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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 94-52

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE INCLUSION OF PALAWAN IN THE INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE BRUNEI DARUSSALAM-INDONESIA-MALAYSIA-PHILIPPINES EAST ASEAN GROWTH AREA.

WHEREAS, R.A 7611, otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP ) for Palawan, took effect on 19 June 1992 and 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 (PCSD) under the office of President.

WHEREAS, Section 5 of R.A. 7611 provides that the general philosophy of the SEP is the sustainable development of Palawan “which is the improvement if the quality of life of its people in the present and future generation through the use of complementary activities of development and conservation that protect life-support ecosystems and rehabilitate exploited areas to allow upcoming generation to sustain development growth.

WHEREAS, Section 6 of R.A. 7611 also provides that the SEP shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;

WHEREAS, the council recognizes the efforts made by the national government in developing a growth polygon between and among the countries of Brunei Darassalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, specially Mindanao Island, known as the BIMP-East Asean Growth Area;

WHEREAS, the province of Palawan, owing to its geographic location, in the past and even today, though informally, have established trade links with these ASEAN countries;

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the potential of the Province of Palawan, that could be tapped and that it would be to the advantages of the Province if it will be included in the abovecited Growth Area;

NOW THEREFORE, upon unanimous motion by all the members of the council present;

RESOLVED, as it hereby resolve, to request all concerned institutions and government agencies that the Province of Palawan be included in the Investigative Study of the Asian Development Bank on the Development of the BIMP-East Asean Growth Area;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Council’s Committee on External Affairs, chaired by NEDA Deputy Director General Aniceto M. Sobrepeña, is herby directed to be the coordinating and liaison body in behalf of the PCSD on matters pertaining to the development of the East Asean Growth Area;

RESOLVED FINALLY, the copies of this resolution be sent to the Departments of Trade and Industry, foreign affairs, Tourism, Transportation and Development Authority and other concerned agencies for their consideration and appropriate action.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED, this 26th day of July, 1994 in El Nido Palawan.

Certified True and Correct:
Executive Dir. ARTHUR R. VENTURA
Secretary
APPROVED:GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
Chairman

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