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OCT 01-4

[This is an English Translation Initiated by the Office of the Solicitor General
by virtue of Court Order under LRC/Civil Case No. 3957-P.]

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ROYAL CROWN OF ENGLAND
GENERAL LAND FORM 01 3 - 1764

ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
No. T-01-4

OFFICE OF THE ESCRIBANIA DE CABILDO
HACIENDA OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Province of MANILA

Entered pursuant to Decree of 01-4, protocol by virtue of the Supreme Order of the Royal Crown of England, and in accordance with the order of the Royal Audiencia de Manila, under date of 17th day of January, 1764, issued at the Province of Manila, Philippine Islands, in a case No. 571 of said Court.

ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF ENGLAND
Philippine Islands
Office of the Royal Audiencia

Case No. 572 of the Royal Audiencia, having been duly and regularly heard in accordance with the Provision of the Land Laws as adopted order Torrens System, it is hereby decreed that Prince Lacan Acuña Tallano Tagean (formerly Tagean Clan), married with Princess Rowena Ma. Elizabeth Overbeck Macleod of Austria, the owner in Fee simple of certain lands, known as HACIENDA FILIPINA, embracing four (4) major Islands, bounded and described as follows:

A parcel of lands (HACIENDA FILIPINA) situated and embracing the Islands of Luzon, Islands of Palawan Peninsula, Islands of Visayas and Islands of Mindanao, consisting around 7,169 Island and Islets with a total territorial area of 1,049,212.962 square nautical miles, seating on the Western rim of Pacific Ocean, North of Equator and about 700 kilometers from the Asian Mainland, it is dispersed over a distance of 1,965 kilometers from North to South and 865 kilometers from East to West , bounded on the East by the Pacific Ocean, on the West by the South China Sea, on the North by the Boshi Channel and on the South by the Celebes Sea and the Southern Borneo, consisting 169,972,500 hectares of the plains, mountains, forest and seas, more or less, it embraced four (4) major Islands described as follows:

I. Islands of Luzon embracing the area of Luzon Region, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Viscaya, Cabarroquiz, Province of Manila, Bulacan, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Morong, Lake Province, Bumbon Province, Kawit Province, Marinduque Province, Mindoro, Karilaya, containing an area of 31,804,624 hectares, more or less.

II. Islands of Palawan Peninsula Region, embracing the area of Albay, Camarines (Ambos Camarino Sur con Norte), Masbate, Sorsogon, Palawan and Spratley Islands, containing an area of 3,652,875 hectares, more or less;

III. Island of Visayas Peninsula embracing the area of Iloilo, Aklan, Romblon, Antique, Capiz del Romblon, Guimaras del Iloilo, Negros Occidental de Buglas, Negros del Oriental, Siquijor de Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Biliran de Leyte, Leyte del Sur, Leyte del Norte, Cibabao del Samar, Cibabao Este, Cibabao Norte, containing an area of 45,996,215 hectares more or less;

IV. Island of Mindanao embracing the area of Basilan, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon de Misamis, Camiguin de Asis, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Sultan Kudarat (uno), Sultan Kudarat (dos), Mindanao Sur (uno) Mindanao Sur (dos) Mindanao Sur (tres) Mindanao Sur (cuatro) Davao del Norte (uno) Davao del Norte (dos) Mindanao Sur (este), Cotabato Sur (uno) Cotabato Sur (dos) Sarangani, Cotabato del Norte, Cotabato del Lanao, Lanao (uno), Butuan (uno), Butuan Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur (uno), Surigao del Sur (dos), Cotabato (tres), Sulu (uno), Tawi-Tawi, Turtle Islands, and Islands of Sabah, containing an area of 88,518,786 hectares, more or less;

Therefore, it is ordered by His Highness, The King of England with concurrent order by the Office of Royal Audiencia that the said four (4) Islands be registered in accordance with the promulgating Laws and implementing policies of the Office of the Escribania de Cabildo in the name of the said Prince Lacan Acuña Tallano (formerly Tagean) married to Princess Rowena Ma. Elizabeth Overbeck of Austria, subject, however, to such of the requirements and encumbrances prescribed by Escribania de Cabildo and the Laws of the Council of the Indies as may be subsisting to

Witness, His Highness King George III of the Royal Crown of England, the seventeenth day of January, Seventeen Hundred and Sixty Four.

Issued at the Province of Manila, P.I., the 17th day of January A.D. 1764 at 10:45 in the morning.

Attest: GOVERNOR GENERAL

DOWNSSONE DRAKE
British Governor. P. I.

Received for transcription at the office of the Escribania de Cabildo for the above mentioned Province, this 17th day of January, Seventeen Hundred and Sixty four at 2:25 in the afternoon.

GOVERNOR JOSE RAON
Office of the ESCRIBANIA DE CABILDO
PROPRIETARY GOVERNOR

 

MEMORANDUM OF THE ENCUMBRANCES AFFECTING THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED IN THIS CERTIFICATE

ENTRY
NO.

KIND

EXECUTED IN FAVOR OF

CONDITIONS

DATE OF INSTRUMENT/ INSCRIPTION

DATE OF CANCELLATION

EDC 001-S
1565

Deed of Occupation

Forcible Occupation by Miguel de Legaspi renamed to King Philip II of Spain

The whole Maharlika Islands Drafted Doc. of OCT 01-4 by Father Andres Urdaneta

12-7-1565/
12-12-1565

Partially cancelled by the Royal Order of the King of Spain in favor of King Luisong Tagean as symbol of friendship on January 5, 1566

(Sgd) GOV. GEN. MIGUEL LOPEZ DE LEGAZPI 

ENTRY
NO.

KIND

EXECUTED IN FAVOR OF

CONDITIONS

DATE OF INSTRUMENT/ INSCRIPTION

DATE OF CANCELLATION

EDC 002-S
1578

Deed of Donation by Lacan Tagean over 3,000 sq. m. in Binondo

Roman Catholic Church Construction of Manila Cathedral

Irrevocable donation when maintain its purpose with Papal Bull of Dec. 10, 1578 issued by Pope Gregory III appealing to the Tagean (Tallano) Clan to provide lot to the proposed cathedral

12-7-1565/
12-12-1565

Partially cancelled by the Royal Order of the King of Spain in favor of King Luisong Tagean as symbol of friendship on January 5, 1566

(Sgd) GOV. GEN. FRANCISCO DE SANDE  

ANNOTATION ENTRY NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE OF
INSCRIPTION

EDC 011
S-1595

Governor General Luis Perez Dasmarinas issued an order to set aside the P 1,000.00 from Royal Treasury, toward the construction of College-Seminary of San Jose in Binan, Laguna, after the Governor General had successfully acquired Conditional Donation of 10 hectares from King Luisong Tagean on August 10, 1595.

(Sgd)  LUIS PEREZ DASMARINAS
Governor General of the Royal Crown of Spain

August 15, 1595

ANNOTATION ENTRY NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE OF
INSCRIPTION

EDC 004
S-1608

King Philip II, in respecting Christianism and Humaitarian policy of the Royal Crown of Spain, issued a Royal Decree stopping the abuses of the Spanish Authorities in Islands of Hacienda Filipina, and ordering to revert land ownership to the Heir of King Luisong Tagean and officially objected the unjust levies to the inhabitants.

(Sgd)  RODRIGO DE VIVERO
Governor General Royal Crown of Spain

October 25, 1608

 

CERTIFICATION

This Certified True Copy has been issued upon the strength of Subpoena Duces Tecum issued by the Court of First Instance, Branch 28, Pasay City, in compliance to the motion of the Office of the Solicitor General and the NBI, who are conducting the investigation over the authenticity of OCT No. T-01-4, TCT No. T-408 and TCT No. T-498, under CLRO 475, PSU 2031, Decree No. 297 issued on October 3, 1904 and Cad. Case Rec.4720, II-69 had been terminated on March 14, 1914 in favor of the owner which are reflected under LRC/Civil Case No. 997-G (RE: Don Esteban Benitez Tallano vs. Republic of the Philippines Bureau of Forestry, Bureau of lands, Land Registration Commission, Manila Railroad Company, University of the Philippines, The Food and Drug Administration, People Housing Home Corporation, Fort William McKinley by represented by Hon. Solicitor General Felix Makasiar, Ayala Corporation, Severo and Mariano Tuazon, et al., Agapito Bonson, et al., Pedro Roxas, et al., Hacienda de Maricaban, et al., Fortunato and Pentanilla Santiago, Ricardo Santiago, Blas Fajardo, Patricia Tiongson, the Ortigas and Company for Reconveyance, Quieting of Title and Judicial Reconstitution of OCT No. T-01-4).

This OCT No. T-01-4 is existing and found authentic and was registered in accordance with LRA 496 of 1902, which caused the issuance of Decree 297 under CLRO 475 on October 3, 1904 after two (2) years court battle in the Sala of the Court Land Registration in favor of Raja Lacan Tagean Tallano, married to Princes Rowena Ma. Elizabeth Overbeck Macleod of Austria and to their son Prince Julian Macleod Tallano, married to Princes Aminah Kiram of Sultanate of Sulu.

The said land embracing the whole archipelago with an islands of 7,169 including Turtle Island, Spratley Islands, and Sabah (North Borneo) has been placed for second court proceeding in compliance to Cadastral Act 2259 of 1913, but the same found said land is eligibly and lawfully registered under the laws that caused the Cadastral Court to Order the Bureau of Land for the re-survey of the subject Hacienda Filipina (archipelago) and had an assigned Plan 11-69, PSU-2031 under Cadastral No.4720 in favor of the land owner after long Court Battle which ended on March 14, 1914, and the same land is found in accordance with Article 4 and Article 5 of Royal Decree of June 1880, and is exempted under Royal Decree of July 15, 1881 and October 6,1881.

Furthermore, the said documents are almost beyond readability as it was ruined by war, cannot be used as exhibit in the Court except its Certified True Copies which could form part of the evidence of the Republic of the Philippines. The document was turned over by the Register of Deeds to the Register of Deeds of the City of Manila on the year 1960 where the said document was originated on the question of jurisdiction.

Issued this 4th day of March 1965 in this Office of the Register of deeds of the Province of Rizal in Pasig.

(Sgd) JOSE D. SANTOS
Register of Deeds of the
Province of Rizal in Pasig.

 

CERTIFICATION

This is to certify that LRC/Civil Case No. 997 of CFI Branch 28, Pasay City has been incorporated to LRC/Civil Case No 3957-P for the benefits of the party in interest during attendance of Hearing since the issue of the two civil Cases have the same subject matters.

Issued this June 27, 1991.

(Sgd) ATTY. JOSE E. ORTIZ, JR.

 

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