Full Title
AMENDING PROCLAMATION NO. 835, SERIES OF 1971, RENAMING THE “ST. PAUL SUBTERRANEAN NATIONAL PARK” TO “PUERTO PRINCESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATIONAL PARK”; EXPANDING ITS AREA COVERAGE TO TWENTY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWO (22,202) HECTARES; AND, DECLARING IT AS A PROTECTED AREA PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT 7586 (NIPAS ACT OF 1992)
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Executive Issuance Type
President
Date of Approval
November 12, 1999

Other Details

Issuance Category
Amendment Note
Proc. No. 835 s1971
Related to Note
RA No. 7586

Full Text of Issuance

Proclamation No. 212, s. 1999

Signed on November 12, 1999

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 212

AMENDING PROCLAMATION NO. 835, SERIES OF 1971, RENAMING THE “ST. PAUL SUBTERRANEAN NATIONAL PARK” TO “PUERTO PRINCESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATIONAL PARK”; EXPANDING ITS AREA COVERAGE TO TWENTY TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWO (22,202) HECTARES; AND, DECLARING IT AS A PROTECTED AREA PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT 7586 (NIPAS ACT OF 1992)

WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 835 was issued on 26 March 1971 reserving three thousand nine hundred one (3,901) hectares of the public domain for national park purposes to be known as the “St. Paul Subterranean National Park” situated in the City of Puerto Princesa, Province of Palawan;

WHEREAS, the management and control of the St. Paul Subterranean National Park has been devolved to the City Government of Puerto Princesa by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by virtue of a Memorandum of Agreement dated December 16, 1993, in recognition of the city government’s success in environmental protection and conservation;

WHEREAS, the City Government of Puerto Princesa, in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has moved for the inscription of the said Park in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List to promote it as a world travel destination and ensure its protection and conservation in accordance with national government thrusts and objectives;

WHEREAS, the City Government feels the need to rename the Park to “Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park” to make it readily identifiable with its actual setting and location;

WHEREAS, UNESCO has inspected the Park and asked that, to qualify, its area be expanded to include the river tributaries of the Subterranean River to ascertain its sustainable management;

NOW, THEREFORE, upon recommendation of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, and by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby order the amendment of Proclamation No. 835 by renaming the St. Paul Subterranean National Park as “Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park“; declaring it as a protected area pursuant to Republic Act No. 7586 (NIPAS Act of 1992); and expanding it from three thousand nine hundred one (3,901) hectares to twenty two thousand two hundred two (22,202) hectares, more or less, more particularly described, as follows:

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containing an area of twenty two thousand two hundred two (22,202) hectares, more or less, as shown in the Geographic Information System (GIS) Map of the City Government.

Any and all private rights, if any there be, shall be respected.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 12Th day of November, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety nine.

(Sgd.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA

By the President:
(Sgd.) RONALDO B. ZAMORA
Executive Secretary

Source: CDAsia