Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 04-227
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WINSTON G. ARZAGA TO SEEK NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE ASSISTANCE FROM ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO ENSURE PROPER IMPLEMENTATIO OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9072
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9072, otherwise known as the Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act, was passed into law on April 8, 2001 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 9 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, among others, the PCSD is empowered under Republic Act No. 9072 to issue permits for the collection and removal of guano and other cave resources;
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 RA 9072 and Procedural Guidelines for the Issuance of Permits for the Collection, Extraction and Removal of Edible Bird’s Nests Pursuant to Section 5.6 of PCSD Administrative Order No. 8, Series of 2003;
WHEREAS, considering manpower and budgetary constraint the PCSDS cannot fully enforce the provisions of RA 9072 without the assistance of other government agencies or instrumentalities;
WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to authorize the Executive Director, as hereby he is authorized, to seek necessary and appropriate assistance from all government agencies to ensure proper implementation of Republic Act No. 9072.
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished the concerned agencies and other concerned entities for their information and guidance.
APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 27lh day of February 2004.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the foregoing resolution
WINSTON G. ARZAGA
VICENTE A. SANDOVAL