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In 1950, the Quirino administration reserved a parcel of land in Kidapawan, Cotabato for "railroad right-of-way" purposes. The property was placed under the jurisdiction of the Manila Railroad Company -- the predecessor of the present day Philippine National Railway (PNR).
For reference, the location of Kidapawan relative to Davao and Digos appears below.
Text of the proclamation appears below, as copied from the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1950/05/01/proclamation-no-182-s-1950/
Proclamation No. 182, s. 1950
Signed on May 1, 1950
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 182
RESERVING FOR RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES A CERTAIN PARCEL OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN SITUATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KIDAPAWAN, PROVINCE OF COTABATO, ISLAND OF MINDANAO.
Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources and pursuant to the provisions of section 83 of Commonwealth Act No. 141, as amended, I hereby withdraw from sale or settlement and reserve for railroad right-of-way purposes, under the administration of the Manila Railroad Company, subject to private rights, if any there be, a parcel of the public domain situated in the municipality of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato, Island of Mindanao, and more particularly described in the Bureau of Lands Plan Psd-18611, to wit:
LOT No. 3-A. Psd-18611.
(Mindanao Motor Line)
“A parcel of land (lot No. 3-A of the subdivision plan Psd-18611 (S.W.O.-23775), being a portion of lot No. 3, block No. 22 of Kidapawan public lands subdivision, G.L.R.O. record No. ———), situated in the barrio of Lanao, municipality of Kidapawan, Province of Cotabato. Bounded on the NE., by road (10 m. wide) ; on the SE., by lot No. 3-B of the subdivision plan Psd-18611; on the SW., by Cotabato-Davao national highway (60.00 m, wide); and on the NW., by lot No. 2, block No. 22 of Kidapawan public lands subdivision, Pls-59. Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan, being S. 79° 24′ E., 193.16 meters more or less from B.L.L.M. No. 14 of Kidapawan, Pls-59; thence N. 14 ° 17′ E., 228.59 m. to point “2”; thence S. 77° 03′ E., 100.02 m. to point “3”; thence S. 14° 34′ W., 216.01 m. to point “4”; thence N. 84° 17′ W., 100.03 m. to the point of beginning; containing an area of 22,103 square meters, more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan; and on the ground, are marked as follows: points “1” and “2” by old B.L. concrete monuments 15 by 60 cm.; and points “3” and “4” by P.L.S. concrete monuments 15 by 60 cm; bearings true; declination 2° 01′ E.; date of the original survey, September, 1936-December, 1937; and that of the subdivision survey, October 25, 1940.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Baguio, this 1st day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the fourth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
Source: University of the Philippines, College of Law Library