An Act Changing the Name of Sulu College of Technology and Oceanography into Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography and for Other Purposes

Section 1. Section one of Republic Act Numbered Sixty hundred and sixty is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 1. There is hereby establish in Tawi-Tawi a college to be known as the Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography which shall extend to the Muslims and other cultural minority groups the opportunities of college education and develop such other programs as will promote Muslim welfare and hasten the economic development of the southernmost region of the Philippines."

Section 2. Section three of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Sec. 3. The said college shall operate as an integral unit of the Mindanao State University and its administration shall be vested in the Board of Regents of the said University in accordance with Republic Act Numbered Thirteen hundred and eighty-seven, as amended, otherwise known as the Charter of the Mindanao State University. In addition, three members of the Board preferably from the Province of Tawi-Tawi, shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines. Of the three to be initially appointed, the President shall designate one to serve for one year, one for two years and one for three years. Thereafter, persons appointed to succeed such members shall hold office for a term of three years or until their successors are appointed. The additional three members shall attend meetings along with the other members of the Board of Regents and participate in its deliberations on matters affecting the college and in other items of the agenda that may affect, directly or indirectly the academic, administrative and financial operations of the college."

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.1awp++i1

Approved: March 16, 1982

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