Republic Act No. 1908




Section 1. The second paragraph of section seven of Republic Act Numbered Five hundred and twenty-five, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

"The Mayor shall receive a salary in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act Numbered Eight hundred forty. At the discretion of the Municipal Board, the Mayor may be provided, in addition to his salary, a non-commutable allowance not exceeding four thousand pesos per annum."

Sec. 2. The first paragraph of section thirteen of the same Act, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:

"Section 13. Appointment, salary and duties of the secretary of the Board. � The Board shall have a secretary who shall be appointed by it to serve during the term of office of the members thereof. The compensation of the secretary shall be fixed by ordinance approved by the President, and not exceeding three thousand pesos per annum. A vacancy in the office of the secretary shall be filled temporarily for the unexpired term in like manner."

Sec. 3. Paragraph (c) of section fifteen of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:
"(c) To fix the number and salaries of officials and employees of the city not otherwise provided for in this Act."

Sec. 4. Section nineteen of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 19. Appointment and removal of officials and employees. � The President of the Philippines shall appoint, with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, the judge and auxiliary judge of the municipal court, the city treasurer, the city engineer, the city attorney, the city health officer, the chief of police, the chief of the fire department, and the other heads of such city departments as may be created. Except the judge and the auxiliary judge of the municipal court, said officers shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.cralaw

"All other officers and employees of the city whose appointment is not otherwise provided for by law shall be appointed by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the corresponding city department head in accordance with the Civil Service Law and they shall be suspended or removed in accordance with said law."

Sec. 5. Section twenty-one of the same Act, as amended by Republic Act Numbered Six Hundred and seventy-two, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 21. The city treasurer � His powers, duties and compensation. � There shall be a city treasurer, who shall have charge of the department of finance and shall act as chief fiscal officer and financial adviser of the city and custodian of its funds. He shall receive a salary in accordance with Republic Act Numbered Eight hundred and forty. There shall also be an assistant city treasurer whose salary shall be fixed by the Municipal Board. The city treasurer shall have the following general powers and duties:

"(a) He shall collect all taxes due the city, all licenses authorized by law or ordinance, all rents due for lands, markets, and other property owned by the city, all further charges of whatever nature fixed by law or ordinance, and shall receive and issue receipt for all costs, fees, fines and forfeitures imposed by the municipal court.cralaw

"(b) He shall collect all miscellaneous charges made by the engineering department and by the other departments of the city government, and all charges made by the city engineers for inspections, permits, licenses, and the installations, maintenance, and services rendered in the operation of the private privy system.cralaw

"(c) He shall collect, as deputy of the Collector of Internal Revenue, by himself or deputies, all taxes and charges imposed by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines upon property or persons in the city, depositing daily such collections in any depository bank of the Government.

"(d) Unless otherwise specifically provided by law or resolution, he shall perform in and for the city the duties imposed by law or resolution upon provincial treasurers generally, as well as the other duties imposed upon him by law.cralaw

"(e) He shall purchase and issue all supplies, equipment or other property required by the city, through the Purchasing Agent, or otherwise, as may be authorized, subject to the general provisions of law relating thereto.cralaw

"(f) He shall be accountable for all funds and property of the city and shall render such accounts in connection therewith as may be prescribed by the Auditor General.

"(g) He shall deposit daily all municipal funds and collections in any bank duly designated as Government depository.cralaw

"(h) He shall disburse the funds of the city in accordance with duly authorized appropriations, upon properly executed vouchers bearing the approval of the chief of the department concerned and on or before the twentieth day of each month he shall furnish the Mayor and the Municipal Board for their administrative information a statement of the appropriations, expenditures and balances of all funds and accounts as of the last day of the month preceding."

Sec. 6. The second paragraph of section twenty-seven of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"The chief of the secret service shall receive a salary of not exceeding two thousand four hundred pesos per annum."

Sec. 7. Section seventy-seven of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 77. Clerk and employees of the municipal court. � There shall be a clerk of the municipal court who shall receive a compensation of not exceeding two thousand four hundred pesos per annum. He shall keep the seal of the court, and other documents issued by the court. He shall keep a docket of the trials in the court, in which he shall record in a summary manner the names of the parties and the various proceedings in civil cases, and in criminal cases, the name of the defendant, the charge against him, the names of the witnesses, the date of the arrest, the appearance of the defendant, together with the fines and costs adjudged or collected in accordance with the judgment. He shall have the power to administer oaths.

"The clerk of the municipal court shall at the same time be the sheriff of the city and shall as such have the same powers and duties as are assigned by existing law to provincial sheriffs. The Municipal Board may provide for such number of clerks in the office of the clerk of the municipal court as the needs of the service may demand."

Sec. 8. Section eighty-four of the same Act, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 84. General Auditing Office � City Auditor. � The city auditor, under the supervision of the Auditor General, shall receive and audit all accounts of the city in accordance with the provisions of law relating to Government accounts and accounting. He shall receive a salary not exceeding the rate provided for in Republic Act Numbered Eight hundred forty, one-half of which is payable from funds of the city and the other half from funds of the National Government. There shall also be an assistant city auditor who shall receive a salary of three thousand six hundred pesos per annum payable from the funds of the city."

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: June 22, 1957

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