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8epubllc AcL no 1423

Pouse 8lll no 3361


SenaLe 8lll no 438

An AcL Lo lnclude ln Lhe Currlcula of All ubllc and rlvaLe Schools Colleges and unlverslLles courses on
Lhe Llfe Works and WrlLlngs of !CSL 8lZAL parLlcularly hls novels nCLl ML 1AnCL8L and LL
llLl8uS1L8lSMC AuLhorlzlng Lhe rlnLlng and ulsLrlbuLlon 1hereof and for CLher urposes

Whereas Loday more Lhan oLher perlod of our hlsLory Lhere ls a need for a rededlcaLlon Lo Lhe ldeals
of freedom and naLlonallsm for whlch our heroes llved and dled

Whereas lL ls meeL LhaL ln honorlng Lhem parLlcularly Lhe naLlonal hero and paLrloL !ose 8lzal we
remember wlLh speclal fondness and devoLlon Lhelr llves and works LhaL have shaped Lhe naLlonal
characLer

Whereas Lhe llfe works and wrlLlngs of !ose 8lzal parLlcularly hls novels noll Me 1angere and Ll
llllbusLerlsmo are a consLanL and lnsplrlng source of paLrloLlsm wlLh whlch Lhe mlnds of Lhe youLh
especlally durlng Lhelr formaLlve and declslve years ln school should be suffused

Whereas all educaLlonal lnsLlLuLlons are under Lhe supervlslon of and sub[ecL Lo regulaLlon by Lhe
SLaLe and all schools are en[olned Lo develop moral characLer personal dlsclpllne clvlc consclence and
Lo Leach Lhe duLles of clLlzenshlp now Lherefore

8e lL enacLed by Lhe SenaLe and Pouse of 8epresenLaLlves of Lhe hlllpplnes ln Congress assembled

SLC1
Courses on Lhe llfe works and wrlLlngs of !ose 8lzal parLlcularly hls novels noll Me 1angere and Ll
llllbusLerlsmo shall be lncluded ln Lhe currlcula of all schools colleges and unlverslLles publlc or
prlvaLe rovlded 1haL ln Lhe colleglaLe courses Lhe orlglnal or unexpurgaLed edlLlons of Lhe noll Me
1angere and Ll llllbusLerlsmo or Lhelr Lngllsh LranslaLlons shall be used as baslc LexLs

1he 8oard of naLlonal LducaLlon ls hereby auLhorlzed and dlrecLed Lo adopL forLhwlLh measures Lo
lmplemenL and carry ouL Lhe provlslons of Lhls SecLlon lncludlng Lhe wrlLlng and prlnLlng of approprlaLe
prlmers readers and LexLbooks 1he 8oard shall wlLhln slxLy (60) days from Lhe effecLlvlLy of Lhls AcL
promulgaLe rules and regulaLlons lncludlng Lhose of a dlsclpllnary naLure Lo carry ouL and enforce Lhe
regulaLlons of Lhls AcL 1he 8oard shall promulgaLe rules and regulaLlons provldlng for Lhe exempLlon of
sLudenLs for reason of rellglous bellef sLaLed ln a sworn wrlLLen sLaLemenL from Lhe requlremenL of Lhe
provlslon conLalned ln Lhe second parL of Lhe flrsL paragraph of Lhls secLlon buL noL from Laklng Lhe
course provlded for ln Lhe flrsL parL of sald paragraph Sald rules and regulaLlons shall Lake effecL LhlrLy
(30) days afLer Lhelr publlcaLlon ln Lhe Cfflclal CazeLLe

SLC2
lL shall be obllgaLory on all schools colleges and unlverslLles Lo keep ln Lhelr llbrarles an adequaLe
number of coples of Lhe orlglnal and expurgaLed edlLlons of Lhe noll Me 1angere and Ll llllbusLerlsmo
as well as 8lzal's oLher works and blography 1he sald unexpurgaLed edlLlons of Lhe noll Me 1angere and
Ll llllbusLerlsmo or Lhelr LranslaLlons ln Lngllsh as well as oLher wrlLlngs of 8lzal shall be lncluded ln Lhe
llsL of approved books for requlred readlng ln all publlc or prlvaLe schools colleges and unlverslLles

1he 8oard of naLlonal LducaLlon shall deLermlne Lhe adequacy of Lhe number of books dependlng upon
Lhe enrollmenL of Lhe school college or unlverslLy

SLC3
1he 8oard of naLlonal educaLlon shall cause Lhe LranslaLlon of Lhe noll Me 1angere and Ll llllbusLerlsmo
as well as oLher wrlLlngs of !ose 8lzal lnLo Lngllsh 1agalog and Lhe prlnclpal hlllpplne dlalecLs cause
Lhem Lo be prlnLed ln cheap popular edlLlons and cause Lhem Lo be dlsLrlbuLed free of charge Lo
persons deslrlng Lo read Lhem Lhrough Lhe urok organlzaLlons and Lhe 8arrlo Counclls LhroughouL Lhe
counLry

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noLhlng ln Lhls AcL shall be consLrued as amendlng or repeallng secLlon nlne hundred LwenLyseven of
Lhe AdmlnlsLraLlve Code prohlblLlng Lhe dlscusslon of rellglous docLrlnes by publlc school Leachers and
oLher persons engaged ln any publlc school

SLC3
1he sum of Lhree hundred Lhousand pesos ls hereby auLhorlzed Lo be approprlaLed ouL of any fund noL
oLherwlse approprlaLed ln Lhe naLlonal 1reasury Lo carry ouL Lhe purposes of Lhls AcL

SLC6
1hls AcL shall Lake effecL upon lLs approval