Act No. 255

An Act Amending Act Numbered One Hundred And Seventy-Five By Changing The Name Of The Insular Constabulary To The Philippines Constabulary And Providing For A Section Of Information

Act No. 255

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered One hundred and seventy-five is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words “which shall be known as the Philippines Constabulary” and by substituting for the word “Insular” wherever it occurs in the succeeding sections of said Act the word “Philippines.”

Section 2. The Chief of Philippines Constabulary is hereby authorized and directed to organize a section of Information, which shall be under his immediate direction and control and shall consist of one Superintendent of Section, who shall be appointed by the Chief and shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars, payable monthly; one second-class inspector, one third-class inspector, and one fourth-class inspector, who shall be paid as provided in said Act Numbered One hundred dollars per annum each; one draftsman, who shall be paid three hundred and sixty-five dollars per annum, the draftsman and clerk to be appointed under the Civil service Act.

The Chief of Philippines Constabulary is further authorized and empowered to employ one armorer and gunsmith who shall be under his immediate charge and control and who shall be paid a salary of nine hundred dollars per annum.

Section 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section two of “An Act prescribing the order or procedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws,” passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage.