BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 155
DECLARING AN AREA OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TAFT, PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR, AS PROTECTED AREA PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7586 (NIPAS ACT OF 1992) AND SHALL BE KNOWN AS TAFT FOREST WILDLIFE (PHILIPPINE EAGLE) SANCTUARY
Upon recommendation of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, and pursuant to the powers vested upon me by law, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Philippines, do hereby set aside and declare an area of the public domain situated in the Municipality of Taft, Province of Eastern Samar, as protected area under the category of Wildlife (Philippine Eagle) Sanctuary subject to private rights and without prejudice to the rights of the indigenous peoples as provided for in R.A. No. 8371, DENR Administrative Order No. 93-02 and other related rules and regulations, if any, as described in DENR NIPAS Map No. R08-18.
Beginning at point marked “1” of the Map with coordinates of 11°49’44” N Latitude. 125°16’07” E Longitude, being at the center of Canhagimit bridge:
|Thence||N. 28019’E.||2,160.00 m.||to corner 2;|
|Thence||N. 21050’W.||1,110.00 m.||to corner 3;|
|Thence||Due North||1,234.10 m.||to corner 4;|
|Thence||Due East||5,374.30 m.||to corner 5;|
|Thence||S. 53013’E.||3,860.00 m.||to corner 6;|
|Thence||S. 8023’E.||1,051.40 m.||to corner 7;|
|Thence||S. 34004’W.||1,146.00 m.||to corner 8;|
|Thence||Due South||896.80 m.||to corner 9;|
|Thence||S. 77059’W.||1,520.00 m.||to corner 10;|
|Thence||N. 59033′ E.||520.00 m.||to corner 11;|
|Thence||S. 75022’W.||1,740.00 m.||to corner 12;|
|Thence||N. 58001’W.||1,250.00 m.||to corner 13;|
|Thence||N. 87025’W.||560.00 m.||to corner 14;|
|Thence||S. 87026’W.||590.90 m.||to corner 15;|
|Thence||N. 81023’W.||1,400.00 m.||to corner 16;|
|Thence||N. 45042’E.||940.00 m.||to point 1;|
to the point of beginning containing an approximate area of THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT and 98/100 (3,728.98) HECTARES, subject to actual ground survey.
The primary purpose for the establishment of the area as a Wildlife Sanctuary is to protect the nesting site and natural habitat of the Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferryi) declared as the Philippine National Bird by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 615 dated July 4, 1995.
The area in question shall be under the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act No. 7586, otherwise known as the NIPAS Act of 1992, and its implementing rules and regulations.
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 31st day of JULY, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety nine.
(Sgd.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
By the President:
(Sgd.) RONALDO B. ZAMORA