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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 04-236

“A RESOLUTION AUTHORISING THE CREATION OF CALAUIT TRUST FUND AND A UTHORISING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PCSD STAFF TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF BUSUANGA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CALAUIT GAME “PRESERVE AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY'”

WHEREAS, Section 16 of the Republic Act 7611 created the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) as the administrative machinery for the governance, policy direction and implementation of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan and empowers the same to formulate plans and policies as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of Republic Act 7611;

WHEREAS, the PCSD is vested with power to promulgate the rules and regulations governing the exploration, development, conservation, extraction, disposition, use of natural resources as well as to implement and manage projects related thereto in the province of Palawan;

WHEREAS, the PCSD is likewise empowered to coordinate with the local governments to ensure that local governments’ programs and projects are aligned with the plans, programs and policies of the SEP;

WHEREAS, the Calauit Island, located at the north-western tip of Busuanga island in Palawan was declared a Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary by Presidential Proclamation No. 1578 in August 31, 1976;

WHEREAS, the Department of Environmentt and Natural Resources, recognising the role of PCSD in Palawan by virtue of Republic Act 7611, turned over the management of Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary through a Memorandum of Agreement signed last December 29, 1994;

<p>WHEREAS, Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary gained local and international attention due to its contribution to conservation and ss a unique nature park destination for tourists and scholars;

WHEREAS, even with vast opportunities and prospects for Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, due to fmancial constraints, the activities of PCSD Staff is limited to management and propagation of endemic and free-ranging African exotic animals and patrolling of the area;

WHEREAS, there is a need to create a special trust where all the fees collected from Calauit shall be deposited and shall be utilised for the operation and management of Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary for the achievement of its vision and objectives;

WHEREAS, there is urgency to enter into a management scheme that will combine the resources of the Municipality of Busuanga and the expertise of PCSD staff to arrive at a better strategy in the management and resolution of issues in the area;

WHEREFORE, on motion of Rep. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra, duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED that authority is given to the PCSD Staff to create a trust fund for the collection of fees and disbursement thereof for the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that authority is also given to the Executive Director of PCSD Staff to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Municipality of Busuanga for the establishment of a trust fund of Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copy of this resolution be furnished to the Office of the Mayor and the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality of Busuanga.

APPROVED and ADOPTED this 24th day of September 2004 in Metro Manila. I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution

NELSON P. DEVANADERA
Secretary
APPROVED FOR THE COUNCIL:

Hon.ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA
PCSD,Chair