By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:
Section 1. Administration and Protection of Timber Found on Public Mineral Lands. The Government of the Philippine Islands reserves the right to administer and protect the timber found on public mineral lands in the same manner as public forests, and such reservation shall be included as one of the conditions of the mineral patent: Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed as preventing the cutting of such timber as may, in the judgment of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources or his duly authorized representative, be necessary for mining or the development of minerals.
Section 2. Effective Date of Act. Upon the express or implicit approval of this Act by the President of the United States as provided in the Act of Congress approved on August twenty-nine, nineteen hundred and sixteen, entitled “An Act to declare the purpose of the people of the United States as to the future political status of the people of the Philippine Islands, and to provide a more autonomous government for those Islands,” the Governor-General shall so announce forthwith by means of a proclamation and this Act shall take effect thirty days after the date of such proclamation.
Section 3. This Act shall take effect on its approval.