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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1935 - AMENDING CERTAIN SectionS OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NOS. 1183 AND 1867
the objectives of government in imposing a travel tax to discourage
unnecessary foreign travel and encourage domestic tourism has not been
fully achieved, and;
WHEREAS, there is an apparent need to pursue this objective further particularly in the light of the present economic situation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree the further amendment of certain sections of Presidential Decree No. 1183, as amended, as follows:
Section 1.chanroblesnad Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 1183; as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Section 1.chanroblesnad There is hereby imposed, in lieu of the travel taxes levied under Section three of Republic Act No. 1478, as amended, and Section six of Republic Act No. 6141, a travel tax from (a) all citizens of the Philippines; (b) permanent resident aliens; and (c) non-immigrant aliens who have stayed in the Philippines for more than one (1) year who are leaving the country, irrespective of the place of issuance of ticket and the form and place of payment. A travel tax of the equivalent in pesos of Two Hundred Dollars (US$200.00) shall be imposed on passengers travelling under first class passage and the peso equivalent of One Hundred Twenty Dollars (US$120.00) for those travelling under economy class passage; Provided, however, that a reduced rate of the peso equivalent of One Hundred Twenty-five Dollars (US$125.00) for first class passage and the peso equivalent of Seventy-Five Dollars (US$75.00) for economy class passage shall be imposed on those enumerated under Sec. 2-A of this Decree."
Sec. 2.chanroblesnad Sec. 2 of the Presidential Decree No. 1867 is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2.chanroblesnad Proceeds to be realized from the additional tax shall accrue entirely to the General Fund of the National Government; Provided, however, that the Philippine Tourism Authority shall be allowed to maintain its projected receipts for 1984 out of total travel tax collections."
Sec. 3.chanroblesnad Sec. 2 of Presidential Decree No. 1183 as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2.chanroblesnad The following shall be exempt from the payment of the travel tax imposed under Section 1 of this Decree by securing a Travel Tax Exemption Certificate from the Philippine Tourism Authority:
"(a)chanroblesnad Foreign diplomatic and consular officials and members of their staff who are duly accredited to the Republic of the Philippines including the immediate members of their families and household domestics whose entry as such has been authorized by the Philippine Government;
"(b)chanroblesnad Officials, consultants, experts and employees of the United Nations Organization and of its agencies, and those exempted under existing laws, treaties and international agreements;
"(c)chanroblesnad Personnel of multi-national companies with regional headquarters at, but not engaged in business in the Philippines and their dependents if joining them during the period of their assignment in the Philippines as certified to by the Ministry of Trade and Industry;
"(d)chanroblesnad Crew members of ships andrplanes plying international routes who are leaving the country to join their vessels orrplanes or to assume their position therein;
"(e)chanroblesnad Filipino citizens who are permanent residents of foreign countries who have stayed in the Philippines for a period of not more than one (1) year;
"(f)chanroblesnad Bona fide students who studies abroad have been approved by the NEDA Scholarship Committee and foreign students whose studies in the country is financed by their government or by an international organization;
"(g)chanroblesnad Infants who are two years old or less;
"(h)chanroblesnad United States military personnel and other United States nationals, including their dependents in proper cases as indicated hereinbelow, who are travelling on United States Government-owned or chartered transport facilities or with fares expended out of United States Government funds, to wit:
"1)chanroblesnad United States military personnel and their dependents;
"2)chanroblesnad Filipinos in the United States Military Service and their dependents;
"3)chanroblesnad Filipino employees of the United States Government travelling on United States Government business;
"4)chanroblesnad U.S. State Department visitor grantees travelling on United States Government business and
"5)chanroblesnad Destitute American repatriates
"i)chanroblesnad Persons whose travel is provided or funded by foreign governments with which the Philippine Government maintains diplomatic relations;
"j)chanroblesnad Those authorized by the President of the Philippines for reasons of national interest."
Sec. 4.chanroblesnad Sec. 2-A of the same decree is hereby further amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2-A.chanroblesnad Unless otherwise exempted under Sec. 2 of the same Act, a reduced rate of the peso equivalent of One Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars (US$125.00) for first class passage and the peso equivalent of Seventy-Five Dollars (US$75.00) for economy class passage shall be imposed on the following:
"a)chanroblesnad Individuals who are twelve years old or below but over two years of age;
"b)chanroblesnad Those travelling under steerage class;
"c)chanroblesnad Recipients of awards and grants from foreign governments, institutions and organizations as certified to by the NEDA;
"d)chanroblesnad Those authorized by the President of the Philippines for reasons of national interest."
Sec. 5.chanroblesnad Sec. 2-B, as inserted by Batas Pambansa Blg. 38, is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 2-B.chanroblesnad Contract workers, their spouses, and dependents 21 years of age or below, with approved employment contracts and duly certified by the Ministry of Labor and Employment shall be subject to a rate of the peso equivalent of Sixty Dollars (US$60.00) for first class passage and the peso equivalent of Thirty-Five Dollars (US$35.00) for economy class passage."
Sec. 6.chanroblesnad All Laws, decrees, orders and regulations or parts thereof, which are inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 7.chanroblesnad This Decree shall take effect on August 15, 1984.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th of June in the Year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Four.
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