TO PROHIBIT THE CUTTING, DESTROYING
OR INJURING OF
OR GROWING TREES, FLOWERING PLANTS AND SHRUBS OR PLANTS OF SCENIC VALUE
OR IN ANY OTHER
enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. In order to promote
and conserve the beauty of objects of scenic and ornamental value along
public places and help preserve cool,fresh and healthful climate, it is
the policy of the
and conserve planted or growing trees, flowering plants and shrubs or
of ornamental value along public roads, in plazas, parks, school
or in any public ground.
SEC. 2. For the purpose of
carrying out effectively the provisions of this Act, the Director of
and Wildlife shall have the power to create a committee in each and
municipality in the Philippines and shall appoint any civic conscious
well-travelled citizen as chairman, and the municipal
mayor, the municipal
the supervising school teacher, and the municipal health officer, as
members thereof. The Director of Parks and Wildlife shall also have the
power to issue and promulgate rules and regulations as may be necessary
in carrying out the provisions of this Act.
The Chairman shall receive
compensation of one peso per annum to be paid out of the funds of the
or municipality concerned, and the members shall not receive extra
The committee shall have the power to implement the rules and
issued by the Director of Parks and Wildlife under the provisions of
The committee shall coordinate
with the Director of Parks and Wildlife in the beautification of their
respective locality and shall under its supervision, require school
on Arbor Day to plant trees and flowering plants of useful and scenic
in places provided for in the preceding paragraph.
SEC. 3. No cutting, destroying,
or injuring of planted or growing trees, flowering plants and shrubs or
plants of scenic value along public roads, in plazas parks, school
or in any other public ground shall be permitted save when the cutting,
destroying, or injuring of same is necessary for public safety, or such
pruning of same is necessary to enhance its beauty and only upon the
of the committee mentioned in the preceding section, and upon the
of the Director of Parks and Wildlife. The cutting, destroying, or
shall be under the supervision of
SEC. 4. Any person who shall
cut, destroy or injure trees, flowering plants and shrubs or plants of
scenic value mentioned in the preceding sections of this Act, shall be
punished by prison correctional in its minimum period to prison mayor
its minimum period.
SEC. 5. All laws, Acts, parts
of Acts, executive orders, and administrative orders or regulations
with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.
SEC. 6. This Act shall take
effect upon its approval.
Approved: 21 June 1963.
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