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[PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1173, (1977-07-19)](http://lawyerly.ph/laws/view/l89a6)
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[ PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1173, July 19, 1977 ]

ABROGATING ALL LEASES AND CANCELLING LAND TITLES AND PATENTS COVERING POR-TIONS OF HUNDRED ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK.

WHEREAS, P.D. NO. 564 placed the Hundred Islands Na-tional Park under the control and administration of the Philippine Tourism Authority;

WHEREAS, the defunct Hundred Islands Conservation and Development Authority created under R.A. No. 36v55 leased portions of the Hundred Islands National Park to the Province of Pangasinan for a nominal cost of PI.00 a year for an indefinite period;

WHEREAS, a few private persons have been able to title portions of the park after the segregation thereof from the public domain under Proclamation No. 667 dated Jan¬uary 18, 1940; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary that the Hundred Islands Nat-ional Park be conserved and developed as a tourist at¬traction, and facilities and amenities constructed to make tourists' visits to the Hundred Islands National Park more enjoyable and convenient;

Now, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order the abrogation of the lease in favor of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan, including all subleases which it may have exe cuted in favor of third parties. All titles and land patents issued after the promulgation of Proclamation No. 667 on January 18, 1940, are hereby cancelled  and the lands covered thereby reverted to the Hundred Islands National Park.

The PTA shall reimburse the value of the land and improvements introduced by the respective owners of the lands on the basis of their valuation under Sec. 92 oP.D. No. 464.

Done in the City of Manila, this 19th day of July in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and seventy-seven.

 
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
      President Republic of the Philippines

   
By the President:
 
(Sgd.) JACOBO C. CLAVE
    Presidential Executive Assistant
 


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