0Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 07-342
“RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE PCSD TO ENTER INTO A TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT BETWEEN AND AMONG THE PCSD, THE DENR AND THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF PALAWAN ON THE MANAGEMENT OF CALAUIT GAME PRESERVE AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY “
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 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;
WHEREAS, the DENR, pursuant to Executive Order No. 192, series of 1987, is vested with the function of protecting, managing and conserving the country’s natural resources and habitats, including the management of Calauit Island, Busuanga, Palawan prior to the enactment of R.A. 7611;
WHEREAS, the Department of Justice (DOJ) through its Opinion No. 90 issued on 20 June 1994 states that for Palawan, upon the creation of the PCSD, it is the latter which shall administer and manage protected areas in accordance with, among others, the applicable provisions of the NIPAS law;
WHEREAS, the DENR, in recognition of the provisions of the SEP Law as the primary law in the Province of Palawan, entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the PCSD on June 1, 1995, transferring to the latter the management of Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary;
WHEREAS, the PCSD, pursuant to its mandate under RA 7611 and in accordance with the provisions of the above-mentioned MOA, has exercised authority over the management of Calauit from 1995 to present;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 3(i) of the Local Government Code of 1991, which states that “ LGUs shall share with the National Government the responsibility in the management and maintenance of ecological balance within their territorial jurisdiction, subject to the provisions of same Code and national policies”, the Provincial Government of Palawan signified its interest and willingness to undertake the management and implementation of the plans and other programs for Calauit;
WHEREAS, the DENR and the PCSD, in order to maximize people’s participation in natural resource management, conservation and protection, are willing to transfer the operations and management of Calauit Island to the Provincial Government of Palawan such that a Memorandum of Agreement between and among the PCSD, DENR and the Provincial Government shall be entered into setting forth therein their respective responsibilities in the spirit of cooperation and support;
WHEREAS, the present Chairman of the PCSD is also Palawan’s Provincial Governor, creating a situation whereby one person becomes the signatory for two offices, both for the PCSD and the Provincial Government;
WHEREFORE, upon motion duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby resolved, to authorize the Vice Chairman of the PCSD, as hereby he is authorized, to enter into a tripartite agreement between and among the PCSD, the DENR and the Provincial Government of Palawan on the management of Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, subject to the provisions of applicable laws and national policies;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Provincial Government of Palawan and other concerned entities for their information and guidance.
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
JOEL T. REYES