Act No. 3248

 

 

AN ACT

TO AMEND SECTION FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-FIVE OF ACT NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, LEVYING A SPECIFIC TAX ON MOTOR SPIRITS AND ALLOTTING THE PROCEEDS FOR THE MAINTENANCE, IMPROVEMENT, AND CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAYS

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

 

SECTION 1.  Section fourteen hundred and ninety-five of Act Numbered Twenty-seven hundred and eleven, known as the Administrative Code, is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

“SEC. 1495.  Specific tax on Manufactured Oils.  – On refined and manufactured mineral oils, there shall be collected the following taxes:

 

“(1) Kerosene or petroleum, per liter of volume capacity, one and one-half centavos;

 

“(2) Lubricating oils, per liter of volume capacity, three centavos;

 

“(3) Naphtha, gasoline, and all other lighter products on distillation, per liter of volume capacity, four centavos;

 

“All money collected under the provisions of subsections two and three of this Act shall be deposited in the Insular Treasury to constitute a special fund for the maintenance, reconstruction, improvement, and where practicable, for the construction of provincial and insular roads and bridges, to be apportioned by the Secretary of Commerce and Communications to different provinces in the following proportions:

 

“Twenty-five per cent equality among all the provinces;

 

“Twenty-five per cent in the proportion to cedula sales in each province during the previous year;

 

“Twenty-five per cent in proportion to the combined length of first and second-class roads maintained throughout the previous year in each province;

 

“Twenty-five per cent in the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce and Communications of interprovincial roads or for the maintenance and improvement of roads subjected to unusually heavy traffic;

 

Provided, That the apportionment of this fund to the different provinces shall be operative from January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven.”

 

SEC. 2.  This Act shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

 

Approved, December 1, 1925

 

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