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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 03-221

“A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STAFF (PCSDS) TO OPEN A SPECIAL TRUST FUND FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACTS NO.9072, 9147 & 9175 “

WHEREAS, in 1992, Republic Act No. 7611 was passed adopting the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act and creating the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) as the administrative machinery for SEP’s governance, policy direction and implementation;

WHEREAS, the PCSD is vested with power to promulgate the rules and regulations governing the exploration, development, conservation extraction, disposition, use of natural resources and such other commercial activities related thereto in the province of Palawan;

WHEREAS, on April 8, 2001, Republic Act No. 9072, otherwise known as the Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act, was passed into law to carry out the declared policy of the State to “conserve, protect and manage caves and cave resources as part of the country’s natural wealth;

WHEREAS, Section 4 of the said Act provides that the PCSD shall be the lead implementing agency in the Province of Palawan pursuant to Republic Act No. 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan;

WHEREAS, on July 3, 2001, republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, was passed into law to carry out the declared policy of the State to “conserve the country’s wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainability”;

WHEREAS, Section 4 of R.A. 9147 provides that the PCSD shall be the lead implementing agency in the Province of Palawan pursuant to Republic Act No. 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan;

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2002, Republic Act No. 9175, otherwise known as the Chainsaw Act of 2002, was passed into law to carry out the declared policy of the State to conserve, develop and protect the forest resources under the sustainable forest management by pursuing an aggressive forest protection program geared towards eliminating illegal logging and other forms of forest destruction which are being facilitated with the use of chainsaws;

WHEREAS, Section 9 of R.A. 9175 provides that the PCSD shall be the lead implementing agency in the Province of Palawan pursuant to Republic Act No.7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan;

WHEREAS, despite the additional duties and functions which the PCSD and its Staff will have to perform in implementing the above stated laws, no additional budgetary allocation has been provided, however as implementing agency the PCSD is authorized to collect fees in the implementation of these Acts;

WHEREAS, there is a need to create a special trust fund where all the monies collected from the implementation of the above laws shall be deposited and shall be utilized for the purpose of achieving the policy objectives for which the law were enacted;

WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, that the Council is authorizing the PCSDS to open a special trust fund for the collection and disbursement of funds from the implementation of Republic Acts No. 9072, 9147 & 9175;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished the concerned agencies for their guidance and appropriate action.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 18th day of December 2003.

CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT


WINSTON G. ARZAGA

Secretary
APPROVED:

REP.VICENTE A. SANDOVAL
Chairman