PROCLAMATION NO. 835
AMENDING PROCLAMATION NO. 78 DATED OCTOBER 13, 1954 BY TRANSFERRING THE PROPERTY HOUSING THE FORMER OFFICES OF THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM TO THE SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES, RESERVING THE SAME FOR THE CITY OF MANILA HALL OF JUSTICE
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 78 dated October 13, 1954, reserved a certain parcel of land in the District of Ermita, City of Manila for the building site of the Government Service Insurance System (“GSIS”);
WHEREAS, the GSIS constructed a building on the said parcel of land, hereinafter referred to as the “Property”. The GSIS has since relocated to its current offices in Pasay City and the property is no longer being used by the GSIS;
WHEREAS, the City of Manila needs a Hall of Justice to improve the administration of justice in the city and to provide better public access to its courts;
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the Philippines is the branch of government having administrative charge over all courts, and the GSIS has agreed to yield the property to the Supreme Court of the Philippines for the Hall of Justice of the City of Manila;
WHEREAS, by virtue of the Public Land Act (Commonwealth Act. No. 141, as amended), Presidential Decree No. 1445, and the Administrative Code of 1987, the President is authorized to transfer any government property that is no longer needed by the agency to which it belongs to other branches or agencies of the government;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources and by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby amend Proclamation No. 78 dated October 13, 1954 and assign to the Supreme Court of the Philippines the property mentioned above, more particularly described as:
Lot 3-B-1, Psd-27859
A parcel of land (lot No. 3-B-1 of the subdivision plan Psd-27859, being a portion of lot No. 3-B described on plan Psd-27342, G.L.R.O. Cad. Record No. ), situated in the District of Ermita, City of Manila. Bounded on the N., by lot No. 3-B-2 of the subdivision plan; on the E., by lot 4-B of plan Psd-27342; on the S., by Calle Concepcion; and on the W., by Calle Arroceros. Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan, being N. 18′ 44′ W., 923.92 meters from B.L.L.M. No. 47, Manila Cadastre No. 13, thence N. 44Â° 26′ W., 10.03 meters to point 2; thence N. 1Â° 37′ W., 71.17 meters to point 3; thence S. 89Â° 42′ E., 137.89 meters to point 4; thence S. 2Â° 21′ E., 78.52 meters to point 5; thence N. 89Â° 37′., 132.08 meters to the point of beginning; containing an area of 10,818.10 square meters, more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and are marked on the ground as follows: Point 3 by P.L.S. cylindrical concrete monument and the rest, by old G.I. spikes on wall; bearings true; declination variable; date of the original survey, August 1919 â March, 1920 and that of the subdivision survey, November 7, 1949.
The Register of Deeds of the City of Manila is directed to issue a new title over the Property in the name of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
City of Manila, 27 April 2005.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA