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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 07-338

“A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED REGIONALIZATION OF PALAWAN, THE DIVISION OF THE PROVINCE INTO THREE, THE CREATION OF ADDITIONAL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS THEREFOR,  THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PUERTO PRINCESA AS ITS REGIONAL CENTER AND THE CONVERSION OF PCSD INTO THE PALAWAN REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT “

WHEREAS,during the PCSD regular meeting on September 28, 2007, the Honorable Vice Governor and council member David A. Ponce de Leon, formally presented to the council the proposed creation of the Palawan administrative and environment region, dividing the present province into three provinces and the creation of additional congressional districts therefor, with the City of Puerto Princesa as the regional center;

WHEREAS,included in the afore-cited proposal is the conversion of the PCSD  into the Palawan Regional Council for Sustainable Development and the PCSD Staff as its secretariat, coordinating and technical staff;

WHEREAS,the said proposal recognized the uniqueness of Palawan’s geographic location as a key factor  why the entire province could not simply be affiliated with any region, considering the fact that by its length parts of the island province have proximity to several regional groupings, like Luzon, Western Visayas and Mindanao;

WHEREAS,aside from Palawan’s geographic characteristics, it also enjoys a special recognition for being the “last frontier” due to its natural bounties and ecological uniqueness deserving a special protective mantle from the legislature through the enactment Republic Act No. 7611, otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act;

WHEREAS,the proposed regionalization of the present Province, the establishment of Puerto Princesa City as its regional center, and the conversion of the PCSD into a regional council for sustainable development will provide not only its own regional identity but will also entice greater effort from the local government units within the new region towards protection and development of natural resources thereby achieving the sustainable development objectives of Palawan region;

WHEREFORE, upon motion duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED to support the proposed regionalization of Palawan, the division of the province into three, the creation of additional congressional districts therefor, the establishment of Puerto Princesa as its regional center and the conversion of PCSD into the Palawan Regional Council for Sustainable Development;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished the Office of the Provincial Governor, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the National Economic Development Authority for their information.

ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 14th day of December 2007 at Puerto Princesa City.

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I hereby certify that the above-quoted resolution has been duly adopted and approved by the PCSD on the 14th day of December 2007 at Puerto Princesa City.

ROMEO B. DORADO
Secretary
APPROVED:

GOV.MARIO JOEL T. REYES
Chairman