Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 02-194
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CLOSURE WORK PLAN (CWP) 2002 OF THE PALAWAN TROPICAL FORESTRY PROTECTION PROGRAMME (PTFPP)
WHEREAS, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) pursuant to its mandate under Republic Act 7611, otherwise known as the “Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act, is tasked to ensure the environmental preservation, protection and rational utilization of Palawan’s natural resources;
WHEREAS, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) implements the PTFPP within the framework of the Strategic Environmental Plan under Republic Act No. 7611 and the NIPAS Act under Republic Act no. 7586 pursuant to a Financing Memorandum ALA/PHI/93/37; between the Government of the Philippines and the Commission of European Community.
WHEREAS, the Financing Memorandum provides that a steering committee composed of PCSD and two other entities, shall be responsible for approving the Programme’s work plan and providing policy direction as necessary;
WHEREAS, the seven-year project is scheduled to end by the 15th June 2002 and a Closure Work Plan (CWP) was prepared to enable an efficient closure of the project.
WHEREAS, the goal of the PTFPP CWP, anchored on the foundation of what has already been achieved, aims to ensure that the best chances exist for institutionally sustainable forest protection in Palawan within the framework of the SEP and other constitutional mechanisms;
WHEREAS, in addition to actual project closure, the CWP will address four key weaknesses of the project to wit: the requirement for functional management plans for the locations in which PTFPP is concerned based on SEP; the establishment of sustainable planning institutions able to implement the plans; the need to identify and to compensate the Donor communities and the need to meet political expectations of the project.
WHEREAS, following deliberation as the same was presented to the PCSD for approval;
WHEREFORE, on motion by Arty. Joselito C. Alisuag and duly seconded by Rep. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra, the Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to approve the 2002 CWP of the PTFPP;
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the PTFPP Programme Management Office and the EC Head of Delegation in Manila for their information.
APPROVED and ADOPTED this 7th of March 2002 in Quezon City.
ATTY. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG
HON.VICENTE A. SANDOVAL