PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5497 - AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED THREE HUNDRED AND FOUR, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF THE CLAIMS OF ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES, ITS BRANCHES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES AND THE CORPORATIONS OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THOSE OF THE FREE LOCAL CIVIL GOVERNMENTS, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL, DULY ORGANIZED FOR PURPOSES OF RESISTANCE AGAINST THE ENEMY, TO SALARIES AND WAGES DURING THE ENEMY OR JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF THE PHILIPPINES AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER OF THEIR SETTLEMENT"
1. Section one of Republic Act Numbered Three hundred
and four, as amended by Republic Act Numbered Eight hundred
ninety-seven, is further amended by adding thereto the following:
"Provided, further, That for the purpose of this Act, a person shall be
considered member of any guerrilla forces duly recognized by the army
of the United States if his name appears in the reconstructed roster
furnished by the United States army to the Philippines or if his name
has been deleted from the reconstructed roster of troops, the record
repositories of the Armed Forces of the Philippines shall show that he
served in a duly recognized guerrilla unit whose recognition was never
revoked and that he was processed or returned to or under the military
control and/or under the said unit and he actually received his arrears
in pay from the United States army: Provided, finally, That no member
of any recognized guerrilla forces under this Act, as herein amended,
shall be entitled to its benefits unless he has filled his application
for such benefits within the period fixed by law."
Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 21, 1969