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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 94-57

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED ACT ON ANCESTRAL LAND AND ANCESTRAL DOMAIN AND REQUISTING THE HONORABLE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO EXPEDITIOUSLY CAUSE THE EARLY PASSAGE OF 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, implemented and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), under the Office of the President;

WHEREAS, Section 7-11 of said act provides for the establishment of an Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), the main strategy of of SEP which is a graded system of protection and development control over the whole of Palawan, including its tribal lands lands, forests, mine, 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 identified zones;

WHEREAS, the PCSD recognizes that in implementing the SEP, and the ECAN in particular, one of its constraints is the existence of outdated mining laws;

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 Mining Act now pending in Congress and request the Honorable Members of Congress to act expeditiously and cause the early passage of the said proposed Act;

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, 1994 in El Nido, Palawan.

Certified True and Correct:
Exec. Dir. ARTHUR R. VENTURA
Secretary
Approved:
GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
Chairman,PCSD

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