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AN ACT APPROPRIATING THE SUM OF FOURTEEN MILLION PESOS FOR THE RELIEF AND/OR REHABILITATION OF THE FLOOD AND/OR TYPHOON VICTIMS AND FOR THE REPAIR, RECONSTRUCTION AND/OR CONSTRUCTION OF FLOOD AND RIVER CONTROL WORKS, ROADS, BRIDGES, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND OTHER PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN MINDANAO WHICH WERE DAMAGED BY THE FLOOD AND/OR TYPHOON IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:SECTION 1. The sum of fourteen million pesos is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for relief and/or rehabilitation of flood and/or typhoon victims in Mindanao in January and February, nineteen hundred and sixty-two and for the repair, reconstruction and/or construction of all flood control works, roads, bridges, public buildings and other damaged public works, to be distributed proportionately among the provinces and cities affected as provided hereunder:
- The six million pesos appropriated by virtue of this Act shall be given in the form of relief to the indigent or deserving flood and/or typhoon victims of Mindanao for the rehabilitation of their homes, farms, animals, livestocks, seeds, clothing, business, and other properties essential to their welfare and well-being, and the same shall be distributed to each victim by the Social Welfare Administration and the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources or any of their duly authorized representatives, in the different provinces and cities in accordance with the allocation prepared and approved, after consultation with the heads of the local governments concerned, by a special committee composed of the Social Welfare Administrator as chairman, and as members, one representative of the President and one representative of the Philippine National Red Cross duly designated by the chairman-thereof: Provided, That the consultation of the local governments shall be carried out within a period of ten days from notification by the committee: Provided, further, That in the allocation above referred to, indigents and the needy shall have priority, but in no case shall any family receive an amount exceeding two hundred pesos as relief and/or rehabilitation in cash or in kind: And, provided, finally, That any person who fraudulently files a claim or collects any amount in excess of any actual damages he may have suffered and any person or official who knowingly causes such a claim to be paid, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor more than one thousand pesos or suffer imprisonment of not less than one month nor more than one year, or both, in the discretion of the Court: Provided, however, That if the guilty party is in charge of distributing releases, the penalty shall be imprisonment for not less than one year, or as provided for by existing law.
- The amount of eight million pesos appropriated by virtue of this Act shall be spent for the repair, reconstruction and/or construction of all flood and river control works, roads, bridges, public buildings, and other damaged public works, to be distributed proportionately among the provinces and cities affected by the flood and/or typhoon in accordance with the extent of the damage done upon these public works as determined by the Secretary of Public Works and Communications and/or his duly authorized representatives: Provided, That the release of funds herein appropriated shall be pro rata and simultaneous: And, provided, further, That, except for flood and river control works, no portion of said amount shall be utilized for new construction, but only for purposes of restoration and the repair and reconstruction above referred to.
SEC. 2. Any unexpended balance or unobligated amount of this appropriation as of June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixty-three, shall revert to the general fund.SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.Approved, June 16, 1962.
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