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|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 840 - AN ACT
CLASSIFYING CHARTERED CITIES, EXCEPT MANILA, BAGUIO AND QUEZON CITIES,
ACCORDING TO THEIR ANNUAL REVENUES AND FIXING THE SALARIES OF THE
| Section 1.
Except the Cities of Manila, Baguio and Quezon City, chartered cities
are classified according to their revenues as follows:
(a) First Class: Those whose total annual revenue during the next preceding fiscal year amounts to one million pesos or more;
(b) Second Class: Those whose total annual revenue during the next preceding fiscal year amounts to seven hundred thousand pesos but less than one million pesos;
(c) Third Class: Those whose total annual revenue during the next preceding fiscal year amounts to five hundred thousand pesos but not less than seven hundred thousand pesos;
(d) Fourth Class: Those whose total annual revenue during the next preceding fiscal year amounts to three hundred thousand pesos but less than five hundred pesos; and
(e) Fifth Class: Those whose total annual revenue during the next preceding fiscal year is less than three hundred thousand pesos: Provided, That no readjustment of classification shall be made oftener than once in five consecutive years, except in cases of the diminishing revenues when the President of the Philippines, upon the recommendation of the Office of the Local Governments, may in his discretion, order the readjustment of the classification of any city in accordance with the foregoing schedule: Provided, further, That for each period of five consecutive years from the date the initial classification herein provided takes effect, a general readjustment of the classification of all chartered cities shall be ordered by the President of the Philippines.
Sec. 2. Unless the corresponding charter of a city
provides for higher salaries, the annual salaries of city mayors, city
treasurers, city fiscals, city auditors, city health officers, city
assessors, city engineers, chief of police and chiefs of fire
departments, the secretary to the mayor and the secretary of the city
council shall not exceed the amounts herein below fixed:
Sec. 3. Unless the corresponding charter of a city
provides for a fixed salary of a higher per diem, the members of
municipal boards or city councils who are not officers or employees of
the Government receiving fixed compensation or salary from public
funds, shall receive, for each day of actual attendance of the session
of the board or council such per diems as may be fixed by the board or
council as follows:
Sec. 4. Unless the corresponding city charter
provides for a higher rate of additional compensation in cases where
the charter of the city provides for ex-officio officials, such
officials, except the ex-officio city councilors, shall receive
additional compensation which shall not exceed the following:
Sec. 5. The above schedule of salaries shall not be applicable to cities created during the year nineteen hundred and fifty-one within a period of two years after the approval of this Act.
Sec. 6. All acts, orders and/or regulations inconsistent herewith are repealed or modified accordingly.
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on July one,
nineteen hundred and fifty-two.
Approved: April 7, 1953