Republic Act No. 1273
TO AMEND SECTION NINETY OF COMMONWEALTH ACT NUMBERED ONE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “PUBLIC LAND ACT”
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Section ninety of Commonwealth Act Numbered One hundred forty-one, otherwise known as the “Public Land Act”, is hereby amended by adding the following section at the end thereof:
“(i) That the applicant agrees that a strip forty meters wide starting from the bank on each side of any river or stream that may be found on the land applied for, hall be demarcated and preserved as permanent timber-land to be planted exclusively to trees of known economic value, and that he shall not make any clearing thereon or utilize the same for ordinary farming purposes even after patent shall have been issued to him or a contract of lease shall have been executed in his favor.”
SEC. 2. All laws, executive orders and regulations, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, June 14, 1955
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