By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:
Section 1. Any provision of existing law, executive order or proclamation to the contrary notwithstanding, all locations of mining claims made prior to February eight, nineteen hundred and thirty five, within lands set apart as forest reserves under section eighteen hundred and twenty-six of the Revised Administrative Code, which would be valid and subsisting locations except for the existence of said reserves, are hereby declared to be valid and subsisting location as of the date of their respective locations.
Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval by the President of the United States, as provided in section nine of the Act of Congress of August twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and sixteen.