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[ Commonwealth Act No. 614, February 23, 1941 ]

AN ACT AMENDING FURTHER SECTION EIGHTEEN OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, AS AMENDED BY ACT NUMBERED FORTY-TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT AND BY COMMONWEALTH ACT NUMBERED SIX HUNDRED AND TWO.

Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:

SECTION 1. Section eighteen of the Administrative Code, as amended by Act Numbered Forty-two hundred and fifty-eight and by Commonwealth Act Numbered Six hundred and two, is further amended to read as follows:
"SEC 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. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, February 23, 1941.
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