Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(R.A. 7611)
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 02-201

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) TO ASSIGN SPECIAL PROSECUTOR WHO SHALL HANDLE ENVIRONMENTAL CASES FILED BY THE PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PCSD) AND THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF PALAWAN

WHEREAS, reports say that there are more PCSD cases that are lost than cases won in the Regional Trial Courts due to the inherent weakness of the prosecution arm of the government;

WHEREAS, there is a need to strengthen coordination between the enforcement agencies and the prosecution arm and to assign Special Prosecutor from the DOJ in order to ensure success of the cases filed by the PCSD or the Provincial Government;

WHEREFORE, upon motion jointly sponsored by Rep. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra and Undersecretary Cesar M. Drilon, the Council resolves, as it is hereby resolved, to request, as it is hereby requested, the Department of Justice to assign Special Prosecutor who will handle environmental cases filed by PCSD and the Provincial Government.

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished the DOJ for their information and appropriate action.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 19th day of June, 2002 in Puerto Princesa City


ATTY. JOSELITO C. ALISUAG

Secretary
APPROVED:

REP.VICENTE A. SANDOVAL
Chairman