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Batas Pambansa Bilang 870
AN ACT PROVIDING LEGAL SANCTIONS AGAINST TRANSFER OF LANDS ACQUIRED UNDER PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN OF THE LAND REFORM PROGRAM OF THE GOVERNMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG 870
 
 
AN ACT PROVIDING LEGAL SANCTIONS AGAINST TRANSFER OF LANDS ACQUIRED UNDER PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NUMBERED TWENTY-SEVEN OF THE LAND REFORM PROGRAM OF THE GOVERNMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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Section 1.  Any person who, having acquired ownership of lands under the provisions of Presidential Decree Numbered Twenty-seven or the Land Reform Program of the Government and having been issued emancipation patent or title, transfers or conveys such land or any portion thereof in violation of said Presidential Decree Twenty-seven, shall lose ownership thereof, and the person, natural or juridical, in whose favor the land or portion thereof has been transferred or conveyed shall acquire no valid right or title thereto. chanrobles virtual law library

Sec. 2.  The land or portion thereof sold, transferred or conveyed in violation of Section 1 hereof shall be forfeited in favor of the State and the owner-beneficiary shall not be entitled to a refund of whatever he shall have paid by way of amortization.  chanrobles virtual law library

Sec. 3.  The Solicitor General or his authorized representative, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agrarian Reform, shall institute the necessary proceedings for any violation of this Act with the Regional Trial Court of the province where the land involved is situated. chanrobles virtual law library

The action under this section shall prescribe within ten years from the time that the Minister of Agrarian Reform shall have official knowledge of such violation.  chanrobles virtual law library . chanrobles virtual law library

Sec.  4.  The Minister of Agrarian Reform shall re-allocate the land so forfeited to qualified and deserving farmers in accordance with existing laws, rules, and regulations within one year from the date of the decision declaring the forfeiture of the land in favor of the State becomes final and executory.  chanrobles virtual law library

Sec. 5.  The Minister of Agrarian Reform shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 6.  Any provision of law, decree, executive order or administrative rule or regulation inconsistent with the provisions of this Act is hereby repealed, amended, or modified accordingly.  chanrobles virtual law library

Sec. 7.  If any provision of this Act, or its application to any person or situation is declared unconstitutional, the other provisions hereof and their application to other situations shall not be affected and shall remain in full force and effect.  chanrobles virtual law library

Sec. 8.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval. chanrobles virtual law library

Approved: April 18, 1985



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