PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4004 - AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS, AND FIXING THE NUMBER AND SALARIES, OF THE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF JUSTICE
1. In the performance of his duties as Chairman of
the Board of Pardons and Parole, the Secretary of Justice shall be
assisted by a staff which shall have one chief to be known as Executive
Officer and Secretary of the Board, whose salary shall be twelve
thousand pesos per annum; one assistant executive officer whose salary
shall be ten thousand pesos per annum; one assistant executive officer
whose salary shall be nine thousand pesos per annum; two supervising
parole officers each of whom shall receive eight thousand four hundred
pesos per annum; two senior parole supervisors each of whom shall
receive seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum; two senior parole
investigators each of whom shall receive seven thousand two hundred
pesos per annum; twelve parole investigators each of whom shall receive
six thousand per annum; and twelve parole supervisors each of whom
shall receive six thousand pesos per annum.
The Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board and the assistant executive officers shall not be less than thirty-five years of age and must be a member of the Philippine Bar for at least seven years.
The supervising parole officers, senior parole supervisors and senior parole investigators shall be members of the Bar for at least five years while the parole investigators and parole supervisors shall be members of the Bar for at least three years.
Sec. 2. The Board of Pardons and Parole shall also have a staff of complementary personnel whose salaries shall be as follows:
(a) One chief records clerk at four thousand two hundred pesos per annum;
(b) One chief clerk at four thousand two hundred pesos per annum;
(c) Three senior clerks at three thousand seven hundred twenty pesos per annum each;
(d) One senior stenographer at three thousand six hundred pesos per annum;
(e) One junior stenographer at three thousand pesos per annum;
(f) Twelve typists at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum each;
(g) Six filing clerks at two thousand four hundred pesos per annum each; and
(h) Two janitor-messengers at two thousand one hundred sixty pesos per annum each.
Sec. 3. In the interest of greater efficiency in the discharge of its functions, the Secretary of Justice may, in his discretion, organize the Board of Pardons and Parole into such divisions and sections as he may deem fit, each division and section to be headed by any of the officers of the Board whom he may designate.
Sec. 4. The provisions of any law, rule or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding, the officials and employees of the Board of Pardons and Parole shall receive the salary rates provided in this Act: provided, that no officer or employee holding office on the date of the passage of this Act shall, by reason thereof, be removed from office or be demoted to a lower category or scale of salary except for cause and upon compliance with the due process provided for by law: provided, further, that all incumbent parole officers shall be eligible for appointment to any position herein created.
Sec. 5. In addition to the sum provided in the General Appropriations Act for the operating expenses of the Board of Pardons and Parole for the ensuing fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary to cover the salaries of the personnel provided for in this Act as well as for maintenance, travelling and other operating expenses and equipment, are hereby appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Henceforth, appropriations to cover salaries and other expenses of the Board as herein provided shall be carried in the annual General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 6. All Acts, Executive orders, and parts thereof, and all rules and regulations which are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 18, 1964