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. Title. — This Act shall be known as the Charter of the City of
Section 11. The Mayor. — There shall be a Mayor who shall be a member of
the City Council, and who shall have the following general powers and
Section 12. The Vice-Mayor. — There shall be a vice-mayor who shall be a member of the City Council, and who shall, during the absence of the Mayor from the city or his disability for any reason, discharge the duties of his office and exercise all his powers, except that of removing any officer from office.
Section 13. The City Council — Meetings — Ordinances. — There shall be a City Council composed of the Mayor, vice-mayor, and three other members, who, under the provisions of section five of this Act, shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines with the consent of the Commission on Appointments of the National Assembly. The Council shall fix the time and place for its regular meetings, which shall be held once in each week, and shall hold special meetings when called by the Mayor. Any meeting, regular or special, may, in case the amount of business shall require, be adjourned from day to day until the business is completed. Meetings shall be open to the public, unless otherwise ordered by an affirmative vote of a majority of its members. It shall keep a record of its proceedings and determine its rules of procedure not herein set forth. A majority of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may adjourn from time to time. The ayes and nays shall be taken and recorded upon the passage of all ordinances; upon all resolutions or motions directing the payment of money or creating liability, and, at the request of any member, upon any other motion or resolution. The affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the City Council shall be necessary for the passage of any ordinance, or any resolution or motion directing the payment of money or creating liability, but other measures shall prevail upon the majority vote of the members present at any meeting duly called and held. Each ordinance shall be sealed with the city seal, signed by the Mayor and the city secretary, and recorded in a book kept for that purpose. Each ordinance shall, on the day after its passage, be posted by the city secretary at the main entrance to the municipal building, and shall take effect and be in force on and after the tenth day following its passage, if no date is fixed in the ordinance.
Section 15. Restrictive provisions. — No commercial sign, signboard, or billboard shall be erected or displayed on public lands, premises, or buildings. If after due investigation, and having given the owners an opportunity to be heard, the Mayor shall decide that any sign, signboard, or billboard displayed or exposed to public view is offensive to the sight or is otherwise a nuisance, he may order the removal of such sign, signboard, or billboard, and if same is not removed within ten days after he has issued such order, he may himself cause its removal, and the sign, signboard, or billboard shall thereupon be forfeited to the city, and the expenses incident to the removal of the same shall become a lawful charge against any person or property liable for the erection or display thereof.
Section 17. The City Health Officer. — There shall be a city health
officer who shall have the following general powers and duties:
Section 19. Contracts. — All repair or construction of any work or
public improvement, except roads or trail, involving an estimated cost
of three thousand pesos or more, shall be awarded by the City Engineer
to the lowest responsible bidder after publication extending over a
period of at least ten days.
"I hereby certify that the foregoing list contains a true statement of the piece or pieces of taxable real estate belonging to each person named in the list, and its true cash value, and that no real estate taxable by law in the City of Tagaytay has been omitted from the list, according to the best of my knowledge and belief.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will well and truly hear and determine all matters and issues between the city assessor and taxpayer submitted for my decision. So help me God. (In case of affirmation the last four words to be stricken out.)
"Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before this __________ day of ____________, 19 ____
(Signature of officer administering oath)
Section 36. In effect, when. — This Act shall take effect on its