MOP, Bk 7, v.5, 340
Officials and employees of the Government may acquire public agricultural lands subject to the limitations of the Public Land Act and in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed and the policies already enunciated by the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources, even in the provinces where they are stationed. Previous permission by the Department Secretary concerned shall not be required.
Administrative Order No. 59 dated January 14, 1938, is hereby modified accordingly.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the tenth.
(Sgd.) RAMON MAGSAYSAY
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) FORTUNATO DE LEON
Acting Executive Secretary