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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 97-104

“RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE REQUEST OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF ARACELI PALAWAN TO THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO APPROVE THE LAND CLASSIFICATION PROJECT ARACELI, PALAWAN.”

WHEREAS, Republic Act 7611, known as Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan has sustainable development as its general philosophy, which is the improvement in the quality of life of its people in the present and future generation through the use of complementary activities of development and conservation that protect lie-support ecosystems and rehabilitate exploited areas to allow generations to sustain development growth;

WHEREAS, Dumaran Island, comprising two (2) municipalities, Dumaran and Araceli is unclassified in status;

WHEREAS, the areas subject to land classification for Araceli are presently occupied and cultivated by farmers;

WHEREAS, the said classification is not covered by the prohibition under section 4 (a) of RA 6657 or the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL) of 1998;

WHEREAS, the endorsement of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development is the requirement for DENR Secretary’s approval for the said land classification project for Araceli, Palawan;

WHEREAS, in the PCSD 47th regular meeting held on January 24, 1997, the Honorable Mayor Danilo Rodriguez of Araceli, Palawan sought the endorsement of the Council for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to proceed with the processing and approval of the Land Classification Project for the Municipality of Araceli, Palawan;

THEREFORE, on unanimous motion and duly seconded by the Council Members present, the Council;

RESOLVED, Finally, that a copy of this resolution be furnished to DENR Scretary, Honorable Victor O. Ramos, Diliman, Quezon City, The Director of Forest Management Bureau, Diliman, Quezon City and His Excellency President Fidel V. Ramos, Malacañang Palace, manila and Mayor Danilo Rodriguez of Araceli, Palawan for their consideration, information and appropriate action;

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 24th day of January 1997 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Certified True and Correct:

ARTHUR R. VENTURA
Secretary

Approved:

GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
Chairman,PCSD