Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD Resolution No. 11-426
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE GUIDELINES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMNESTY PROVISION UNDER SECTION 37 OF PCSD ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 12, SERIES OF 2011
WHEREAS, R.A. 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 2 thereof declares the policy of the State to protect, develop and conserve its natural resources towards which, it shall assist and support the implementation of plans, programs and projects formulated to preserve and enhance the environment, and at the same time pursue the socioeconomic development goals of the country; that it shall support and promote the sustainable development goals for the provinces through proper conservation, utilization and development of natural resources to provide optimum yields on a continuing basis;
WHEREAS, this same law provides that the SEP shall have, as its general philosophy, the sustainable development of Palawan, which is the improvement in the quality of life of its people in the present and future generations through the use of complementary activities of development and conservation that protect life-support ecosystems and rehabilitate exploited areas to allow upcoming generations to sustain development growth;
WHEREAS, Section 7 of the same provides that the SEP shall establish, as its main strategy, a graded system of protection and development control over the whole of Palawan, including its tribal lands, forests, mines, agricultural areas, settlement areas, small islands, mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds and the surrounding sea, known as the Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), and which shall ensure the following: forest conservation and protection; protection of watersheds; preservation of biological diversity; protection of tribal people and the preservation of their culture; maintenance of maximum sustainable yield; protection of the rare and endangered species and their habitat; provision of areas for environmental and ecological research, education and training; and provision of areas for tourist and recreation;
WHEREAS, Section 16 thereof provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD);
WHEREAS, on July 3, 2001, republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, was passed into law to carry out the declared policy of the State to “conserve the country’s wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainability”;
WHEREAS, Section 4 of the same law provides that the Council shall be the lead implementing agency in the Province of Palawan pursuant to Republic Act No. 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan;
WHEREAS, the Joint DENR-DA-PCSD Administrative Order No. 01, otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9147 was promulgated to prescribe the procedures and guidelines for the implementation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, which administrative order is made applicable in the whole of the Philippine territory;
WHEREAS, in order to implement the provisions of said Wildlife Act in the province of Palawan, this Council promulgated and issued PCSD Administrative Order No. 12;
WHEREAS, Section 37 of said Administrative Order provides for a 30-day amnesty period within which possessors of wildlife species may file their application for amnesty and the corresponding Certificates of Wildlife Registration (C WRs) be issued in their favor.
WHEREFORE, for and in consideration of the above premises, upon motion, duly seconded, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, TO APPROVE, as it is hereby approved, the GUIDELINES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMNESTY PROVISION UNDER SECTION 37 OF PCSD ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 12, SERIES OF 2011, which guidelines is hereunto attached as Annex “A”;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this Resolution and the herein attached Administrative Order be distributed to all concerned agencies of the government for information and appropriate action on provisions related to or complementary to the exercise of their respective mandates.
I hereby certify that the above-quoted Resolution has been duly approved and adopted by the PCSD on 26th day of August 2011 at Coron, Palawan.
ROMEO B. DORADO
APPROVED FOR THE COUNCIL:
ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA