Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 03-219
“A RESOLUTION CREATING THE PROVINCIAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD AND DESIGNATING THE PCSD CHAIRMAN AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR AS CO-CHAIRMAN AS PROVIDED FOR BY RA 9003 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2000”
WHEREAS, R.A. 7611, otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan, which took effect on 19 June 1992 provides that the SEP shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulation of plans, programs and project affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;
WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7611 provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and Section 19 provides that PCSD has the power to call on any department, bureau, office, agency or instrumentality of the government, and on private entities and organizations for cooperation and assistance in the performance of its functions which shall promote the development, conservation, management, protection and utilization of the natural resources of Palawan;
WHEREAS, Section 11 of RA 9003 otherwise known as “The Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act of 2000” provides that the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board shall be established in every province, to be chaired by the governor and the members and their functions as enumerated therein. However, in the case of the Province of Palawan, the Chairman of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) shall chair the Board;
WHEREAS, Section 12 of RA 9003 also provides that the City and Municipal ESWM Board shall be organized with the Mayor as Chairman and the members and their functions as enumerated therein and Section 16 provides that the Provincial, City/Municipal Board shall develop their 10-year SWM Plan with the different components as enumerated under Section 17 thereof to be approved by the ESWM Commission. However, in the case of the Province of Palawan, the PCSD shall approve the plan;
NOW THEREFORE, on motion duly seconded by all the members of the Council present;
RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, that the Council hereby creates the Provincial Solid Waste Management Board and Designates the PCSD Chairman as the Chairman of the Board and the Provincial Governor as Co-Chairman.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 21st of November, 2003 in Puerto Princesa City.
Certified True and Correct
WINSTON G. ARZAGA
REP.VICENTE A. SANDOVAL