Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

Sixteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

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

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10649

AN ACT INCREASING THE BURIAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS FROM TEN THOUSAND PESOS (P10,000.00) TO TWENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P20,000.00), AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6948, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ACT STANDARDIZING AND UPGRADING THE BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS" AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

Section 1. Section 20 of Republic Act No. 6948, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 20. Burial Assistance. Unless the person who defrayed the expenses for the funeral of a deceased veteran is entitled to a similar benefit from the United States Government, he or she shall be given Twenty thousand pesos (P20.000.00) as burial assistance upon application therefor in due form which shall be filed within two (2) years from the death of the veteran concerned."

Section 2. Appropriations. The amount necessary for the initial implementation of this Act shall be charged against the current years appropriations for burial expenses of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO). Thereafter, the amount necessary for the continued implementation shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.1wphi1

Section 3. Effectivity. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House
House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on May 19, 2014 and September 15, 2014, respectively.


(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General
House of Representatives

Approved: NOV 27 2014

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines


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