BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 153
DECLARING AND DELINEATING THE MASAO PORT ZONE AND PLACING IT UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY (PPA)
WHEREAS, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is mandated to establish, develop, regulate, manage and operate a rationalized national port system in support of trade and national development;
WHEREAS, the delineation and declaration of port zones under PPA aims to redirect and reorganize port administration for the full development of port districts;
WHEREAS, the Port of Masao in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte services domestic and foreign cargo vessels; and,
WHEREAS, there is a need to define the port zone of Masao for the planning and development of necessary port facilities to support the demands of shipping trade within the region.
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 Masao. The territorial jurisdiction of the Port of Masao situated in Butuan City, Province of Agusan del Norte, is hereby delineated and established, particularly described as follows:
Beginning at a point marked 1 on the plan, being S. 80 deg. 56′ W., 400.28 m. from BBM-24, PLS-22, thence:
to point 2;
to point 3;
to point 4;
to point 5;
to point 6;
to point of beginning,
Containing an area of ELEVEN MILLION FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE SQUARE METERS AND SEVENTY-EIGHT SQUARE DECIMETERS (11,497,521.78), more or less.
SECTION 2. PPA Jurisdiction. The Masao 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. Repeal. All issuances, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Order are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.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. 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 6th day of December, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.
(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. (2013). [ExecutiveÂ Order]. Manila :Â MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.