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315 60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CHS. 499, 500 -JUNE 26, 1946 such sealed package shall be opened only by order of a court of com- petent jurisdiction. If the birth occurred outside of the District of Columbia, the clerk of the court shall, upon petition by the adopter, furnish him with a certified copy of the final decree of adoption." Approved June 26, 1946. [CHAPTER 500] AN ACT To provide military assistance to the Republic of the Philippines in establishing and maintaining national security and to form a basis for participation by that government in such defensive military operations as the future may require. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Republic of the Philippines Military Assistance Act". SEC. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the Pres- ident is authorized, upon application by the Republic of the Philip- pines, and whenever in his discretion the public interest renders such course advisable, to provide: (a) for the instruction and training of military and naval personnel of the Republic of the Philippines; (b) for the maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation of military or naval equipment in the possession of the said country; and (c) for the transfer to the said country of any arms, ammunition, and imple- ments of war as defined in the President's proclamation 2549 of April 9, 1942, or any superseding proclamations; any other aircraft; naval vessels except those in the category of battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines; any stores, supplies, services, technical information, material, and equipment: Provided,That such transfer shall be consistent with military and naval requirements of the United States and with the national interest. SEa. 3. The President is authorized to provide such assistance or transfer property or information pursuant to section 2, by sale, loan, exchange, lease, gift, or transfer for cash, credit, or other property with or without warranty and upon such other terms and conditions as he shall find proper. SEC. 4. As a condition precedent to the receipt of any assistance, information, or property pursuant to this Act the Government of the Republic of the Philippines shall undertake (a) that it will not, with- out the consent of the President of the United States, transfer title to or possession of any property transferred to it pursuant to this Act, (b) that it will not permit use of any property so received or disclosure of any plan, specification, or other information pertaining thereto or any technical information furnished, by or to anyone not an officer, employee, or agent of the Republic of the Philippines, or for any purpose other than those set forth in this Act, and (c) that the Government of the Republic of the Philippines will make pro- visions comparable to those customarily made by the United States for the security of any article, plan, or information received under the terms of this Act. SEC. 5. The President of the United States is authorized, upon appli- cation from the Republic of the Philippines, and whenever in his discretion the public interest renders such a course advisable, to detail officers and enlisted men of the Army of the United States, and the United States Navy and Marine Corps to assist that Government: Provided,That the officers and enlisted men so detailed are authorized to accept from the Republic of the Philippines offices and such com- pensation and emoluments thereunto appertaining as may be first approved by the Secretary of War, or by the Secretary of the Navy, as the case may be: Providedfurther,That such compensation may be June 26, 1946 [H. R. 6572] [Public Law 454] Short title. Post, p. 916. Instruction and training. Equipment. Transfer of arms, etc. 56 Stat. 1948. 22U.S. C. , Supp. V, § 452 note. Providing of assist- ance, etc., pursuant to section 2. Conditions prece- dent to receipt of as- sistance, etc. Detail ofofficers and enlisted men of armed forces of theU. S. Compensation, etc., from Republic of the Philippines.