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Section 1.    The second paragraph of section seven of Republic Act Numbered One hundred seventy is amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 7.    The Mayor — His appointment and compensation. — . . .

"He shall receive a salary of not exceeding four thousand eight hundred pesos a year. With the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, the Mayor may be provided, in addition to his salary, a non-commutable allowance of not exceeding two thousand pesos per annum."

Sec. 2.    The first paragraph of section eleven of the same Act is amended to read as follows:

"Section 11.    Constitution and organization of the Municipal Board — Compensation of Members thereof . — The Municipal Board shall be the legislative body of the city and shall be composed of the Mayor, who shall be its presiding officer, the City Treasurer, the City Engineer, the City Attorney, the City Health Officer, and four councilors who shall be elected at large by popular vote during every election for provincial and municipal officials in conformity with the provisions of the Election Code. In case of sickness, absence, suspension or other temporary disability of any member of the Board, or if necessary to maintain a quorum, the President of the Philippines may appoint a temporary substitute who shall possess all the rights and perform all the duties of a member of the Board until the return to duty of the regular incumbent.

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Sec. 3.    Section twelve of the same Act is amended to read as follows:

"Section 12.    Qualifications, election, suspension and removal of Members of Board. — The elective members of the Municipal Board shall be qualified electors of the city, residents therein for at least one year, and not less than twenty-three years of age. Upon qualifying, the members-elect shall assume office on the date fixed in the Election Code until their successors are elected and have qualified.  

"If for any reason the election fails to take place on the date fixed by law, or such election results in a failure to elect one or more of the elective members, the President shall issue as soon as practicable a proclamation calling a special election to fill said office. Whenever the member- elect dies before assumption of office, or having been elected, his election is not confirmed by the President for disloyalty, or such member-elect fails to qualify for any reason, the President may in his discretion either call a special election or fill the office by appointment. Vacancies in the office of elective members occurring after assumption of office shall be filled by appointment by the President of a suitable person belonging to the political party of the officer whom he is to replace.

"The elective members of the Municipal Board may be suspended or removed from office under the same circumstances, in the same manner, and with the same effect, as elective provincial officers, and the provisions of law providing for the suspension or removal of elective provincial officers are hereby made effective for the suspension or removal of said members of the Board."

Sec. 4.    The first paragraph of section eighty-five of the same Act is amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 85.    The Bureau of Education. — The Director of Bureau of Education shall exercise the same jurisdiction and powers in the city as elsewhere in the Philippines. The division superintendent of schools for the Province of Pangasinan shall be the ex officio superintendent of schools for the City of Dagupan, and as such shall receive an additional compensation of one thousand pesos, payable from the funds of the said city."

Sec. 5.    There is inserted after section eighty-nine of the same Act a new section, to be known as section eighty-nine A, which shall read as follows:

"Sec. 89-A.    Election of provincial officials of the Province of Pangasinan. — The voters of the City of Dagupan shall be qualified to vote for the offices of provincial governor and members of the provincial board of the Province of Pangasinan." 

Sec. 6.    This Act shall take effect upon its approval, but the members of the Municipal Board of the City of Dagupan who were elected in the last general elections for provincial and municipal officials shall continue in office until the expiration of their term.

Approved: June 10, 1950

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