Executive Order No. 170, s. 2014

Link to law: http://www.gov.ph/2014/07/25/executive-order-no-170-s-2014/
Published: 2014-08-04

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MALACAÑAN PALACE

MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 170

AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NOS. 385 (s. 1989) AND 431 (s. 1990) AND SEGREGATING PORTIONS OF THE BATANGAS PORT ZONE UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY PROJECTS DESIGNATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

WHEREAS, Executive Order (EO) Nos. 385 (s. 1989) and 431 (s. 1990) delineated and expanded the territory of the Batangas Port Zone (BPZ);

WHEREAS, the BPZ was placed under the administrative jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), which was given the authority to implement a program for the proper zoning, titling, planning, development, and utilization of the port areas in the BPZ, consistent with law, and the regional industrial plans of the Government;

WHEREAS, the territorial jurisdiction of the BPZ as delineated under EO Nos. 385 and 431 included certain areas in Batangas City that are now proposed to be used as sites for power generation and auxiliary facilities, including fuel handling, storage and processing facilities;

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State to ensure the quality, reliability, security and affordability of the supply of electric power in the country; and

WHEREAS, facilities in the BPZ have been made part of the Department of Energy (DOE) committed power projects program and natural gas infrastructure development plans to meet the urgent and long-term energy needs of the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. Amendment to Territorial Jurisdiction of the Batangas Port Zone (BPZ). The territorial jurisdiction of the Batangas Port Zone is hereby delineated as follows:

A parcel of land described under SK-04-000016-12. Bounded on the SE., & NE., along lines 1-2-3 by Cad-264, Batangas Cadastre; on the SE., SW., NW., & NE., along lines 3-4-5-6-7 by Batangas Bay; on the NW., NE., & SE., along lines 7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-1 by Cad-264, Batangas Cadastre.

Beginning at a point marked “1” on the plan being S. 81 deg. 29’55” W., 1,587.654 m. from BLLM No. 1, Cad-264, Batangas Cadastre, thence:

 S.
59 deg.
42′
44.4″
W.,

150.00 m.

to point 2;

 S.
30 deg.
17′
15.6″
E.,

511.00 m.

to point 3;

 S.
59 deg.
42′
32.7″
W.,

1,150.00 m.

to point 4;

 N.
30 deg.
17′
03.0″
W.,

2,750.00 m.

to point 5;

 N.
59 deg.
42′
04.7″
E.,

610.00 m.

to point 6;

S.
60 deg.
17′
53.7″
E.,

780.00 m.

to point 7;

 N.
46 deg.
16′
19.8″
E.,

263.55 m.

to point 8;

 S.
89 deg.
32′
20.3″
E.,

99.06 m.

to point 9;

 N.
45 deg.
33′
24.2″
E.,

594.30 m.

to point 10;

 S.
60 deg.
33′
23.8″
E.,

193.69 m.

to point 11;

 N.
29 deg.
51′
31.3″
E.,

113.47 m.

to point 12;

 S.
60 deg.
17′
15.6″
E.,

759.38 m.

to point 13

 S.
30 deg.
17′
15.6″
E.,

550.00 m.

to point 14;

 S.
59 deg.
42′
44.4″
W.,

1,200.00 m.

to point 15;

 S.
30 deg.
17′
15.6″
E.,

404.00 m.

to point of

beginning, containing an area of FOUR MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO (4,522,422) SQUARE METERS. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and are marked on the ground by Ps. Cyl. Conc. Mons. 15 x 60 cm.

SECTION 2. Energy Projects Zone. Portions of the BPZ under EO Nos. 385 and 431 which are excluded under Section 1 of this Order is hereby segregated and reserved for energy projects as identified by the Department of Energy and are excluded from the administrative jurisdiction of the Philippine Ports Authority, consistent with existing laws and regional industrial plans for the development and utilization of the said areas as Energy Projects Zone.

SECTION 3. Separability. Should any provision of this Order be declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions unaffected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.

SECTION 4. Repeal. All orders, proclamations, rules, regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with any of the provisions of this Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 5. Effectivity. This Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

DONE, in the City of Manila, this 25th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N OCHOA, JR.

Executive Secretary

Source: Malacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (2014). [Executive Order]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.