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102 OG No. 48, 7790 (November 27, 2006)

[ PROCLAMATION NO. 1159, September 08, 2006 ]


WHEREAS, Article XIII, Section 9 of the Philippine Constitution provides that the State shall, by law, undertake a continuing program of urban land reform and housing which will make available at affordable cost, decent housing and basic services to underprivileged and homeless citizens in urban cities and resettlement areas;

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the State to pursue asset reform based on social justice and to serve as the springboard for sustainable rural development and industrialization pursuant to Article XII, Section I of the Constitution which affirms that the State shall promote industrialization and full employment based on sound agricultural development and agrarian reform, through industries that make full and efficient use of human and natural resources;

WHEREAS, there is a need to guide and improve the allocation, utilization, management, and development of the country's land resources, and to ensure their optimum use, under the principles of economic growth and efficiency, social equity and justice;

, the government is aware that shelter programs generate multiple economic benefits to the marginalized sectors of society and result in the pump priming of our economy and the simulation of growth in all sectors;

WHEREAS, the President has laid out a Ten-point Agenda to decongest Metro Manila by forming new cores of government and housing centers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao;

WHEREAS, the President has directed the HUDCC to rationalize the land use and prepare a Master Development Plan to optimize the utilization of the remaining areas in the Muntinlupa Penitentiary for housing projects intended for government employees and legitimate occupants;

WHEREAS, such initiatives showcase the government's commitment to implement its poverty reduction strategies, particularly on assets reform that directs the redistribution of physical assets to the poor;

NOW, THEREFORE, I GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue or the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare portions of the New Bilibid Prison Reservation embracing an aggregate area of three hundred sixty six hectares and seven thousand square meters (366.7 hectares), more or less, open for disposition and development in conformity with the approved land use plan for the NBP (which is attached hereto as Annex A) and consistent with the development framework, policies, guidelines and strategies to be set forth in the NBP Master Development Plan, subject to the following land allocation:

A total area of SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND (780,000) SQUARE METERS for government housing purposes (priority shall be given to the Office of the President, Department of Justice/Bureau of Corrections and DENR qualified employees);

A total of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND (220,000) SQUARE METERS for mixed-income residential purposes (priority shall be given to existing and qualified residents within NBP);

A total of FOUR HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND (440,000) SQUARE METERS for institutional, public or quasi-public purposes;

A total of ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND (1,470,000) SQUARE METERS for mixed-use/commercial (residential purposes;
A total of FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTEEN THOUSAND (517,000) SQUARE METERS for open space/park purposes; and

A total of TWO HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND (240,000) SQUARE METERS for the implementation of the Daang-Hari-SLEX Road Link Project.
Provided, that in the event that the total land area, upon actual survey, be less than that specified herein, the allocation shall be revised and prorated accordingly based on the above distribution.

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Office of the President (OP), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR), the City Government of Muntinlupa, the National Housing Authority (NHA), and the Office of Lone Congressional District of Muntinlupa City shall constitute the Inter-Agency Steering Committee that will oversee the preparation and implementation of the Master Development Plan of the NBP site and writ issue the necessary implementing rules and regulations consistent with this proclamation and previous presidential directives. The HUDCC shall act as Chairman and DOJ as co-chairman of the Inter-Agency Steering Committee.

The NHA shall be the lead implementing agency or sponsor of all development subprojects within the NBP site. It may, however, enter into suitable and binding agreements with the other government agencies involved for the development of specific portions of the site and/or the implementation of a defined section of the NBP Master Development Plan.

The disposition of land to be made pursuant to this proclamation shall be undertaken through lawful and appropriate modalities including sale, lease, usufruct or other variants, in accordance with all applicable laws.

Usufruct shall be applied to dwelling units in government and socialized housing sites for an initial period of fifty (50) years. The usufructuary right of the beneficiary shall not be transferable to other parties except in cases of hereditary succession or to his/her relative on first degree of consanguinity.

The Inter-Agency Steering Committee and its members are authorized to use available resources, apply fund reflows, and allocate, raise, or arrange the necessary financing to implement the different subprojects contemplated herein, subject to applicable government budget, accounting and auditing laws, rules and regulations.

This proclamation supersedes all other proclamations that have been issued regarding the NBP site, the inconsistent provisions of which are hereby deemed repealed or modified.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed hereto.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 8th day of September, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Six.


By the President:

Executive Secretary
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