Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 01-181
” A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REVISED MAP OF THE ENVIRONMENTALLY CRITICAL AREAS NETWORK OF PALAWAN”
WHEREAS, on 19 June 1992, Republic Act No.7611, otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act, was approved and Section 6 thereof 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 the President;
WHEREAS, the main strategy of the SEP is the establishment of the Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), a graded system of protection and development control over the whole of Palawan;
WHEREAS, the PCSD in Resolution No. 94-44 adopted the guidelines in implementing ECAN, setting certain parameters / criteria in zoning the terrestrial, coastal and tribal ancestral lands / domains of the province;
WHEREAS, a preliminary ECAN map of Palawan was drafted in 1994 considering only the land classification and elevation (topography) criteria due to the absence of information on other criteria set forth in Republic Act No. 7611 and in the ECAN guidelines provided in PCSD Resolution 94-44;
WHEREAS, even with such status, the preliminary ECAN map became the basis for planning and zoning areas in Palawan;
WHEREAS, Sections 5 and 8 of PCSD Resolution 94-44 provides for the progressive review, revision and updating of the preliminary ECAN zoning plan and map upon acquisition of new information or data;
WHEREAS, upon acquisition of additional information on vegetative (forest) cover and slope, an updated/revised ECAN map was drafted using the Geographic Information System (GIS) technology;
WHEREAS, the revised ECAN map, now based on topography, slope, vegetative cover and land classification criteria, fairly depicts the current bio-physical and environmental condition of the province and conforms with the provisions of Sections 3 and 24 of PCSD Resolution 94-44, to make the ECAN zoning plan the guide to all entities and residents of Palawan in formulating and implementing plans and programs;
WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, the members present RESOLVE, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to approve, as it is hereby APPROVED, the Revised ECAN Map of Palawan, hereto attached as Annex “A”, based on the mapping procedures, hereto attached as Annex “B”, both attachments being an integral part of this resolution;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished all local government units, government agencies and non-governmental organizations operating in the province and all concerned sectors to serve as guide in the formulation of plans and developmental activities in accordance with the sustainable development objectives of the SEP;
APPROVED and ADOPTED this 2nd day of March 2001 in Coron, Palawan.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.
EXEC. DIR. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG
HON. ALFREDO E. ABUEG,JR.