February 14, 1991
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 448
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 407, SERIES OF 1990, ENTITLED "ACCELERATING THE ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS, PASTURE LANDS, FISHPONDS, AGRO- FORESTRY LANDS AND OTHER LANDS OF PUBLIC DOMAIN SUITABLE FOR AGRICULTURE"
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 407, series of 1990, directs, among others, all government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations to transfer ownership of all lands suitable for agriculture to the Department of Agrarian Reform for distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program;
WHEREAS, to further accelerate the acquisition and distribution of all lands of the public domain suitable for agriculture, it is necessary to include within the coverage of Executive Order No. 407; Series of 1990, all government reservations or portions thereof which are suitable for agriculture and no longer needed for the purposes which the reservations are established;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 407 is hereby amended by adding a new section to read as follows:
"Sec. 1-A. All lands or portions thereof reserved by virtue of Presidential proclamations for specific public uses by the government, its agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations suitable for agriculture and no longer actually, directly and exclusively used or necessary for the purposes for which they have been reserved, as determined by the Department of Agrarian Reform in coordination with the government agency or instrumentality concerned in whose favor the reservation was established, shall be segregated from the reservation and transferred to the Department of Agrarian Reform for distribution to qualified beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program."
SECTION 2. All proclamations establishing such reservations and falling within the coverage of this Executive Order are hereby revoked, amended or modified accordingly.
SECTION 3. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 14th day of February, 1991 in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-one.