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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 03-215

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE DRAFT IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CHAINSAW ACT OF 2002 (R.A. NO. 9175) ENTITLED ” AN ACT REGULATING THE OWNERSHIP, POSSESSION, SALE, IMPORTATION AND USE OF THE CHAINSAWS, PENALIZING VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” FOR THE PROVINCE OF PALAWAN

WHEREAS, The Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan, adopted under Republic Act No. 7611, provides for the comprehensive framework for the sustainable development of Palawan compatible with enhancing the natural resources and endangered environment of the province and created the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) as the administrative machinery for its implementation, governance and policy direction;

WHEREAS, Section 7-11 of said Act provides for the establishment of an Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), the main strategy for SEP which is a graded system of protection and development control over the whole of Palawan, including its tribal lands, forests, mines, agricultural areas, settlement areas, small islands, mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds and the surrounding sea;

WHEREAS, necessary functions and powers have been vested to the Council in order to successfully implement the provisions of this Act found in Section 19, such as:

Adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations and impose penalties therefor for the effective implementation of the SEP and other provisions of this Act (8);

Enforce the provision of this Act and other existing laws, rules and regulations similar to or complementary with this Act (9), and

Perform related functions which shall promote the development, conservation, management, protection and utilization of the natural resources of Palawan (10);

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sec. 9 of R.A. 9175 the provisions of this Act shall be implemented by the PCSD pursuant to R.A. 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan;

NOW, THEREFORE, upon unanimous decision of the Council :

RESOLVED as it is hereby RESOLVED, that the Council approve the Draft implementing Rules and Regulations of the Chainsaw Act of 2002 (R.A. No. 9175) entitled ” An Act Regulating the Ownership, Possession, Sale, Importation and use of Chainsaws, Penalizing Violations Thereof and for other purposes” for the province of Palawan;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that copies of this Resolution be furnished to Deparment of Environment and Natural Resources, the Local Government Units and to other concerned agencies for information and appropriate action.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 12th day of September 2003 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT:


Exec. Dir. WINSTON G. ARZAGA

Secretary
APPROVED:

HON. VICENTE A. SANDOVAL
Chairman,PCSD