Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) expressed their support for Senate Bill No. 1166 during the Senate Committee on Tourism’s public hearing on March 1, 2023. The bill aims to create the Pag-Asa Island Cluster as an ecotourism destination and protected area.
Dir. Levita Lagrada of the PCSDS attended the hearing virtually and stated the agency’s position to be included as a member of the governing board. This move highlights the council’s commitment to promoting sustainable development and environmental conservation in the province of Palawan.
The creation of the Pag-Asa Island Cluster as an ecotourism destination and protected area could greatly benefit Palawan’s tourism industry. With its rich biodiversity and stunning natural landscapes, Palawan is a top destination for both local and international tourists. By promoting sustainable tourism practices and protecting the island’s fragile ecosystem, the bill could pave the way for a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry in the region.
Overall, the PCSD’s support for Senate Bill No. 1166 is a positive step towards promoting sustainable development and environmental conservation in Palawan. By working together with other stakeholders and the government, the council hopes to create a brighter and more sustainable future for the province and its people.
Atty. Sarah Diva and Atty. Charlene Acosta represented the PCSDS Legal Services Section at the public hearing.