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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 05-265

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONGRESSMAN ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA, CHAIRMAN OF THE PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TO ENTER INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ISUGOD MANGROVE REFORESTATION PROJECT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF QUEZON,PALAWAN

WHEREAS, it is a declared policy of the State to protect, develop and conserve its natural resources to promote sustainable development;

WHEREAS, Republic Act 7611 adopted the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan providing a comprehensive framework that guides national as well as local agencies in the formulation of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and the natural resources of Palawan;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act 7611 provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD);

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the need for resource enhancement activities such as habitat restoration and rehabilitation to pursue SEP goals and objectives;

WHEREAS, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) offers a grant through the DBP Forest Project to develop downstream industries in the rural areas by supporting and encouraging coastal rehabilitation through planting of mangroves;

WHEREAS, Section 19 of Republic Act 7611, mandated the Council to arrange, negotiate for, accept donations, grants, gifts, loans and other fundings from domestic and foreign sources to carry out the activities and purposes of the SEP;

WHEREAS, PCSD has proposed to DBP a mangrove reforestation project in Barangay Isugod, its pilot site for a Coastal Resource Management Learning Center in the Municipality of Quezon;

WHEREAS, the DBP has considered the proposal with PCSD as partner in the implementation of the Barangay Isugod Mangrove Reforestation Project;

WHEREAS, a Memorandum of Agreement between PCSD and DBP has to be forged to define roles and responsibilities to pursue the project;

WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, the Council Resolved, as it is hereby RESOLVED to authorize Congressman Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra, Chairman of PCSD to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines in the implementation of Barangay Isugod Mangrove Reforestation Project in the municipality of Quezon, Palawan.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that a copy of this Resolution be furnished the Development Bank of the Philippines, the provincial Government of Palawan, the Municipal Government of Quezon, the Barangay Government of Isugod and other concerned agencies for their information and guidance.

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 28th day of October, 2005 in Puerto Princesa City.

FOR THE COUNCIL:

Rep. ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA
Chairman