Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

Fourteenth Congress
Third Regular Session

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

Republic Act No. 9791

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7532, CONVERTING THE BATANGAS REGIONAL HOSPITAL TO THE BATANGAS MEDICAL CENTER, FURTHER INCREASING ITS BED CAPACITY TO FIVE HUNDRED (500) BEDS

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

Section 1. Republic Act No. 7532, is hereby amended by inserting a new Section 1, to read as follows:

"SECTION 1. The Batangas Regional Hospital in Batangas City shall be converted into a medical center and shall hereafter be known as the Batangas Medical Center."

Section 2. Section 1 of Republic Act No. 7532, is hereby amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 2. The bed capacity of the Batangas Medical Center is hereby increased from two hundred fifty (250) beds to five hundred (500) beds."

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

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 August 5, 2008 and September 8, 2009, respectively.

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

Approved: NOV. 13, 2009

GLORIA MACAPAGAL - ARROYO
President of the Philippines


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