A collection of Philippine laws, statutes and codes not included or cited in the main indices of the Chan Robles Virtual Law Library.
Commonwealth Acts :
Section 1. Section seven of Act Numbered Four thousand and fifty-four, entitled
"An Act to promote the well-being of tenants (aparceros) in
agricultural lands devoted to the production of rice and to regulate
the relations between them and the landlords of said lands, and for
other purposes," is hereby amended so as to read as
"Sec. 7. Rules governing tenancy contracts. — In any contract of tenancy mentioned in this Act, the contracting parties shall be free to enter into any or all kinds of agreements or stipulations so long as they are not contrary to existing laws, customs, morals and public policy, and such contract shall be conclusive evidence of what has been agreed upon between the contracting parties, except in case of fraud or error, if their stipulations are not denounced or impugned within thirty days from its registration in the office of the municipal treasurer, as provided in section five of this Act."
"Section 15. Use of official weights and measures. — In all transactions entered into between landlords and tenants on agricultural products, whether contracting a debt or making payment thereof, the official weights and measures of the Government shall be used."
"The tenant shall also be obliged to take reasonable care of the work animals that may be delivered to him by the landlord, necessary for the work entrusted to him; otherwise, he shall be liable for their death or physical incapacity by reason of his negligence."
"Sec. 29. Final provisions. — This Act shall be applicable to the relations between landlords and tenants of rice lands only, and shall take effect after January first, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven by proclamation to be issued by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation of the Secretary of Labor, when public interests so require, in the municipalities and on the date designated in such proclamation; and once enforced, its effects may similarly be suspended. This Act shall be translated into the local languages of the municipalities to which its provisions shall apply, and a sufficient number of copies shall be printed for free distribution by the municipal treasurer concerned to the persons asking for them."
Approved: November 13, 1936.