BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 151
DECLARING AND DELINEATING THE LIBERTAD 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 Libertad is the primary port of Libertad, Antique, catering to inter-regional ferry boat trips plying the Libertad (Antique) â Caluya Island â Semirara Island â San Jose (Mindoro Occidental) route and vice-versa; and,
WHEREAS, there is a need to define the port zone of Libertad 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 Libertad. The territorial jurisdiction of the Port of Libertad situated in Barangay Centro Weste, the Municipality of Libertad, Province of Antique, is hereby delineated and established, particularly described as follows:
Beginning at a point marked 1 on the plan, being S. 27 deg. 06′ W., 114.63 m. from BLLM No. 1, 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 of beginning,
Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FOUR SQUARE METERS AND NINE HUNDRED TWENTY-NINE SQUARE DECIMETERS (433,224.929), more or less.
SECTION 2. PPA Jurisdiction. The Libertad 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 All issuances, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Order are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.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 upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
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.