SIXTH CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
NINTH SPECIAL SESSION  No. 18987
REPUBLIC ACT No. 6060

 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SULU COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY AS A UNIT OF THE MINDANAO STATE UNEVERSITY, DEFINING ITS OBJECTIVES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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

SECTION 1.  There is hereby established in Southern Sulu a college to be known as the Sulu College of Technology and Oceanography which shall extend to the Muslims and other cultural minority groups the opportunities of college education and develop such other programs as will promote Muslim welfare and hasten the economic development of the southernmost religion of the Philippines.

SECTION 2. To achieve the foregoing objectives, the college shall develop academic programs for effective exploitation and conservation of the fisheries resources in the Sulu seas and nearby waters, undertake researches in fish processing and culture, and in oceanography for increase understanding of the country’s territorial waters, and adopt other programs and projects as way be necessary to promote the social and economic development of the people.

SECTION 3. The said college shall operate as the integral unit of the Mindanao State University and its administration shall be vested in the Board of Regents of the said University in accordance with Republic Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and eighty-seven, as amended, otherwise known as the Charter of the Mindanao State University. In addition, three members of the Boards, preferably from the province of Sulu, shall be appointed, the President of the Philippines, with the consent of the commission on Appointments. Of the three to be initially appointed, the President shall designate one to serve for three years. Thereafter, person appointed to succeed such members are appointed. The additional three members shall attend meeting along with the other members of the Board of Regents and participate in its deliberations on matters affecting the college and in other items of the agenda that may affect, directly or indirectly the academic, administrative and finical operation of the College.

SECTION 4. To carry out the program of research in oceanography, in fish processing and production, and in other related activities, including construction of laboratory buildings and other physical facilities, an ad valorem duty of five per centum, in addition to the existing duties, is hereby imposed and collected on prepared or preserved first imported under Section

16.04, Paragraph A, B and C, and on crustaceans and mullusks Tariff and Custom Code, as amended beginning fiscal year nineteen  hundred and  seventy. The amount so  collected is hereby automatically appropriated in favor of the Mindanao State University for the purpose

provided in this section and the Institution every quarter following the quarter in which the collection is made.

SECTION 5. Upon request of the President of the University, the heads of appropriate offices and other instrumentalities of the Government may authorize the transfer of equipment and personnel to the College, by the heads of these agencies.

SECTION  6.  the  sum  of  the  million  pesos  for  operating  expenses  and  five hundred thousand pesos for capital outlays is hereby authorized  to be appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, beginning fiscal year nineteen hundred and seventy and every fiscal year thereafter for the continuing support of the said College.

SECTION 7. this act shall take effect upon its approval. Approved, August 4, 1969.