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Cultural Legislations: The Pre-Marcos Years

Title: Republic Act No. 597
Date signed: March 6, 1951

    An Act to declare Fort Santiago a national Shrine and to provide for the preservation of historical monument in the Walled City of Manila

Title: Republic Act No. 1569
Date signed: June 16, 1956

    An act to amend Section One of the Republic Act numbered Five Hundred Ninety-Seven, entitled "An Act to declare Fort Santiago a national Shrine and to provide for the preservation of historical monument in the Walled City of Manila," and to authorize the sale of the former site of the Ayuntamiento to the Central Bank of the Philippines

Title: Republic Act No. 1607
Date signed: August 23, 1956

    An Act declaring Intramuros, a Commercial, Residential and Educational District, repealing for that purpose Commonwealth Act Number One Hundred Seventy-One and Republic Act numbered Five Hundred Ninety-Seven

Title: Republic Act No. 1059
Date signed: June 12, 1954

    An Act prohibiting the naming of sitios, barrios, municipalities, cities, provinces, streets, highways, avenues, bridges, and other public thoroughfares, parks, plazas, public schools, public buildings, piers, government airports and vessels, andother public institutions after living persons

Title: Republic Act No. 2733
Date signed: June 19, 1960

    An act to declare the site in the Magallanes, Limasawa Island in the Province of Leyte where the first Mass in the Philippines was held as a national shrine to provide for the preservation of historical monuments and landmarks thereat and for other purposes

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