Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Eighth Congress


Republic Act No. 6967             October 15, 1990

AN ACT TO VEST CONTROL, JURISDICTION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FOREST RESERVE IN MOUNT MAKILING IN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES IN LOS BAÑOS

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled::

Section 1. The entire forest reserve at Mt. Makiling in Laguna ceded, transferred and conveyed to the University of the Philippines pursuant to Republic Act No. 3523 shall be administered and conserved primarily as a training laboratory for the advancement of scientific and technical knowledge particularly in the preservation, conservation and development of our forest, flora and fauna, and natural resources.

Section 2. The exclusive jurisdiction, administration and complete control of said forest reserve are hereby vested in the University of the Philippines in Los Baños.

Section 3. The University of the Philippines in Los Baños shall preserve watershed areas in the forest reserve for the development of hydro-geothermal power in coordination with the National Power Corporation, provided such development will not endanger the forest, reserve and prejudice its purpose as a training laboratory.

Section 4. All existing provisions of law and executive orders, rules and regulations inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Section 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved: October 15, 1990


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