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Bagtsing vs Ramirez Din (Bout Repeal)

Bagtsing vs Ramirez Din (Bout Repeal)

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Published by: Joey 月英 De Guzman on Oct 12, 2012
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Bagtsing vs. Ramirez.

Facts: The Municipal Board of Manila enacted an ordinance regulating the operation of public markets and prescribing fees for the rentals of stalls and providing penalties for violation thereof and for other purposes. The respondent then seeks for declaration of nullity of the said ordinance which one of the reasons is the publication requirement under the Revised Charter of Manila by which has not been complied with. The respondent judge herein declared the nullity of the said ordinance on the primary ground of non-compliance with the requirement of publication under the Revised City Charter. Hence this petition. Issue: Whether or not Local Tax Codes repeals the Revised City Charter Held: No, a charter provision may be impliedly modified or superseded by a later statute, and where a statute is controlling, it must be read into the charter notwithstanding any particular charter provision. However, there is no rule which prohibits the repeal even by implication of a special or specific act by a general or broad one. A subsequent general law similarly applicable to all cities prevails over any conflicting charter provision, for the reason that a charter must not be inconsistent with the general laws and public policy of the state. In the case at bar, the Revised Charter of the City of Manila is doubtless dominant, but, that dominant force loses its continuity when it approaches the realm of "ordinances levying or imposing taxes, fees or other charges" in particular. There, the Local Tax Code controls.

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