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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 04-224

“RESOLUTION CONFIRMING ALL THE ACTIONS TAKEN UP BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WINSTON G. ARZAGA WITH THE BUSYADORS IN EL NIDO, PALAWAN”

WHEREAS, on September 12, 2003 the PCSD passed Resolution No. 03-217 adopting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act No. 9072 and pursuant thereto PCSD Administrative Orders No. 08 and 08-A were adopted providing for the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9072 and for the issuance of permits/ for collection, extraction and removal of edible bird’s nests pursuant to sec. 5.6 of PCSD Administrative Order No. 8, Series of 2003;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the aforementioned Administrative Orders the PCSD Executive Director entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Swiftlet Nest Gatherers Association, Inc. of El Nido for the management and protection of the caves and sustainable utilization of the cave resources and providing specific assistance to the Local Government Unit in the locality with PCSDS exercising oversight functions in the bidding of the cave resources:

WHEREAS, the PCSDS as part of its oversight functions has supervised the conduct of the bidding of edible birds nest and a total amount of Ten Thousand One Hundred Seventy Eight and Ninety Five Centavos (PhP 10,178.95) has been donated by the Association to Brgy. New Ibajay, Municipality of El Nido, so as not to deprive the municipality of the proceeds from the harvest of edible birds nest;

WHEREAS, the PCSDS believes that the above described scheme can be replicated in other municipalities which has edible birds nest;

WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, that the memorandum of agreement entered into by and between the Executive Director and the Swiftlet Nest Gatherers Association, Inc. represented by its President, Mr. Armando A. Abis and the subsequent actions enforcing it be confirmed, as it is hereby confirmed;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished the association, the Municipality of El Nido for their information.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 27th day of February 2004.

I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the-foregoing resolution


WINSTON G. ARZAGA

Secretary
APPROVED:

REP.VICENTE A. SANDOVAL
Chairman