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[ Acts No. 4258, November 06, 1935 ]


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. Article five of Chapter One of the Revised Administrative Code is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"ARTICLE V.—Arms and Great Seal

"ART. 18. Arms and Great Seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.—The Arms and Great Seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines are these:

"Arms—Paleways  of  two  pieces, azure and gules; a chief argent studded with three golden stars equidistant from each other; over all the arms of Manila, per fess gules and argent, in chief the castle of Spain or, doors and windows argent, in base a sea lion, or langued and armed gules, in dexter paw a sword hilted or. Crest—The American eagle displayed proper. Beneath, a scroll with the words 'Commonwealth of the Philippines' inscribed thereon.

 "The Great Seal shall be circular in form, with the arms as described in the last preceding paragraph, but without the scroll and the inscription thereon, and surrounding the whole a double marginal circle within which shall appear the words 'United States of America,' 'Commonwealth of the Philippines,' the two phrases being divided by two small five-pointed stars. For the purpose of placing the Great Seal, the colors of the arms shall not be deemed essential.

"SEC. 19. Custody and use of Great Seal.—The Great Seal shall be and remain in the custody of the President of the Philippines, and shall be affixed to or placed upon all commissions signed by him, and upon such other official documents and papers of the Commonwealth of the Philippines as may by law be provided, or as may be required by custom in the discretion of the President of the Philippines."
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, November 6, 1935.
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