Executive Order No. 29, s. 1946

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 29

PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND DISPOSITION OF PROPERTIES OR PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE PROVINCE AND IN THE CITY OF DAVAO TRANSFERRED TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNDER THE PHILIPPINE PROPERTY ACT OF 1946, AND OTHER PROPERTIES OF THE GOVERNMENT THEREIN SITUATED WHICH ARE NOW BEING ADMINISTERED BY THE BUREAU OF LANDS

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 8 authorizes the President of the Philippines to designate an existing office, agency or instrumentality of the Government to take over and administer the properties and property rights transferred to the Republic of the Philippines by the United States of America under the Philippine Property Act of 1946 (Act of Congress of July 3, 1946), and to dispose of the same in accordance with the provisions of existing laws;

WHEREAS, a good portion of the properties, real or personal, and property rights which have been transferred or may be transferred to the Republic of the Philippines by the United States of America under the Philippine Property Act of 1946 (Act of Congress of July 3, 1946) consist of properties, real and personal, and property rights situated in the Province of Davao and in the City of Davao, formerly held by Japanese nationals;

WHEREAS, it would be advantageous from the standpoint of efficiency and economy that the office, agency or instrumentality designated to administer the properties and property rights above mentioned should also administer other properties of the Government situated in the Province of Davao and in the City of Davao which are at present being administered by the Bureau of Lands;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Manuel Roxas, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

1. The National Abaca and Other Fibers Corporation, created under Commonwealth Act No. 322, is hereby designated as the agency to take over and administer the properties and property rights located in or affecting properties situated in the Province of Davao and in the City of Davao, transferred to the Republic of the Philippines by the United States of America under the provisions of the Philippine Property Act of 1946 (Act of Congress of July 3, 1946), and to administer the abaca and coconut plantations on public lands formerly covered by leases to Japanese and other private parties, which leases have already expired, which plantations are more particularly listed in the attached Annex “A”, except such portion or portions thereof as may be reserved for agricultural experimental stations or agricultural schools.

2. The properties and property rights to be taken over and administered by the National Abaca and Other Fibers Corporation pursuant to the provisions of this Order shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of existing laws.

Done at the City of Manila, this 25th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) MANUEL ROXAS
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO
Chief of the Executive Office

Reference: Annex “A”

SourcePresidential Museum and Library

Office of the President of the Philippines. (1946). [Executive Order Nos. : 1 – 127]. Manila : Presidential Museum and Library.

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