M a n i l a
PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 17 October 5, 1972
REVISING THE PHILIPPINE HIGHWAY ACT OF NINETEEN HUNDRED FIFTY THREE.
WHEREAS, acceleration of national economic development demands that complementary maintenance of existing infrastructure facilities, such as highways, be kept at the optimum;
WHEREAS, present situation calls for a more equitous reallocation of available resource to closely coordinated and technically determined and programmed needs of the entire nation and not merely of any portion thereof;
WHEREAS, as earlier pronounced, maximization of achievements go well along with minimum but efficient set-ups thus cutting down on unnecessary overheads; and
WHEREAS, the utilization of Highway Special Fund provided for by law should be carried out in accordance with the policies set forth.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, as amended, in order to accelerate national economic development through complementary maintenance of infrastructure facilities, and to effect maximization in the utilization of the Highway Special Fund, do hereby issue this Decree.
For this purpose, the (attached Revised Philippine Highway Act) is hereby adopted and decreed as part of the law of the land.
Done in the City of Manila, this 5th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.