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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 1449
AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 260 TO INCLUDE THE PETROGLYPS IN THE CAVES AT THE TAO’T-BATO AREA IN BARANGAY RANSANG, QUEZON, PALAWAN.
WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 260 preserves and develops cultural structures that will record the cultural development of the country;
WHEREAS, in the habitation caves of the newly discovered Tao’t-Bato in Barangay Ransang, Quezon, Palawan, some type of drawings were found which are obviously the handwork of men in times too ancient to be recalled by any living member of the tribe;
WHEREAS, these drawings are comparable with those discovered in the caves of Sarawak, Borneo, and those at Angono, Rizal, a fact which indicated a possible cultural continuity or affinity that ought to be preserved;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby decree and order that the drawings on the walls of the caves in the Tao’t-Bato area in Barangay Ransang, Quezon, Palawan, should be preserved as a cultural treasure pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 260.
This Decree shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
Republic of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JACOBO C. CLAVE
Presidential Executive Assistant
Source: Malacañang Records Office