The presidential appointments for Cebu in 1960
CEBUPEDIA - Clarence Paul Oaminal (The Freeman) - February 19, 2020 - 12:00am

Liberato Formentera as Justice of the Peace of Tudela, Cebu, March 28, 1960. Ananias V. Maribao (admitted to the Bar on November 10, 1934) as Second Assistant Provincial Fiscal of Cebu, January 26, 1960. Liberato Formentera as Justice of the Peace of Tudela, Cebu, March 28, 1960. Jose S. Amadora as City Fiscal of Cebu City, May 13, 1960. Dominador Tumulak (of Oslob, Cebu,) as Justice of the Peace of Dalaguete, Cebu, July 26, 1960. Dionisio Flores as Justice of the Peace of Balamban, Cebu, July 26, 1960.

Primo Alves as Chairman of the Cebu Fire Damage Commission, October 5, 1960.

The Cebu Fire Damage Commission was created by a national law. The law is hereby reprinted (Republic Act 1851):

“WHEREAS, on April 21, 1956, the greatest fire disaster in Philippine history wiped out completely more than twenty blocks of residential homes and establishments in Cebu City, rendering homeless about 20,000 people;

“WHEREAS, official findings show that the fire was caused by the explosion of some dynamite in the storeroom in the Philippine Constabulary barracks in that City due to the fault of a non-commissioned officer, although proper precautions had been taken by higher army authorities to prevent or minimize the occurrence of such fire or explosion; and

“WHEREAS, it is the duty of the whole nation to draw upon its whole resources to give needed assistance to the thousands of homeless victims and to indemnify the homeowners for damages suffered through no fault on their part and occasioned by an agent of the government; Now, therefore:

“Section 1. There is hereby created a Cebu Fire Damage Commission to be composed of a representative each of the President, of the National Red Cross, and of the Social Welfare Administration, which shall have the duty and power to render aid and assistance to those rendered homeless and destitute because of that fire; and to receive an award claims for damages from any person whose home suffered any damage by reason of that fire. The Commission shall issue the necessary rules and regulations for carrying out the objectives of this Act, and its award shall be final and unappealable: Provided, that the Commission shall give priority in paying awards of one thousand pesos or less.

“Section 2. There is hereby set aside the sum of five million pesos, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, which shall be used to extend aid and assistance to those rendered homeless by the fire, and also to pay the awards as well as other expenses of administration of the Commission.

“Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

“Approved: June 22, 1957.”

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