PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3276 - AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CERAMIC PROCESSING PLANT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN NICOLAS, PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
1. There is hereby established a Ceramic Processing
Plant in a place to be chosen by the Commissioner of the National
Institute of Science and Technology in the Municipality of San Nicolas,
Province of Pangasinan, where sufficient quantities of ceramic
materials are found.
Sec. 2. The Ceramic Processing Plant shall have the following functions:
(a) Process and compound whatever clay or other ceramic raw materials which may be found in the locality for the manufacture of ceramic products or for sale to potters at cost;
(b) Mix ceramic materials for glaze to be used in the manufacture of ceramic products and to be sold at cost to potters;
(c) Construct a community kiln for use of local potters at nominal cost;
(d) Teach, guide and demonstrate to local potters the making of different kinds of ceramic products such as structural hollow clay blocks, building bricks, titles, and household potter wares like flower vases, art wares, containers, dinnerwares, drinking vessels, insulators, etc.; t
(e) Study efficient utilization of ceramic raw materials of the locality; and
Conduct such researchers or studies as may be necessary for the efficient and effective functioning of the plant.
Sec. 3. The Ceramic Processing Plant shall be headed by a chief ceramic technologist and shall have such other personnel as may be necessary. They shall be appointed by the Commissioner of the National Institute of Science and Technology.
The chief ceramic technologist shall be responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Ceramic Processing Plant. He shall be under the operational direction and supervision of the Commissioner of the National Institute of Science and Technology.
Sec. 4. Interested parties desiring to be trained in ceramics at the Ceramics Unit of the Industrial Research Center National Institute of Science and Technology, may apply to the head of the Ceramic Processing Plant and, upon approval of their application by the Commissioner of the National Institute of Science and Technology, shall be given a daily allowance not exceeding five pesos for a period not exceeding three months and transportation expenses from and to their province. The number of trainees and their qualifications shall be determined by the Commissioner of said Institute.
Sec. 5. The proceeds from the sale of products and/or materials as well as services rendered by the Ceramic Processing Plant and the unexpended balance of its annual appropriation shall be used as a revolving fund for the operation of the plant, improvement of its products and other studies connected with the project.
Sec. 6. Should the plant be sold to a private individual or corporation, the proceeds shall be employed for the establishment of similar plant or other plants in the Fifth District of Pangasinan to be determined by the Commissioner of the National Institute of Science and Technology.
Sec. 7. To carry out the purposes of this Act including the purchase of land, equipment, material, supplies and the construction of buildings and shops in connection with the work, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand pesos for the fiscal year nineteen hundred sixty-one to nineteen hundred sixty-two. Such amounts as may be necessary for the operating expenses of the plant in succeeding fiscal years are likewise hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any funds of the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 17, 1961.