104 OG No. 47, 7868 (November 24, 2008)

[ PROCLAMATION NO. 1607, August 29, 2008 ]

DECLARING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF LAND SITUATED IN BARANGAYS MANGAN VACA, ANINGWAY-SACATIHAN, MUNICIPALITY OF SUBIC, PROVINCE OF ZAMBALES, AS MANGAN VACA WATERSHED FOREST RESERVE FOR PURPOSES OF PROTECTING, MAINTAINING OR IMPROVING ITS WATER YIELD AND PROVIDING RESTRAINING MECHANISM TO INAPPROPRIATE FOREST EXPLOITATION AND DISRUPTIVE LAND USE PRACTICES



Upon recommendation of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources and pursuant to the powers vested in me by law, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, do hereby establish as MANGAN VACA WATERSHED FOREST RESERVE, a parcel of land situated at Barangays' Mangan Vaca, Aningway-Sacatihan, Municipality of Subic, Province of Zambales, and to withdraw from entry, sale, disposition or settlement subject to prior private rights if any there be, for purposes of protecting, maintaining or improving its water yield and providing a restraining mechanism to inappropriate forest exploitation and disruptive land use practices more particularly described in the Map as follows:
"Beginning at a point marked '1' on the map North 30° 40' East, 5626.23 meters from BLLM No. 1, Subic Cadastre 547-D;
thence North 07° 35' East, 117.66 meters to corner 2;
thence North 44° 11' East, 107.50 meters to corner 3;
thence North 45° 43' East, 163.38 meters to corner 4;
thence South 89° 36' East, 231.13 meters to corner 5;
thence North 63° 40' East, 326.46 meters to corner 6;
thence North 17° 02' East 126.51 meters to corner 7;
thence North 39° 28' East 152.73 meters to corner 8;
thence North 44° 43' East 155.73 meters to corner 9;
thence North 28° 03' East 199.32 meters to corner 10;
thence North 12° 58' East 330.89 meters to corner 11;
thence North 23° 46' East 185.94 meters to corner 12;
thence North 70° 27' East 224.44 meters to corner 13;
thence North 81° 00' East 238.48 meters to corner 14;
thence North 79° 50' East 190.02 meters to corner 15;
thence North 74° 13' East 203.19 meters to corner 16;
thence North 81° 17' East 189.50 meters to corner 17;
thence South 05° 32' West 218.11 meters to corner 18;
thence South 21° 47' West 212.50 meters to corner 19;
thence South 10° 37' West 288.40 meters to corner 20;
thence South 04° 56' West 202.62 meters to corner 21;
thence South 19° 57' West 376.07 meters to corner 22;
thence South 10° 41' West 323.36 meters to corner 23;
thence South 17° 25' West 160.07 meters to corner 24;
thence South 29° 52' East 140.50 meters to comer 25;
thence South 18° 34' East 148.58 meters to corner 26;
thence South 10° 17' East   88.88 meters to corner 27;
thence South 66° 30' West 638.43 meters to corner 28;
thence South 88° 41' West 441.38 meters to corner 29;
thence South 84° 30' West 103.21 meters to corner 30;
thence
Due West
135.00 meters to corner 31;
thence North 84° 05' West 106.56 meters to corner 32;
thence North 63° 14' West 131.03 meters to corner 33;
thence North 79° 54' West 148.29 meters to corner 34;
thence North 59° 10' West 156.06 meters to comer 35;
thence North 27° 32' West 186.06 meters to corner 36;
thence North 10° 00' West 202.03 meters to corner 37;
thence North 33° 00' West 129.12 meters to corner of beginning
containing an area three hundred hectares (300.0 has) more or less. The foregoing technical description correspondingly modifies Proclamation No. 245, dated January 18, 1956, establishing the Southern Zambales Forest Reserve."
The Watershed Reservation shall be under the administration and management of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in coordination with the Local Government of Subic, the Subic Water District and other stakeholders with the objective of maintaining the area as source of water for domestic and other uses. The production and conservation of water being of primary importance, all other uses of the forest shall be subordinated to that purpose. The Organized Watershed Management Council shall serve as the policy making body in the management of said Watershed whose membership may be expanded to include representatives of major stakeholders.

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

Done in the City of Manila this 29th day of August, in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Eight.

(Sgd.) GLORIA M. ARROYO

By the President:

(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Executive Secretary


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