Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 00-163
RESOLUTION DECLARING 756 HECTARES AS COMMUNAL FOREST ZONE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ABORLAN, PALAWAN.
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7611 adopted the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) as the comprehensive framework that shall guide the agencies concerned and the local government units in the formulation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;
WHEREAS, Sections 7 to 11 of Republic Act No. 7611 provide for the establishment of the Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), a graded system of protection and development control over the whole province involving the designation of management zones and their prescribed uses;
WHEREAS, the power to identify and designate ECAN zones pertains to the PCSD as the administrative machinery for the implementation, governance and policy direction of the SEP and pursuant to such power the “Revised Guidelines in the Identification, Establishment and Management of Communal Forest Zone in Palawan” was issued through PCSD Administrative Order No. 01, series of 1999;
WHEREAS, following the criteria and procedures provided in PCSD Administrative Order No. 01 , series of 1999, 3,280.50 hectares was identified as communal forest zone in the Municipality of Aborlan and an application for its declaration was submitted to the PCSD Staff for evaluation and endorsement to PCSD;
WHEREAS, based on the technical evaluation of the PCSDS only 756 hectares was found to be suitable for communal forest development. The evaluation report was presented to the PCSD for declaration and pursuant to such presentation the Council finds that the application is in conformity with the guidelines set forth in PCSD AO No. 01;
WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded the Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to declare, as it is hereby DECLARED, 756 hectares as communal forest zone in the Municipality of Aborlan, Palawan.
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the necessary issuance defining the metes and bounds of the zone be made for immediate implementation.
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the Municipality of Aborlan, the Provincial Government of Palawan, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and other agencies concerned for their information and appropriate action.
APPROVED and ADOPTED this 30th day of March 2000 in Puerto Princesa City.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.
Atty. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG