Full Title
Date of Approval
September 29, 1939

Other Details

Issuance Category
Legislative Issuance Type
Major Topic
Amends Note
Commonwealth Act 120

Official Gazette

Official Gazette Source
Official Gazette vol. 37 no. 132 page 2737 (11/4/1939)

Full Text of Issuance

[ Commonwealth Act No. 495, September 30, 1939 ]


Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:Sec. 1. Section four of Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred and twenty, is amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 4. Whenever the Board may deem it necessary for the Corporation to incur an indebtedness or to issue bonds to carry out the purposes for which the Corporation has been organized, it shall, by resolution, so declare and state the purpose for which the proposed debt is to be incurred and the conditions of the bonds. in order that such resolution he valid, it shall be passed by the affirmative vote of at least three members of the Board and approved by die President of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Finance."The bonds shall be issued under the following conditions Shall be in registered form and transferable at the Office of the Treasurer of the Philippines in Manila or at the Registry Office of the Department of the Treasury of the United States at Washington, District of Columbia; (b) they shall not be sold at less than payable thirty years after the. date of issue but may be redeemable, at the pleasure of the Board, after ten years from the date of issue; ( d) they shall bear interest at in annual race to be determined before their issuance by the Secretary of Finance; (e) the interest may be payable quarterly, semi-annually, or annually as may be determined by the Secretary of Finance before the issuanceĀ  of the bonds; and (f) both principal and interest shall be payable in Philippines currency or its equivalent in lawful currency of the United States in the discretion of the Secretary of Finance. in Manila, if the bonds are sold in the Philippines, or in the United States Treasury, if sold in the United States."The bonds issued under the authority of this Act shall be exempt from the payment of all tales by the Commonwealth of the Philippines, or by any authority, branch, division or political subdivision thereof and subject to the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved March twenty-four, nineteen hundred and thirty-four, otherwise known as die Tydings-McDuffie Law, which facts shall be stated upon the face of said bonds. Said bonds shall be receivable as security in any transaction with the Government in which such security is required."A sinking fund shall be created the total whereof at each annual due. date of the bonds shall be. equal to the total of an annuity of nineteen thousand three hundred seventy-one pesos and thirty-three centavos for each one million pesos of bonds outstanding, with interest at the rate of three and one-half per centum per annum. The sinking funds shall be under the custody of the Treasurer of the Philippines, who shall invest the sane subject to the approval of the Board and the Secretary of Finance."The Commonwealth of the Philippines hereby guarantees the payment by the National Power Corporation of both the principal and the interest of the bonds issued by said Corporation by virtue of this Act, and shall pay such principal and interest in case the National Power Corporation fails to do so, and there are hereby appropriated, out of the general funds in the Philippine Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sums necessary to make the payments guaranteed by this Act: provided, That the sums so paid by the Commonwealth of the Philippines shall be refunded by the National Power Corporation."

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.Approved, September 30, 1939.

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