Proclamation No. 1801, s. 1978

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

PROCLAMATION NO. 1801

DECLARING CERTAIN ISLANDS, COVES AND PENINSULAS IN THE PHILIPPINES AS TOURIST ZONES AND MARINE RESERVE UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL OF THE PHILIPPINE TOURISM AUTHORITY

WHEREAS, the Philippines abound with natural beauty and potentials for aquatic sports, tourism and marine life conservation;

WHEREAS, these natural marine resources offer great potential and tremendous advantage in the growing worldwide interest in aquatic sports;

WHEREAS, lack of proper government control resulted in ecological imbalance to the marine environment;

WHEREAS, said islands require the concentrated efforts of both the government and private sectors in the development of their tourism potential;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby declare the following islands, coves and peninsulas as tourist zones and marine reserves under the administration and control of the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) pursuant to Section 5 (D) of PD-564:

I. Whole of Batangas Coastline and the Offshore Islands of:

1. Fortune Island
2. Maricaban Island
3. Gaban Island
4. Sombrero Island
5. Ligpo Island
6. Malahibong Manok
7. Verde Island
II. Fuga Island, Cagayan Province

III. Oriental Mindoro

1. Puerto Galera

a. Port Galera
b. Balatero Cove
c. Medio Island


2. Bulalakao

a. Buyayao Island
b. Aslom Island
c. Bating Peninsula
d. Maasim Island
e. Balatasan Cove
f. Pocanol Island
g. Opao Island
h. Buyallao Peninsula
i. Suguicay Island
j. Libago Island
k. Sibalat Island
l. Pambaron Island
m. Apo Reef and Islands

IV. Boracay Islands, Aklan

V. Dumaguete

1. Apo Island
2. Siquijor Island
3. Selinog Island (between Negros & Cebu)
4. Aligway Island

VI. Cebu

1. Gaubian Island and vicinity (SE of Mactan Island)
2. Olango Island, Sulpa Island, Hilutungan Island, Lasuan Island, Caohangan Island, Pangan (SE of Mactan)
3. Buyong Beach (Maribago, Mactan Island)
4. Sogod (North of Cebu City)

VII. Tagbilaran (Bohol)

1. Panglao Island
2. Cabilao Island
3. Balicasag Island

VIII. Tacloban

1. Guian, Eastern Samar
2. Gigantangan Island, NW tip of Leyte

IX. Palawan

1. Busuangan Island
2. Coron Island
3. Puerto Princesa & Surrounding areas
4. Malampaya Sound and Islands
5. Canaron Island
6. Solitario Island
7. Bacuit Bay Island
8. Balabac Island
9. Fort Bunton
10. Busuangga Island

X. Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

1. Al-Sulnuan Point (West of Cagayan de Oro City)
2. Camiguin Island

XI. Zamboanga

1. Big and small Sta. Cruz Island
2. Sangali Cove
3. Sacol Island
4. Ayala/San Ramon
5. Malanipa Island

XII. Davao

1. Maliputo Island – Talicud Island
2. Ligid Island
3. Eastern side of Samal Island

No development projects or construction for any purposes shall be introduced within the zones without prior approval of the President of the Philippines upon recommendation of the Philippine Tourism Authority.

The PTA shall delineate well defined geographic areas within the zones with potential tourism value, promulgate rules and regulations subject to the approval of the President, and coordinate the integrated development of these areas for the optimum use of natural assets and attractions, as well as existing facilities.

All proclamations, decrees or executive orders inconsistent herewith are hereby revoked or modified accordingly.

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 10th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen hundred and seventy-eight.

(Sgd.)FERDINAND E. MARCOS

By the President:

(Sgd.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Assistant

Source: CDAsia