MALACAÑANG
RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
Manila

Proclamation No. 299

EXCLUDING FROM THE OPERATION OF PROCLAMATION NUMBERED FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE, SERIES OF 1933, THE PARCELS OF LAND DESCRIBED THEREIN EXCEPT THE AREA PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREUNDER, SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SIRUMA, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR

WHEREAS, a petition has been filed for the release for agricultural purposes, of several parcels of land situated in the municipality of Siruma, province of Camarines Sur, from the White Clay Mineral Reservation established under Proclamation Numbered Five hundred eighty-three, series of 1933;

WHEREAS, the Bureau of Mines, after geological exploration, has found that except the area particularly described hereunder, the remaining portions thereof reserved under the aforesaid proclamation, contain no sufficient kaolin deposits for the purposes of the reservation;

WHEREAS, under the provisions of section 11 of Commonwealth Act No. 137, as amended, otherwise known as the Mining Act, the President of the Philippines may, with the concurrence of the Congress of the Philippines, by proclamation alter or modify the boundaries of any mineral reserve from time to time or revoke any such proclamation, and upon such revocation, such reserve shall be and become part of the public domain as though no such proclamation had ever been made;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ramon .Magsaysay, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources and pursuant to .the provisions of section 11 of Commonwealth Act No. 137, as amended, do hereby exclude from the operation of Proclamation Numbered Five hundred eighty-three, dated June 10, 1933, and declare open to disposition under the Public Land Act the parcels of land described therein except the area particularly described hereunder situated in the municipality of Siruma, province of Camarines Sur, island of Luzon, to wit:

A parcel of land situated in the municipality of Siruma, province of Camarines Sur, island of Luzon, more particularly described as follows:

Beginning at a point marked 1 on the attached sketch map, which is S. 18 05′ W., 1,353.25 meters from triangulation "SIR", 1906, U. S. A. & G. S., Siruma, Camarines Sur, thence, east, 4,351.28 meters to point 2; thence, north, 3,749.24 meters to point 3; thence, east, 3,300.49 meters to point 4; thence, south, 6,453.59 meters to point 5; thence, west, 7,653.05 meters to point 6; thence, north, 2,704.36 meters to point 1, which is the point of beginning.

Containing an approximate area of 3,306.9672 hectares.

This proclamation shall take effect only upon the concurrence of the Congress of the Philippines.

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 31st day of May, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the tenth.

RAMON MAGSAYSAY
President of the Philippines

By the President:

FORTUNATO DE LEON
Executive Secretary



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