Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

Sixteenth Congress
Third Regular Session

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

REPUBLIC ACT No. 10737

AN ACT SEPARATING THE PIO DALIM MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES – STA. FILOMENA ANNEX IN BARANGAY STA. FILOMENA, MUNICIPALITY OF CALANASAN, PROVINCE OF APAYAO FROM THE PIO DALIM MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ARTS AND TRADES HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS STA. FILOMENA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

SECTION 1. The Pio Dalim Memorial School of Arts and Trades – Sta. Filomena Annex in Barangay Sta. Filomena, Municipality of Calanasan, Province of Apayao is hereby separated from the Pio Dalim Memorial School of Arts and Trades and converted into an independent national arts and trades high school to be known as Sta. Filomena School of Arts and Trades.

SECTION 2. All personnel, assets, liabilities and records of the Pio Dalim Memorial School of Arts and Trades – Sta. Filomena Annex are hereby transferred to and absorbed by the Sta. Filomena School of Arts and Trades.

SECTION 3. The Secretary of Education shall immediately include in the Department’s program the operationalization of the Sta. Filomena School of Arts and Trades, the initial funding of which shall be charged against the current year’s appropriation of the Pio Dalim Memorial School of Arts and Trades – Sta. Filomena Annex. Thereafter, the amount necessary for the continued operation of the school shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

SECTION 4. The Secretary of Education shall issue such rules and regulation as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.1âwphi1

Approved,

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

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on May 19, 2014 and October 7, 2015, respectively.

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

Approved: DEC 29 2015

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


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