National Museum Act of 1998
Section 35. Penalties.- in addition to the penalties provided under existing laws, any person, including the officers and employees of the Museum, found guilty of violating any provision of this Act shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two (2) years or a fine not exceeding Ten thousand pesos (P10,000), or both such imprisonment and fine at the discretion of the court.
Section 36. Reorganization. – With the approval of the Board, the Museum shall have the authority to reorganize its structure and staffing pattern in order to carry out its functions. The incumbents in the leadership structure of the existing National Museum shall automatically be upgraded to these analogous positions, with respect to the rest of the personnel, they shall be extended automatic reappointment except those who opt to avail of an early retirement scheme as determined by the Board of Trustees.
Section 37. Repealing Clause. – The provisions of the Philippine Legislative Act No. 3477, Republic Act No. 4846, Presidential Decree No. 374, Executive Order No. 30, Presidential Proclamation No. 913 and other related laws to the extent that they be inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.
Section 38. Separability Clause. – If, for any reason, any part or provision of this Act is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the parts of provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 39. Effectivity Clause. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days following its publication in the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation, whichever comes first.
JOSE DE VENECIA, JR
Speaker of the House of Representatives
NEPTALI A. GONZALES
President of the Senate
This Act, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1889 and House Bill No. 1577 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on February 5, 1998 and February 6, 1998, respectively.
ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Secretary General House of Representatives
HEZEL P. GACUTAN
Secretary of the Senate
February 12, 1998
FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines