Proclamation No. 618, s. 1969

MALACAÑANG
RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 618

RESERVING FOR NATIONAL SHRINE PURPOSES A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND OF THE PRIVATE DOMAIN SITUATED IN THE BARRIO OF BARAS, MUNICIPALITY OF PALO, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, PHILIPPINES.

Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources and pursuant to the authority vested in me by law, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS,President of the Philippines, do hereby withdraw from sate or settlement and reserve for national shrine purposes under the administration of the National Shrines Commission, subject to private rights, if any there be, a certain parcel of land of the private domain (generally referred to as “Red Beach”, the landing point of General Douglas MacArthur and the liberating forces), including all the improvements existing thereon situated in the Barrio of Baras, Municipality of Palo, Province of Leyte, Philippines, which is more particularly described as follows:

A parcel of land (the proposed National Freedom Park) situated in the Barrio of Baras, Municipality of Palo, Province of Leyte, Philippines. Bounded W. along line 1-2-3-4 by the National Road; on the NE. along line 4-5-6-7-8-9 by Private Properties; on the SE. along line 9-10-11-12-13 by San Pedro Bay; on the SW. along line 13-14-10-16-17-18 by Private Properties; and oh the NW. along line 18-19-1 by the National Road. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the plan, being S. 2 deg. 35 min. W., 1204.33 meter from M.B.M. No. 4 of Tacloban Cadastre 220;

thence N. 14 deg. 21 min. E., 118.99 meters to point 2;
thence N. 2 deg. 30 min. E., 210.00 meters to point 3;
thence N. 2 deg. 28 min. E., 164.46 meters to point 4;
thence S. 55 deg. 13 min. E., 303.03 meters to point 5;
thence S. 55 deg. 13 min. E., 400.00 meters to point 6;
thence S. 55 deg. 13 min. E., 400.00 meters to point 7;
thence S. 55 deg. 13 min. E., 400.00 meters to point 8;
thence S. 55 deg. 13 min. E., 17.00 meters to point 9;
thence S. 27 deg. 51 min. W., 175.63 meters to point 10;
thence S. 25 deg. 55 min. W., 328.40 meters to point 11;
thence S. 25 deg. 00 min. W., 350.00 meters to point 12;
thence S. 25 deg. 54 min. W., 157.93 meters to point 13;
thence N. 55 deg. 13 min. W., 190.00 meters to point 14;
thence N. 55 deg. 13 min. W., 165.00 meters to point 15;
thence N. 55 deg. 13 min. W., 400.00 meters to point 16;
thence N. 55 deg. 13 min. W., 400.00 meters to point 17;
thence N. 55 deg. 13 min. W., 206.16 meters to point 18;
thence N. 27 deg. 32 min. E., 296.39 meters to point 19;
thence N. 27 deg. 30 min. E., 280.00 meters to point 1;

the point of beginning, containing an area of one million three hundred seventy eight thousand seven hundred twenty six (1,378,726) Square Meters, more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and are marked on the ground by PS Cyl. Conc. Mons. 10 x 60 cm.; bearing true; date of survey June 19, 1968-July 4, 1968.

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 13th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-nine.

(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) ERNESTO M. MACEDA
Executive Secretary

Source: National Library