Act No. 3379

An Act Authorizing Municipalities Or Municipal Districts To Impose License Taxes On Or Let The Privilege Of Gathering Edible Birds’ Nests Therein, And For Other Purposes

Act No. 3379

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

Section 1. Authority to impose license taxes, grant privilege. Municipalities or municipal districts shall have authority within their respective territorial jurisdiction, to impose municipal license taxes on the privilege of collecting edible birds’ nests at rates fixed by ordinance of the council, or to grant the exclusive privilege of gathering edible birds’ nests in accordance with the provisions of the general municipal law concerning the letting of fisheries and municipal public utilities: Provided, That this authority shall not be interpreted as empowering said municipalities to regulate the establishment of a close season for the collection of edible birds’ nests, or to prescribe rules and regulations for the preservation of the lives of such birds and the industry itself, which, by law, is vested in the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.