BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 159
DECLARING AND DELINEATING THE BULALACAO PORT ZONE AND PLACING IT UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY (PPA)
WHEREAS, Section 5, Article IV of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 857, or the âRevised Charter of the PPA,â provides that the PPA may submit to the President, through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), applications for the declaration of specific areas as Port Districts (Port Zones);
WHEREAS, Section 3 of Executive Order No. 410 (s. 1990), which provides for new guidelines for the processing of applications for port zone delineation, states that applications which are jointly recommended for approval by the Philippine Ports Authority and Regional Development Council shall be submitted directly to the Office of the President;
WHEREAS, the Port of Bulalacao is expected to play a major role in the RoRo operation of the Province as an alternative port to the Port of Roxas;
WHEREAS, the port area will primarily be devoted to commercial vessel operations; and
WHEREAS, there is a need to define the Port zone of Bulalacao for the planning, development, financing, and operation of said Port with the objective of promoting development through the dispersal of industries and commercial activities throughout the different regions.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Port of Bulalacao. The territorial jurisdiction of the Port of Bulalacao situated in Sitio Kabangkalan, Barangay Poblacion, Municipality of Bulalacao, Province of Oriental Mindoro, is hereby delineated and established, particularly described as follows:
Beginning at a point marked 1 on the plan, being S. 15 deg. 15′ W., 1,313.40 m. from BLLM No. 1, PLS-395-D, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, thence:
to point 2;
to point 3;
to point 4;
to point 5;
to point 6;
to point 7;
to point 8;
to point 9;
to point 10;
to point 11;
to point 12;
to point of beginning,
Containing an area of EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THREE (856,403) SQUARE METERS, more or less.
SECTION 2. PPA Jurisdiction. The Bulalacao Port zone, as delineated, is hereby placed under the administrative jurisdiction of the PPA, which shall, consistent with the regional industrial plans of the government, implement a program for the proper zoning, planning, development, and utilization of the port.
SECTION 3. Repealing Clause. All issuances, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Order are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
SECTION 4. Separability Clause. If any provision of this Order is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.
SECTION 5. Effectivity. This Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 14th day of February, 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.
Source: MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (2014). [Executive Order]. Manila : MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.