C.A. No. 718

An Act Appropriating the Sum of Two Million Nine Hundred Forty-One Thousand Pesos from the Coconut Oil Excise Tax Fund Collected on and After January First, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Nine, for Certain Activities Under the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, for the Fiscal Year Ending June Thirtieth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Six

Commonwealth Act No. 718

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled:

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are appropriated for the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, out of the collections that accrued and shall accrue to the Coconut Oil Excise Tax Fund in the Philippine Treasury on and after January first, nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, for the purposes hereunder specified, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and forty-six:

(a) Appropriation to continue the agronomical survey of the Philippines in accordance with the provisions of Commonwealth Act No. 418₱168,000.00
(b) Appropriation for the establishment, improvement, development, maintenance, and operation of agricultural experiment and demonstration stations under the provisions of section 1754 of the Administrative Code400,000.00
(c) Appropriation to continue the reforestation and afforestation of watersheds, denuded areas, and cogon or open lands within forest reserves, communal forests, National parks, and timberlands, sand dunes, and such other areas already certified as public forest lands, in accordance with the provisions of Commonwealth Act No. 304540,000.00
(d) Appropriation to continue the classification, survey and subdivision of agricultural lands of the public domain especially those lying along the National highways, the sum of ₱170,000 to be spent by the Bureau of Forestry in accordance with Commonwealth Act. No. 627 and the sum of ₱1,180,000 to be spent by the Bureau of Lands in accordance with the said Commonwealth Act No. 6301,350,000.00
(e) For the organization, maintenance and operation of a School of Fisheries under the Division of Fisheries333,000.00
(f) For the creation of a special fund to be known as the “Cinchona Plantation Revolving Fund” for the establishment, cultivation, development, maintenance, and operation of cinchona plantations in public forest lands to be administered by the Bureau of Forestry150,000.00

Section 2. So much of the funds herein appropriated as may not be covered by the excess in the sums appropriated in the General Appropriation Law for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and forty-six from the Coconut Oil Excise Tax Fund shall not be released unless and until the Secretary of Finance and the Auditor General shall have certified that there are existing and available amounts from the latter fund.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.