include in his annual message to the Philippine Legislature a detailed report of the work for the protection of early infancy performed in accordance with the provisions of this Act.SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage.Enacted, February 23, 1916.
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