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ACT NO. 4889
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4889 - AN ACT
AMENDING ARTICLE TWENTY-TWO OF REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED THREE HUNDRED
EIGHTY-SEVEN OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "PETROLEUM ACT OF 1949"
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1. Article Twenty-two of Republic Act Numbered Three
hundred eighty-seven is hereby amended to read as follows.
"Art. 22. Easement over public land. – When easement
or right of temporal occupancy over public land is needed by a
concessionaire for the purpose of carrying out any work essential to
his operation under this Act, such right may be granted by the
Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources with due regard to prior
rights of third parties and subject to applicable laws and regulations.
The easement or temporary occupancy over public highways, roads and
bridges by a concessionaire for the purpose of carrying out any work
essential to his operations under this Act may be granted, upon such
terms as may be deemed proper in the public interest, by the Secretary
of Public Works and Communications who shall see to it that such
easement or temporary occupancy shall cause the least inconvenience to
the general public.
"The presumption of necessity stated in article twenty-one applies
likewise in this case."
Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 17, 1967
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