BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 58
MANDATING THE TRANSFER OF NAYONG PILIPINO FOUNDATION’S PASAY PROPERTY TO THE MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
WHEREAS, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation, Inc. (NPF) through Presidential Decree No. 37 (1972) was given a 45.9 hectare property located in PasayCity on a portion of which the Nayong Pilipino Cultural Park (NPFPark) was built;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 111 (S. 2002) authorized the transfer of 8.6 hectares of the NPF property to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), and the closure of the NPF Park pending its redevelopment;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 135 (S. 2002) mandated the streamlining of the NPF, directing the abolition of all permanent positions and the termination of all casuals and contractuals while retaining a transition team to look for an alternative site for a new NPF park;
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 615 (S. 2007) mandated the transfer of the old NPF Park to the 15-hectare property of the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) in ParaÃ±aque City and the transfer of 15 hectares of NPF’s Pasay property to the PRA;
WHEREAS, Section 7 (c) of Presidential Decree No. 37 (1972) provides that the parcel of land given to the NPF shall ipso facto revert to the National Government if the NPF is dissolved or ceases, for any reason, to undertake its objectives, or ceases to need the land for any reason;
WHEREAS, it is the declared policy of the State to promote and maintain a viable, efficient, dependable and safe air transportation system as an effective instrument for national recovery and economic progress;
WHEREAS, the MIAA needs the remaining 22.3 hectares of NPF land for the expansion of Terminal 2 to the north and the development of the New International Cargo Terminal Facility to support the operation of Terminal 3 to accommodate growth in the passenger and aircraft movement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport; and
WHEREAS, Section 7(a) of Presidential Decree No. 37 (1972) provides that the land occupied by the NPF shall not be transferred to another person or entity without previous authorization by the President of the Philippines.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the Nayong Pilipino Foundation, Inc. to transfer its remaining land with an area of 22.3 hectares in Pasay City to the Manila International Airport Authority.
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 29th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.