Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(R.A. 7611)
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 06-275

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE “REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE MINING ACT OF 1995” RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE OF PERMIT FOR THE COLLECTION, EXTRACTION AND REMOVAL OF GUANO IN THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN

WHEREAS, the Strategic Environmental Plan, pursuant to Republic Act 7611, was adopted as the comprehensive framework for the sustainable development of Palawan compatible with protecting and enhancing the natural resources and endangered environment of the province;

WHEREAS, the governance, implementation and policy direction of the Strategic Environmental Plan shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD);

WHEREAS, Section 19 thereof, among others, provides that the PCSD is vested with powers to formulate plans and policies as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of RA 7611; to call on any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the Government, and on private entities and organizations for cooperation and assistance in the performance of its functions; and to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefore for the effective implementation of the SEP;

WHEREAS, Republic Act No, 9072 declares that it is the policy of the State to conserve, protect and manage caves and cave resources as part of the country’s natural wealth. Towards this end, the State shall strengthen cooperation and exchange of information between governmental authorities and people who utilize caves and cave resources for scientific, educational, recreational, tourism and other purposes. It shall also promote the widest participation of the different sectors of the society in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of cave activities;

WHEREAS, Section 4 of this Act provides that in the province of Palawan, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development shall be the lead implementing agency pursuant to the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan Act;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 5.6 of PCSD Administrative Order No. 08, as amended, otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulation of R.A. 9072, which tasks the PCSD to issue permits for the collection and removal of Guano, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, which serves as the professional support committee of the PCSD, has reviewed and recommended the adoption of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40 for the specific purpose of providing for a procedural guidelines in the issuance of permit for the collection, extraction and removal of guano;

WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, that the related provisions of the DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, which provides for procedural guidelines in the issuance of permit for the collection, extraction and removal of guano, be adopted;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that, pursuant to the PCSD Administrative Order No. 06, Series of 2000, providing for the “Guidelines in the Processing and Issuance of the SEP Clearance System”, the said collection, extraction and removal of guano be subjected to the SEP Clearance System;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished to the agencies concerned for their information and appropriate action.

ADOPTED and APPROVED this 24th day of February, 2006 in Puerto Princesa City.

Certified True and Correct:

DEP. EXEC. DIR Romeo B. Dorado                         Secretary

 

Approved for the Council:

REP. ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA.
              PCSD Chairman