PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 16-564

“DEPUTIZING TWELVE (12) PERSONNEL FROM THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) AND THE PHILIPPINE MARINES AS WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (WEOs) PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT 7611 OR THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN (SEP) FOR PALAWAN ACT”

 

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7611, otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan, took effect on 19 June 1992 section 6 of which provides that the SEP shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;

 

WHEREAS, Section 16 of the same law provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP for Palawan Act shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD);

 

WHEREAS,Section 19, paragraph 8 of the same law provides that the Council shall have the power to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefore for the effective implementation of the SEP and the other provisions of this Act;

 

WHEREAS, Section 4 of Republic Act No. 9147 otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act provides that in the Province of Palawan, jurisprudence herein conferred is vested to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development pursuant to Republic Act No. 7611;

 

WHEREAS, Section 30 on Deputation of Wildlife Enforcement Officers of the same law provides that the Secretary shall deputize wildlife enforcement officers from non-government organizations, citizens groups, community organizations and other volunteers who have undergone necessary training for this purpose;

 

The Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and other law enforcement agencies shall designate wildlife enforcement officers. As such, the wild enforcement officers shall have the full authority to seize illegally traded wildlife and to arrest violators of this Act subject to existing laws, rules and regulations on arrest and detention;

 

WHEREAS, PCSD Administrative Order No. 12 or the Detailed Guidelines in the Implementation of Republic Act No. 9147 and Joint DENR-DA-PCSD Administrative Order No. 01 as may be made applicable in the Province of Palawan took effecton July 29, 2011;

 

WHEREAS, Section 5 of PCSD Administrative Order No. 12 provides that individuals from different sectors of the society, such as the local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), citizens groups, community organizations, etc., shall be deputized by the PCSD as Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs)xxx. Also, personnel from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippipne Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies shall be designated by their concerned heads of office for the purpose. xxxThat for purposes of supervision and control, all Wildlife Enforcement Officers shall closely work with the PCSDS and shall be under the direct supervision of the PCSDS Executive Directorxxx.

 

WHEREAS, Section 5.7 of PCSD Administrative Order No. 12 states:the list of personnel duly designated by the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies as prospective WEOs shall be respectively submitted by said agencies to the PCSD for issuance of a Designation Order. However, only after compliance with the training requirement as mentioned above shall said Order be issued without necessarily passing the written examination.

 

The Designation Order shall be valid until the designated person ceases his service from his agency unless said Order is sooner revoked or terminated either by the PCSD or by the concerned agency involved on valid grounds;

 

WHEREAS,on October 10-14, 2016 atthe Puerto Princesa City Hall and on October 17-21, 2016 at the Municipal Hall of San Vicente, Palawan, the PCSDS WEO Training Team in coordination with the concerned Local Government Units conducted a five (5)-day Wildlife Enforcement Officer (WEO) Training;

 

WHEREAS, in today’s regular meeting, a total of twelve(12) personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Marines took oath as Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEO) which constitute as apart of the deputation process, to wit:

 

Puerto Princesa City PNP:               

 

  1. PCI Mervin S Immaculata
  2. PO3 Joseph C Fabregas
  3. PO1 Meynard O Dimaano
  4. PO2 Randy D Castanida
  5. SPO1 Marlon G Juan
  6. PO3 JothamGapilango
  7. PO3 Jose EufracioEdep
  8. PO3 John Lester Turiano
  9. PO3 Rei C Daquioag
  10. PO2 Jonardie Z Ello

 

Philippine Marines

 

  1. Richard B Malayo
  2. Sgt Richard Y Imus

 

WHEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and on motion duly seconded, the Council resolves to authorize, as it is hereby AUTHORIZED, the deputation of the abovementioned twelve (12)personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Marines as Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs);

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, that identification cards as Wildlife Enforcement Officers (WEOs) and deputation order be issued to the abovementioned personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Marineswhich shall be valid for the period of two (2) years from date of issuerenewable for the same period after submission of a duly accomplished evaluation form and upon favorable recommendation of the appropriate office of the PCSDS;

 

RESOLVED FURTHER,that the abovementioned personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Marines be included in the PCSDS WEO database for purposes of supervision and control;

 

RESOLVED FINALLY, that a copy of this resolution be furnished the concerned agencies and parties for information and guidance;

 

ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 18th day of November 2016 in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines.

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I hereby certify that the above-quoted resolution has been duly adopted by the PCSD on the 18th day of November 2016.

 

 

 

NELSON P. DEVANADERA

                                                                                                Secretary

 

ATTESTED BY:

 

 

 

JOSE CH. ALVAREZ                       

Chair, PCSD

 

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