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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1964

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1964  - AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MAMBUKAL TOWNSITE FOR HEALTH CENTER AND RECREATION RESORT PURPOSES



Section 1.    There is hereby established, for health center and recreation resort purposes, subject to private rights, if any there be, a townsite, to be known as the Mambukal Townsite, in certain tract of public domain situated in the barrio of Mambukal, Municipality of Murcia, Province of Negros Occidental, the exact area, boundaries and limits of which to be defined and determined as hereinafter provided.  

Sec. 2.    The Director of Lands, in collaboration with the National Planning Commission, shall within three months after the approval of this Act, have a survey made of the exterior boundaries of the Mambukal Townsite, as well as a subdivision of the area included in such survey, in accordance with section seventy-four of Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty-one, otherwise known as the Public Land Act. The plat of the subdivision shall designate lots of sufficient sizes and convenient situation for public use, as well as the necessary avenues, streets, alleyways, parks and squares. Upon completion of the boundary and subdivision surveys and approval by the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the plat of the subdivision, the Director of Lands shall have the same recorded in the office of the register of deeds concerned and shall certify the boundary and subdivision plans to the President of the Philippines, who shall by executive order define the boundaries and limits of the townsite.cralaw

Sec. 3.    The administration and disposition of the lots within the Mambukal Townsite shall be undertaken by the province, all provisions of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding.cralaw

Sec. 4.    In the event that a portion or the whole of the townsite is within the Kanlaon National Park, the same is hereby segregated therefrom to be dealt with in accordance with this Act. The Provincial Board of Negros Occidental shall have the power to purchase, accept gifts or donations of, or institute expropriation proceedings for, such lands as may be within the territorial extent of the townsite which are necessary to attain the purposes of this Act.cralaw

Sec. 5.    The Province of Negros Occidental shall bear the expenses for the construction and maintenance in the townsite of fountains, health or recreational buildings, avenues, streets, plazas, parks and lighting, water and sewage systems, and other public utilities which are necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Ninety per cent of all funds derived from the sale of public lands within the townsite shall accrue to the Provincial Treasury of Negros Occidental and shall be spent only for the construction and maintenance of the facilities and utilities herein enumerated, and the remainder to the Bureau of Lands to cover the cost of delimitation, survey, administration and disposition of the lots within the townsite. 

Sec. 6.    This Act shall take effect upon its approval.cralaw

Approved: June 22, 1957

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