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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5494 - AN ACT APPROPRIATING TWENTY-EIGHT MILLION PESOS TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE REGULAR ELECTIONS FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE- PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, EIGHT SENATORS, AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDING SPECIAL ELECTIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS PROVIDED BY LAW TO BE HELD ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF NOVEMBER, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES CONNECTED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ELECTIONS LAWS
1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in
the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of
twenty-eight million pesos to be spent, subject to auditing and
accounting regulations and to allotment of funds in accordance with the
provisions of Republic Act Numbered Nine hundred ninety-two for payment
of the expenses that may be incurred in connection with, and incidental
to, the holding of the regular elections for President and
Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines, for the eight
Senators who will succeed those whose terms of office will expire on
December thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixty-nine, and Members of the
House of Representatives, including special elections of local
officials provided by law: Provided, That the funds appropriated in
this Act shall be available for expenses for the elections of nineteen
hundred sixty-nine incurred prior to the effectivity of this Act and
shall continue to be available until all expenses of said elections
shall have been paid, and shall be given priority of release upon
request of the Commission on Elections: Provided, further, That the
Commission on Elections is authorized to use such sums as may be
necessary from the appropriation authorized in this Act for the
implementation of Republic Act Numbered Thirty-five hundred
eighty-eight, as amended, including the appointment of additional
election registrars in places where there are backlogs in registration
and/or where the number of registered voters are less than the number
registered in previous elections, for the payment of prior years'
election obligations, and for other purposes connected with the
administration and enforcement of election laws: And provided, finally,
That not more than one million two hundred fifty thousand pesos shall
be available to pay prior years' election obligations.
The Commission on Elections shall submit a report of the expenditures of the amount appropriated herein to Congress and to the President within one month after the opening of the next regular session of Congress.
Sec. 2. For services rendered in connection with the election on election day, provincial, city, municipal and municipal district treasurers shall, in addition to their salaries receive a per diem of forty-five pesos.
Sec. 3. The Commission on Elections is hereby authorized to pay out of the funds appropriated in this Act, transportation expenses of election registrars when they hold office in any district, barrio or sitio within their jurisdictions to register voters and for other travels in connection with the election, subject to the rules and regulations that the Commission may promulgate in connection herewith.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 21, 1969.