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PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 15-534

 

“NAMING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (NCIP) REPRESENTED BY ITS CHAIRPERSON AS MEMBER OF THE PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PCSD)”

                                                                                            

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7611, otherwise known as the “Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act” which was approved on June 19, 1992, named the Members of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), hereinafter referred to as the Council, “including such other members from the public or private sectors as the majority of the Council may deem necessary”;

 

WHEREAS, the PCSD in January 2010 adopted the Manual of Operations as a compendium of resources designed to guide the Council members in carrying out PCSD functions, incorporating therein the procedural system in the conduct of meetings and activities;

 

WHEREAS, the said Manual also defines the membership of the Council in addition to those stated under Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act bringing the total membership to more than double the original number;

 

WHEREAS, such composition of the Council becomes unwieldy resulting to the recurrent problem of inability to muster a quorum affecting the efficiency of the Council;

 

WHEREAS, in September 2013, the Council through a Resolution amended the Manual of Operations with respect to the composition of the PCSD, streamlining its composition as follows:

 

  • Those enumerated under Chapter V, Section 16 of RA 7611:
    1. Deputy Director General of NEDA;
    2. Undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources;
    3. Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture;
    4. Governor of Palawan;
    5. Mayor of Puerto Princesa City;
    6. President of the League of Municipalities
    7. President of the Provincial Chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay; and
    8. Executive Director of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff
  • Those enumerated under Section 18 of the Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No 7611;
    1. The Commander of the Western Command-AFP;
    2. A member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan so designated by the Sanggunian;
    3. A representative from non-government organizations with environment as its main concern;
    4. A representative from the private sector;

 

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7611, empowers the Council to name other members from the public or private sectors as the majority of the Council may deem necessary;

 

WHEREAS, today’s regular meeting upon deliberation of the various issues pertaining to the indigenous peoples in the Province, the Council had unanimously voted for the appointment of NCIP as additional PCSD Member;

 

NOW THEREFORE, premises considered, BE IT RESOLVED as it is hereby resolved naming the NCIP represented by its Chairperson, Atty. Leonor T. Oralde-Quintayo as member of the PCSD.

 

RESOLVED AND ADOPTED this 13th day of August, 2015 in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines.

 

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I hereby certify that the above-quoted resolution has been duly adopted by the PCSD on the 13th day of August 2015.

 

 

 

NELSON P. DEVANADERA

                                                                               Executive Director

 

ATTESTED BY:

  

JOSE CH. ALVAREZ
Chairman, PCSD