Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 01-184
“A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PROPOSAL FOR A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE PALAWAN TROPICAL FORESTRY PROTECTION PROGRAMME (PTFPP)”
WHEREAS, the Palawan Tropical Forestry Protection Programme (PTFPP), a 7-year program funded by a grant from the European Union and co-financed by the Government of the Philippines, commenced in July 1995 and is expected to end by July 2003;
WHEREAS, the Programme aims to assist in the preservation of Palawan forests through community based sustainable development strategy within the framework of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act under Republic Act No. 7611 and the National Integrated Protected Areas System under Republic Act No. 7586;
WHEREAS, three major factors has affected the performance of the Programme, namely: (i) the shift in implementation strategy from sector/province-wide to catchment/area-based, (ii) the reorganization in 1998, and (iii) the delay in the approval of the Annual Work Plan for 2001, which practically put on hold all activities for the year;
WHEREAS, notwithstanding the above-mentioned factors, the Programme has accomplished the major targets however there is a need to finish to their logical conclusion what has been started or else resource expended would have been wasted;
WHEREAS, the extension period aims to: (i) institutionalize key stakeholders’ participation for fuller implementation and sustainability, (ii) finalize the required management plans, and (iii) implement supportive programme initiatives that will further enhance and facilitate the institutionalization process;
WHEREAS, the PCSDS will take the lead role in implementing and supervising the extension programme and the budgetary requirements will be taken from the unexpended amount of the Programme;
WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to approve, as it is hereby APPROVED, the two-year extension programme of the PTFPP;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the PTFPP, National Economic and Development Authority, the Delegation of the European Union in Manila, and other concerned agencies for their information and guidance.
ADOPTED and APPROVED this 26th day of July 2001 in Quezon City.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.
ATTY. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG
HON.VICENTE A. SANDOVAL