Republic Act No. 8003

H. No. 14335

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila

Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fifth
day of July, nineteen hundred and ninety-four.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8003]

AN ACT DECLARING THE ASINAN AREA, THE LAS PIÑAS CHURCH AND BAMBOO ORGAN, THE LAS PIÑAS BRIDGE, THE FATHER DIEGO CERA BRIDGE, AND THE OLD DISTRICT HOSPITAL, ALL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAS PIÑAS, METRO MANILA, AS TOURIST SPOTS

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. The Asinan area, the Las Piñas Church and Bamboo Organ, the Las Piñas Bridge, the Father Diego Cera Bridge, and the old district hospital, all in the Municipality of Las Piñas, Metro Manila, are hereby declared tourist spots. As such, they shall be accorded priority development by the Department of Tourism, subject to the rules and regulations governing the development of tourist spots.

SEC. 2. The Department of Tourism, in coordination with the Philippine Tourism Authority and other concerned agencies of the government shall within one (1) year from the approval of this Act, prepare a development plan involving the construction, infrastructure as shall enhance tourism in said areas: Provided, That said development plan shall ensure the preservation of the natural beauty and historical significance of the areas.

SEC. 3. The Department of Tourism shall take immediate steps to implement said development plan and shall incorporate the same in the Department’s overall tourism development program for the year following the approval of this Act.

SEC. 4. The Department of Tourism shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for the proper implementation of this Act.

SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved,

(Sgd.) EDGARDO J. ANGARA
President of the Senate
(Sgd.) JOSE C. DE VENECIA, JR.
Speaker of the House
of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on January 30, 1994 and February 15, 1995, respectively.

(Sgd.) EDGARDO E. TUMANGAN
Secretary of the Senate

(Sgd.) CAMILO L. SABIO
Secretary General
House of Representatives

Approved:

FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines

Lapsed into the law on APR 22 1995 without the signature of the President, in accordance with Article VI, Section 27(1) of the Constitution.

Source: Presidential Management Staff

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