PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 450 - AN
ACT AUTHORIZING THE PRINTING AND ISSUE OF POSTAGE STAMPS BEARING THE
PICTURE OF AURORA ARAGON QUEZON TO RAISE FUNDS TO BE USED FOR AWARDING
PRIZES IN A NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN OF PLANTING FRUIT TREES BY PUPILS OF
THE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
|Section 1. To
raise funds for the rehabilitation of our denuded fruit tree orchards
and yards all over the Philippines which will perpetuate the memory of
Aurora Aragon Quezon, the Director of Posts, subject to the approval of
the Department Head, is hereby authorized to order the printing and
issue, for five years from the date of the approval of this Act, of
postage stamps of different denominations, with face value showing the
regular postage charge and the additional amount to be fixed by the
said Director destined for the purpose for which issued.
Sec. 2. These postage stamps shall bear the picture of Aurora Aragon Quezon, and shall carry the inscription, "Aurora Aragon Quezon Fruit Trees Memorial."
Sec. 3. The additional sum realized from the sale of these postage stamps shall be deposited with the National Treasurer to be disbursed by the Secretary of Education as yearly prizes to school children in the public elementary schools all over the Philippines who have planted, cared for, and produced the best fruit trees at the end of each school year.
The Secretary of Education shall issue the necessary rules and regulations for carrying out the purposes of this Act, including rules governing the organization of committees in the different municipalities which shall take charge of the campaign of planting fruit trees in their respective municipalities, the determination of the different prizes to be awarded under this Act, and the kind and number of trees to be planted by each pupil to be entitled to such prizes.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 8, 1950