PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 16-548

“ADOPTING PCSD LEGAL AND INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE RESOLUTION NO. 16-01 RECOMMENDING THE ISSUANCE OF SEP CLEARANCEFOR THE ROAD PROJECT IN SITIO DE CALA, BARANGAY CARURAY, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN VICENTE, SUBJECT TO THE MUNICIPALITY’S COMPLIANCE WITH PCSD ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 06, AS AMENDED”

WHEREAS, Section 6 of RA 7611 provides that the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulation and implementation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;

WHEREAS, Section 19 of Republic Act 7611 empowers the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, herein referred to as the Council, “to formulate plans and policies as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan”, as well as “to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefore for the effective implementation of the SEP”;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the abovementioned law, the PCSD promulgated Administrative Order No. 06, as amended or the Revised Guidelines in the Implementation
of the SEP Clearance System”;

WHEREAS,  PCSD Administrative Order No. 6, as amended provides that any person or proponent, natural or juridical, who intends to implement a project in the Province of Palawan shall be covered by the SEP Clearance System;

WHEREAS,PNNI Executive Director, Atty. Robert Chan wrote a letter to the PCSD, informing the Council that a road project construction was undertaken at Sitio de Cala, Barangay Caruray, Municipality of San Vicente without securing a SEP Clearance from the PCSD, which letter was referred to  the Legal and Inter-Governmental Committee for appropriate recommendation;

WHEREAS, Atty. Robert Chan’s letter was presented before the PCSD Legal and Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee for evaluation and review considering that the above-mentioned project was commenced without first securing a SEP Clearance from the PCSD;

WHEREAS, considering that the project is for the general welfare of the affected residents, the PCSD Legal and Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee, through Resolution No 16-01, recommended the issuance of SEP Clearance for the road project in Sitio de Cala, Barangay Caruray, Municipality of San Vicente;

WHEREAS, the Council likewise in today’s deliberation adopts the Committee’s recommendation for the issuance of the SEP Clearance for the road project in Sitio de Cala, Barangay Caruray, Municipality of San Vicente considering that the road project is for the comfort, convenience and general welfare of the community and passing motorists;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises, and upon motion duly seconded, the Council RESOLVES, AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, adopting the PCSD Legal and Inter-Governmental Affairs CommitteeResolution No. 16-01 recommending the issuance of SEP Clearance for the road project in Sitio de Cala, Barangay Caruray, Municipality of San Vicente, subject to the municipality’s compliance with PCSD Administrative Order No. 06, as amended;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this Resolution be furnished the agencies and parties concerned for their information, guidance and reference.

RESOLVED AND ADOPTED this 26th day of May2016 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

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I hereby certify that the above-quoted resolution has been duly adopted by the PCSD on the 26th day of May 2016.

NELSON P. DEVANADERA

Secretary

ATTESTED BY:

JOSE CH. ALVAREZ
Chairman, PCSD

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