Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 99-138
“A RESOLUTION AMENDING SECTION 24 OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTING THE SEP FOR PALAWAN ACT”
WHEREAS, on 19 June 1992, Republic Act No. 7611 was passed adopting the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan as a comprehensive framework for the sustainable development of the province compatible with protecting and enhancing the natural resources and endangered environment of the Palawan;
WHEREAS, on 15 August 1992 the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) was constituted as the administrative machinery for the implementation of the SEP pursuant to Section 16, Republic Act No. 7611;
WHEREAS, on 4 September 1992 the PCSD adopted the Rules and Regulations Implementing the SEP for Palawan Act pursuant to Section 19 (8) of Republic Act No. 7611 which provides that the PCSD has the power to “adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefor for the effective implementation of the SEP and the other provisions of this Act”.
WHEREAS, Section 17 and Section 24 of the Rules provides that “a majority of all the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business”, WHEREAS, in view of the present membership it has become increasingly difficult to constitute a quorum during the regular meetings;
WHEREAS, during the 59th regular meeting Deputy Director-General Isagani O. Valdellon suggested an amendment to the Rules which would provide for the constitution of an Executive Committee in cases where there is no quorum but the Chairman or the Vice Chairman is present and there are four other members present. The Executive Committee may proceed with the meeting and the action taken in that meeting shall be confirmed in the next regular meeting.
WHEREAS, during the 64th regular meeting, only four regular members and three representatives were present. The Council approved the proposed amendment and proceeded with the meeting as an Executive Committee.
WHEREFORE, upon the motion of Atty. Joselito C. Alisuag, unanimously seconded by the members present, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to amend, as it is hereby AMENDED, Section 24 of the Rules to read as follows:
“Section 24. Quorum. A majority of all the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business. In cases, however, when a quorum cannot be constituted but the Chairman or the Vice Chairman is present and there are four other members present, the Chairman or the Vice Chairman may convene the group into an Executive Committee shall be confirmed in the next Council meeting”
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this Resolution be furnished the Department concerned for their information and guidance.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 6th day of May 1999 in Coron Palawan.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the foregoing resolution.
EXEC.DIR.JOSELITO C. ALISUAG
DEPUTY SPEAKER ALFREDO E. ABUEG, JR.