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Presidential Decree No. 1695

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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1695

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1695 - AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1213 BY AUTHORIZING THE TIRAD MINERALS, INC. TO UNDERTAKE THE DEVELOPMENT, UTILIZATION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE MINERAL DEPOSITS FOUND IN THE AREA EMBRACED BY THE SAME DECREE


WHEREAS, in view of its limited financial resources and lack of technical expertise, Mankayan Mineral Development Co., Inc. has not developed, utilized and exploited the area awarded to it under Presidential Decree No. 1213;

WHEREAS, recognizing that mineral production is a major support of the national economy, the accelerated development and exploitation of the aforementioned area is urgently needed for national development;

WHEREAS, Tirad Minerals, Inc., processing firm commitments from local and foreign institution for the financial requirements and technical competence to put the area into immediate commercial production desires to take over its development and exploitation; and

WHEREAS, it is felt that immediate mining operations can be undertaken thereon by Tirad Minerals, Inc. rather than have the same operated as a mineral reservation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby amended in that the development, exploitation and utilization of the minerals found in the area embraced by Presidential Decree No. 1213 be undertaken by Tirad Minerals, Inc., subject to existing private rights, if any, and to existing policies, laws and rules and regulations pertinent thereto.

This Decree shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 5th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty.

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