By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Commission, that:
Section 1. In view of the depressed conditions prevailing in the Province of Batangas, due to its having been recently subjected to severe losses by reason of war, the collection of the land tax provided by the Municipal Code and the Provincial Government Act is hereby suspended in said province for the year nineteen hundred and two.
Section 2. The date prescribed by section fifty-two of the Municipal Code for the appraisement and assessment of lands for taxation purposes is hereby postponed in the Province of Batangas for the period of one year.
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 of 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.