Republic Act No. 1378 An Act To Regulate the Trade Of Master Plumber Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. This Act shall be known as the “Plumbing Law”. Section 2. (a) The practice of plumbing within the meaning and intent of this Act shall embrace services in the form of consultations, designing, preparations of plans, specifications; estimates, erection, installation and supervision of plumbing work including the inspection and acceptance of materials used therein; extension and alteration of all pipings to fixtures, appliances, appurtenances in connection with any of the following: storm and sanitary drainage, facilities of buildings, the sanitary venting of fixtures, hot or cold water supply systems within or adjacent to any building, storm drains, sewerage system of any premises and/or in connection with any public disposal or any acceptable terminal. The enumeration in this paragraph shall not be construed as excluding any other work requiring plumbing knowledge and application. (b) The term “master plumber” as used in this Act shall mean a person duly registered with the Board of Examiners for Master Plumbers in the manner as hereinafter provided. Section 3. Within thirty days after the approval of this Act, there shall be created a Board of Examiners for Master Plumbers, hereinafter referred to as the Board, to be composed of a Chairman and two members who shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Civil Service 3 in consultation with a duly registered national association of master plumbers. The members of the Board shall hold office for a term of three years. The first members of the Board appointed under this Act shall hold office for the following terms: One member for one year; one member for two years; and one member for three years. Each member of the Board shall qualify by taking the proper oath of office before entering upon the performance of his duties. Any member of the Board may be removed by the President of the Philippines for neglect of duty, in competency, malpractice, and unprofessional, unethical, immoral, or dishonorable conduct, after said member has been given opportunity to defend himself in an administrative investigation duly held. Vacancies in the Board shall be filled for the unexpired term. Section 4. The Board shall administer the provisions of this Act; issue, suspend or revoke certificates of registration of master plumbers; and administer oaths in connection with such certificates of registration. In carrying into effect the provisions of this Act, the Board may, under the hands of its chairman and the seal of the Board, issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum, to compel the attendance of witnesses and require the production of books, documents, and similar evidence in a case involving violation of any of the provisions of this Act. Any member of the Board may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before it. If any person
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- Toilet, Plumber, Subpoena duces tecum