PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
ACT NO. 2125 - AN ACT AMENDING SECTION FOURTEEN OF ACT NUMBERED ELEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY, BY PROVIDING FOR THE SUSPENSION OF PAYMENTS OF RENTALS OR INSTALLMENTS ON THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE SO-CALLED FRIAR LANDS, AND THE INTEREST THEREON, IN THE EVENT OF CALAMITIES ARISING IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE ACTS OF GOD OR OF THE PUBLIC ENEMY.
|Section 1. Section fourteen of Act Numbered Eleven hundred
and twenty is hereby amended by adding to the end thereof the following:
"Provided, That when, by reason of fire, flood, drought, or other calamity arising in consequence of the act of God or of the public enemy, the crops of a lessee or purchaser shall be damaged or destroyed to such an extent that the prevailing market value of the harvest for the year in which such calamity occurs shall be less than one-half of the value of an average annual harvest, the Director of Lands, by administrative order, shall suspend the collection of rental, or the installment of the purchase price, or interest due on the deferred payments, or both installment and interest, corresponding to the periods of such calamity, if it shall be made to appear to his satisfaction that such loss has actually occurred, without contributory negligence on the part of said lessee or purchaser, and that the latter has no sufficient income other than that derived from the sale of his crops from which to make payment of the rental or installment and interest due.
"The rental or installment or interest so suspended shall be distributed through the periods remaining on the contract of lease or the sale certificate."
Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the same shall take effect on its passage, in accordance with section one of Act Numbered Nineteen hundred and forty-five of the Philippine Legislature.
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