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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 569 October 30, 1974
CREATING A COMMITTEE TO EXPROPRIATE THE DAGAT-DAGATAN LAGOON AND ITS ADJACENT AREAS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, the Housing and Urban Development Team created under Memorandum Order No. 643, in cooperation with other government agencies such as the DAP and the PPDO in the consultation with the World Bank, has identified the Dagat-dagatan lagoon and its adjacent areas as a permanent relocation site for families affected by Tondo Foreshore Urban Renewal Program;
WHEREAS, the Dagat-dagatan lagoon and the adjacent areas are planned to be developed in a residential area and an industrial/commercial complex to guarantee the economic upliftment of the residents in these areas and to provide socio-economic support to the other government plans along its periphery;
WHEREAS, an initial amount of P30 million has been released to the Bureau of Public Works to start reclamation of the area;
WHEREAS, a large percentage of the areas in Dagat-dagatan lagoon is owned by private individuals;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E, MARCOS, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution do hereby decree and order the creation of a Committee to Expropriate the Dagat-dagatan lagoon and its adjacent areas.
The Committee shall be composed of the following:
Office of the Solicitor General
|2.||Gen. Gaudencio V. Tobias|
National Housing Corporation
Department of National Defense
Bureau of Lands
Department of Agrarian Reform
Land Registration Commission
Bureau of Public Works
Provincial Assessor's Office, Rizal
Assessor's Office, Caloocan City
Register of Deeds, Rizal and Caloocan City
The Committee shall have the following functions:
a) To conduct negotiations with the Dagat-dagatan property owners.
b) To secure offers from the owners for the properties involved and deliberate upon such offers.
c) To recommend to the Executive Secretary the manners of payment for the properties whose owners are willing to negotiate.
d) To initiate and institute necessary steps to expropriate certain private properties in the Dagat-dagatan lagoon not amenable to negotiation, according to the approved plans as defined by the Tondo Foreshore Urban Renewal Team.
e) To subpoena owners or their representatives to appear before the Committee whenever necessary.
f) To request any representative of any government agency to its instrumentalities to attend the Committee hearings or secure any relevant materials from them for the furtherance of the Committee's objectives.
The Committee shall submit its report to the Executive Secretary within forty-five (45) days upon effectivity of this order.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 30th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-four.
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