NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), in line with its goal of providing quality service to the public and consistent with Republic Act No.11032 (Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018) adopts a 2:00 PM cut-off time in processing applications for a Local Transport Permit (LTP). The cut-off continue reading : NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

City Ordinance No. 993 o ang “Single-Use-Plastic and Styrofoam Regulation”

ng City Ordinance No. 993 o ang “Single-Use-Plastic and Styrofoam Regulation” ay ganap na ipinapatupad simula ngayong araw, April 17, 2020, sa lungsod ng Puerto Princesa. Simulan na iwasan gumamit ng mga sumusunod na single-use-plastics:– Plastic Bags– Plastic Utensils– Plastic disposable cups– Plastic Coffee Stirrers– Plastic Straws – – – – – – – – continue reading : City Ordinance No. 993 o ang “Single-Use-Plastic and Styrofoam Regulation”

April is the month of planet Earth and this year marks 50 years since the first celebration in 1970

This year’s theme, “Climate Action” – the enormous challenge – of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. Even in these uncertain times of the COVID-19, continue reading : April is the month of planet Earth and this year marks 50 years since the first celebration in 1970

World Water Day

This year’s World Water Day is focusing on water and climate change – explores how the two are linked.Water is such a precious commodity that many take for granted. World Water Day is a chance to think about those people and places where water needs are still paramount and seek to work together to find continue reading : World Water Day

International Day of Forests

The theme of the 2020 International Day of Forests celebration is “Forests and Biodiversity”. Forests are home to 80% of all land-based biodiversity. At the same time, they provide critical ecosystem services that affect the global climate, rainfall patterns, and watersheds. The theme of forests and biodiversity is of particular relevance to the implementation of continue reading : International Day of Forests

Global Recycling Day

Celebrate Global Recyling Day by making one(or more) of these four recyling promises to help the world a better place to live in.

World Wildlife Day

under the theme “Sustaining all life on Earth”, encompassing all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity, as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature. This aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 14 and 15, and their wide-ranging commitments on alleviating poverty, ensuring continue reading : World Wildlife Day

Over a ton of giant clams confiscated in Taytay, Palawan

Around a thousand kilos of empty shells of giant clams, locally known as “Taklobo”, were seized by law enforcement authorities, yesterday, in Brgy. Casian, Taytay, Palawan. After receiving reports from an informant, the PCSD Enforcement Team, PNP Taytay, and MAO of LGU Taytay went in a joint operation, around 10 a.m., to confiscate the giant continue reading : Over a ton of giant clams confiscated in Taytay, Palawan

Twenty Philippine pangolins released back into the wild

Twenty live Philippine pangolins, seized from the possession of a local wildlife trafficker in El Nido, were released back to the forests of Palawan Saturday by the PCSD Enforcement Team, PPSRNP, and Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center. It was January 25 when the suspect behind this wildlife crime, a 33-year-old man named Wilter Tenorio, continue reading : Twenty Philippine pangolins released back into the wild

Over a thousand crown-of-thorns starfish removed from San Jose MPA in Coron

Volunteers from several environmental organizations have removed a total of 1,188 pieces of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) from the coastal waters of San Jose Marine Protected Area in Coron, Saturday.  The COTS removal was initiated by Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, following the request of concerned fisherfolks who noticed the alarming number of COTS continue reading : Over a thousand crown-of-thorns starfish removed from San Jose MPA in Coron

PCSDS holds “Batang Palaweno, Batang Makakalikasan” Campaign at Bucana

Living in homes near coastal areas, the lifestyles of most students in Bucana Matahimik High School are deeply intertwined with the ocean. The PCSD Staff took the opportunity to visit their school and bring to them the “Batang Palaweno, Batang Makakalikasan” Campaign. Speakers and Grade 10 students had a discourse on the ecological principles and continue reading : PCSDS holds “Batang Palaweno, Batang Makakalikasan” Campaign at Bucana

PCSDS teaches mangrove identification and assessment to Bucana research students

The PCSD Staff visited Bucana Matahimik High School, Jan. 24, to help Grade 10 student researchers acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to kick off their studies on mangroves. According to students and teachers, they wanted to focus their research studies on mangroves to help improve their coastal community. Forester Apollo V. Regalo, said continue reading : PCSDS teaches mangrove identification and assessment to Bucana research students

PCSD designates an Acting Executive Director

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) is pleased to announce the designation of its Acting Executive Director, Atty. Adelina Benavente-Villena, effective Jan.13, 2020. Atty. Villena’s designation came after the Council decided to give Director Nelson P. Devanadera sufficient time to prepare for his mandatory retirement on March 30, 2020. PCSD Resolution No. 20-695 continue reading : PCSD designates an Acting Executive Director

New community radio station launches in Roxas

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Municipality of Roxas have opened a new community radio station, DWSD (Sustainable Development) 103.5, solely for environmental and developmental affairs in Roxas, Palawan. During the soft launching of DWSD 103.5 last Dec. 19, PCSDS Deputy Director Adelina B. Villena stressed that the purpose of the radio station continue reading : New community radio station launches in Roxas

Locals of Cleopatra’s Needle watch “Ginto sa Dagta” puppet show on forest conservation

The Cleopatra’s Needle Critical Habitat (CNCH) Technical Working Group (TWG) is teaching communities the values of conservation for CNCH through a Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaign, which includes puppet shows and other educational and interactive activities. From Dec. 16 to 18, the group began the campaign in a three-day caravan around all seven barangays of continue reading : Locals of Cleopatra’s Needle watch “Ginto sa Dagta” puppet show on forest conservation

PCSD pushes for inter-LGU management of Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range

To provide special protection for the Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range (VAMR), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSD) is pushing for joint management and governance of the Local Government Units (LGUs) that have jurisdiction over it. VAMR, which has a total land area of 164,789 hectares, straddles 31 barangays in Puerto Princesa City, Aborlan, Narra, continue reading : PCSD pushes for inter-LGU management of Victoria-Anepahan Mountain Range

Start of RFF closing season moved to March, PCSD impose stricter conditions for LGUs, traders, catchers

The closing season for reef-fish-for-food (RFF), which was set to take effect yearly from November 1 to March 31, will be moved to March 1 to May 31 every year, but with corresponding stricter conditions for LGUs, traders, and catchers. It can be recalled that PCSD declared last October that it will lift the suspension continue reading : Start of RFF closing season moved to March, PCSD impose stricter conditions for LGUs, traders, catchers

Mga residente ng Balabac, sinabing hirap umiwas sa pag-atake ng buwaya

Sa pagbisita ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) at mga katuwang na ahensya nito sa mga barangay sa Balabac na apektado ng pag-atake ng buwaya, ibinahagi ng mga residente na hirap silang iwasan ang mga insidente sa buwaya dahil sa kakulangan ng mga alternatibong hanapbuhay, tulay sa mga ilog, at patubig sa mga continue reading : Mga residente ng Balabac, sinabing hirap umiwas sa pag-atake ng buwaya

PPSRNP park rangers take capacity building course

Forty-two staff of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) are taking a week-long capacity building training at Sitio Sabang, Oct. 13 to 18. The training course is designed to equip participants with enough knowledge of environmental laws and cases, criminal procedures, technical skills, and other disciplines necessary for a forest ranger to obtain. DENR-CENRO continue reading : PPSRNP park rangers take capacity building course

RFF close season, tuluyang ipapatupad ng PCSD

Upang mapanatili ang produksyon ng reef-fish-for-food (RFF) sa karagatan, makapahinga ang mga bahura na tirahan nito, at matugunan ang walang kontrol na pagkuha nito, nagdesisyon na ang Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) noong ika-256 pagpupulong ng konseho na muling ipatupad ang “seasonal control” ng RFF. Matatandaang sinuspinde ang implementasyon ng seasonal control sa RFF continue reading : RFF close season, tuluyang ipapatupad ng PCSD

Vietnamese fishermen charged with poaching in Palawan

Eight fishermen were arrested by the Philippine authorities for illegal entry inside the country’s territorial waters in Mangsee Palawan and for allegedly poaching assorted species of marine wildlife last Sept. 27. After an inspection, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has found 11 Spotted White Wedgefish, 3 unknown shark skin, 2 unknown shark jaws, and 3 continue reading : Vietnamese fishermen charged with poaching in Palawan

Five municipalities join forces to protect marine waters of southern Palawan

Municipalities of Aborlan, Narra, Sofronio Española, Brooke’s Point, and Bataraza signed an agreement to join forces in battling illegal fishing within their municipal waters, through the establishment of a network called Southern Palawan Initiative Dedication for Environment Protection and Management (SPIDERMAN), yesterday, during the MPA Summit 2019 at Citystate Asturias Hotel Palawan. Through this Memorandum continue reading : Five municipalities join forces to protect marine waters of southern Palawan

Six business establishments in Palawan signed agreement to Skip Straws

Six business establishments in Palawan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) to eliminate the use of plastic straws, Sunday, at Best Western Plus Ivywall Hotel. The MOA under the project “Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle” states that the contracting parties, mainly continue reading : Six business establishments in Palawan signed agreement to Skip Straws

PCSDS and partners bring together researchers from around the globe

About a hundred researchers and scientists from around the world are coming together in Palawan to participate in the International Conference on Biosphere and Sustainability 2019, starting tomorrow until Friday, at Citystate Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City. The conference, which has started in 2014, has been an avenue for researchers and students to exchange studies continue reading : PCSDS and partners bring together researchers from around the globe

Rescued pangolins in Cavite, released back in Palawan

Three Philippine pangolins rescued from alleged smugglers in Tagaytay City, Cavite were released by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Enforcement Team back into the wilderness of Palawan, Monday, at about 9 p.m. Out of the 10 pangolins that were rescued last June 28, the three were the remaining pangolins that survived. The suspects namely continue reading : Rescued pangolins in Cavite, released back in Palawan

DTI, PCSDS hold lectures for greening businesses

About 30 business owners in Palawan attended a series of lecture on complying environmental regulations and increasing productivity through greener options, Friday, at Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Conference Room. The activity called “Productivity through Greening” is a program by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with PCSD Staff that helps educate continue reading : DTI, PCSDS hold lectures for greening businesses

PCSD Online Permitting System

In line with Republic Act 11032 otherwise known as “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services”, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development in partnership with USAID Protect Wildlife Program launches an online permitting system. As a part of the “BRAIN System” Project, this new application serves as an online gateway for PCSD continue reading : PCSD Online Permitting System

Sino si SID?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kasabay ng paglago ng Batas SEP ay ang pagyabong ng isang kaibigang sisimbolo ng berde at masaganang Palawan. Kilalanin si Sid, ang bagong mukha ng Sustainable Development sa Palawan! #SEP27 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”14439,14440,14441,14442″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

29th Pista Y Ang Kageban

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Did you join the 29th Pista Y Ang Kageban? If by any chance you missed it, here are some photos of PCSD Staff enjoying nature and each other’s company during the tree planting activity. Be sure not to miss the next Festival of Forest and join the hundreds of volunteers— or you can always continue reading : 29th Pista Y Ang Kageban

Ika-29 na Pista Y Ang Kageban

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bukas, muling magtitipon tipon ang mga Palaweño upang magtanim at ipagdiwang ang mayamang kagubatan ng Palawan. Sa pagsalubong ng ika-29 na Pista Y Ang Kageban, inihahandog ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development ang kwento ng unang Pista Y Ang Kageban. Ating alamin ang makasaysayang istorya ng pagmamahal ng Palaweño sa kanyang Kalikasan. Aruman ay continue reading : Ika-29 na Pista Y Ang Kageban

Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clam

Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clam The first ever in-situ spawning of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, Tridacna gigas, was commenced by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and partners to help increase its declining population, last June 1 at WPU Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City. University of the Philippines Marine Science continue reading : Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clam

Action plan for Balabac’s crocs, initiated

Action plan for Balabac’s crocs, initiated After THREE days of  workshop to resolve the conflict between the  crocodiles and the residents of Balabac, stakeholders were able to determine short and long-term solutions that will be consolidated by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS)into a concrete action plan.             The participatory consultation and planning workshop continue reading : Action plan for Balabac’s crocs, initiated

Teachers, to teach environmental education in schools

Teachers, to teach environmental education in schools Thirty-three elementary teachers, principals and supervisors  from DepEd Division of Puerto PrincesaCity were trained to incorporate Environmental Education in their respective subjects.             The training, held last April 29 to April 30, 2019 at Skylight Hotel and Convention Center, refreshed teachers on the ecological principles and the provisions continue reading : Teachers, to teach environmental education in schools

Palawan Knowledge Platform welcomes 3 new members

Palawan Knowledge Platform welcomes 3 new members This April, the Palawan Knowledge Platform (PKP) officially welcomed Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Aquos Foundation, and Fullbright College as its new members.             PKP is the working body of Palawan Knowledge Platform for  Biodiversity and Sustainable  Development (PKPBSD), an online  platform designed by Palawan Council for Sustainable continue reading : Palawan Knowledge Platform welcomes 3 new members

LGUs trained to use new digital tools for Development Planning

LGUs trained to use new digital tools for Development Planning Officers from 13 local government units in Palawan were trained on how to integrate new digital tools in group discussions and decision makings related to the management of natural resources, last April 1 to April 4 at PCSD Conference Room. The new digital tools, namely continue reading : LGUs trained to use new digital tools for Development Planning

PCSDS at Ivy Wall

Tourism officers commit to Sustainable Ecotourism Practices

Tourism officers commit to Sustainable Ecotourism Practices Tourism officers from six local government units in Palawan signed a commitment board to promote sustainable tourism practices, during the Forum on Sustainable Ecotourism Practices to Safeguard Palawan’s Biodiversity last March 11 to March 12 at Best Western Ivywall Hotel, Puerto Princesa City.                 The forum, held by continue reading : Tourism officers commit to Sustainable Ecotourism Practices

Expert says Prioritize Environment to Sustain Tourism

Expert says prioritize environment to sustain tourism Dr. Corazon Sinha, senior lecturer at Tourism and Heritage Studies of Western Sydney University, reminded tourism officers in Palawan to prioritize environmental component in tourism to attain sustainability, during the Forum on Sustainable Ecotourism Practices to Safeguard Palawan Biodiversity last March 11 at Best Western Plus Ivy Wall continue reading : Expert says Prioritize Environment to Sustain Tourism

Assessment team enters the west mouth of Ille Cave

Assessment team recommends reclassification of Ille Cave

Assessment team recommends reclassification of Ille Cave Assessment team of Ille Cave in El Nido, Palawan recommended the reclassification of the cave from Class I to Class II, which proves that selected portions of the cave can be opened for experienced cavers or guided educational tours. PCSD Resolution No. 15-522, passed in 2015, enlisted Ille continue reading : Assessment team recommends reclassification of Ille Cave

Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended

Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended July 28, 2018 – a truck carrying frozen and preserved wildlife was intercepted and its driver apprehended by the combined elements of the Philippine National Police and Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Community Environment and Natural Resources Office – PPC at the checkpoint station located in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto continue reading : Wildlife Poaching: Apprehended

PRESS RELEASE: 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium

4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium With the theme, “Sustaining the Future: The Hindsight, Insight and Foresight of Research and Innovations” the 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium shall be held on the 26th to 27th of July 2018 at the City State Asturias Hotel, continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development & 5th Palawan Research Symposium

PCSDS joins annual Pista y ang Kagueban

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development staff joins the annual Pista y ang Kagueban held last June 30, 2018 at Brgy. Montible, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. This year’s theme is Tulong sa Kalikasan, Tugon sa Pabago-Bagong Klima”, encouraging everyone to participate in tree-planting activities to combat the effects of climate change and global warming. www.pcsd.gov.ph

Philippine Biosphere Reserve Network (PhilBRnet) Launched

The Philippine Biosphere Reserve Network (PhilBRnet) was successfully launched on 20 June 2018 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan through signing of commitment/agreement between the three representatives of Biosphere Reserves (BR): Albay, Puerto Galera and Palawan, and UNESCO National Commission representatives. Deputy Executive Director III Linday Barientos representedthe UNESCO-Philippines, MENRO Joan continue reading : Philippine Biosphere Reserve Network (PhilBRnet) Launched

HIGHLIGHTS: 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

Last June 19, 2018 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel, the Scientific Advisory Panel held its 4th meeting which tackled the following issues: ECAN Delineation, Tourism Policy, Sustainability of Freshwater and the Abalone and Sea Cucumber exploitation. To urgently develop and implement a mechanism to protect and manage threatened species and ecosystem types in lower elevation continue reading : HIGHLIGHTS: 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

New USAID project in Palawan to improve fisheries management in Calamianes

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) will soon have a new partner to help improve fisheries management in the Calamianes Island Group. Last June 18, Nygiel Armada, Chief of Party of USAID’s Fish Right Program, presented during the PCSD council meeting held at Asturias Hotel the new project’s objectives and proposed strategies to continue reading : New USAID project in Palawan to improve fisheries management in Calamianes

4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

4TH Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting 4th Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting happening now. The PCSD – Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) is convening for the 4th time today, June 19, 2018, to tackle five (5) environmental and sustainability policy issues affecting Palawan. Said panel is composed of some of the country’s top-notch environmental scientists that will give continue reading : 4th Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Panel

PCSD and its Staff recognized by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines for its role in the management of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve

  In a letter by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani, CESE, recognized the PCSD and its staff for its untiring efforts in ensuring the Palawan Biosphere Reserve continuously serve as a model BR in the country and in the global network of biosphere reserves under UNESCO’s MAB programs. continue reading : PCSD and its Staff recognized by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines for its role in the management of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity this May 22, 2018. he United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity”.The theme was chosen to mark the continue reading : Palawan Council for Sustainable Development celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts Extended

Deadline for submission of Abstracts EXTENDED! For inquiries regarding the 4th National Conference on Sustainable Development and 5th Palawan Research Symposium, send us a message or email us at pcsdresearch@gmail.com You can also visit us at the PCSD Office, Sports Complex Road, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (Land line: 048-434-4235)

Orientation Workshop on Zero Carbon and Green Building Policy Program of Activities

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff through its Training Institute will be having an activity in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Palawan and Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR), an initiative of GrAT funded by the European Union’s SwitchAsia Programme which aims to minimize carbon footprints and promote efficient consumption of energy. The Province of continue reading : Orientation Workshop on Zero Carbon and Green Building Policy Program of Activities

MOA for the Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Programme, Signed

March 12, 2018 – a Memorandum of Agreement for the Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Programme for the Northern Part of the Province of Palawan was signed between the Provincial Government of Palawan, the Malampaya Foundation Inc., and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development. The signed MOA serves as a renewal of the same continue reading : MOA for the Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management Programme, Signed

PCSD supports PWRCC in the celebration of the Crocodile Conservation Week

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development supports the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center in the celebration of the “Crocodile Conservation Week”, March 6-11, 2018 with the theme “Forever ang Buhay-Ilang kung Pangangalagaan”. The crocodiles in Palawan, despite their fearsome facade, are facing a crisis in their own natural habitat. As the depletion of mangrove continue reading : PCSD supports PWRCC in the celebration of the Crocodile Conservation Week

PCSD joins the 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development joins the 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”. ELEMENTS OF THE THEME • We stands for Women’ Empowerment – empowering women enables them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to ensure that they contribute to and benefit from development continue reading : PCSD joins the 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration

PRESS RELEASE: Zero Carbon Resorts Project National Policy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Tourism Sector

PRESS RELEASE Zero Carbon Resorts Project National Policy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Tourism Sector  A national policy forum on Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR) will be held on February 7, 2018 at the New World Hotel, Manila, being organized the the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff-Zero Carbon Resorts Project, and the continue reading : PRESS RELEASE: Zero Carbon Resorts Project National Policy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Tourism Sector

ZCR, DOT launches ANAHAW

The Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT) through its Zero Carbon Resorts for Sustainable Tourism Project together with the Department of Tourism launches the ANAHAW-Philippine Sustainable Tourism Certification to mainstream sustainable tourism and energy efficient operations in the tourism sector in the country today, January 31, 2018. ANAHAW is a certification system for tourism establishments, which focuses continue reading : ZCR, DOT launches ANAHAW

2017 18-Day Campaign To End VAW

Philippine Commission on Women Link to original article: http://pcw.gov.ph/VAWfreePH2017 Theme: VAW-free community starts with me Saturday, November 25, 2017 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Campaign Background The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national continue reading : 2017 18-Day Campaign To End VAW

PCSD Advisory: CLOSED SEASON

PCSD Advisory: CLOSED SEASON Alinsunod sa PCSD Administrative Order No. 05, s. 2014 (Guidelines for the Regulation and Monitoring of Catching, Culture, Trade, Transport and Export of Reef-Fish-For-Food in Palawan), ipinapaalala ng PCSD na, sa pagpapatupad ng “Closed Season” policy simula nitong Nobyembre 1, 2017 hanggang Marso 31, 2018, ay walang iiisyu na kahit anumang permit (maliban continue reading : PCSD Advisory: CLOSED SEASON

Newly-assessed cave in Puerto Princesa fit for ecotourism

Barangay Cabayugan in Puerto Princesa City is endowed with numerous limestone karst formations, which include the popular Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) and the recently classified Lion’s Cave as eco-tourism destination in the said barangay. Now, a newly-assessed cave, namely Daylight Hole, in the said area has been identified to be fit for continue reading : Newly-assessed cave in Puerto Princesa fit for ecotourism

PCSDS trained on LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) under the Operations Division recently underwent a training on LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System, an innovative technology enabling communities and the government to protect forests and wildlife living therein. During the training on February 8-10 at Palawan Sustainable Development Training Institute, resource managers, data managers, patrol continue reading : PCSDS trained on LAWIN Forest and Biodiversity Protection System

1 unregistered chainsaw seized in San Vic

Law enforcement authorities confiscated one unregistered unit of chainsaw from the possession of a certain Khian Rufano in Brgy. Binga, San Vicente, Palawan. The Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force, composed of PCSDS Enforcement Team and Bantay Palawan Operatives together with the representative of Local Government Unit of the Municipality of San Vicente, confiscated the said continue reading : 1 unregistered chainsaw seized in San Vic

30 NATRIPAL members undergo deputation training for WEO

A deputation training for wildlife enforcement officers was conducted for the 30 members of the Nagkakaisang Tribo ng Palawan (NATRIPAL) in Barangay Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa City. The training, organized by the NATRIPAL on February 14-17, was participated by the Tagbanua Tribe from the Barangays of Iraan, Sagpangan ang Gugulngan of Aborlan town. George Saragena of continue reading : 30 NATRIPAL members undergo deputation training for WEO

Wildlife Enforcement Volunteers to patrol Cleopatra’s Needle

Twelve volunteers from the indigenous group Batak are now patrolling Mt. Cleopatra’s Needle, a newly-declared critical habitat in Puerto Princesa City. This as the Wildlife Enforcement Volunteers program of the Centre for Sustainability (CS) was launched on February 13 at Sitio Tagnaya, Barangay Concepcion, Puerto Princesa City. Said event was attended by the different government continue reading : Wildlife Enforcement Volunteers to patrol Cleopatra’s Needle

New PCSDS Enforcers oriented

An orientation for new members of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Enforcement Team was conducted on January 12-14. The PCSDS ECAN Regulation and Enforcement Division (ERED) acquainted them with the PCSD, PCSDS ERED organizational chart, and also on national laws and policies being implemented by the said government agency. They were also continue reading : New PCSDS Enforcers oriented

PCSDS Coastal Marine specialists gain insights from China’s mariculture

Three Coastal-Marine specialists of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff joined other Philippine delegates in a visit to the mariculture province of Guangdong, China on January 9-14. The representatives from the PCSDS were the following: John Francisco M. Pontillas, PCSDS Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN) Coastal Marine Supervisor; Glenda M. Cadigal, PCSDS ECAN Coastal continue reading : PCSDS Coastal Marine specialists gain insights from China’s mariculture

Inclusion of livelihood projects, social entrep into PCSDS activities mulled

Consistent with the plan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) as a DENR-attached agency is mulling over the integration of livelihood projects and social entrepreneurship into its activities. This was shared by PCSDS Planning Officer Designate Ryan Fuentes following his attendance, along with PCSDS continue reading : Inclusion of livelihood projects, social entrep into PCSDS activities mulled

PPUR undergoes water test

Water samples were recently taken in the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) last January to test its quality and ensure it’s within acceptable national standards, as provided under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order (DAO) 2016-08 or the Water Quality Guidelines and General Effluent Standards of 2016. This was part of the continue reading : PPUR undergoes water test

Mainstreaming of Zero Carbon Resorts Project continues

Technical trainings in El Nido, Puerto Princesa conducted The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) continues to popularize the Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR) Project through Technical Training and Sharing Sessions held in Puerto Princesa City and El Nido town in January 2017. This activity is part of the mainstreaming of ZCR Activity in PCSDS-District continue reading : Mainstreaming of Zero Carbon Resorts Project continues

FAD chief, Planning Officer join DBM’s FY 2018 Budget Forum

Teresita Batul, Finance and Admin Division Chief of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), along with PCSDS Planning Officer Designate Ryan Fuentes, took part at the Budget Forum for Financial Year 2018. The forum was conducted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on January 18 at AFP Commissioned Officers Country, Camp continue reading : FAD chief, Planning Officer join DBM’s FY 2018 Budget Forum

Planning officer attends training on integrated policy formulation, planning

Engr. Ryan Fuentes, Planning Officer Designate of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS), attended the training program on integrated policy formulation and planning conducted by the Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG). The training, which was the continue reading : Planning officer attends training on integrated policy formulation, planning

Support reef conservation, PCSD chair tells RFF industry

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez has urged reef-fish-for-food (RFF) stakeholders to join the law enforcement authorities in their continuing crackdown on illegal fishing that destroys coral reefs and imperils the sustainability of their industry. Alvarez made the call on January 17, during the implementation review on the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Administrative Order No. 5 continue reading : Support reef conservation, PCSD chair tells RFF industry

CLOSED SEASON, TAPOS NA!

Open season ipatutupad simula Setyembre 1 Nagtapos na nitong Myerkules, Agosto 31 ang closed season para sa reef-fish-for-food (RFF) sa Palawan, bilang bahagi ng implementasyon ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Revised Admin Order No. 5, S. 2014. Pinasalamatan ni PCSD Executive Director Nelson P. Devanadera ang lahat ng sumuporta sa naturang polisiya dahil continue reading : CLOSED SEASON, TAPOS NA!

PCSDS nagsasagawa ng Knowledge-Attitude-Practice Survey sa buong Palawan

Kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) ng Knowledge-Attitude-Practice (KAP) Survey upang malaman ang pulso ng mga Palawenyo hinggil sa likas-yaman at kalikasan ng lalawigan. Katuwang ang 92 enumerators, nasa 15,000 survey forms ang ipinimahagi sa mga respondents sa 22 bayan ng lalawigan at lungsod ng Puerto Princesa. Sa pamamagitan nito, makakauha continue reading : PCSDS nagsasagawa ng Knowledge-Attitude-Practice Survey sa buong Palawan

Iba’t ibang wildlife species, nakuha sa Sheridan Farm

Iba’t ibang wildlife species ang kinumpiska at ni-rescue ng Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force (PLETF) sa Sheridan Farm sa Sitio Sugod II, Bgy. Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City nitong Agosto 23. Ang nasabing mga threatened wildlife species ay ang sumusunod: Hill Mynah, 3 heads; Palawan Bearcat, 1 head; Porcupine, 2 heads; Wild Dove, 2 heads; Palawan continue reading : Iba’t ibang wildlife species, nakuha sa Sheridan Farm

526 suno, nakumpiska sa bayan ng Dumaran

Halos dalawang linggo bago magtapos ang closed season sa reef-fish-for-food, nasa 526 piraso ng suno ang nakumpiska ng Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force (PLETF) sa Sitio Pamalatan, Bgy. Danleg, Dumaran, Palawan nitong Agosto 14. Dahil sa walang maipakitang Wildlife Special Use Permit and Local Transport Permit mula sa Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), inaresto continue reading : 526 suno, nakumpiska sa bayan ng Dumaran

Sugatang Katala nireskyu

Isang Katala na nagtamo ng sugat sa kaliwang pakpak dahil sa pagkakatirador ang nireskyu sa isang bahay sa Purok Masikap, Bgy. Jacana, Puerto Princesa City nitong Agosto 9. Dakong alas sais ng umaga, tinungo ng mga myembro ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) Enforcement Team at Katala Foundation Inc. (KFI), kasama ang mga continue reading : Sugatang Katala nireskyu