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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 07-339

“A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING APPRECIATION AND COMMENDATION TO THE HONORABLE VICE GOVERNOR, DAVID A. PONCE DE LEON, FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PCSD AND AS THE LIVING AUTHOR OF SEP LAW “

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, finally passing the House of Representatives on February 7, 1992 and the Senate on February 16, 1992, the said law was, before it was finally approved as a law by the President of the Philippines on the date mentioned in the preceding paragraph, originally authored as a bill by the late Ramon V. Mitra, Jr. and the incumbent Vice Governor of Palawan David A. Ponce de Leon;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of the same law provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), under the Office of the President, vested with the powers and functions inherent and necessary to such implementation ;

WHEREAS, since the creation of the PCSD, Vice Governor David Ponce de Leon has not only been an effective and efficient member of the Council but has also been an active and competent living author of the SEP law;

WHEREAS, the honest professionalism of the Vice Governor as a member of the Council has served as a guide to the Council’s actions, plans and programs, consistently emphasizing the right construction/interpretation of the words of the law based on the true intent by which R.A. 7611 was enacted;

WHEREAS, the leadership of the Vice Governor extends to the continuing efficiency of the PCSD Legal Committee, PCSD Adjudication Board and PCSD Committee on Environment;

WHEREFORE, upon motion of Representative Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra, duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby resolved, to commend Vice Governor David A. Ponce de Leon for his valuable contributions to the PCSD in attaining the ends of sustainable development and as the living author of Republic Act 7611, otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act;

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