BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 616
ESTABLISHING AS RIZAL NATIONAL PARK FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES THE PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF DAPITAN, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA, ISLAND OF MINDANAO.
Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce, and pursuant to the provisions of section one of Act Numbered Thirty-nine hundred and fifteen, entitled "An Act providing for the establishment of national parks, declaring such parks as game refuges, and for other purposes," I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, hereby reserve for park purposes for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the Philippines and withdraw from sale, settlement, or other dispositions, subject to private rights, if any there be, the following parcel of the public domain situated in the municipality of Dapitan, Province of Zamboanga, island of Mindanao, and described in the Bureau of Forestry Map No. N. P. 30, to wit:
Beginning at point marked 1 on Bureau of Forestry Map No. N. P. 30. N. 19° W., 1,380 meters from the municipality of Dapitan, Zamboanga, an anilao tree, 35 cm. in diam., marked F. Z. 225/233, identical to corner 1. block III. alienable and disposable Zamboanga project No. L; thence following coastline in a general westerly direction, 320 meters to corner 2, a wharf, marked 620/38, a pathway of Rizal Park on coastline; thence N. 23° E., 115 meters to corner 3, a bogo tree, 10 cm. in diam., marked 62 of the tank of Rizal Park; thence N. 7° W., 90 meter to corner 4, a bogo tree, 40 cm. in diam., marked 620, 31, about 5 meters from a nangka tree; thence N. 80° E., 85 meters to corner 5, a point at the bank of a creek; thence N. 52° E., 60 meters to corner 6, a point on cutline; thence N. 46° E., 160 meters to corner 7, a point on cutline; thence N. 46° E., 180 meters to corner 8, a dead yakal tree, 45 cm. in diam., marked 60/55, on cutline; thence S. 20° W., 125 meters to corner 9, an alupag tree, 15 cm. in diam., marked 620/56 near a big rock; and thence S. 3° W., 305 meters to the point of beginning.
Corner 1 was marked with official marking hatchet No. B. F. 318.
Containing an area of approximately 10 hectares.
The said parcel of land shall be known as the "Rizal National Park" and shall remain under the administration of the Bureau of Forestry, subject to the general executive control and supervision of the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done at the City of Manila, this third day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the fifth.
MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
By the President:
JORGE B. VARGAS
Secretary to the President
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