REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10938, August 23, 2017
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MULTI-SPECIES MARINE HATCHERY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LOPEZ, PROVINCE OF QUEZON AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress Assembled:
SECTION. 1. There shall be established, under the supervision of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Department of Agriculture (BFAR-DA), a multi-species marine hatchery in the Municipality of Lopez, Province of Quezon.
SEC.2. The BFAR-DA shall, within two (2) years after the construction of the multi-species marine hatchery, transfer the management of the same to the local government unit concerned through a memorandum of agreement. It shall implement a training and phasing-in program for local government personnel on the management and operation of the hatchery.
SEC. 3. The Secretary of Agriculture shall include in the Department's programs the establishment of the multi-species marine hatchery in the Municipality of Lopez, Province of Quezon, the funding of which shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. The local government unit concerned shall set aside funds from any available local revenue in an amount deemed appropriate for the operationalization of the hatchery.
SEC. 4. Within sixty (60) days from the passage of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall issue the rules and regulations on the supervision, monitoring, transfer, or withdrawal by BFAR of the multi-species marine hatchery.
SEC.5. This Act shall take effect fifteen (150 days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) AQUILINO "KOKO" PIMENTEL III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) PANTALEON D. ALVAREZ
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(SGD.) LUTGARDO B. BARBO
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) CESAR STRAIT PAREJA
House of Representatives
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines