Republic Act 3562

Republic of the Philippines

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3562

AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF THE BLIND IN THE PHILIPIPINES

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

SECTION 1. There shall be established, under the supervision of the Director of Public Schools, a residential school for the blind near the City of Manila, which shall known as the Philippine National School for the Blind. Said school shall furnish instruction to the blind in the elementary level.

SECTION 2. Upon the establishment of the Philippine National School for the Blind, the School for the Deaf and the Blind in Pasay City shall cease to give instruction to the blind, and all its blind students, its equipment and facilities being used in the instruction of the blind, and members of the faculty teaching the blind shall be transferred to the Philippine National School for the Blind.

SECTION 3. There shall be established, under the supervision and control of the Director of Public Schools a Teacher-Training Center to train teachers for the blind. The Philippine Normal College shall provide room and other facilities for the said Center.

SECTION 4. The Secretary of Education shall issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this Act.

SECTION 5. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five hundred thousand pesos to carry out the provisions of this Act for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixty-four, including the purchase of site and the construction of buildings for the Philippine National School for the Blind. Thereafter, the amount necessary for the operation and maintenance of the said school and center shall be included in the annual General Appropriation Acts.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, June 21, 1963.