PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1072 - AN
ACT AMENDING ACT NUMBERED FORTY-ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX, AS AMENDED
BY COMMONWEALTH ACTS NUMBERED SEVENTY-SEVEN AND THREE HUNDRED AND
Section eight of Act Numbered Forty-one hundred and sixty-six, as
amended by Commonwealth Acts Numbered Seventy-seven and Three hundred
and twenty-three, is hereby further amended so as to read as follows:
"Sec. 8. The Sugar Quota Administrator shall allocate among all planters engaged in the growing of sugarcane, the total amount of "B" and "C" sugar, the manufacture whereof may be permitted in any given year, as provided in section five of this Act.cralaw
"The allocation of "B" sugar quota shall be effected in the following manner:
"(a) Of the total quantity of "B" sugar which may be permitted to be manufactured in any given year, sixty per cent, but in no instance less than one hundred fifty thousand four hundred fifty-five short tons thereof shall be allocated among plantation owners adherent to standard, marginal and sub-marginal mills as such standard, marginal and sub-marginal mills are defined in Executive Order Numbered Nine hundred one, dated October thirty, nineteen hundred and thirty-five, and in the manner therein provided.
"(b) The balance of the total quantity of "B" sugar which may be permitted to be manufactured in any given year, after deducting the amount allocated under paragraph (a) hereof and the amelioration allotments provided for in paragraph (d) hereof shall be allocated (1) to sugarcane land owners who are not holders of any allotment as well as (2) to plantation owners who are holders of allotments whose production is in excess of their individual total "A" and "B" allotments, the first in proportion to their production during the 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, and 1953-1954, crop years, whichever is the largest and the second in proportion to their production in excess of their total "A" and "B" allotments, during the 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950- 1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, and 1953-1954, crop years, whichever is the largest: Provided, however, That the determination of the crop year with the largest production shall be made by the Sugar Quota Administration which shall make a certification as to such production after due verification of actual production.cralaw
"(c) Any increase in the domestic sugar consumption requirements for any crop year shall be allocated to all plantation owners in proportion to their respective domestic allotments as determined in sub-sections (a) and (b) of this section.
"(d) The Sugar Quota Administrator shall be authorized to set aside and allocate equitably not more than four thousand short tons of the total domestic sugar to be used as amelioration allotment for sugarcane and sugar producers whose total allotment is less than one hundred piculs: Provided, That such amelioration allotment shall not be transferable except be testate or intestate succession.
"The twenty-five thousand tons of sugar quota allotted to the Philippines for export for the free market as determined by the International Agreement for the regulations of the production and marketing of sugar of 1953 and any other "C" sugar quota shall be allocated among all plantation owners in proportion to their respective "E" allotments as finally computed for any given crop year."
Sec. 2. The following section to be known as section eight-A is hereby inserted between sections eight and nine of Act Numbered Forty-one hundred and sixty-six, and to read as follows:
"Sec. 8-A. If after the termination of milling in each sugar central in any milling season, the holder of any allotment is not able to mill enough sugar to fill his allotment for that year, the amount of such allotment which he cannot file during such milling season shall be reallocated by the Sugar Quota Administration to other holders of allotments first within the same district, and then to other districts or in such other manner as may insure the filling of the quota for that year: Provided, That no reallocation under the provision of this section shall diminish the allotment to which the holder may be entitled in any subsequent crop year."
Sec. 3. Section nine of Act Numbered Forty-one hundred and sixty-six is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 9. The domestic allotment corresponding to each piece of land under the provisions of this Act shall be deemed to be an improvement attaching to the land entitled thereto. In the absence of milling contracts, or where such milling contracts shall have expired, such allotment shall be transferable in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be issued by the Sugar Quota Office: Provided, however, That the right of the plantation owner to transfer the domestic allotment attachment to the land from one milling district to another, shall not in any manner be curtailed, limited or in any way prejudiced."
Sec. 4. A section is hereby inserted after section sixteen of Act Numbered Four thousand one hundred sixty-six-A to be known as section sixteen-A to read as follows:
"Section 16-A. Any person who falsifies a report of production for the purpose of increasing a planter's allocation as contemplated in section eight (b) of this Act shall, without prejudice to any criminal liability, forfeit his allocations under this Act; and any person who shall give information which shall lead to the discovery of any falsification of reports or production shall be given fifty per cent of the planter's allocation thus forfeited."
Sec. 5. A section is hereby inserted after section eighteen of Act Numbered Four thousand one hundred sixty-six to be known as section eighteen-A to read as follows:
"Section 18-A. Any existing legislation, executive orders, or administrative orders which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed."
Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw
Approved: June 15, 1954