**MALACAÑANG
Manila**

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 746

DECLARING AS PROTECTED AREA A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND OF PUBLIC DOMAIN TO BE KNOWN AS THE MOUNT GUITING-GUITING NATURAL PARK EMBRACED AND SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CAJIDIOCAN, MAGDIWANG AND SAN FERNANDO, IN THE ISLAND OF SIBUYAN, PROVINCE OF ROMBLON

Upon recommendation of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, and pursuant to the powers and authority vested in me by law, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, do hereby withdraw from sale, settlements exploitation and exploration, and set aside and declare, for the benefit and enjoyment of Filipino People, and in order to protect the area from destructive activities pursuant to the Republic Act No. 7586 (The NIPAS Law), as Protected Area the terrestrial ecosystem found on a certain parcel of land of the public domain to be known as the Mount Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, subject to private rights, if any there be, embraced and situated in the Municipalities of Cajidiocan, Magdiwang, and San Fernando, Island of Sibuyan, Province of Romblon, which tract of land is more particularly described as follows:

Bounded on the North by unclassified public forest, Municipality of Magdiwang, on the East by unclassified public forest, Municipality of Cajidiocan; and on the South and West by unclassified public forest, Municipality of San Fernando. Beginning on point mark “1” on the map of Mt. Guiting-Guiting Natural Park, N 21 degrees 50’W, 10,275.25 meters from BLIM No. 1 of San Fernando, thence:

N 71.18 W |
2,519.2 m. to point 2; |

N 37.30 W |
957.9 m. to point 3; |

N 20.58 E |
852.8 m. to point 4; |

N 33.29 W |
917.5 m. to point 5; |

N 66.22 W |
1,339.1 m. to point 6; |

Due North |
64.9 m. to point 7; |

N 89.01 W |
595.1 m. to point 8; |

S 52.03 W |
504.1 m. to point 9; |

N 74.16 W |
453.0 m. to point 10; |

S 68.02 W |
706.1 m. to point 11; |

N 82.08 W |
1,917.2 m. to point 12; |

S 30.03 W |
1,210.2 m. to point 13; |

N 58.28 W |
1,095.0 m. to point 14; |

S 51.03 W |
1,079.2 m. to point 15; |

N 60.27 W |
894.0 m. to point 16; |

N 37.30 W |
868.6 m. to point 17; |

N 14.14 W |
2,035.5 m. to point 18; |

N 60.57 E |
1,723.6 m. to point 19; |

S 77.48 E |
1,635.1 m. to point 20; |

S 29.33 E |
622.1 m. to point 21; |

N 83.54 E |
792.3 m. to point 22; |

N 47.57 E |
1,387.4 m. to point 23; |

N 81.59 E |
1,237.8 m. to point 24; |

N 53.57 E |
891.8 m. to point 25; |

N 77.59 E |
881.4 m. to point 26; |

S 25.36 E |
924.1 m. to point 27; |

N 58.57 E |
842.1 m. to point 28; |

N 88.00 E |
455.5 m. to point 29; |

N 69.58 E |
891.4 m. to point 30; |

N 84.59 E |
1,119.0 m. to point 31; |

N 24.58 E |
1,269.2 m. to point 32; |

N 19.58 E |
872.7 m. to point 33; |

N 72.58 E |
851.7 m. to point 34; |

N 5.59 E |
853.0 m. to point 35; |

N 31.57 E |
862.5 m. to point 36; |

N 60.57 E |
247.7 m. to point 37; |

N 86.00 E |
475.3 m. to point 38; |

S 57.32 E |
248.8 m. to point 39; |

S 59.33 E |
746.1 m. to point 40; |

S 26.36 E |
753.3 m. to point 41; |

S 55.31 E |
647.3 m. to point 42; |

S 80.51 E |
693.4 m. to point 43; |

S 58.32 E |
1,014.9 m. to point 44; |

S 16.43 E |
1,348.3 m. to point 45; |

S 2.57 E |
735.2 m. to point 46; |

S 57.32 E |
796.2 m. to point 47; |

S 35.30 E |
1,022.0 m. to point 48; |

S 30.32 E |
1,103.8 m. to point 49; |

S 34.03 W |
1,129.7 m. to point 50; |

S 7.01 W |
1,713.9 m. to point 51; |

S 37.03 W |
948.2 m. to point 52; |

S 11.01 W |
544.1 m. to point 53; |

S 7.52 E |
1,108.2 m. to point 54; |

N 58.57 E |
594.4 m. to point 55; |

S 70.41 E |
892.9 m. to point 56; |

S 14.01 W |
846.2 m. to point 57; |

S 33.31 E |
1,333.2 m. to point 58; |

S 27.02 W |
705.1 m. to point 59; |

S 19.41 E |
1,398.3 m. to point 60; |

S 40.03 W |
907.2 m. to point 61; |

S 25.36 E |
773.1 m. to point 62; |

S 34.03 W |
1,310.3 m. to point 63; |

Due South |
200.00 m. to point 64; |

S 19.02 W |
210.0 m. to point 65; |

S 24.32 W |
403.1 m. to point 66; |

S 25.02 W |
403.1 m. to point 67; |

Due South |
403.1 m. to point 68; |

S 1.60 W |
433.1 m. to point 69; |

S 42.03 W |
403.1 m. to point 70; |

S 77.01 W |
313.0 m. to point 71; |

S 80.01 W |
424.8 m. to point 72; |

N 83.27 W |
312.9 m. to point 73; |

N 38.30 W |
649.1 m. to point 74; |

N 83.07 W |
656.2 m. to point 75; |

N 31.28 W |
348.9 m. to point 76; |

N 1.30 E |
347.1 m. to point 77; |

N 05.59 E |
272.7 m. to point 78; |

N 52.30 W |
576.7 m. to point 79; |

N 02.02 W |
198.4 m. to point 80; |

N 24.28 E |
485.9 m. to point 81; |

N 49.57 E |
485.5 m. to point 82; |

N 35.57 E |
475.8 m. to point 83; |

N 65.58 E |
272.4 m. to point 84; |

N 12.12 W |
238.2 m. to point 85; |

N 15.58 E |
1,170.2 m. to point 86; |

N 29.27 W |
677.4 m. to point 87; |

N 32.57 E |
327.1 m. to point 88; |

N 70.19 W |
1,672.8 m. to point 89; |

S 56.03 W |
2,180.0 m. to point 90; |

N 30.27 W |
2,341.5 m. to point 91; |

N 56.26 W., |
1,265.3 m. to point 92; |

N 29.27 W., |
1,095.7 m. to point 93; |

N 51.51 E |
1,800.0 m. to point 1; |

Containing an approximate area of 15,265.48 hectares as Protected Area.

The said area shall be known as “Mount Guiting-Guiting Natural Park” and shall be under the Natural Park category of the NIPAS Act (R.A. 7586). It shall remain under the control and administration of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in cooperation with the local government units and concerned government and non-government organizations.

The primary purpose for the establishment of the terrestrial reserve is to protect and conserve, on a sustainable basis, the unique and diverse terrestrial habitats and species found therein from destructive human activities.

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 20^{th} day of February in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety six.

(Sgd.) **FIDEL V. RAMOS**

By the President

(Sgd.) RUBEN D. TORRES

Executive Secretary

*Source:* **CDAsia**