Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 94-56
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED MINING ACT AND REQUESTING THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO EXPEDITIOUSLY CAUSE THE EARLY PASSAGE OF THE SAID PROPOSED ACT.
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 the President;
WHEREAS, Section 7-11 of said act provides for the establishment of an Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN) the main strategy of SEP which is a graded system of protection and development control over the whole of Palawan, including its tribal lands, forest, mines, agricultural areas, settlement areas, small island, mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass, beds and the surrounding sea;
WHEREAS, the PCSD in its 23rd Council meeting held on 18 February 1994, adopted the guidelines in implementing the ECAN, prescribing among others, the allowable activities within the identifies zones;
WHEREAS, one of the functions of the PCSD as provided for in section 19(5) of R.A 7611 is to “recommend to the Congress of the Philippines such matters that may require legislation, in support of the objectives of the SEP;
WHEREAS, one of the PCSD, recognizes that in implementing the SEP, and the ECAN in particular, one of its constraints is the existence, of outdated, forestry laws, specifically P.D 705;
NOW THEREFORE, upon motion by Maj. Gen Carlos F. Tanega, duly seconded by Usec. Ricardo M. Umali, all the members of the council present;
RESOLVED, as it hereby resolved, that the Council express its support to the proposed New Forestry Code now pending in Congress and Request the honorable Members, of Congress to act expeditiously and cause the early passage of the said code;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be sent to the honorable members of congress, local government units and other concerned agencies for their information, consideration and appropriate action;
APPROVED AND ADOPTED, this 26th day of July, 1998 in El Nido, Palawan.
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Exec. Dir. ARTHUR R. VENTURA
GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
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