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AN ACT GIVING RECOGNITION AND CREDIT TO COMMISSIONED NURSES OF THE NURSE CORPS APPOINTED UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 267, DATED APRIL 15, 1940, OR WHO SERVED ON ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE IN THE STATUS OF COMMISSIONED NURSES OF THE ARMY OF THE PHILIPPINES INDUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES OF THE FAR EAST AND TO THEIR SERVICES AS SUCH BY INSERTING NEW SUBSECTIONS BETWEEN SUBSECTION (G) AND (H) OF SECTION TWENTY-FIVE OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT, AS AMENDED.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:SECTION 1. Three new subsections, to be known as subsections (g-1), (g-2), and (g-3), are inserted between subsections (g) and (h) of section twenty-five of the National Defense Act, as amended, which shall read as follows:
"(g-l) All commissioned officers of the Nurse Corps who were appointed under Executive Order No. 267, dated April 15, 1940, issued pursuant to section 25 (e) of the National Defense Act, as amended by Commonwealth Act Numbered Three hundred and eighty-five, or who were appointed by the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and who were inducted into the United States Armed Forces in the Far East and served honorably as such with the said armed forces, shall be considered as commissioned officers of the Nurse Corps created by Republic Act Numbered Two hundred and three."(g-2) All said commissioned nurses shall be credited a period of service equal to the number of years, months, and days which said nurses served on active military service either as members of the Nurse Corps created by Executive Order No. 267, issued pursuant to section 25 (e) of the National Defense Act, as amended by Commonwealth Act Numbered Three hundred and eighty-five, or in the status of commissioned officers of the Army of the Philippines inducted into the United States Armed Forces of the Far East."(g-3) The respective ranks and grades which said commissioned nurses held under Executive Order No. 267 or in the status of commissioned nurses of the Army of the Philippines inducted into the United States Armed Forces of the Far East are hereby recognized, and the period of service credited to them, as hereinabove provided, shall be counted and construed as continuous or active service for the purpose of determining their grades and ranks, seniority, promotion and retirement as members of the Nurse Corps, Medical Service: Provided, however, That promotions made in the said corps before the approval of this Act shall not be affected thereby."
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