BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 143
DECLARING AND DELINEATING THE BAYBAY PORT ZONE AND PLACING IT UNDER THE ADMINISTRATIVE JURISDICTION OF THE PHILIPPINE PORTS AUTHORITY (PPA)
WHEREAS, 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 Baybay in Baybay, Leyte is one of the major and busiest ports in the country; and
WHEREAS, there is a need to define the Port zone of Baybay 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 Baybay. The territorial jurisdiction of the Port of Baybay situated in the City of Baybay, Province of Leyte, is hereby delineated and established, particularly described as follows:
Beginning at point marked 1 on the plan, being S. 26 deg. 00′ W. 330 m. from BLLM No. 1, Baybay Cadastre, thence:
to point 2;
to point 3;
to point 4;
to point 5;
to point of beginning,
Containing an area of SEVEN HUNDRED THIRTEEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE (713,973) SQUARE METERS, more or less.
SECTION 2. PPA Jurisdiction. The Baybay 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issuances, orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.
SECTION 4. Separability. If any provision of this Executive Order is declared invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected thereby shall remain valid and subsisting.
SECTION 5. Effectivity. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 5th day of November, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.