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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 96-98

“RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CUTTING OF TREES FOR THE REHABILITATION AND WIDENING OF THE 30 KILOMETER CORON-BUSUANGA ROAD PROJECT AND THE CREATION OF A COMMITTEE TO MANAGE THE CUTTING, ALLOCATION AND DISPOSAL OF TREES THEREOF”

WHEREAS, R.A. 7611 otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act as signed into law on June 19, 1992 by then President Corazon C. Aquino;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of said Act 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, Section 19 (10) of same Act empowers the Council to perform related functions which shall promote the development, conservation, management and utilization of the natural resources of Palawan;

WHEREAS, Section 19 (3) empowers the Council to call on any department bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the Government, and on private entities and organizations for cooperation and assistance in the performance of its functions of its functions;

WHEREAS, the Coron-Busuanga Road Project is part of Department of Public Works and Highways-Second Palawan Integrated Area Development Project (DPWH-SPIADP);

WHEREAS, the rehabilitation and widening of the 30 kilometer Coron-Busuanga road project necessitates the cutting of trees and buldozing of said area;

WHEREAS, favorable indorsement for the approval of the cutting of trees were made by the CENRO of Coron to the Regional Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through its Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer and the Council;

WHEREAS, the submitted Inventory and Survey Report by the Coron-CENRO Inventory Team, revealed that there are 476 standing trees that will be affected by the said widening activities, having an equivalent volume of 159,19 cubic meters;

WHEREAS, a delay in the approval to cut those trees and the disposal thereof will hamper and adversely affect the implementation of this road project to the detriment of the public;

NOW, THEREFORE, on motion by Cong. Vicente A. Sandoval of the First District of Palawan, duly seconded by Exec. Dir. Arhtur R. Ventura;

RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED to approve the cutting of trees for the rehabilitation of the 30 kilometer Coron-Busuanga road.

RESOLVED, that a Committee be created to manage, allocate and dispose of said trees and to donate the same to Palawan State University in Coron, Palawan and to other government agencies upon approval by and as deemed worthy by the Council;

RESOLVED, that the said Committee be co-chaired by the Municipal Mayors of Coron and Busuanga, Palawan and its membership shall be composed of the following; the CENRO of Coron, Palawan; the respective Chief of Police of the municipalities of Coron and Busuanga; representative from the religious sector and the District Manager of DMO IV of the PCSD Staff;

RESOLVED, that the Committee be accountable to the Council and render regular reports on the status of the allocation and disposal of said trees;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the COUNCIL CHAIRMAN be authorized to sign the Formal Document of Approval.

RESOLVED, FINALLY, to furnish copies of the Resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Chairpersons and members of the Committee and all concerned for their information and appropriate action.

RESOLVED AND ADOPTED this 11th day of October 1996 in Puerto Princesa City.

Certified True and Correct:

ARTHUR R. VENTURA
Secretary

Approved:

GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
Chairman,PCSD