BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 306
REVISING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 73, SERIES OF 1936, ESTABLISHING AND CLASSIFYING AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS AS AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 136, DATED DECEMBER 31, 1937
1. For the purpose of classifying airports and landing fields, built or to be built, and fixing the responsibility for their proper construction, administration, use and maintenance, and upon the recommendation of the National Transportation Board created by Executive Order No. 45, dated July 6, 1936, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, do hereby establish the following classification of airports and landing fields:
I. NATIONAL AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
All airports and landing fields owned, operated and maintained by the Philippine Government. They are reclassified according to their purposes into:
(a) Commercial, when operated and maintained for commercial aviation.
(b) Military, when operated and maintained for military aviation. With the consent of the military authorities, military airports may be used by commercial and private planes.
II. NATIONAL EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS
All landing fields constructed or to be constructed along the air routes as a safety precaution in case of forced landing.
III. PROVINCIAL AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
All airports and landing fields that are financed exclusively from provincial funds and which are primarily of local importance.
IV. CITY AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
All airports and landing fields built and maintained by cities with city funds
V. MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
All airports and landing fields built and maintained by municipalities with municipal funds.
VI. PRIVATE AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
All airports and landing fields constructed and maintained by any private individual, co-partnership, association, corporation, or joint-stock company.
VII. UNITED STATES MILITARY AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
All airports and landing fields owned, operated and maintained by the United States Government for military aviation only.
2. Pursuant to the above classification, the following airports and landing fields are hereby designated as:
I. COMMERCIAL NATIONAL AIRPORTS-
1. Aparri (Camalaniugan), Cagayan (Under construction)
2. Badas-Placer, Surigao
3. Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya
4. Baguio, Benguet
5. Baler, Tayabas
6. Bancase, (Butuan), Agusan
7. Basco, Batanes
8. Batangas, Batangas
9. Borongan, Samar
10. Bulan, Sorsogon
11. Buluan, Cotabato
12. Butuan, Agusan (Temporarily abandoned)
13. Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
15. Calapan, Mindoro
16. Calbayog, Samar (Under construction)
17. Capiz, Capiz
18. Catarman, Samar
19. Cotabato, Cotabato
20. Culion, Palawan
21. Daet, Camarines Norte
22. Dansalan, Lanao
23. Davao, Davao
24. Del Monte, Bukidnon
25. Dipolog, Zamboanga (Under construction)
26. Dumaguete, Negros Oriental
27. Iba, Zambales
28. Ilagan (Gamu), Isabela
29. Iloilo, Iloilo
30. Iwahig, Palawan
31. Jolo, Sulu
32. Laoag, Ilocos Norte
33. Legaspi, Albay
34. Lucena, Tayabas (Under construction)
35. Malabang, Lanao
36. Malaybalay, Bukidnon
37. Masbate, Masbate
38. Naga, Camarines Sur
39. Naguilian, La Union
40. Plaridel, Bulacan
41. Rosales, Pangasinan
42. San Jose de Buenavista, Antique
43. Tacloban, Leyte
44. Tagbilaran, Bohol
45. Tarlac, Tarlac
46. Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
II. MILITARY NATIONAL AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
1. Balara (San Mateo), Rizal
2. Cebu, Cebu (Open to commercial and private planes)
3. Dingle, Iloilo
4. San Fernando, Pampanga
5. Zablan Field, Quezon City
III. NATIONAL EMERGENCY LANDING FIELDS
1. Alabat Island (Perez), Tayabas
2. Barobo (Liañga), Surigao
3. Catanauan, Tayabas
4. Daja (Bañga), Capiz
5. Ferrol (Tablas Island), Romblon
6. Kibawe, Bukidnon
7. Tabung Point, Capiz
8. Valencia, Bukidnon
9. Wasig, Mindoro
IV. PROVINCIAL AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
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V. CITY AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
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VI. MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
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VII. PRIVATE AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
1. Acoje (Sta. Cruz), Zambales
2. Anahao Island (Hernani), Samar
3. Bacolod, Negros Occidental
VII. PRIVATE AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS (CONT’D.)
4. Calatagan, Batangas
5. Canlubang, (Calamba), Laguna
6. Del Carmen (Floridablanca), Pampanga
7. Fabrica, Negros Occidental
8. Gingoog (Anakan Lumber Co.), Misamis Oriental
9. Grace Park, Rizal
10. Kabankalan, Negros Occidental
11. La Carlota, Negros Occidental
12. Maraut River (Davao Gold Mine), Davao
13. Nasugbu, Batangas
14. Nielson, Rizal
15. Paracale, Camarines Norte
16. San Jose, Mindoro
17. San Miguel, Tarlac
18. Siwayan (Rio Guinobatan), Masbate
19. Waterous (Mangarin), Mindoro
IX. UNITED STATES MILITARY AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
1. Clark Field, Pampanga
2. Nichols Field, Rizal
3. Wolfe Field (Zamboanga), Zamboanga (Open to commercial and private planes)
3. The acquisition, construction, administration, maintenance and improvement of commercial national airports and landing fields shall be under the control and supervision of the Director of Aeronautics, and shall be financed from such special or annual appropriations as may be authorized by the Philippine Government for such purposes and from funds derived from Act No. 3592, as amended by Commonwealth Act No. 130.
4. The acquisition, construction, administration, maintenance and improvement of military national airports and landing fields shall be under the control and supervision of the Chief of Staff, Philippine Army. However, the construction, maintenance and improvement of military airports and landing fields may be placed under the control and supervision of the Director of Aeronautics upon the request of the Chief of Staff and with the approval of the Secretary of National Defense, and same may be financed from funds of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
5. The acquisition, construction, administration, maintenance and improvement of national emergency landing fields shall be financed in the same manner as those of commercial national airports and landing fields and shall be under the control and supervision of the Director of Aeronautics.
6. The construction, improvement and maintenance of provincial, city and municipal airports and landing fields shall be carried out with the advice and under the general supervision of the Director of Aeronautics.
7. Any provincial, city or municipal airport or landing field may be hereafter designated a national airport or landing field upon the request of the province, city or municipality concerned and with the favorable recommendation the Secretary of National Defense.
8. The Secretary of National Defense is hereby authorized, upon the request of the Provincial Board and with the concurrence of the Municipal Council concerned, to designate any municipal airport as a provincial airport.
9. Private airports and landing fields shall not be available for use by commercial planes, except in case of emergency, unless they have been constructed and rated in accordance with the regulations of the Bureau of Aeronautics and a permit has been issued by that Bureau to this effect.
10. With the approval of the Secretary of National Defense, the Director of Aeronautics shall adopt and issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary from time to time to carry out the provisions of this Order and especially to govern the use of airports and landing fields, with the exception of those constructed and maintained for purely military purposes.
11. Executive Order No. 73, dated December 3, 1936, as amended by Executive Order No. 136, dated December 30 1937, is hereby revised accordingly.
12. This Order shall take effect as of October 1, 1940.
Done at the City of Manila, this 21st day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty; and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the fifth.
(Sgd.) MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JORGE B. VARGAS
Secretary to the President
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1940). [Executive Order Nos. : 248 – 399]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.