Executive Order 5736—Withdrawal of Public Lands in the Philippine Islands for Military Purposes
Pursuant to section 9 of the act of Congress approved August 29, 1916 (39 Stat- 545, 547), entitled "AN ACT To declare the purpose of the people of the United States as to the future political status of the people of the Philippine Islands, and to provide a more autonomous government for those islands," the following tracts of public lands, property of the United States in the Philippine Islands, and easements over other adjacent lands of the same character, are hereby reserved and set apart for military purposes, subject to private rights if any there be:
Blocks Nos. 22 and 23, and that portion of Sixth Street lying between said blocks,, as shown on the 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, Manila, P.I., together with the permanent right to construct and maintain pipe lines from oil tanks now constructed or to be constructed on said properties over and through the streets of said reclamation No. 1 to piers in Manila Harbor, and to extend the pipe lines via Engineer Island and such breakwaters and loading heads as are now or may be constructed.
The White House,
October 20, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5736—Withdrawal of Public Lands in the Philippine Islands for Military Purposes Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361308