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ACT NO. 4667
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4667 - AN ACT
CREATING THE SUBPROVINCE OF GUIMARAS IN THE PROVINCE OF ILOILO
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1. The Island of Guimaras and all the municipalities
comprised therein are constituted into a subprovince of the Province of
Iloilo, to be known as the Subprovince of Guimaras, with the seat of
government in the Municipality of Jordan.
Sec. 2. The provisions of Article eleven, Chapter
fifty-six, Title eight, Book three of the Revised Administrative Code,
as amended, insofar as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of
this Act, shall apply to the Subprovince of Guimaras.
Sec. 3. The Subprovince of Guimaras shall elect a
member to represent the interest of the subprovince in the provincial
board of Iloilo. It shall be his duty to attend the session of the
provincial board when the latter has to pass on matters concerning the
subprovince, but he shall have no vote except as regards such matters.
He shall receive a compensation equal to that paid to any member of the
provincial board of Iloilo; and shall also be entitled to reimbursement
of his actual and necessary traveling expenses in going to and
returning from the session of the provincial board. His compensation as
well as his traveling expenses shall be paid out of the funds of the
Sec. 4. The Subprovince of Guimaras shall be
constituted and organized into a separate, independent and regular
highway engineering district, similar to existing highway engineering
districts, for which a highway district engineer shall be assigned in
accordance with the laws, rules and regulations applicable thereto.
Sec. 5. The subprovince shall have a subprovincial
assessor who, under the direction and supervision of the provincial
assessor of Iloilo, shall perform the duties of assessor for the
subprovince. The subprovincial assessor shall be appointed by the
President of the Philippines, with the consent of the Commission on
Appointments, and shall receive a compensation of three thousand six
hundred pesos per annum.
Upon the appointment of the subprovincial assessor, all assessment
records for the subprovince shall be transferred to the office of the
said subprovincial assessor but official copies thereof shall likewise
be kept at the office of the provincial assessor.
Sec. 6. The Subprovince of Guimaras shall be
considered as a province for the purposes of Republic Act Numbered Nine
hundred seventeen and Commonwealth Act Numbered Five hundred
eighty-six, as amended.
Sec. 7. The lieutenant-governor of the Subprovince
of Guimaras shall not be a member of the Provincial Board of Iloilo.
Sec. 8. The subprovince of Guimaras shall have one
lieutenant-governor and one assistant lieutenant-governor. The
assistant lieutenant-governor shall take place and perform the duties
and exercise the powers of the lieutenant-governor in case of absence,
suspension, or other temporary incapacity of the latter.
Sec. 9. The lieutenant-governor and the assistant
lieutenant-governor shall receive a compensation of four thousand eight
hundred pesos per annum and three thousand pesos per annum,
SECTION 10. The lieutenant-governor shall fix the
number of assistants, deputies, clerks and other employees of the
various branches of the subprovincial government of Guimaras and in
accordance with the Salary Law, fix the rates of salary or wage they
shall receive: provided, that any act of the lieutenant-governor on the
number of employees and their salaries shall be subject to the approval
of the provincial board.
After the number and compensation shall have been determined, the
lieutenant-governor shall, any provision of law to the contrary
notwithstanding, appoint, upon the recommendation of the chief of the
office concerned, all the subordinate officers and employees in the
various branches of the subprovincial government whose salaries,
compensation or wages are paid wholly from the subprovincial funds, in
conformity with the provisions of the Civil Service Law, except those
whose appointments are vested in other offices and in the President as
now provided for by law.
SECTION 11. The voters of the Subprovince of Guimaras
shall be eligible to vote for the provincial officials of the Province
SECTION 12. No person shall be eligible to the office
of lieutenant-governor, assistant lieutenant-governor and
representative to the provincial board of Iloilo for the Subprovince of
Guimaras unless at the time of the election he is a qualified voter of
the subprovince, has been a bona fide resident therein for at least
five years prior to the election, and is not less than twenty five
years of age.
SECTION 13. The first lieutenant-governor and
assistant lieutenant-governor of the Subprovince of Guimaras and the
first member to represent it in the provincial board of Iloilo shall be
appointed by the President of the Philippines, with the consent of the
Commission on Appointments, and shall hold office until their
successors shall have been elected in the general election for
provincial and municipal officials in November, nineteen hundred
sixty-seven, and shall have qualified to said office.
SECTION 14. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 18, 1966
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