Proclamation No. 882, s. 1996

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

PROCLAMATION NO. 882

AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION NO. 59 DATED MAY 9, 1936 BY DECLARING CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN COVERING MT. APO SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KIDAPAWAN, MAKILALA AND MAGPET IN THE PROVINCE OF COTABATO; BANSALAN, DIGOS, STA. CRUZ, IN THE PROVINCE OF DAVAO DEL SUR AND IN THE CITY OF DAVAO, ISLAND OF MINDANAO AS PROTECTED AREA UNDER THE CATEGORY OF NATURAL PARK

Upon the recommendation of the Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and pursuant to the power vested upon me by law, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby set aside and declare certain parcels of land of public domain covering Mt. Apo situated in the municipalities of Kidapawan, Makilala and Magpet in the province of Cotabato; Bansalan, Digos, Sta Cruz, in the province of Davao del Sur and in the city of Davao, island of Mindanao, subject to prior private rights, if any, as Protected Area under the category of Natural Park and portions of its peripheral areas as Buffer Zone.

The technical description provided hereunder is based on a table survey and therefore subject to ground survey and verification to be conducted by the DENR, for which additional funds are to be requested for the purpose from the Department of Budget and Management.

THE NATURAL PARK

Bounded on the North Northeast within the Davao City side from point 243 to point 246 by a timberland under Project No. 1-M of LC map 1904 and Project No. 2-B certified on November 22, 1923; and an alienable and disposable land from point 246 to 250 to point 1, thence to point 26 under Project Nos. 1-X, 1-A-B, 2-A, 2, I-L and 1-B of LC map Nos. 2565, 2903, 763, 563, 1610, and LC map 1412; on the Southeast South directions within the Municipalities of Sta. Cruz and Digos Davao del Sur along point 26 to 99 by its buffer zone (Parcel 1), thence along point 99 to point 103 by the Ruparan Creek and an alienable and disposable land under project Nos. 5 and 5-A LC map Nos. 247 and 760, thence along point 103 to point 126 by is buffer zone (Parcel 2); on the Southwest direction within the Municipality of Bansalan, Davao del Sur, along point 126 to point 162 by its buffer zone (Parcel 2); on the West and Northwest North directions within the Municipalities of Makilala and Kidapawan, all of Cotabato from point 162 to point 239, thence to point 243 by a Public Forest. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the map and on the ground, being at the junction of Saro and Lidapas Rivers; Thence, following Lidapas River upstream generally in southwesterly direction of about 3,300 meters straight distance to point 2, a point at the south bank of Lidapas River;

Thence, S 22° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 3

Thence, S 77° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 4

Thence, S 33° 00′ E, 325 meters

to point 5

Thence, following Longon Creek (2nd) downstream generally in northeasterly, direction of about 1,500 meters straight distance to point 6

Thence, S 67° 00′ E, 525 meters

to point 7;

Thence, S 40° 00′ W, 900 meters

to point 8;

Thence, S 27° 00′ W, 775 meters

to point 9;

Thence, following Lapuy creek upstream generally in southwesterly direction of about 1,100 meters straight distance to point 10

Thence, S 50° 00′ E, 225 meters

to point 11;

Thence, S 14° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 12;

Thence, following Gumate river downstream generally in northeasterly direction of about 2,250 meters straight distance to point 13

Thence, S 50° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 14;

Thence, following Walaway creek downstream generally in northeasterly direction of about 1,125 meters straight distance to point 15

Thence, following Bato creek upstream generally in southwesterly direction of about 2,500 meters straight distance to point 16

Thence, S 04° 00′ W, 140 meters

to point 17;

Thence, S 22° 00′ W, 1300 meters

to point 18;

Thence, S 85° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 19;

Thence, Due South 350 meters

to point 20;

Thence, following Baracatan River downstream generally in southeasterly direction of about 450 meters straight distance to point 21

Thence, S 24° 00′ W, 625 meters

to point 22;

Thence, S 34° 00′ W, 125 meters

to point 23;

Thence, S 10° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 24;

Thence, S 21° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 25;

Thence, S 36° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 26;

Thence, Due South, 150 meters

to point 27;

Thence, S 08° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 28;

Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 430 meters

to point 29;

Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 480 meters

to point 30;

Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 31;

Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 32;

Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 33;

Thence, S 07° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 34;

Thence, following Tagulaya River downstream generally in southeasterly direction of about 550 meters straight distance to point 35

Thence, S 17° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 36;

Thence, S 17° 00′ W, 260 meters

to point 37;

Thence, Due South, 680 meters

to point 38;

Thence, Due South, 600 meters

to point 39;

Thence, S 77° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 40;

Thence, S 77° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 41;

Thence, S 77° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 42;

Thence, N 68° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 43;

Thence, N 68° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 44;

Thence, N 68° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 45;

Thence, S 69° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 46;

Thence, S 69° 00′ E, 440 meters

to point 47;

Thence, S 69° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 48;

Thence, S 69° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 49;

Thence, S 16° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 50;

Thence, S 16° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 51;

Thence, S 16° 00′ E, 580 meters

to point 52;

Thence, S 16° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 53;

Thence, S 68° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 54;

Thence, S 68° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 55;

Thence, S 68° 00′ E, 380 meters

to point 56;

Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 57;

Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 58;

Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 59;

Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 480 meters

to point 60;

Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 50 meters

to point 61;

Thence, S 20° 00′ W, 520 meters

to point 62;

Thence, S 20° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 63;

Thence, S 20° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 64;

Thence, S 10° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 65;

Thence, S 10° 00′ E, 320 meters

to point 66;

Thence, S 44° 00′ W, 650 meters

to point 67;

Thence, S 44° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 68;

Thence, S 44° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 69;

Thence, S 44° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 70;

Thence, S 44° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 71;

Thence, S 44° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 72;

Thence, N 34° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 73;

Thence, N 34° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 74;

Thence, N 34° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 75;

Thence, N 34° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 76;

Thence, N 67° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 77;

Thence, S 83° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 78;

Thence, S 83° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 79;

Thence, S 53° 00′ W, 650 meters

to point 80;

Thence, S 53° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 81;

Thence, S 53° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 82;

Thence, S 06° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 83;

Thence, S 06° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 84;

Thence, S 06° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 85;

Thence, S 06° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 86;

Thence, S 88° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 87;

Thence, S 88° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 88;

Thence, S 88° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 89;

Thence, S 88° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 90;

Thence, S 88° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 91;

Thence, S 76° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 92;

Thence, N 34° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 93;

Thence, N 34° 00′ W, 480 meters

to point 94;

Thence, S 57° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 95;

Thence, S 57° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 96;

Thence, S 57° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 97;

Thence, N 73° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 98;

Thence, S 66° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 99;

Thence, following Calagan and Ruparan creeks downstream generally in southeasterly direction of about 2,000 meters straight distance to point 100

Thence, following Ruraparan Creek downstream generally in southerly direction of about 1,200 meters straight distance to point 101

Thence, following Ruparan creek downstream generally in southeasterly direction of about 2,000 meters straight distance to point 102

Thence, following Ruparan river downstream generally in southwesterly direction of about 3,600 meters to point 103

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 104;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 105;

Thence, N 37° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 106;

Thence, N 37° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 107;

Thence, N 37° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 108;

Thence, N 28° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 109;

Thence, N 28° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 110;

Thence, N 64° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 111;

Thence, N 64° 00’W, 440 meters

to point 112;

Thence, N 64° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 113;

Thence, N 42° 00′ W, 480 meters

to point 114;

Thence, N 42° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 115;

Thence, following Guma river upstream generally in Northwesterly direction of about 550 meters straight distance to point 116

Thence, N 87° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 117;

Thence, N 87° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 118;

Thence, S 79° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 119;

Thence, S 79° 00′ W, 220 meters

to point 120;

Thence, Due West, 420 meters

to point 121;

Thence, Due West, 350 meters

to point 122;

Thence, S 52° 00′ W, 520 meters

to point 123;

Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 124;

Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 480 meters

to point 125;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 126;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 127;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 128;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 129;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 130;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 150 meters

to point 131;

Thence, S 84° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 132;

Thence, S 84° 00′ W, 480 meters

to point 133;

Thence, S 84° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 134;

Thence, S 84° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 135;

Thence, N 76° 00′ W, 250 meters

to point 136;

Thence, N 76° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 137;

Thence, Due West, 380 meters

to point 138;

Thence, N 30° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 139;

Thence, N 30° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 140;

Thence, N 57° 00′ W, 560 meters

to point 141;

Thence, Due North, 460 meters

to point 142;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 143;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 144;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 145;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 146;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 147;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 148;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 149;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 150;

Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 560 meters

to point 151;

Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 152;

Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 520 meters

to point 153;

Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 154;

Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 155;

Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 200 meters

to point 156;

Thence, N 35° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 157;

Thence, N 21° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 158;

Thence, N 21° 00′ W, 480 meters

to point 159;

Thence, N 21° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 160;

Thence, N 21° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 161;

Thence, N 21° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 162;

Thence, Due North, 320 meters

to point 163;

Thence, Due North, 360 meters

to point 164;

Thence, Due North, 360 meters

to point 165;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 166;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 167;

Thence, N 75° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 168;

Thence, following Balagonon stream downstream generally in westerly direction of about 450 meters straight distance to point 169

Thence, Due West, 240 meters

to point 170;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 171;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 172;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 173;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 174;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 175;

Thence, N 03° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 176;

Thence, N 03° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 177;

Thence, N 03° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 178;

Thence, N 03° 00′ W, 660 meters

to point 179;

Thence, N 03° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 180;

Thence, N 13° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 181;

Thence, N 13° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 182;

Thence, N 13° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 183;

Thence, N 13° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 184;

Thence, N 13° 00′ W, 340 meters

to point 185;

Thence, N 04° 00′ E, 420 meters

to point 186;

Thence, N 04° 00′ E, 520 meters

to point 187;

Thence, N 04° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 188;

Thence, N 18° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 189;

Thence, N 18° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 190;

Thence, N 18° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 191;

Thence, N 18° 00′ E, 520 meters

to point 192;

Thence, N 35° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 193;

Thence, N 35° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 194;

Thence, N 04° 00′ W, 160 meters

to point 195;

Thence, N 04° 00′ W, 250 meters

to point 196;

Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 197;

Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 198;

Thence, N 73° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 199;

Thence, N 33° 00′ E, 280 meters

to point 200;

Thence, N 62° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 201;

Thence, N 85° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 202;

Thence, N 43° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 203;

Thence, N 09° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 204;

Thence, N 09° 00′ E, 360 meters

to point 205;

Thence, N 59° 00′ E, 360 meters

to point 206;

Thence, N 59° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 207;

Thence, N 24° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 208;

Thence, N 24° 00′ E, 380 meters

to point 209;

Thence, N 24° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 210;

Thence, N 63° 00′ E, 220 meters

to point 211;

Thence, N 20° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 212;

Thence, N 20° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 213;

Thence,  N 01° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 214;

Thence, N 01° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 215;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 216;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 217;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 218;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 219;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 220;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 221;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 460 meters

to point 222;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 460 meters

to point 223;

Thence, N 72° 00′ E, 200 meters

to point 224;

Thence, N 66° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 225;

Thence, S 66° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 226;

Thence, S 66° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 227;

Thence, S 66° 00′ E, 320 meters

to point 228;

Thence, S 66° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 229;

Thence, S 66° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 230;

Thence, N 84° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 231;

Thence, N 84° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 232

Thence, N 84° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 233;

Thence, N 84° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 234;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 380 meters

to point 235;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 236;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 237;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 238;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 239;

Thence, N 40° 00′ E, 425 meters

to point 240;

Thence, N 87° 00′ E, 650 meters

to point 241;

Thence, N 80° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 242;

Thence, N 57° 00′ E, 850 meters

to point 243;

Thence, N 62° 00′ E, 175 meters

to point 244;

Thence, following Talomo river downstream generally in northeasterly direction of about 7,980 meters straight distance to point 245

Thence, following Talomo river downstream generally in northeasterly direction of about 1,220 meters straight distance to point 246

Thence, following Taguy River upstream generally in southerly direction of about 2,325 meters straight distance to point 247

Thence S 41° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 248;

Thence S 48° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 249;

Thence, following Saro River downstream generally in northeasterly direction about 5,300 meters straight distance to point 250

Thence, following Saro River downstream generally in easterly direction about 1,350 meters straight distance to point 1.

BUFFER ZONE (PARCEL 1)

Bounded on the East Southeast direction within the Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur from point 26 to point 58 alienable land under Project Nos. 247 respectively; on the south within the Municipality of Digos, Davao Del Sur along point 58 to point 63 by alienable and disposable land under Project No. 5-A, LC Map 760 certified on July 27, 1928; from point 63 to point 135 to point 1 by Mt. Apo Natural Park. Beginning from a point marked “1” on the map and on the ground being identical to point 26 of Mt. Apo Natural Park protected area.

Thence, following Dolis creek downstream generally in southeasterly direction of about 4,050 meters straight distance to point 2

Thence S 31° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 3;

Thence Due West 325 meters

to point 4;

Thence S 12° 00′ E, 325 meters

to point 5;

Thence S 41° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 6;

Thence S 45° 00′ E, 320 meters

to point 7;

Thence S 83° 26′ W, 340 meters

to point 8;

Thence S 09° 30′ E, 340 meters

to point 9;

Thence Due South, 470 meters

to point 10;

Thence S 59° 45′ E, 410 meters

to point 11;

Thence N 13° 00′ E, 605 meters

to point 12;

Thence S 53° 00′ E, 430 meters

to point 13;

Thence N 06° 30′ W, 500 meters

to point 14;

Thence N 08° 20′ E, 320 meters

to point 15;

Thence N 64° 10′ E, 400 meters

to point 16;

Thence S 70° 00′ E, 320 meters

to point 17;

Thence S 22° 15′ E, 360 meters

to point 18;

Thence S 46° 30′ E, 410 meters

to point 19;

Thence N 78° 45′ E, 435 meters

to point 20;

Thence S 82° 35′ E, 260 meters

to point 21;

Thence N 82° 00′ E, 200 meters

to point 22;

Thence S 02° 50′ E, 260 meters

to point 23;

Thence S 89° 30′ E, 200 meters

to point 24;

Thence S 27° 20′ E, 320 meters

to point 25;

Thence S 10° 00′ W, 610 meters

to point 26;

Thence S 16° 25′ W, 1160 meters

to point 27;

Thence S 75° 00′ E, 980 meters

to point 28;

Thence S 43° 15′ E, 895 meters

to point 29;

Thence S 02° 35′ E, 560 meters

to point 30;

Thence S 33° 00′ E, 800 meters

to point 31;

Thence S 26° 25′ E, 630 meters

to point 32;

Thence S 39° 50′ E, 580 meters

to point 33;

Thence S 16° 10′ W, 440 meters

to point 34;

Thence S 29° 00′ W, 650 meters

to point 35;

Thence S 32° 35′ W, 890 meters

to point 36;

Thence S 16° 25′ E, 500 meters

to point 37;

Thence S 33° 10′ E, 710 meters

to point 38;

Thence S 48° 00′ W, 1190 meters

to point 39;

Thence S 24° 15′ W, 195 meters

to point 40;

Thence S 19° 14′ W, 433.92 meters

to point 41;

Thence S 39° 25′ W, 70.79 meters

to point 42;

Thence S 70° 45′ W, 64.80 meters

to point 43;

Thence S 43° 15′ W, 620 meters

to point 44;

Thence Due South, 690 meters

to point 45;

Thence S 80° 15′ W, 1320 meters

to point 46;

Thence N 05° 40′ W, 870 meters

to point 47;

Thence S 73° 05′ W, 1320 meters

to point 48;

Thence N 15° 00′ W, 820 meters

to point 49;

Thence N 15° 00′ W, 575 meters

to point 50;

Thence N 87° 30′ W, 590 meters

to point 51;

Thence S 26° 20′ W, 700 meters

to point 52;

Thence S 06° 40′ E, 280 meters

to point 53;

Thence S 20° 00′ E, 580 meters

to point 54;

Thence S 02° 45′ W, 1020 meters

to point 55;

Thence N 68° 10′ W, 685 meters

to point 56;

Thence S 72° 05′ W, 660 meters

to point 57;

Thence S 80° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 58;

Thence N 69° 00′ W, 660 meters

to point 59;

Thence N 25° 40′ W, 640 meters

to point 60;

Thence S 58° 00′ W, 1220 meters

to point 61;

Thence N 20° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 62;

Thence N 25° 40′ W, 640 meters

to point 60;

Thence S 58° 00′ W, 1220 meters

to point 61;

Thence N 28° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 62;

Thence N 43° 00′ W, 310 meters

to point 63;

Thence N 66° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 64;

Thence N 73° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 65;

Thence N 57° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 66;

Thence N 57° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 67;

Thence N 57° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 68;

Thence S 34° 00′ E, 480 meters

to point 69;

Thence S 34° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 70;

Thence N 76° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 71;

Thence N 88° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 72;

Thence N 88° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 73;

Thence N 88° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 74;

Thence N 88° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 75;

Thence N 88° 00′ E, 200 meters

to point 76;

Thence N 06° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 77;

Thence N 06° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 78;

Thence  N 06° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 79;

Thence N 06° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 80;

Thence N 53° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 81;

Thence N 53° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 82;

Thence N 53° 00′ E, 650 meters

to point 83;

Thence N 83° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 84;

Thence N 83° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 85;

Thence S 67° 00′ E, 460 meters

to point 86;

Thence S 34° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 87;

Thence S 34° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 88;

Thence S 34° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 89;

Thence S 34° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 90;

Thence N 44° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 91;

Thence N 44° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 92;

Thence N 44° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 93;

Thence N 44° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 94;

Thence  N 44° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 95;

Thence N 44° 00′ E, 650 meters

to point 96;

Thence N 10° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 97;

Thence N 10° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 98;

Thence N 20° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 99;

Thence N 20° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 100;

Thence N 20° 00′ E, 520 meters

to point 101;

Thence N 30° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 102;

Thence N 30° 00′ W, 480 meters

to point 103;

Thence N 30° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 104;

Thence N 30° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 105;

Thence N 30° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 106;

Thence N 68° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 107;

Thence N 68° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 108;

Thence N 68° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 109;

Thence N 16° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 110;

Thence N 16° 00′ W, 580 meters

to point 111;

Thence N 16° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 112;

Thence N 16° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 113;

Thence N 69° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 114;

Thence N 69° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 115;

Thence N 69° 00′ W, 440 meters

to point 116;

Thence N 69° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 117;

Thence S 68° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 118;

Thence S 68° 00′ W, 550 meters

to point 119;

Thence S 68° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 120;

Thence N 77° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 121;

Thence N 77° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 122;

Thence N 77° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 123;

Thence Due North, 600 meters

to point 124;

Thence Due North, 680 meters

to point 125;

Thence N 17° 00′ E, 260 meters

to point 126;

Thence N 17° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 127;

Thence, following Tagulaya River upstream generally in northwesterly direction of about 550 meters straight distance to point 128

Thence N 07° 00′ W, 452 meters to point 129;
Thence N 37° 00′ W, 450 meters to point 130;
Thence N 37° 00′ W, 550 meters to point 131;
Thence N 37° 00′ W, 500 meters to point 132;
Thence N 37° 00′ W, 480 meters to point 133;
Thence N 37° 00′ W, 430 meters to point 134;
Thence N 08° 00′ W, 500 meters to point 135;
Thence Due North, 150 meters to point 1.

BUFFER ZONE (PARCEL 2)

Bounded on the South and Southwest direction within the Municipality of Digos, Davao del Sur from point 1 to point 2 by Ruparan Creek and alienable and disposable land and along point 2 to point 13 by Project No. 5, Block 1, alienable or disposable per L.C. Map No. 247 certified on September 18, 1924, along point 13 to point 14 within the Municipality of Matanao, Davao del Sur by Project No. 27-A, alienable and disposable land per L.C. Map 1963 certified on February 04, 1956; along point 14 to point 38 within the Municipality of Bansalan, Davao del Sur by alienable and disposable land under Project Nos. 27-A per L.C. Map 1963 certified on February 04, 1956; on the West, Northwest and North directions within the Municipalities of Makilala and Kidapawan, all of Cotabato along point 38 to point 140 by alienable or disposable land under Project Nos. 41-A and Project 42-D and from point 140 to point 157 by a Timberland and a Public Forest per L.C. Map No. 1661 certified on June 01, 1953; from point 157 to point 1 by Mt. Apo Natural Park. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the map and on the ground being identical to point 144 of Project No. 5, Block 1, alienable or disposable land;

Thence, following Ruparan Creek downstream generally in southwesterly direction of about  ,050 meters straight distance to point 2

Thence, N 42° 50′ W, 2,070 meters

to point 3;

Thence, N 66° 30′ W, 450 meters

to point 4;

Thence, N 39° 00′ W, 2365 meters

to point 5;

Thence, N 57° 05′ W, 695 meters

to point 6;

Thence, S 67° 25′ W, 560 meters

to point 7;

Thence, N 57° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 8;

Thence, S 23° 25′ W, 475 meters

to point 9;

Thence, S 55° 00′ W, 845 meters

to point 10;

Thence, S 87° 45′ W, 950 meters

to point 11;

Thence, N 72° 00′ W, 345 meters

to point 12;

Thence, S 38° 00′ W, 1470 meters

to point 13;

Thence, S 51° 00′ W, 890 meters

to point 14;

Thence, S 89° 00′ W, 1080 meters

to point 15;

Thence, N 26° 00′ W, 470 meters

to point 16;

Thence, N 71° 00′ W, 640 meters

to point 17;

Thence, S 72° 00′ W, 840 meters

to point 18;

Thence, N 54° 00′ W, 570 meters

to point 19;

Thence, N 24° 00′ W, 890 meters

to point 20;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 21;

Thence, N 29° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 22;

Thence, N 53° 00′ W, 1060 meters

to point 23;

Thence, N 60° 00′ W, 690 meters

to point 24;

Thence, N 39° 00′ W, 680 meters

to point 25;

Thence, S 86° 00′ W, 850 meters

to point 26;

Thence, N 48° 00′ W, 1025 meters

to point 27

Thence, N 04° 00′ W, 525 meters

to point 28;

Thence, N 75° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 29;

Thence, following the provincial boundary line of Davao del Sur and Cotabato per L.C. Project generally in Northeasterly direction of about 4,160 meters straight distance to point 30;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 150 meters

to point 31;

Thence, N 56° 00′ W, 210 meters

to point 32;

Thence, N 30° 00′ W, 150 meters

to point 33;

Thence, N 54° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 34;

Thence, N 23° 00′ W, 280 meters

to point 35;

Thence, N 68° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 36;

Thence, N 70° 00′ W, 360 meters

to point 37;

Thence, N 23° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 38;

Thence, N 60° 00′ W, 370 meters

to point 39;

Thence, N 22° 00′ E, 580 meters

to point 40;

Thence, N 37° 00′ E, 570 meters

to point 41;

Thence, N 33° 00′ W, 280 meters

to point 42;

Thence, Following Darapuay Stream upstream generally in Northerly direction of about 410 meters straight distance to point 43;

Thence, Due West, 200 meters

to point 44;

Thence, N 81° 00′ W, 250 meters

to point 45;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 46;

Thence, S 63° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 47;

Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 280 meters

to point 48;

Thence, N 85° 00′ W, 190 meters

to point 49;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 370 meters

to point 50;

Thence, N 84° 00′ W, 260 meters

to point 51;

Thence, N 08° 00′ W, 280 meters

to point 52;

Thence, N 30° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 53;

Thence, N 43° 00′ W, 360 meters

to point 54;

Thence, N 76° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 55;

Thence, N 71° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 56;

Thence, N 56° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 57;

Thence, N 59° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 58;

Thence, S 37° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 59;

Thence, Due West, 480 meters

to point 60;

Thence, S 78° 00′ W, 390 meters

to point 61;

Thence, S 80° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 62;

Thence, S 72° 00′ W, 330 meters

to point 63;

Thence, N 78° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 64;

Thence, N 67° 00′ W, 340 meters

to point 65;

Thence, N 52° 00′ E, 320 meters

to point 66;

Thence, N 05° 00′ W 280 meters

to point 67;

Thence, N 13° 00′ W, 190 meters

to point 68;

Thence, N 61° 00′ E, 420 meters

to point 69;

Thence, N 12° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 70;

Thence, N 60° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 71;

Thence, N 58° 00′ W, 340 meters

to point 72;

Thence, N 33° 00′ W, 70 meters

to point 73;

Thence, N 33° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 74;

Thence, N 32° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 75;

Thence, N 75° 00′ W, 140 meters

to point 76;

Thence, N 49° 00′ W, 190 meters

to point 77;

Thence, N 47° 00′ W, 230 meters

to point 78;

Thence, N 74° 00′ W, 160 meters

to point 79;

Thence, Due North, 120 meters

to point 80;

Thence, N 16° 00′ W, 100 meters

to point 81;

Thence, N 22° 00′ E, 260 meters

to point 82;

Thence, N 61° 00′ E, 140 meters

to point 83;

Thence, N 58° 00′ W, 230 meters

to point 84;

Thence, N 67° 00′ W, 140 meters

to point 85;

Thence, N 17° 00′ W, 360 meters

to point 86;

Thence, N 05° 00′ W, 230 meters

to point 87;

Thence, N 08° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 88;

Thence, N 26° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 89;

Thence, N 23° 00′ W, 260 meters

to point 90;

Thence, N 51° 00′ W, 180 meters

to point 91;

Thence, N 80° 00′ W, 260 meters

to point 92;

Thence, N 52° 00′ W, 220 meters

to point 93;

Thence, N 40° 00′ W, 220 meters

to point 94;

Thence, S 86° 00′ W, 150 meters

to point 95;

Thence, N 03° 00′ E, 70 meters

to point 96;

Thence, N 25° 00′ E, 290 meters

to point 97;

Thence, N 27° 00′ E, 220 meters

to point 98;

Thence, N 23° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 99;

Thence, N 22° 00′ E, 200 meters

to point 100;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 310 meters

to point 101;

Thence, N 25° 00′ E, 120 meters

to point 102;

Thence, N 07° 00′ E, 150 meters

to point 103;

Thence, N 44° 00′ E, 280 meters

to point 104;

Thence, S 88° 00′ W, 240 meters

to point 105;

Thence, N 55° 00′ W, 220 meters

to point 106;

Thence, N 20° 00′ E, 240 meters

to point 107;

Thence, N 42° 00′ E, 180 meters

to point 108;

Thence, N 53°00′ W, 140 meters

to point 109;

Thence, N 58° 00′ W, 70 meters

to point 110;

Thence, N 56° 00′ E, 80 meters

to point 111;

Thence, following Saguing river upstream generally in a southwesterly direction of about 2.300 meters to point 112;

Thence, N 50° 00′ W, 250 meters

to point 113;

Thence, N 34° 00′ E, 600 meters

to point 114;

Thence, N 60° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 115;

Thence, N 77° 10′ E, 275 meters

to point 116;

Thence, N 67° 00′ E, 350 meters

to point 117;

Thence, N 42° 00′ E, 325 meters

to point 118;

Thence, N 65° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 119;

Thence, N 16° 00′ W, 275 meters

to point 120;

Thence, N 50° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 121;

Thence, N 07° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 122;

Thence, following small Mateo River downstream generally in Northwesterly direction of about 200 meters straight distance to point 123;

Thence, following small Mateo River downstream generally in northwesterly direction of about 150 meters straight distance to 124;

Thence, N 02° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 125;

Thence, N 35° 00′ E, 275 meters

to point 126;

Thence, N 41° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 127;

Thence, S 83° 00′ E, 900 meters

to point 128;

Thence, N 63° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 129;

Thence, S 85° 00′ E, 550 meters

to point 130;

Thence, S 85° 00′ E, 625 meters

to point 131;

Thence, N 23° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 132;

Thence, S 83° 00′ E, 660 meters

to point 133;

Thence, N 48° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 134;

Thence, N 21° 00′ W, 375 meters

to point 135;

Thence N 42° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 136;

Thence N 35° 00′ E, 400 meters

to point 137;

Thence N 53° 00′ E, 430 meters

to point 138;

Thence N 53° 00′ E, 950 meters

to point 139;

Thence N 68° 00′ E, 925 meters

to point 140;

Thence N 88° 00′ E, 525 meters

to point 141;

Thence N 47° 00′ E, 700 meters

to point 142;

Thence N 28° 00′ E, 100 meters

to point 143;

Thence N 77° 00′ E, 225 meters

to point 144;

Thence S 87° 00′ E, 1000 meters

to point 145;

Thence N 60° 00′ E, 750 meters

to point 146;

Thence S 71° 00′ E, 775 meters

to point 147;

Thence S 62° 00′ E, 800 meters

to point 148;

Thence N 78° 00′ E, 775 meters

to point 149;

Thence S 55° 00′ E, 575 meters

to point 150;

Thence S 87° 00′ E, 1000 meters

to point 151;

Thence N 76° 00′ E, 725 meters

to point 152;

Thence N 63° 00′ E, 800 meters

to point 153;

Thence N 39° 00′ E, 825 meters

to point 154;

Thence N 53° 00′ E, 675 meters

to point 155;

Thence N 67° 00′ E, 500 meters

to point 156;

Thence S 20° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 157;

Thence S 20° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 158;

Thence S 20° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 159;

Thence S 20° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 160;

Thence S 20° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 161;

Thence S 84° 00′ W, 250 meters

to point 162;

Thence S 84° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 163;

Thence S 84° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 164;

Thence S 84° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 165;

Thence N 66° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 166;

Thence N 66° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 167;

Thence N 66° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 168;

Thence  N 66° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 169;

Thence N 66° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 170;

Thence N 66° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 171;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 200 meters

to point 172;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 173;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 174;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 175;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 176;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 177;

Thence S 73° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 178;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 179;

Thence S 72° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 180;

Thence S 01° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 181;

Thence S 01° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 182;

Thence S 20° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 183;

Thence S 20° 00′ E, 450 meters

to point 184;

Thence S 63° 00′ W, 220 meters

to point 185;

Thence S 24° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 186;

Thence S 24° 00′ W, 380 meters

to point 187;

Thence S 24° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 188;

Thence S 59° 00′ W, 250 meters

to point 189;

Thence S 59° 00′ W, 360 meters

to point 190;

Thence S 09° 00′ W, 360 meters

to point 191;

Thence S 09° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 192;

Thence S 43° 00′ W, 600 meters

to point 193;

Thence S 85° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 194;

Thence S 62° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 195;

Thence S 33° 00′ W, 280 meters

to point 196;

Thence S 73° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 197;

Thence N 84° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 198;

Thence N 74° 90′ W, 550 meters

to point 199;

Thence S 04° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 200;

Thence S 04° 00′ E, 160 meters

to point 201;

Thence S 35° 00′ E, 300 meters

to point 202;

Thence S 35° 00′ E, 250 meters

to point 203;

Thence S 18° 00′ W, 520 meters

to point 204;

Thence S 18° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 205;

Thence S 18° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 206;

Thence S 18° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 207;

Thence S 04° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 208;

Thence S 04° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 209;

Thence S 04° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 210;

Thence, S 13° 00′ W, 340 meters

to point 211;

Thence, S 13° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 212;

Thence, S 13° 00′ W, 420 meters

to point 213;

Thence, S 13° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 214;

Thence, S 13° 00′ W, 460 meters

to point 215;

Thence, S 03° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 216;

Thence, S 03° 00′ W, 660 meters

to point 217;

Thence, S 03° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 218;

Thence, S 03° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 219;

Thence, S 03° 00′ W, 500 meters

to point 220;

Thence, S 50° 00′ W, 300 meters

to point 221;

Thence, S 50° 00′ W, 350 meters

to point 222;

Thence,  S 50° 00′ W, 400 meters

to point 223;

Thence, S 50° 00′ W, 320 meters

to point 224;

Thence, S 50° 00′ W, 450 meters

to point 225;

Thence, Due East, 240 meters

to point 226;

Thence, following Balagono stream generally in easterly direction of about 450 meters straight distance to point 227;

Thence, S 75° 00′ E, 350 meters to point 228;
Thence, S 50° 00′ E, 200 meters to point 229;
Thence, S 50° 00′ E, 300 meters to point 230;
Thence, Due South, 360 meters to point 231;
Thence, Due South, 360 meters to point 232;
Thence, Due South, 320 meters to point 233;
Thence, S 21° 00′ E, 400 meters to point 234;
Thence, S 21° 00′ E, 450 meters to point 235;
Thence, S 21° 00′ E, 400 meters to point 236;
Thence, S 21° 00′ E, 480 meters to point 237;
Thence, S 21° 00′ E, 420 meters to point 238;
Thence, S 35° 00′ W, 300 meters to point 239;
Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 200 meters to point 240;
Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 450 meters to point 241;
Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 450 meters to point 242;
Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 520 meters to point 243;
Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 500 meters to point 244;
Thence, S 26° 00′ W, 560 meters to point 245;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 200 meters to point 246;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 600 meters to point 247;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 550 meters to point 248;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 300 meters to point 249;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 350 meters to point 250;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 400 meters to point 251;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 460 meters to point 252;
Thence, S 55° 00′ E, 420 meters to point 253;
Thence, Due South, 460 meters to point 254;
Thence, S 57° 00′ E, 560 meters to point 255;
Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 550 meters to point 256;
Thence, S 30° 00′ E, 550 meters to point 257;
Thence, Due East, 380 meters to point 258;
Thence, S 76° 00′ E, 350 meters to point 259;
Thence, S 76° 00′ E, 250 meters to point 260;
Thence, N 84° 00′ E, 450 meters to point 261;
Thence, N 84° 00’E, 600 meters to point 262;
Thence,  N 84° 00′ E, 480 meters to point 263;
Thence, N 84° 00′ E, 200 meters to point 264;
Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 150 meters to point 265;
Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 320 meters to point 266;
Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 300 meters to point 267;
Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 350 meters to point 268;
Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 500 meters to point 269;
Thence, S 84° 00′ E, 550 meters to point 270;
Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 480 meters to point 271;
Thence, N 26° 00′ E, 400 meters to point 272;
Thence, N 52° 00′ E, 520 meters to point 273;
Thence, Due East, 350 meters to point 274;
Thence, Due East, 420 meters to point 275;
Thence, N 79° 00′ E, 220 meters to point 276;
Thence, N 79° 00′ E, 200 meters to point 277;
Thence, S 87° 00′ E, 420 meters to point 278;
Thence, S 87° 00′ E, 460 meters to point 279;

Thence, following Guma river downstream generally in southeasterly direction of about 550 meters straight distance to point 280;

Thence, S 42° 00′ E, 420 meters to point 281;
Thence, S 42° 00′ E, 480 meters to point 282;
Thence, S 64° 00′ E, 450 meters to point 283;
Thence, S 64° 00′ E, 440 meters to point 284;
Thence, S 64° 00′ E, 350 meters to point 285;
Thence, S 28° 00′ E, 350 meters to point 286;
Thence, S 28° 00′ E, 300 meters to point 287;
Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 450 meters to point 288;
Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 380 meters to point 289;
Thence, S 37° 00′ E, 380 meters to point 290;
Thence, S 50° 00′ E, 550 meters to point 291;
Thence, S 50° 00′ E, 550 meters to point 1.

Containing an area of approximately SEVENTY TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (72,113) hectares.

Mt. Apo shall be known as “Mt. Apo Natural Park ” and its peripheral areas as Buffer Zone (Parcel 1 and Parcel 2). The subject area shall remain under the administrative jurisdiction of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and shall be administered by the Protected Area Management Board as constituted pursuant to R.A. 7586 otherwise known as the NIPAS Act of 1992 and its implementing rules and regulations.

The purpose for the establishment of the Natural Park is to protect and conserve the ecological, biological, scientific and educational features of the area. The peripheral Buffer Zone is established to serve as an extra layer of protection for the Park and certain areas thereof as sites for livelihood projects and sustainable resource utilization.

Insofar as the rules and regulations over national parks are consistent with the provisions of NIPAS Act, they shall continue to apply until Congress shall otherwise declare. All other applicable laws shall remain in full force and effect.

The DENR shall prioritize the implementation of the General Management Planning Strategy (GMPS), boundary relocation and the appointment of the Protected Area Staff in the area covered.

A person qualifying for a tenured migrant status as of the effectivity of the NIPAS Act shall be eligible to become a steward of a portion of land within the appropriate management zone of the protected area, and from which he may derive subsistence.

The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) appointed by the Secretary shall perform such powers and duties as specified in the NIPAS Act and as delegated to it by the Secretary under such Act. All decisions made pursuant to these rules and regulations shall have the force and effect of acts of a final PAMB under the NIPAS Act.

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 24Th day of September, 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