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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 05-244

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PCSDS TO CHARGE/COLLECT USER FEE FOR THE USE OF PCSDS FACILITIES, EQUIPMENTS AND SERVICES

WHEREAS, paragraph 4 of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act provides that the Council may arrange, negotiate for, and accept donations, grants, gifts and loans, and other funding from domestic and foreign sources to carry out the activities and purposes of the SEP;

WHEREAS, the Council may prescribe guidelines and provide directions in the management and administrative operations of the agency as provided in paragraph 1 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the SEP law;

WHEREAS, facilities and equipments acquired by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff has been intended to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the staff in their discharge of public service and for the fulfillment of the goals and objectives of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan;

WHEREAS, although such equipments and facilities are intended for the upliftment of the PCSDS personnel and for use in PCSDS activities, the agency, has been lending such without any monetary equivalent but in consideration of its committed partnership with other agencies for sustainable development and management of Palawan’s resources;

WHEREAS, considering the current fiscal problem and the call for austerity measures as well as the decline in the release of funds and the imposition of mandatory savings, these facilities and equipments have been less of a priority;

WHEREAS, on September 24, 2004 the PCSD Legal Committee recommended to the Council to authorize the PCSDS to collect fees or charges for the use of the training hall and the Palawan Sustainable Development Institute in Irawan. However, this authority does not include equipment and services;

WHEREAS, to avert loss thru jeopardized maintenance and high cost of parts and repairs, which may likewise imperil human resource development, these training facilities and other PCSDS facilities, equipments and services needs to be rented out to generate its own respective funds for maintenance and proper operation;

WHEREFORE, on motion unanimously seconded by the members present, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, that a user fee be charged for the use of PCSDS facilities, equipments and services.

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be distributed to the PCSDS Environmental Education and Extension Division and other concerned agencies for information and appropriate action.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 24th day of February 2005 in Metro Manila.

Certified True and Correct:


NELSON P. DEVANADERA

Secretary
APPROVED FOR THE COUNCIL:

HON.ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA
Chairman