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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 98-121

RESOLUTION AFFIRMING AND CONFIRMING THE ORDER ISSUED BY THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR OF PALAWAN DIRECTING A MORATORIUM ON THE EXTRACTION AND HAULING OF GRAVEL AND SAND IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ABORLAN

WHEREAS, based on the result of investigation conducted by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO), the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) and the Sangguniang Bayan of Aborlan, the continuous sand and gravel quarrying will ultimately cause flooding in the town of Aborlan;

WHEREAS, the said activity runs contrary to the SEP philosophy of sustainable development as it will adversely affect the physical and biological cycles that maintain the productivity of the municipality’s immediate natural ecosystems;

WHEREAS, in consideration of the aforementioned investigation, the Sangguniang Bayan of Aborlan issued Resolution No. 34 Series of 1998, appealing to the Provincial Governor to impose a moratorium on the grant of permits for the extraction and hauling of sand, gravel and other quarry materials within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Aborlan, Palawan;

WHEREAS, the Provincial Governor issued the moratorium order as requested by the Sangguniang Bayan of Aborlan issued Resolution No. 34 Series of 1998, appealing to the Provincial Governor to impose a moratorium on the grant of permits for the extraction and hauling of sand, gravel and other quarry materials within the territorial jurisdiction of the Municipality of Aborlan, Palawan,

WHEREAS, the Provincial Governor issued the moratorium order as requested by the Sangguniang Bayan of the Aborlan in the aforementioned resolution;

WHEREAS, cognize of the mandate of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development under Republic Act 7611 to exercise the governance implementation and policy direction of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan, the Provincial Governor submitted the order to the PCSD for the latter to affirm and confirm.

NOW, THEREFORE, upon motion of Governor Salvador P. Socrates, duely seconded by Congressman Vicente A. Sandoval, the Council;

RESOLVED, as hereby it is RESOLVED to affirm, as hereby it is affirmed and confirmed, the order issued by the Provincial Governor directing a moratorium on extraction and hauling of sand and gravel in the Municipality of Aborlan;

RESOLVED, FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the Provincial ENRO, the Office of the Municipal Mayor, the Sangguniang bayan of Aborlan, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO and CENRO of Narra), and other concerned agencies for their information and appropriate action.

APPROVED this 31st day of July 1998 in Quezon City.

I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above resolution this 16th day of October 1998.


ATTY. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG

Secretary 
APPROVED:

DEPUTY SPEAKER ALFREDO E. ABUEG,JR.
Chairman