Protection, etc. and Rehabilitation of Watershed Areas of Pantabangan Dam, Nueva Ecija and Magat Dam, Isabela
Letter of Instructions No. 845

April 16, 1979


TO : The Minister, Ministry of Energy
The Minister, MPWTC and Administrator, NIA

WHEREAS, under cd

WHEREAS, it is the primary concern of the state that watershed areas be rehabilitated and conserved to protect the existing and proposed irrigation works and hydro-electric power plants within the area;

WHEREAS, it is my desire that immediate protection, development, management and rehabilitation of the watershed areas of the Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija and Magat Dam in Isabela be undertaken by the government to conserve and prolong the life-span of the two (2) major infrastructures as well as maintain ecological and flood control programs in these watershed areas; cdtai

WHEREAS, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the implementing agency for the two (2) projects above-mentioned is ready and technically equipped to do the aforestated functions; cdt

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 2 and 3 of

NOW, THEREFORE, to insure the immediate and successful implementation of the project, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the

1. Any provision of existing law to the contrary notwithstanding, the Ministry of Energy shall have jurisdiction, control and regulation over all watershed areas and reservations proclaimed or hereafter proclaimed as such by the President of the Philippines. cd i

2. The National Irrigation Administration in coordination with the Ministry of Energy, shall promulgate, adopt and issue rules and regulations governing the implementation of the herein granted functions and prescribe penalties in violation thereof in accordance with existing laws subject to the approval of the President.

This Letter of Instructions shall take effect immediately. cdt

DONE in the City of Manila, this 16th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Nine.