BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 147
CONDONING BACK RENTALS DUE FROM TENANTS AND OCCUPANTS OF THE BAHAY PARE ESTATE IN THE PROVINCE OF PAMPANGA
WHEREAS, the Bahay Pare Estate In the municipality of Candaba, province of Pampanga, was purchased by the government for subdivision and distribution to bona fide tenants, occupants and other qualified landless individuals]
WHEREAS, the acquisition of said estate was in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Commonwealth Act No. 539, authorizing the acquisition by the government of big haciendas for subdivision into farm lots and residential lots for resale at cost to qualified persons;
WHEREAS, in the computation of the selling price of such lots rentals and interests thereon were added to the cost of the land by the defunct Rural Progress Administration and the Bureau of Lands;
WHEREAS, the imposition of said rentals and interests has resulted in the institution of landlord-tenant relationship which is not in accordance with the intent and spirit of the Constitution and Commonwealth Act No. 539; and
WHEREAS, the failure of the tenants and occupant to pay the rentals and interests was due partly to their justified conviction that they were to pay the land at cost and not for the use thereof, since the Bahay Pare Estate was purchased by the government in their behalf.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DIOSADADO MACAPAGAL, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and the best interests of the government so requiring, do hereby order:
That the outstanding, rentals of bona fide tenants, occupants other qualified persons on farm lots and residential lots in the Bahay Pare Estate, Candaba, Pampanga, and the rentals in arrears and interests thereon of promisees in agreements to sell are hereby condoned and said persons relieved therefrom.
Done in the City of Manila, this 23rd day of November, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-five.
(Sgd.) DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) SALVADOR L. MARIÑO
Acting Executive Secretary
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1965). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1 – 191]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.