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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1032 September 22, 1976
SETTING SEPTEMBER 21 TO OCTOBER 7, 1976 AS THE PERIOD FOR THE REGISTRATION OF BARANGAY VOTERS FOR THE OCTOBER 1976 REFERENDUM-PLEBISCITE, PRESCRIBING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SAID REGISTRATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH
WHEREAS, the Batasang Bayan in first session assembled, urged in Resolution No. 4, dated September 21, 1976, the promulgation of the Decree setting September 21, 1976 to October 7, 1976, as the period for the registration of barangay voters for the October 1976 Referendum-Plebiscite, prescribing the rules and regulations for said registration, and for other purposes in connection therewith.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, and in accordance with the recommendation of the Batasang Bayan, do hereby decree and order:
Section 1. Period of Registration. September 21 to October 7, 1976 is hereby declared as a period for the registration of members of barangays who were not registered in the February 27-28, 1975 National Referendum.
Section 2. Rules and Regulations for Registration. The provisions of Presidential Decree No. 210 dated June 8, 1973, entitled "Providing for System of Registration For Members of the Barangays (Citizens Assemblies)" as amended, including its provisions on prohibited acts, imposition of penalties, prosecution of offenses, and jurisdiction of court, shall govern the registration of barangay voters herein provided.
Section 3. List of Barangay Voters. The list of Barangay members used in connection with the February 27-28, 1975 Referendum shall be adopted for purposes of the October 1976 National Referendum-plebiscite with such additions, corrections or cancellations as may be proper in accordance with the pertinent provisions of existing laws or decrees.
Section 4. Promulgation of Rules and Regulations. The Commission on Elections shall promulgate such rules and regulations and prescribe and/or furnish such forms and reglementary periods for certain acts required herein to be performed.
The Commission is also authorized to provide for the updating of lists and to promulgate rules concerning disputes over registration and other related matters.
The Commission may hire under contractual basis the services of personnel if this method is found to be more expedient and economical.
Any provision of existing laws to the contrary notwithstanding, the Commission on Elections may require its officials and employees, and those assigned thereto, to work overtime in connection with the registration and the holding of the Referendum after the required office hours on regular working days and on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and on scheduled rest days, and pay compensation therefor, including overtime services rendered in connection with this Decree, at rates in accordance with existing laws.
Section 5. Appropriations. To implement the provisions of this Decree the amount of Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Pesos (P2,600,000.00) is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Section 6. Effectivity. This Decree shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 22nd day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-six.
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