PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 3-A
AMENDING SECTION 7 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 3 DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1972, BY PROVIDING FOR THE EXCLUSIVE PROSECUTION BY ADMINISTRATION OR BY CONTRACT OF RECLAMATION PROJECTS
I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested 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, and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972 as amended, do hereby order and decree:
SECTION 1. - Section 7 of Presidential Decree No. 3 dated September 26, 1972, is hereby amended by the addition of the following paragraphs:
"The provisions of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, the reclamation of areas under water, whether foreshore or inland, shall be limited to the National Government or any person authorized by it under a proper contract."
"All reclamation made in violation of this provision shall be forfeited to the State without need of judicial action."
"Contracts for reclamation still legally existing or whose validity has been accepted by the National Government shall be taken over by the National Government on the basis of quantum meruit, for proper prosecution of the project involved by administration."
SECTION 2. - This Decree shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 11th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Three.
(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines