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

PCSD Resolution No. 03-214

“A RESOLUTION AMENDING SECTION 1 OF PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 03-207, RECONSTITUTING THE PCSD LEGAL COMMITTEE AS A QUASI JUDICIAL BODY”

WHEREAS, on 17 January 2003, the Council passed Resolution No. 03-207, entitle “A Resolution Reconstituting the PCSD Legal Committee, Delegating Thereto the Quasi-Judicial Power to Adjudicate Violations of PCSD Administrative Order No. 00-05 and Other Similar or Related Orders of the Council, and Providing the Procedural Guidelines Therefor”.

WHEREAS, Section 1 of the subject resolution provides for the membership of the reconstituted Legal Committee, increasing the number of PCSD members from two to five, to wit:

“Section 1. The PCSD Legal Committee. The PCSD Legal Committee reactivated pursuant to PCSD Resolution No. 02-202 is hereby reconstituted to increase the PCSD membership therein from two (2) to five (5) members as follows:

(a) the most senior lawyer-member of the PCSD as Chairperson; for the term 2003-2004, the Vice Governor David A. Ponce de Leon is the most senior lawyer-member of the PCSD and shall serve as the Chairperson of the Legal Committee for the duration of the said term;

(b) the following shall serve as members:

  1. the PCSDS Executive Director,
  2. any member of the PCSD, preferably a lawyer,
  3. the NGO representative, and
  4. the business sector representative.”

WHEREAS, the membership in the Council of the two of the above-enumerated members have expired, leaving the present membership to only three members. In view of this, there is difficulty in constituting a quorum for the Committee to do business as a quasi-judicial body.

WHEREFORE, for and in consideration of the above premises, be it resolved as it is hereby resolved, that Section 1 of the PCSD Resolution No. 03-207 be amended, as it is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 1. The PCSD Legal Committee. The PCSD Legal Committee reactivated pursuant to PCSD Resolution No. 02-202 is hereby reconstituted to increase the PCSD membership therein from two (2) to five (5) members as follows:

(a) the most senior lawyer-member of the PCSD as Chairperson; for the term 2003-2004, the Vice Governor David A. Ponce de Leon is the most senior lawyer-member of the PCSD and shall serve as the Chairperson of the Legal Committee for the duration of the said term;

(b) the following shall serve as members:

  1. the PCSDS Executive Director,
  2. any member of the PCSD, preferably a lawyer,
  3. the NGO representative, and
  4. the business sector representative.

In the absence of any lawyer-member in the PCSD, the Council shall designate any member as Chairman of the Legal Committee. In the same manner, in the event that the membership of other Committee members in the Council expires, vacated, or otherwise incapacitated, the Committee Chairman is hereby authorized to designate any Council member as members of the Legal Committee, until such time that their successors are duly admitted as Council members.

The majority of all members present in a meeting shall constitute a quorum for the Committee to transact business.

ADOPTED and APPROVED this 12th day of September 2003 in Puerto Princesa City.

I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.

APPROVED:
DIR. WINSTON G. ARZAGA
Secretary
REP. VICENTE A. SANDOVAL
PCSD Chairman