Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 01-178
A RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE MINERAL PRODUCTION SHARING AGREEMENT OF CENTRAL PALAWAN MINING AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION (CPMIC), PYRAMID HILL MINING AND INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION (PHIMIC) AND PALAWAN STAR MINING VENTURES, INC. (PSMVI) AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DENR) TO PROCESS THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE (ECC) THEREOF.
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 7611 adopted the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) as the comprehension framework that guides the agencies concerned and the local governments 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 Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) as the administrative machinery for the implementation, governance and policy direction of the SEP;
WHEREAS, the CPMIC, PHIMIC and PSMVI filed an application for PCSD endorsement of its MPSA in the municipalities of Quezon and Espanola and based on the technical evaluation of the PCSD Staff the applied areas fall within the multiple use, traditional use and controlled use zones, where strictly controlled mining may be allowed, under the Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN);
WHEREAS, the project is expected to generate substantial economic benefits to the Province and its people;
WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to endorse, as it is hereby ENDORSED, the MPSA of CPMIC, PHIMIC and PSMVI, and to authorize the DENR, as it is hereby AUTHORIZED, to process the companies’ Environmental Clearance Certificates.
RESOLVED FINALLY, that DENR be furnished with copy of this resolution for their appropriate action.
ADOPTED and APPROVED this 2nd day of March 2001 in Coron, Palawan.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.
ATTY. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG
HON. ALFREDO E. ABUEG ,JR.