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(NAR) VOL. 6 NO. 3 / JULY - SEPTEMBER 1995

[ MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 284, June 05, 1995 ]

AMENDING SECTION 4 OF MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 162, DATED AUGUST 19, 1993, WHICH PROVIDED THE GUIDELINES FOR THE DISPOSITION OF CONFISCATED LOGS, LUMBER, AND OTHER FOREST PRODUCTS FOR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND OTHER PURPOSES



I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby promulgate the following amendment to the guidelines in the disposition of confiscated logs, lumber, and other forest products, as embodied in Memorandum Order No. 162, series of 1993, to read as follows:

"Section 4. Prioritization. In the event that two (2) or more parties are hereby requesting for the same confiscated forest products, priority shall be given in accordance with the following order:

a. Needy victims of disasters as certified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);

b. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) projects related to the restoration of public facilities such as bridges, roads, etc., in time of emergencies, calamities and disasters and pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement entered into between DPWH and DENR, dated 18 June 1992;

c. School Building Program of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) and those undertaken by the Department of National Defense (DND)/AFP Engineering Brigade;

d. Health centers, as may be requested by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) concerned;

e. Public Markets, as may be requested by the LGU concerned;

f. Municipal Buildings, as may be requested by the LGU concerned;

g. Police Stations, as may be requested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and LGU concerned;

h. AFP Camps, as may be requested by the DND;

i. The National Housing Authority (NHA) for the implementation of the housing program for low-salaried government employees and pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement that may be entered into between NHA and DENR;

j. LGUs which have jurisdiction over the place where the logs, lumber and other forest products were cut, gathered and/or confiscated; and

k. Commitments to provincial, regional, and national projects.

This Memorandum Order shall take effect immediately.

Adopted: 05 June 1995

(SGD.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President

By the President:

(SGD.) RUBEN D. TORRES
Executive Secretary

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