Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

Fourteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eighth day of July, two thousand eight.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9620

AN ACT CONVERTING THE NEGROS OCCIDENTAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE CITY OF VICTORIAS, PROVINCE OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL INTO A NATIONAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS NEGROS OCCIDENTAL NATIONAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

Section 1. Conversion into a National Science High School. - The Negros Occidental Science High School in the City of Victorias, Province of Negros Occidental is hereby converted into a national science high school to be known as Negros Occidental National Science High School.

Section 2. Transfer of Assets and Liabilities. - All personnel, assets, liabilities and records of the Negros Occidental Science High School are hereby transferred to and absorbed by the Negros Occidental National Science High School.

Section 3. Appropriations. - The Secretary of Education shall immediately include in the Departmentís program the operationalization of the Negros Occidental National Science High School, the initial funding of which shall be charged against the current yearís appropriations of the Negros Occidental Science High School. Thereafter, the amount necessary for the continued operation of the school shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.1avvphi1

Section 4. Implementation. - The Secretary of Education shall issue such rules and regulations as may he necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act.

Section 5. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette.

Approved,

JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate
PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of

Representatives and the Senate on June 11,2008 and February 3,2009, respectively.

EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General House of Representatives

Approved: May 13, 2009

GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO
President of the Philippines


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