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Executive Order 1298

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  1. Pursuant to Section 12 of the Act of Congress, approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes" (32 Stat. L., 695), the following properties of the United States, situate in the city of Manila, Philippine Islands, are hereby reserved and set apart for military purposes, subject to private rights, if any there be, either as new reservations or by way of modification of existing reservations, viz:


    FORT SANTIAGO AND THE ORDNANCE DEPOT.

    This reservation as made by Executive Order of June 29, 1904 (G. O. 125, W. D., July 20, 1904), and modified by Executive Order of May 17, 1905 (G. O. 77, W. D., May 27, 1905), is further modified so as to include the Plaza Moriones, and as thus modified it comprises an area of 5.91 hectares (about 14.6 acres), bounded on the north by the Pasig River, on the east and southeast by the street system of Manila, and on the west and southwest by the moat, with metes and bounds as follows:

    Beginning at point marked "1" on plan of survey of said reservation prepared in February 1905, marked "Plan of Fort Santiago, Manila, P. I. to be reserved by the military authorities, U. S. A.," said point being the south corner of the building situated at the intersection of the northeast side of Plaza Moriones with the northwest building line of Calle Sta. Clara; thence southwesterly, with the northwesterly side of Calle Sta. Clara, to point marked "13" on said plan; thence S 56° 23′ W, a distance of 67.05 feet (20.44 meters), along end of rampart to point marked "14" on plan, said point being the most southerly point of the fort; thence N 33° 36′ 15″ W, a distance of 188.45 feet (57.45 meters), along the edge of the moat and at the base of the rampart, to point marked "15" on plan; thence S 56° 46′ 15″ W, a distance of 86.58 feet (26.40 meters), to point marked "16" on plan; thence N 71° 56′ 45″ W, a distance of 35.88 feet (10.94 meters), to point marked "17" on plan; thence N 1° 59′ 45″ E, a distance of 38.48 feet (11.73 meters), to point marked "18" on plan; thence N 46° 57′ E, a distance of 29.40 feet (8.96 meters), to point marked "19" on plan; thence N 42° 52′ 30″ W, a distance of 7.24 feet (2.21 meters), to point marked "20" on plan; thence N 48° 46′ E, a distance of 10.40 feet (3.17 meters), to point marked "21" on plan; thence N 42° 26′ 15″ W, a distance of 379.26 feet (115.63 meters), to point marked "22" on plan; thence S 34° 07′ 15″ W, a distance of 26.25 feet (8.00 meters) to point marked "23-A" on plan; thence along the curve at the base of the bastion a distance of 14.74 feet (4.49 meters), to point marked "23-B" on plan, said point being N 89° 29′ 30″ W, a distance of 14.08 feet (4.29 meters) from point "23-A"; thence N 25° 38′ 45″ W, a distance of 142.65 feet (43.49 meters), to point marked "24" on plan; thence N 60° 12′ 15″ E, a distance of 31.11 feet (9.48 meters), to point marked "25" on plan; thence N 34° 15′ 15″ W, a distance of 385.36 feet (117.49 meters), to point marked "26" on plan; thence S 54° 29′ 15″ W, a distance of 7.68 feet (2.34 meters), to point marked "27" on plan; thence N 40° 22′ 30″ W, a distance of 146.70 feet (44.73 meters), to point marked "28" on plan; thence S 51° 12′ W, a distance of 17.62 feet (5.37 meters), to point marked "29" on plan; thence N 18° 56′ 30″ W, a distance of 52.31 feet (15.95 meters), to point marked "29-A" on plan; thence along the curve of the wall a distance of 146.09 feet (44.54 meters), to point marked "30" on plan, said point bearing N 58° 26′ 15″ E, a distance of 112.91 feet (34.42 meters), from point "29-A"; thence S 79° 45′ 30″ E, a distance of 98.54 feet (30.04 meters), to point marked "31" on plan; thence along the curve of the wall, a distance of 112.00 feet (34.15 meters), to point marked "32" on plan, said point bearing S 73° 24′ 30″ E, a distance of 66.70 feet (20.34 meters), from point "31"; thence S 60° 50′ 45″ E, a distance of 110.95 feet (33.83 meters), to point marked "33" on plan; thence S 26° 08′ 45″ W, a distance of 14.11 feet (4.30 meters), to point marked "34" on plan; thence S 66° 24′ 30″ E, a distance of 296.88 feet (90.51 meters), to point marked "35" on plan; thence S 69° 11′ 45″ E, a distance of 60.00 feet (18.29 meters), to point marked "36" on plan; thence S 70° 04′ 15″ E. a distance of 180.11 feet (54.91 meters), to point marked "37" on plan; thence N 69° 04′ 45″ E, a distance of 149.38 feet (45.54 meters), to point marked "38" on plan; thence S 72° 26′ E, a distance of 154.53 feet (47.08 meters), to point marked "39" on plan; thence S 3° 58′ 30″ E, a distance of 65.67 feet (20.02 meters), to point marked "40" on plan; thence S 79° 26′ E. a distance of 66.26 feet (20.20 meters), to point marked "41" on plan; thence S 10° 32′ 30″ W, a distance of 69.38 feet (21.15 meters), to point marked "42" on plan; thence N 82° 04′ 30″ W, a distance of 17.18 feet (5.24 meters), to point marked "43" on plan; thence S 9° 25′ 15″ W, a distance of 20.16 feet (6.15 meters), to point marked "44" on plan; thence S 46° 36′ 45″ W, a distance of 123.17 feet (37.55 meters), to point marked "45" on plan; thence S 41° 52′ 30″ E, a distance of 287.91 feet (87.78 meters), to point marked "46" on plan; thence S 48° 22′ W, a distance of 236.90 feet (72.23 meters), to point marked "1" on plan, or the point of beginning.


    The bearings are true, and are determined from the bearing of the last course of this survey (points "46" to "1"), as given in the map of Fort Santiago made under the direction of Captain William M. Harts, in March and April. 1903.


    Also the right of way for road and bridge for access over the moat and glacis to the Malecon Drive as now existing.


    PORT RESERVATION.

    The Executive Order of August 29, 1905 (G. O. 184, W. D., November 2, 1905), reserving certain parcels of newly reclaimed harbor lands, is modified so as to exclude certain portions of the lands so reserved, and to include other portions of the reclaimed area. The lands excluded from these parcels by this Order will pass to the control of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, under the provisions of said Act of Congress of July 1, 1902. As thus modified the reservation will comprise two tracts, as follows:

    Tract A. Tract A comprises Blocks numbered 24, 26, 31 and 32, including the portions of the streets and ways separating the same, as indicated on plan of reclamation, No. 1, Manila Harbor, P. I., surveyed during January, 1908, by Lewis P. Bailey, under the direction of the Director of Lands; comprising an area of 5.801819 hectares (14.3365 acres).
    Tract B. Tract B comprises Block No. 25, as indicated on said plan; area, 7,104.88 square meters (1.756 acres); together with the Quartermaster's Dock in front of the same.


    ESTADO MAYOR AND CUARTEL DE INFANTERIA.

    The reservation of Estado Mayor, as made by Executive Order, dated May 17, 1905 (G. O. 77, W. D., May 27, 1905), is modified by adding thereto the Cuartel de Infanteria; and as thus modified the reservation includes 2.2769 hectares (5.626 acres), with metes and bounds described as follows:

    Beginning at the property line on the northeasterly side of Calle Arroceros, at corner No. 1, as indicated on Philippines Division Map of August, 1909; thence N 28° 05′ W, 176.8 meters to the property line of Calle Colgante (corner No. 2 of said plan); thence N 59° 12′ E, 110.12 meters to the Pasig River (corner No. 3 of said plan) ; thence S 38° 19′ E, along the Pasig River, 102.4 meters, to corner No. 4, of said plan; thence S 31° 45′ E, along the Pasig River, 91.24 meters, to corner No. 5 of said plan; thence S 65° 15′ W, 131.7 meters to corner No. 1 of said plan, the point of beginning.


    DIVISION HOSPITAL.

    This reservation contains an area of 2.8305 hectares (about 6.994 acres), and includes all lands within metes and bounds as follows:

    Beginning at the east property line of Calle Arroceros, at the northwest corner of the Division Hospital property, as shown on Philippines Division map of August, 1909; thence N 86° 12′ 30″ E, 136.6 meters; thence S 3° 45′ E, varying if necessary to exclude any buildings of the Medical Supply Depot, 210.0 meters, more or less, to the north property line of Calle de la Concepcion; thence S 88° 33′ W, along said property line, 131.23 meters; thence N 42° 19′ 30″ W, 8.79 meters, to the east property line of Calle Arroceros; thence N 3° 45′ W, along said property line, 197.8 meters, more or less, to the point of beginning. All bearings are true. Also a right of way 10 meters wide from the north end of this tract through the Medical Supply Depot to the Pasig River.


    CUARTEL DE ESPAÑA.

    This reservation includes two parcels, as shown on Philippines Division map of August, 1909, as follows:

    Parcel A. Area, 3.076 hectares (about 7.6 acres), with metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at the southeast property line of Calle Victoria (corner No. 1 of said map); thence N 54° 45′ E, along said property line, 57.65 meters to corner No. 2; thence N 53° 18′ E, along said property line, 36.94 meters to corner No. 3; thence S 85° E, 6.3 meters to the southwest property line of Calle Palacio; thence S 40° 18′ E, along said property line, 34.85 meters to corner No. 5; thence S 41° 21′ E, 69.39 meters, along the same property line, to corner No. 6; thence S 36° 01′ E, along the same property line, 16.8 meters to corner No. 7; thence S 37° 56′ E, along the same property line, 51.11 meters to corner No. 8: thence S 8° 33′ W, 5.54 meters, to the northwest property line of Calle Fundicion (corner No. 9); thence S 52° 23′ W, along the same property line, 29.4 meters to corner No. 10; thence S. 62° 41′ W, along the same property line, 131.21 meters to corner No. 11; thence N 58° 29′ W, 8.59 meters, to the northeast property line of Calle Sta. Lucia (corner No. 12); thence N 36° 43′ W, along the same property line, 148.68 meters (corner No. 13) ; thence N 9° 11′ E 6.91 meters to the southeast property line of Calle Victoria (corner No. 14); thence N 54° 45′ E, along the same property line, 53.48 meters, to corner No. 1, the place of beginning. All bearings are true.
    Parcel B. Area, 1.230 hectares (about 3.04 acres), with metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at the southerly corner of said parcel (corner No. 1 of said map); thence N 28° 53′ W, along the face of the bastion, 93.52 meters to the point of curvature; thence curving to the right, along the face of the bastion, to a point about 21 meters N 52° 06′ E. of the last-mentioned point; thence N 52° 06′ E, 8.8 meters; thence N 15° 54′ E, 20.95 meters; thence N 32° 40′ W, 109.8 meters, to corner No. 2 of said map; thence N 57° 20′ E, 25.4 meters to corner No. 3 of said map; thence S 34° 36′ E, 116.8 meters, to corner No. 4 of said map; thence N 53° 17′ E, 38.72 meters, to corner No. 5 of said map, being the southwest property line of Calle Sta. Lucia; thence S 36° 43′ E, 66.19 meters, to corner No. 6 of said map; thence S 60° 47′ W, 35.81 meters, to corner; thence S 29° 13′ E, 8.07 meters; thence N 60° 47′ E, along face of the bastion, about 6 meters; thence on a curve to the right, along the face of the bastion, to a point about 18 meters S 29° 13′ E. of the last-mentioned point; thence S 55° 37′ W, 97.0 meters, more or less, to the point of beginning (corner No. 1 of said map). All bearings are true.


    NOZALEDA.

    This reservation comprises two parcels, separated by Calle Nozaleda. which are reserved with the understanding that should the Government of the Philippine Islands need the grounds, in whole or in part, in the execution of the approved project for the building of the Capitol, laying out of its grounds, and the construction of other buildings provided for therein, upon formal request for this purpose the reservation will, with as little delay as practicable, be transferred, in whole or in part as may be required, to the said Government, either by sale or in exchange for other property suitably situated for officers' quarters; and upon such transfer the said Government will compensate the United States for any expenditure incident to such exchange, including the construction of new quarters of equal value to those destroyed.

    The metes and bounds of said parcels are as follows:

    Parcel A. Area, 1.1056 hectares (about 2.51 acres). Beginning at the southeast corner of said parcel, on the northerly property line of Calle Nozaleda, at corner No. 4 on Philippines Division map of August, 1909; thence N 72° 13′ W, 190.69 meters, to corner No. 5 of said map; thence N 10° 12′ W, 16.71 meters to the easterly property line of Calle Bagumbayan (corner No. 6 of said map); thence N 51° 08′ E, along said property line, 59.48 meters, to corner No. 7 of said map; thence N 44° 30′ E, 54.22 meters, to corner No. 8 of said map; thence S 45° 31′ E, 50 meters; thence S 44° 30′ W, 56.42 meters, to a point 40 meters from the northerly property line of Calle Nozaleda; thence S 72° 13′ E, parallel to and 40 meters distant from the said property line, 129.2 meters, to the easterly line of the said reservation; thence S 28° 43′ W, 40.6 meters, to the point of beginning. All bearings are true.
    Parcel B. Area, 0.858 hectares (about 2.12 acres). Beginning at the intersection of the southerly property line of Calle Nozaleda with the easterly line of Calle Bagumbayan (corner No. 1 of Philippines Division map of August, 1909); thence S 72° 13′ E, along the southerly property line of Calle Nozaleda, 211.01 meters, to corner No. 2 of said map; thence S 17° 47′ W, 48.03 meters, to corner No. 3 of said map; thence N 84° 46′ W, 97.5 meters, to corner No. 4 of said map; thence N 48° 44′ W, 134.15 meters, to corner No. 5 of said map; thence N 41° 41′ E, 17.73 meters, to corner No. 1, the point of beginning. All bearings are true.

  2. It is further ordered as follows:
    1. Medical Supply Depot.—The Medical Supply Depot will be continued at the present situation until the completion of the storehouses, buildings, etc., on the new-made ground, reserved above under the name of the Port Reservation: whereupon, this reservation will pass to the control of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof.

    2. The Army and Navy Club.—Upon completion of the new Army and Navy Club Building, the Army and Navy Club Reservation, situate at the corner of Calle Palacio and Calle Santa Potenciana, will pass to the control of the Government of the Philippine Islands, to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof.

    3. Army morgue and storehouses (At Bagumbayan Road).—This reservation will pass to the control of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof, as soon as provision can be made for the morgue elsewhere. Stops will be taken, with as little delay as practicable, to locate a morgue of suitable size upon the grounds now occupied by the Division Hospital; and the stores at present held in the storehouses on this reservation will be transferred to the general storehouses on the south side of the Pasig River.

    4. San Antonio Abad.—As soon as the corrals at present located on this reservation can be located on the new-made land reserved above under the head of Port Reservation, this reservation will pass to the control of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof. The old fortification of San Antonio Abad will be retained by said Government as a historical monument.

    5. Dry docks and shops on north side of the Pasig River at its mouth.—Upon completion of the present arrangement with the Government of the Philippine Islands, the shops will be done away with, and the repair of launches, etc., done entirely through local sources, which are ample and thoroughly well-equipped for this work; and the reservation will pass to the control of said Government to be administered for the benefit of the inhabitants thereof.
Signature of William Howard Taft
Wm. H. Taft.

The White House,

February 13, 1911.


Notes[edit]

Amends:
  • Executive Order of June 29, 1904 (unnumbered)
  • Executive Order of May 17, 1905 (unnumbered)
  • Executive Order 348-A, August 29, 1905

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