REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2709 : PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES : CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2709
AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHARTER OF PASAY CITY.
Section 1. Sec. twelve of Republic Act Numbered One hundred eighty-three is amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 12. Constitution and organization of the Municipal Board Compensation of members thereof. The Municipal Board shall be the legislative body of the city and shall be composed of the Vice-Mayor, who shall be its presiding officer, and ten councilors who shall be elected at large by popular vote during every election for provincial and municipal officials in conformity with the provisions of the Election Code. In case of sickness, absence, suspension or temporary disability of any member of the Board or if necessary to maintain a quorum, the President of the Philippines may appoint a temporary substitute who shall possess all the rights and perform all the duties of a member of the Board until the return to duty of the regular incumbent.
"The Vice-Mayor shall appoint all the employees of the Board who may be suspended or removed in accordance with law, and shall approve the payroll of the said employees.
"If any member of the Municipal Board should be a candidate for office in any election, he shall be disqualified to act with the Board in the discharge of the duties conferred upon it relative to election matters, and in such case the other members of the Board shall discharge said duties without his assistance, or they may choose some disinterested elector of the city to act with the Board in such matters in his stead.
"The members of the Municipal Board shall receive a compensation of four thousand eight hundred pesos each per annum."
Sec. 2. The first paragraph of Sec. fifteen of the same Act is amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 15. Method of transacting business by the Board Authentication and publication of ordinances. The Board shall hold one ordinary session for the transaction of business during each week on a day which it shall fix by resolution, and such extraordinary session as may be called by the Vice-Mayor. It shall sit with open doors, unless otherwise ordered by an affirmative vote of six members. It shall keep a record of its proceedings not herein set forth. Six members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. But a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and may compel the immediate attendance of any member absent without good cause by issuing to the police of the city an order for his arrest and production at the session under such penalties as shall have been previously prescribed by ordinance. Six affirmative votes shall be necessary for the passage of any ordinance, or of any resolution or motion directing the payment of money or creating liability, but any other measure shall prevail upon the majority vote of the members present at any meeting duly called and held. The ayes and nays shall be taken and recorded upon the passage of all ordinances, upon all resolutions or motions directing the payment of money or creating liability, and at the request of any member, upon any other resolution or motion. Each approved ordinance, resolution or motion shall be sealed with the seal of the Board, signed by the presiding officer and the secretary of the Board and recorded in a book for the purpose, and shall, on the day following its passage, be posted by the secretary at the main entrance of the City Hall, and shall take effect and be in force on and after the tenth day following its passage unless otherwise stated in said ordinance, resolution or motion or vetoed ordinance, if repassed, shall take effect ten days after the veto is overridden by the required votes unless otherwise stated in the ordinance or again disapproved by the Mayor within said time."
Sec. 3. Pending the next general elections for provincial and municipal officials, the President of the Philippines shall appoint the three additional councilors provided in this Act with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, who shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected and have qualified.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 18, 1960.