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The Province of Misamis consists of territory in the north Island of Mindanao, including the Island of Camiguin and adjacent small islands. It contains the following municipalities:

Aloran, Baliangao, Balingasag, Cagayan (the capital of the province), Catarman, Gingoog, Initao, Jimenez, Mambajao, Misamis, Oroquieta, Plaridel, Sagay, Tagoloan, and Talisayan.

The Mountain Province consists of territory in the central part of northern Luzon and comprises the subprovinces of Amburayan, Apayao, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Lepanto.

The subprovince of Amburayan contains the municipality of Tagudin and the townships of Alilem, Bakun, San Gabriel, Santol, Sigay, Sudipen, Sugpon, and Suyo.

The subprovince of Benguet contains the city of Baguio and the townships of Atok, Bagulin, Bokod, Buguias, Disdis, Itogon, Kabayan, Sudipen, Kibungan, La Trinidad, Pugo, Tuba, and Tublay.

The subprovince of Bontoc contains the townships of Bontoc (the capital of the province), and Sagada.

The subprovince of Lepanto contains the townships of Ampusungan, Angaki, Banaao, Bauko, Besao, Cervantes, Concepcion, Kayan, Mankayan, Sabangan, and San Emilio.

The Province of Nueva Ecija consists of territory in north-central Luzon, and comprises the following municipalities:

Aliaga, Bongabon, Cabanatuan (the capital of the province), Cabiao, Carranglan, Cuyapo, Gapan, Guimba, Jaen, Laur, Licab, Lupao, Muñoz, Nampicuan, Pantabangan, Peñaranda, Quezon, Rizal, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Jose, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa, Santo Domingo, Talavera, and Zaragoza.

The Province of Nueva Vizcaya, lying southeast of the Mountain Province and southwest of Isabela, consists of territory in north-central Luzon and comprises the following townships:

Bagabag, Bambang, Bayombong (the capital of the province), Dupax, Imugan, Kayapa, Santa Cruz, and Solano.

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The Province of Occidental Negros consists of territory in the northern and western part of the Island of Negros, including adjacent small islands. comprises the following municipalities:

Bacolod (the capital of the province), Bago, Binalbagan, Cadiz, Cauayan, Escalante, Himamaylan, Hinigaran, Ilog, Isabela, Kabankalan, La Carlota, Manapla, Murcia, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Sagay, San Carlos, Saravia, Silay, Talisay, Valladolid, and Victorias.

The Province of Oriental Negros consists of territory in the southern and eastern part of the Island of Negros, with adjacent small islands, and includes also the subprovince of Siquijor, which consists of the island of the same name. The province contains the following municipalities:

Ayuquitan,Bacong, Bais, Dauin, Dumaguete (the capital of the province). Gihulngan, Jimalalud, Larena, Lazi, Luzuriaga, Manjuyod, Maria, San Juan, Siaton, Sibulan, Siquijor, Tanjay, Tayasan, Tolong, Vallehermoso, and Zamboanguita.

The Province of Palawan consists of the Island of Palawan, the islands of Dumaran and Balabac, the Calamian Islands, the Cuyo Islands, the Cagayanes Islands, and all other islands adjacent to any of them, not included in some other province. It contains the townships of Cagayancillo, Coron, Cuyo, Puerto Princesa (the capital of the province), and Taytay.

The Province of Pampanga, lying to the north of Manila Bay, consists of territory in the Island of Luzon, and contains the following municipalities:

Angeles, Apalit, Arayat, Bacolor, Candaba, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Mabalacat, Macabebe, Magalan, Masantol, Mexico, Minalin, Porac, San Fernando (the capital of the province), San Luis, San Simon, Santa Ana, Santa Rita, and Sexmoan.

The Province of Pangasinan, lying to the south of Lingayen Gulf, on the Island of Luzon, comprises the following municipalities:

Agno, Aguilar, Alaminos, Alava, Alcala, Anda, Asingan, Balincaguin, Balungao, Bani, Bautista, Bayambang, Binalonan, Binmaley, Bolinao, Burgos, Calasiao, Dagupan, Dasol, Infanta, Labrador, Lingayen (the capital of the province), Malasiqui, Manaoag, Mangaldan, Mangatarem, Mapandan, Natividad, Pozorrubio, Rosales, Salasa, San Carlos, San Fabian, San Jacinto, San Manuel, San Nicolas, San Quintin, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Sual, Tayug, Umingan, Urbiztondo, Urdaneta, and Villasis.

This province also contains the township of Artacho.

The Province of Rizal, lying east of Manila Bay and north of Laguna de Bay, consists of territory in central Luzon and comprises the following municipalities:

Antipolo, Binangonan, Cainta, Caloocan, Cardona, Jalajala, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mariquina, Montalban, Morong, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig (the capital of the province), Pateros, Pililla, San Felipe Neri, San Juan del Monte, San Mateo, Tagig, Tanay, and Taytay.

The Province of Samar consists of territory on the Island of Samar and adjacent islands, and comprises the following municipalities:

Allen, Almagro, Balangiga, Basey, Bobon, Borongan, Calbayog, Calbiga, Capul, Catarman, Catbalogan (the capital of the province), Catubig, Dolores, Gandara, Guiuan, Hernani, Laoang, Lavezares, Llorente, Mondragon, Oquendo, Oras, Palapag, Pambujan, Salcedo, San Antonio, San Julian, Santa Margarita, Santa Rita, Santo Niño, Sulat, Taft, Tarangnan, Tinambacan, Villareal, Wright, and Zumarraga.

The Province of Sorsogon consists of territory at the southeastern extremity of Luzon, including appurtenant small islands, and of the subprovince of Masbate, which embraces the islands of Masbate, Ticao, Burias, and all the small adjacent islands. The province contains the following municipalities:

Aroroy, Bacon, Barcelona, Bulan, Bulusan, Casiguran, Castilla, Cataingan, Dimasalang, Donsol, Gubat, Irosin, Juban, Magallanes, Masbate, Matnog, Milagros, Pilar, Prieto Diaz, San Fernando, San Jacinto, San Pascual, Santa Magdalena, and Sorsogon (the capital of the province).

The Province of Surigao consists of territory in the northeastern part of the Island of Mindanao, including the islands of Dinagat, Siargao, and Bucas Grande, with appurtenant small islands. It contains the following municipalities:

Cantilan, Dapa, Dinagat, Gigaquit, Hinatuan, Lianga, Placer, Surigao (the capital of the province), and Tandag.

The Province of Tarlac consists of territory in north-central Luzon and contains the following municipalities:

Anao, Bamban, Camiling, Capas, Concepcion, Gerona, La Paz, Mayantoc, Moncada, Paniqui, Pura, San Clemente, San Manuel, Santa Ignacia, Tarlac (the capital of the province), and Victoria.

The Province of Tayabas consists of territory in the eastern part of the Island of Luzon, to the north and west of the Ambos Camarines Peninsula. It includes the subprovince of Marinduque, which embraces the Island of Marinduque and the small islands immediately adjacent thereto. It also comprises the Island of Polillo, the Island of Jomalig, and other islands forming a part of the same group.

The province contains the following municipalities: Alabat, Atimonan, Baler, Boac, Calauag, Candelaria, Casiguran, Catanauan, Dolores, Gasan, Guinayangan, Gumaca, Infanta, Laguimanoc, Lopez, Lucban, Lucena (the capital of the province), Macalelon, Mauban, Mogpog, Mulanay, Pagbilao, Pitogo, Polillo, Quezon, Sampaloc, San Narciso, Santa Cruz, Sariaya, Tayabas, Tiaong, Torrijos, and Unisan.

The Province of Zambales consists of territory on the China Sea in the westcentral portion of Luzon and comprises the following municipalities: Botolan, Cabangan, Candelaria, Castillejos, Iba (the capital of the province), Masinloc, Palauig, San Antonio, San Felipe, San Marcelino, San Narciso, Santa Cruz, and Subic.

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ARTICLE III.-Department of Mindanao and Sulu and its provinces.

SEC. 39. Territory included in Department of Mindanoa and Sulu.-The Department of Mindanao and Sulu consists of the entire Island of Mindanao, excluding only the Provinces of Misamis and Surigao, together with the Sulu Archipelago, and including the islands known as the Jolo Group, the Tawi Tawi Group, and all other islands pertaining to the Philippine Archipelago south of the eighth parallel of north latitude, excepting therefrom the Island of Balabac, and the immediately adjacent islands, but including the Island of Cagayan Sulu with adjacent islands.

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SEC. 40. Situs of provinces of Department of Mindanao and Sulu.-The general location of the provinces of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu and the principal subdivisions contained in them is as follows:

The Province of Agusan consists of territory in the northern part of the Island of Mindanao, west of Surigao. It contains the municipalities of Butuan, Cabadbaran, and Talacogon.

The Province of Bukidnon consists of territory in the northern part of the Island of Mindanao between the Province of Agusan, to the east, and the Provinces of Misamis and Lanao to the west, with Cotabato to the south.

The Province of Cotabato lies east and south of the Province of Lanao, south of the Province of Bukidnon and west of the Province of Davao. It contains the municipalities of Cotabato and Parang.

The Province of Davao consists of territory in the southeastern corner of the Island of Mindanao, with appurtenant islands, including the Sarangani Islands. Its territory is indented by the waters of the Gulf of Davao.

This province contains the municipalities of Baganga, Caraga, Cateel, Davao, Manay, Mati, and Santa Cruz.

The Province of Lanao lies east of the Province of Zamboanga and west of Bukidnon, being washed on the southwest by the waters of Illana Bay. It contains the municipalities of Dansalan, Iligan, and Malabang.

The Province of Sulu includes all the islands of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu situated in the Celebes Sea and in the Sulu Sea between the fourth and eighth parallels of north latitude lying southwest of a line running northwest and southeast and passing at a point two miles due east of the northeast extremity of Tatalan Island. It contains the municipality of Joló.

The Province of Zamboanga is located upon the western part of the Island of Mindanao and includes all the territory west of the boundary between Lanao and Zamboanga, with the adjacent islands not included within the Province of Sulu. It contains the municipalities of Dapitan, Dipolog, Isabela, Lubungan, and Zamboanga.

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APPENDIX VIII.

[From Administrative Code, 1917.]

'Chapter 5.-EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS.

SEC. 74. Departmental organization.
SEC. 75. Executive Departments.
SEC. 76. Secretaries of Departments.
SEC. 77. Appointment of Secretaries.
SEC. 78. Qualifications of Secretaries.
SEC. 79. Under secretaries.

SEC. 80. Appearance in either House.

SEC. 81. Bureaus and offices under Department of the Interior.

SEC. 82. Bureaus and offices under Department of Public Instruction.

SEC. 83. Bureaus and offices under Department of Finance.

SEC. 84. Bureaus and offices under Department of Justice.

SEC. 85. Bureaus and offices under Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. SEC. 86. Bureaus and offices under Department of Commerce and Communications. SEC. 87. Assignment of offices.

SEC. 88. Department Head for legislative employees.

SEC. 89. Department head for Supreme Court.

SEC. 90. Submission of estimates for appropriation bill.

SEC. 91. Reports of Secretaries of Departments.

SEC. 74. Departmental organization (as amended by Act No. 2803).—All executive functions of the Philippine Government shall be directly under the Executive Department, subject to the supervision and control of the GovernorGeneral in matters of general policy. The Departments are established for the proper distribution of the work of the Executive, for the performance of the functions expressly assigned to them by law, and in order that each branch of the administration may have a chief responsible for its direction and policy. Each Department Secretary shall assume the burden and responsibility of all activities of the Government under his control and supervision.

For administrative purposes the Governor-General shall be considered the Department Head of the Bureau of Audits, the Bureau of Civil Service, and of all other offices and branches of the service not assigned by law to any Department.

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SEC. 75. Executive Departments.-There shall be six Executive Departments, to wit, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Finance, the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Department of Commerce and Communications, which shall be under the direct control of the respective Secretaries of Departments, exercising their functions subject to the general supervision and control of the Governor-General.

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SEC. 76. Secretaries of Departments.-The Department of the Interior shall perform its functions under the executive authority of the Secretary of the Interior. The Department of Public Instruction shall perform its functions under the executive authority of the Secretary of Public Instruction. The Department of Finance shall perform its functions under the executive authority of the Secretary of Finance. The Department of Justice shall perform its functions under the executive authority of the Secretary of Justice. The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall perform its functions under the executive authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and the Department of Commerce and Communications shall perform its functions under the executive authority of the Secretary of Commerce and Communications.

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SEC. 77. Appointment of Secretaries.-The position of Secretary of Public Insuuction is held by the Vice-Governor. The other Secretaries of Department shall be appointed by the Governor-General, at the beginning of each Legisla

ture, and shall hold office, unless sooner removed, until their successors shall have been appointed and qualified.

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SEC. 78. Qualifications of Secretaries. With the exception of the Secretary of Public Instruction, all Secretaries shall have the following qualifications: Be a citizen of the Philippine Islands and have resided in the Islands continuously during the three years next preceding his appointment and be not less than thirty years of age.

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SEC. 79. Under Secretaries (as amended by Act No. 2803).-There shall be in each Department one or more Under Secretaries, as the appropriation acts may provide, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by the Secretary of the Department and such as may be imposed upon them by law.

When a Department Secretary is unable to perform his duties owing to illness, absence, or other cause, or in case of a vacancy in the office, the respective Under Secretary, or the Under Secretary designated, as the case may be, shall temporarily perform the functions of said office.

In case neither the Secretary nor the Under Secretaries of a Department are able to perform their duties, owing to illness, absence, or any other cause, the Governor-General may temporarily designate a Secretary or Under Secretary of another Department to perform such duties temporarily during the absence of the former.

SEC. 79 (A). Initiative of the Department Head.-Executive orders, regulations, decrees, and proclamations relative to matters under the supervision or jurisdiction of a Department, the promulgation whereof is expressly assigned by law to the Governor-General, shall, as a general rule, be issued upon proposition and recommendation by the respective Department.

SEC. 79 (B). Power to regulate.—The Department Head shall have power to promulgate, whenever he may see fit to do so, all rules, regulations, orders, circulars, memorandums, and other instructions, not contrary to law, necessary to regulate the proper working and harmonious and efficient administration of each and all of the offices and dependencies of his Department, and for the strict enforcement and proper execution of the laws relative to matters under the jurisdiction of said Department; but none of said rules or orders shall prescribe penalties for the violation thereof, except as expressly authorized by law. All rules, regulations, orders, or instructions of a general and permanent character promulgated in conformity with this section shall be numbered by each Department consecutively each year, and shall be duly published.

Chiefs of Bureaus or offices may, however, be authorized to promulgate circulars of information or instructions for the government of the officers and employees in the interior administration of the business of each Bureau or office, and in such case said circulars shall not be required to be published.

SEC. 79 (C). Power of direction and supervision.-The Department Head shall have direct control, direction, and supervision over all Bureaus and offices under his jurisdiction and may, any provision of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding, repeal or modify the decisions of the chiefs of said Bureaus or offices when advisable in the public interest.

SEC. 79 (D). Power to appoint and remove.-The Department Head, upon the recommendation of the chief of the Bureau or office concerned, shall appoint all subordinate officers and employees whose appointment is not expressly vested by law in the Governor-General, and may remove or punish them, except as especially provided otherwise, in accordance with the Civil Service Law. Laborers receiving compensation at the rate of seven hundred and twenty pesos or less per annum, and other employees receiving compensation at the rate of two hundred and forty pesos or less per annum, shall be appointed and removed by the chief of the Bureau or office, subject only to the general control of the Department Head.

The Department Head also may, from time to time, in the interest of the service, change the distribution among the several Bureaus and offices of his Department of the employees or subordinates authorized by law.

SEC. 79 (E). Leave of Secretaries and Under Secretaries.-The right of a Department Head to leave on account of illness or for any other cause shall not be restricted, provided his absence is not incompatible with the interests of

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