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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 96-101

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CEMENT PLANT, QUARRYING AND OTHER FACILITIES IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF QUEZON AND EZPAÑOLA; TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ISSUE THE NECESSARY CERTIFICATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE; AND FOR THE PROPONENTS TO SUBMIT TO THE COUNCIL AN ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT WITHIN 60 DAYS FROM RECEIPT THEREOF

WHEREAS, Republic Act 7611, known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act, was approved and took effect on June 19, 1992 upon the signing into law by then President Corazon C. Aquino;

WHEREAS, the SEP is a comprehensive framework for the Sustainable Development of Palawan, compatible with protecting and enhancing the natural resources and endangered environment of the province;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of RA 7611, provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council For Sustainable Development, hereinafter referred to as the Council;

WHEREAS, Sections 4 and 6 of R.A 7611 specified that SEP shall serve as framework to guide government instrumentalities and other agencies concerned and to aligned formulation and implementation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan with that of the Council;

WHEREAS, the Palawan Cement Mining and Industrial Corporation and its associates seek approval of its cement project from the Council on its 45th regular meeting in Puerto Princesa City held on October 11, 1996 and a follow on deliberation during the PCSD’s special meeting on November 15, 1996 in Quezon City and presented its program therefore;

NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of Congressman Abueg, duly seconded by Congressman Sandoval;

RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, that the Council approved the establishment of a cement plant, quarrying and other facilities in the municipalities of Quezon and Española, Palawan by Central Palawan Mining and Industrial Corporation, Fenway Resources Ltd. of Canada and Associated Strategic Investors, and Strategic Alliance Development Corp./P.T. Citra Group of Indonesia, and its associates, subject to the submission of the Impact Assessment within 60 days from receipt hereof;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that pursuant to Section 4 and 6 of R.A 7611, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is hereby authorized to issue the necessary Certificate of Environmental Clearance;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies be provided to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the proponents, and other government and non-government agencies concerned;

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 15th day of November 1996 in Quezon City.

Certified True and Correct:

Executive Dir. ARTHUR R. VENTURA
Secretary

APPROVED:

GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
Chairman