H. No. 6159 / 58 OG No. 22, 4274 (May 28, 1962)
"SECTION 1. In the performance of his duties as Attorney General of the Philippines and as ex officio legal adviser of government-owned and controlled corporations or enterprises, the Secretary of Justice shall be assisted by a legal staff which shall have one chief to be known as Department Legal Counsel whose salary shall be eight thousand nine hundred forty pesos per annum, and two assistant chiefs each of whom shall receive a salary of eight thousand eight hundred eighty pesos per annum, four senior special attorneys, each of whom shall receive a salary of eight thousand four hundred pesos per annum, and twenty special attorneys whose salaries shall be as follows:
"(a) Four special attorneys at seven thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each;
"(b) Four special attorneys at seven thousand two hundred pesos per annum each
"(c) Four special attorneys at six thousand six hundred pesos per annum each;
"(d) Four special attorneys at six thousand pesos per annum each;
"(e) Four special attorneys at four thousand eight hundred pesos per annum each.
"The qualifications for appointment to the position of chief of legal staff and those of assistant chief shall be the same as those prescribed for assistant solicitors general, and those of senior special attorneys and special attorneys shall be the same as those prescribed for solicitors in the Office of the Solicitor General.
"In the Interest of greater efficiency in the discharge of the functions of the office, the Attorney General's Legal Staff may, in the discretion of the department head, be organized into two divisions which shall be headed by the two assistant chiefs who shall be known as chief special attorneys and shall be assisted by the senior special attorneys as assistant chiefs of their respective divisions."