Proclamation No 739ESTABLISHING RESERVATION FOR THEPURPOSE OF THE EXPLORATION,DEVELOPMENT, EXPLOITATION ANDUTILIZATION OF ...
the purpose of developing, exploiting and utilizinggeothermal energy, a parcel of land in theMunicipalities of Malinao and...
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Proclamation no 739

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This law established the Tiwi reservation for exploration, exploitation and commercialization of geothermal energy (1970)

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Proclamation no 739

  1. 1. Proclamation No 739ESTABLISHING RESERVATION FOR THEPURPOSE OF THE EXPLORATION,DEVELOPMENT, EXPLOITATION ANDUTILIZATION OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY,NATURAL GAS AND METHANE GAS, A PARCELOF LAND IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBAY,ISLAND OF LUZON, PHILIPPINESWHEREAS, under Republic Act No. 5092, theGovernment reserves the right to undertake theexploration for tapping or utilization of geothermalenergy, natural gas or methane gas either by itself orthru its instrumentalities, or thru competent personsqualified to undertake such work as independentcontractor or contractors;WHEREAS, the Volcanology Commission, incooperation with the Bureau of Mines and NationalScience Development Board, has been and is stillconducting an experimental project for the utilization ofgeothermal energy in an area in the Municipality ofTiwi, Province of Albay: andWHEREAS, it is to the interest of the State that theland covered by the experimental project and thesurrounding areas be reserved for this purpose:NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS,President of the Philippines, upon recommendation ofthe Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources andto implement the provisions of Section 5, Republic ActNo. 5092, are hereby set apart as reservation under theadministration of the National Power Corporation for
  2. 2. the purpose of developing, exploiting and utilizinggeothermal energy, a parcel of land in theMunicipalities of Malinao and Tiwi, Province of Albay,Island of Luzon, Philippines, more particularlydescribed and bounded, as follows:Beginning at point “1” whose geographic position is 13°-20’-00” latitude and 123°-35’-00” longitude, located atthe Municipality of Tiwi, Province of Albay:Thence, due east to point “2” whose geographic positionis 13°-30’-00” latitude and 123°-42’-35” longitude:Thence, due south, to point “3: whose geographicposition is 13°-23’-00” latitude and 123°-35’-00”longitude:Thence, due north, to point “1”, which is the pointbeginning, containing an approximate area ofSeventeen Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-One (17,661)Hectares.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my handand caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines tobe affixed.


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