M a n i l a
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 180 April 27, 1973
AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4666 PROHIBITING THE EXPORTATION OF FIBER (BUNTAL) OR FILAMENTS OF THE PLANT COMMONLY KNOWN AS "BURI"
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 4666 provides for a total ban on the export of fibers (buntal) or filaments of the plant commonly known as "Buri"; and
WHEREAS, the total prohibition has adversely affected the buri industry resulting in the dislocation of farmers or workers who depend on the industry for livelihood;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, do hereby amend Section 1 of Republic Act No. 4666 to read as follows:
"Section 1. Except upon prior authorization by the President or his duly authorized representative, it shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, firm or association, to export to any foreign country fibers (buntal) or filaments of the plant commonly known as "Buri" (corypha elata) or seeds or seedlings thereof."
Done in the City of Manila, this 27th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.