H. No. 1398
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10452]
AN ACT REFORESTING 3,000 HECTARES OF PUBLIC LAND IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Declaration of Policy. â It is the declared policy of the State to protect the people and the environment from flashfloods through reforestation.
SEC. 2. Reforestation in Cagayan de Oro City. â An area of 3.000 hectares of public land in Cagayan de Oro City as identified by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall be reforested.
SEC. 3. Appropriations. â The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources shall immediately include in the Department’s program the implementation of this Act, the funding of which shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
SEC. 4. Implementing Rules and Regulations. â The Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall promulgate the rules and regulations for the effective enforcement of the provisions of this Act.
SEC. 5. Separability Clause. â Should any provision of this Act or any part thereof be declared invalid, the other provisions, insofar as they are separable from the invalid ones, shall remain in full force and effect.
SEC. 6. Repealing Clause. â All laws, orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 7. Effectivity. â This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on August 3, 2011 and January 21, 2013, respectively.
(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
House of Representatives
Approved: APR 08 2013
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines