Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

the service, and the vacation and other leave of the Under Secretaries shall be regulated, in the discretion of the Department Head, either by the existing provisions governing the leaves of judges of Courts of First Instance, or otherwise.

SEC. 79 (F). Conveyances and contracts to which the Government is a party. In cases in which the Government of the Phillipine Islands is a party to any deed or other instrument conveying the title to real estate or to any other property the value of which is in excess of one hundred thousand pesos, the respective Department Secretary shall prepare the necessary papers which, together with the proper recommendations, shall be submitted to the Philippine Legislature, for approval by the same. Such deed, instrument or contract shall be executed and signed by the Governor-General on behalf of the Government of the Philippine Islands, unless the authority therefor be expressly vested by law in another officer.

SEC. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts, executive orders or decrees inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on its approval.

Approved, February 28, 1919.

SEC. 80. Appearance in either House.-The Secretaries may be called, and shall be entitled to be heard, by either of the two Houses of the Legislature, for the purpose of reporting on matters pertaining to their Departments, unless the public interest shall require otherwise and the Governor-General shall so state in writing.

[2666-2.]

SEC. 81. Bureaus and offices under Department of the Interior. The Department of the Interior shall have executive supervision over the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes, the Philippine General Hospital, the Board of Pharmaceutical Examiners, the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Dental Examiners, the Board of Optical Examiners, the Executive Bureau, the Philippine Constabulary, the Board of Dental Hygiene, and the Orphanage.

[2666-3.]

SEC. 82. Bureaus and offices under Department of Public Instruction.—The Department of Public Instruction shall have the executive supervision over the Bureau of Education, the Philippine Health Service, and the Bureau of Quarantine Service.

[2666-4.]

SEC. 83. Bureaus and offices under Department of Finance.-The Department of Finance shall have executive supervision over the Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Bureau of the Treasury, and the Bureau of Printing. It shall also have the general supervision over banks, banking transactions, coinage, currency, and except as otherwise specially provided over all funds the investments of which may be authorized by law.

[2666-5.]

SEC. 84. Bureaus and offices under Department of Justice. The Department of Justice shall have executive supervision over the Bureau of Justice, Courts of First Instance and Inferior Courts, the Philippine Library and Museum, the Bureau of Prisons, the Code Committee, and the Public Utility Commission.

[2666-6.]

SEC. 85. Bureaus and Offices under Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.-The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall have executive supervision over the Bureau of Agriculture, the Bureau of Forestry, the Bureau of Lands, matters pertaining to colonies and plantations on public lands, the Bureau of Science, the Weather Bureau, and matters concerning hunting, fisheries, sponges and other sea products.

[2666-7.]

SEC. 86. Bureaus and Offices under Department of Commerce and Communicutions.-The Department of Commerce and Communications shall have the executive supervision over the Bureau of Public Works, the Bureau of Posts, the Bureau of Supply, the Bureau of Labor, and the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey.

[2666-8.]

SEC. 87. Assignment of offices.-The various Departments, Bureaus, Offices, and branches of the Insular service shall, for the purpose of conducting their work, have such quarters and offices as may be respectively assigned them by the Director of Public Works, with the approval of the Governor-General, or as may otherwise be by law especially determined.

[2657-102.]

SEC. 88. Department Head for legislative employees.-The President of the Senate shall be deemed to be the Department Head of the permanent force of employees of the Senate and of the Senate committees acting during recesses. The Speaker shall have the same relation to employees of the House of Representatives and its committees.

[2657-103.]

SEC. 89. Department head for Supreme Court.-The function of Department Head for the Supreme Court and its subordinates shall be exercised by its Chief Justice, or, in case of his death, absence, or disability, by the Associate Justice on duty who holds the senior commission.

[2657-104.]

SEC. 90. Submission of Estimates for Appropriation Bill.-The head of each department shall prepare and submit to the Governor-General, at least ten days before each regular session of the Philippine Legislature, an estimate of the necessary expenditures for such department during the next fiscal year, on the basis of the data contained in the reports and estimates submitted by the chiefs of Bureaus and Offices under him.

SEC. 91. Reports of Secretaries of Departments.-The several Secretaries of Departments shall submit annual reports to the Governor-General not later than the end of February of each year for the preceding fiscal year, unless the Governor-General shall otherwise direct. Such reports shall be printed in English and Spanish and shall be distributed in such manner as the GovernorGeneral shall prescribe.

[2657-105.]

RELATIONS BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS-CABINET MEETINGS.

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

EXECUTIVE ORDER
No. 63.

MANILA, August 3, 1917.

For the purpose of determining the relations that should obtain between the various branches of the Executive as a result of the recent reorganization of the Insular Government, the following instructions are hereby published for the information and guidance of all concerned :

1. The executive power is vested in the Governor-General and the Secretaries of Departments. The Governor-General, by the terms of the Philippine Organic Act, is the supreme executive authority and has general supervision and control of all of the Departments and Bureaus of the Government; the Departments exist for the proper distribution of the work of the Executive, the performance of such functions as may be specifically conferred upon them by law, and in order that there may be a head of each branch of the administration responsible for the conduct and policy thereof. The several Department Secretaries are therefore expected to assume the burden and responsibility for all Government activities under their control and supervision.

2. Executive orders, regulations, decrees and proclamations relating to matters under the supervision or control of a Department the promulgation whereof is expressly conferred by law upon the Governor-General will, as a general rule, be issued upon the recommendation of the corresponding secretary of department.

3. The present practice of the Secretaries of Departments of constituting themselves into a Cabinet of the Governor-General is hereby confirmed, approved and continued. The Cabinet shall hold regular meetings weekly and such special meetings as may be called by the Governor-General. All controversies between two or more Departments and all matters involving the determination of a general policy, even when they come under the jurisdiction of a single Department, shall be discussed in the Cabinet.

4. The Bureaus and Offices in each Department are units or agencies of government constituting a correlated organization with the Department Secre

tary as its responsible head. All dealings with and between Bureaus and Offices shall therefore be conducted by the proper Secretary of Department unless otherwise authorized.

5. The Secretary of each Department shall from time to time promulgate such rules, regulations, orders or instructions not inconsistent with law as may be necessary for the proper government of his department, to secure the harmonious and efficient administration of the Bureaus and Offices under his control and supervision, and to carry into full effect the laws relating to matters within his jurisdiction. Rules, regulations, orders or instructions of a general and permanent character and application promulgated in pursuance hereof shall be issued in the form of Department orders consecutively numbered for each year and duly published.

6. The chiefs of Bureaus and Offices shall continue to exercise their own judgment and discretion in the disposition of all matters arising within their jurisdiction, subject to the direction and control of their Department Head, who may, except as otherwise specifically provided by law, reverse or modify their decisions.

7. Papers requiring action by the Bureaus of Audits and Civil Service shall be forwarded to the Secretary concerned through the Insular Auditor and the Director of Civil Service, respectively. All proposed appointments by chiefs of Bureaus and Offices in the Philippine civil service, whether original, by promotion, reduction, transfer or reinstatement shall be transmitted to the Director of Civil Service who shall forward them to the Governor-General or proper Head of Department for approval, in case he finds them allowable under the Civil Service Law and Rules. Commissions of unclassified officers of the various departments shall be signed by the Governor-General and countersigned by the corresponding Secretary of Department. So much of section one of Civil Service Rule X as is inconsistent with the provisions of this section, is hereby revoked.

FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,
Governor-General.

COUNCIL OF STATE.

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 37.

MANILA, October 16, 1918.

A Council of State is hereby created to aid and advise the Governor-General on matters of public importance, said Council to consist of such persons as may be from time to time appointed and summoned by the Governor-General. There shall be a president and vice-president of the Council, the president ex officio being the Governor-General and the vice-president such member of the Council as may be elected by the Council.

FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,
Governor-General.

[blocks in formation]

An Act Fixing the salaries of certain officers and employees of the government of the Philippine Islands.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. The salaries of the officers and employees of the Philippine Government mentioned in this Act shall hereafter be as follows:

(a) The President of the Senate, twelve thousand pesos per annum. Each Senator, except the President, shall receive compensation at the rate of four thousand pesos per annum, which may be drawn during the corresponding regular session of the Legislature. The Secretary of the Senate, three thousand pesos for each regular session of the Legislature: Provided, however, That in case the Senate shall direct him to render service outside of such session, it may grant him additional compensation.

(b) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, twelve thousand pesos per annum. Each Representative, except the Speaker, shall receive compensation at the rate of three thousand pesos per annum, which may be drawn during the corresponding regular session of the Legislature. The Secretary of the House of Representatives, three thousand pesos for each regular session of the Legislature: Provided, however, That in case the House of Representatives shall direct him to render service outside of such session, it may grant him additional compensation.

(c) Each Department Secretary, except the Secretary of Public Instruction, twelve thousand pesos per annum. Each Department Undersecretary, seven thousand five hundred pesos per annum.

(d) The Secretary of the Governor-General, who shall hereafter be known as the Private Secretary for the Governor-General, seven thousand five hunded pesos per annum.

(e) The Director of Civil Service, six thousand pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum.

(f) The Director of the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes, six thousand pesos per annum.

(g) The Chief of the Executive Bureau, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Chief, six thousand pesos per annum.

[ocr errors]

(h) The Chief of the Philippine Constabulary, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. Each colonel, six thousand pesos per annum. Each lieutenant-colonel, four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum. Each major, three thousand six hundred pesos per annum. Each captain, three thousand pesos per annum. Each first lieutenant, two thousand four hundred pesos per annum. Each second lieutenant, two thousand pesos per annum. Each third lieutenant, eighteen hundred pesos per annum.

(i) The Director of Education, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, six thousand pesos per annum.

(j) The Director of Health, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. Each chief of division, six thousand pesos per annum. The salaries of the other surgeons in the Health Service shall be as follows: Each chief medical inspector, not chief of a division, not more than four thousand pesos per annum. Each medical inspector, not more than three thousand pesos per annum. Each senior surgeon, not more than two thousand four hundred pesos per annum. And each surgeon, not more than one thousand eight hundred pesos per annum. (k) The Insular Collector of Customs, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Insular Deputy Collector of Customs, six thousand pesos

per annum. The collector of customs of Iloilo, six thousand pesos per annum. The collector of customs of Cebu, six thousand pesos per annum. The collector of customs of Zamboanga, five thousand pesos per annum. The collector of customs of Jolo, five thousand pesos per annum.

(1) The Collector of Internal Revenue, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue, six thousand pesos per annum.

(m) The Treasurer of the Philippine Islands, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Treasurer of the Philippine Islands, six thousand pesos per annum.

(n) The Director of Printing, six thousand pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum.

(0) The Solicitor-General, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. (p) Each judge of a Court of First Instance, except the judges of the First, Second, Eighth, Tenth, Sixteenth, Eighteenth, and Twenty-fourth Districts, and the auxiliary judges, eight thousand pesos per annum. The judges of the First, Second, Eighth, Tenth, Sixteenth, Eighteenth, and Twenty-fourth Districts, and the auxiliary judges, seven thousand pesos per annum each. The clerk of the Supreme Court, five thousand pesos per annum.

(q) The Director of the Library and Museum, six thousand pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum.

(r) The Director of Prisons, five thousand pesos per annum, with quarters and laundry. The Assistant Director, four thousand pesos per annum, with quarters and laundry.

(s) The Director of Agriculture, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, six thousand pesos per annum.

(t) The Director of Forestry, six thousand pesos per annum.

(u) The Director of Lands, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, six thousand pesos per annum.

(v) The Director of the Bureau of Science, six thousand pesos per annum. (x) The Director of the Weather Bureau, five thousand pesos per annum. (y) The Director of Public Works, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The chief constructing engineer, six thousand pesos per annum. The chief designing engineer, six thousand pesos per annum. The consulting architect, six thousand pesos per annum.

(2) The Director of Posts, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Director, six thousand pesos per annum.

(aa) The Purchasing Agent, seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum. The Assistant Purchasing Agent, six thousand pesos per annum. (bb) The Director of Labor, five thousand pesos per annum. Director, four thousand pesos per annum.

(cc) The Director of Coast Survey, ten pesos per diem.

The Assistant

SEC. 2. Officers and employees whose salaries are reduced hereunder and who, having taken advantage of the benefits of Act Numbered Twenty-five hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An Act providing for a gratuity by reason of retirement to officers and employees of the Philippine Government who have rendered satisfactory service during six continuous years or more, and for other purposes," have obtained or may hereafter obtain a favorable action upon their application, shall be retired with the salary received by them on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and the vacancies left by them shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 3. The provisions of this Act shall not be construed to prohibit the Governor-General or the Secretary of the Department concerned from contracting, for a limited period, for the services of such technical personnel as may be actually and strictly necessary, at salaries which may exceed those authorized in this Act for chiefs of bureaus and which shall have been previously specifically fixed by the appropriation acts.

SEC. 4. The first two paragraphs of section seven hundred and seventy-five, the entire section seven hundred and seventy-six, and the first paragraph of section one thousand and sixty-one of the Administrative Code, and all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and seventeen; but the provisions relative to the members of the two Houses of the Legislature and to the Department Secretaries and Undersecretaries shall take effect beginning with the day of their election or appointment, as the case may be: Provided, however, That save in the case of vacancies, the Department Secretaries, acting jointly, are hereby authorized to postpone until a date not

« AnteriorContinuar »