Republic Act 7605

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7605
AN ACT CONVERTING THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS INTO A STATE COLLEGE TO BE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE STATE COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBERED TEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT ENTITLED, "CONVERTING THE BASA AIR BASE COMMUNITY COLLEGE INTO THE PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICS, PROVIDING FOR A CHARTER FOR THIS PURPOSE"

Section 1. Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18 of Presidential Decree No. 1078 are hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 1. The present Philippine Air Force College of Aeronautics located within the school zone at the five (5) Philippine Air Force bases of Villamor, Basa, Mactan, Fernando, and Sangley, a nonmilitary institution, is hereby converted into a state college to be known as the Philippine State College of Aeronautics. The Philippine State College of Aeronautics shall hereafter be referred to as the College.

"Section 2. The College shall provide professional and advanced technical and technological instruction and training in the preparatory field of aeronautics and the liberal arts courses. It shall promote research and advanced studies, and progressive leadership in its fields of specialization.

"Section 3. In addition to said offerings, the College shall offer post graduate courses in the fields of specialization abovementioned, subject to existing laws and DECS rules and regulations.

"Section 5. The College shall have a Board of Trustees which shall be the governing body of the College. There shall be eleven (11) ex officio members of the Board and two (2) non ex officiomembers. The ex officio members are the Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports, who shall be the Chairman of the Board; the President of the College, who shall be the Vice-Chairman; the Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force; the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture; the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Culture; a representative from the Department of Finance; a representative from the National Economic and Development Authority; the President of the Employees' Association; and the President of the Student Council of the College, who shall be members of the Board. Two (2) prominent citizens, who are residents of the abovementioned military bases, shall be chosen as members of the Board: provided, that one shall serve a term of four (4) years and the other shall serve a term of two (2) years.

"Section 6. The College shall be headed by a President to be appointed by the President of the Philippines upon recommendation of the Board of Trustees. His salary shall be fixed by the Board of Trustees subject to existing laws, and which shall, whenever applicable, be comparable to that being received by Presidents of educational institutions of like standing. He shall hold office for a term of six (6) years without reappointment, unless he reaches the age of retirement or earlier removed for cause or incapacitated to discharge the duties of the office. In case of vacancy by reason of death, resignation or incapacity of the President to perform the function of the office, the Board shall have the authority to designate an officer-in-charge of the College pending the appointment of a new president.

"Section 9. A quorum of the Board of Trustees shall consist of a majority of all the members holding office at the time a meeting is called: provided, however, that among those present are the Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports who is the Chairman of the Board, or the President of the College who acts as the presiding officer in the former's absence. The Board of Trustees shall convene regularly once every two (2) months. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees may call a special meeting whenever necessary. All processes against the Board of Trustees shall be served on the President or Secretary thereof.

"Section 11. The Board of...
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