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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 95-78

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED HOUSE BILL NO. 14346 ENTITLED ‘AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PALAWAN OIL SPILLAGE CONTROL CENTER AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR” FILED BY CONG. DAVID A. PONCE DE LEON AND CONG. ALFREDO E. ABUEG JR. AT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

WHEREAS, R.A. 7611 otherwise known as the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan, took effect on 19 June 1992 and Section 6 of Act provides that the SEP shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulations of plans, programs and projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan;

WHEREAS, Section 16 of R.A. 7611 provides that the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP shall be exercised by the Palawan Council For Sustainable Development (PCSD), under the Office of the President;

WHEREAS, on 23 December 1994, Cong. David A. Ponce de Leon and Cong. Alfredo E. Abueg Jr. filed at the House of Representatives House Bill No. 14346, entitled “An Act Establishment the Palawan Oil Spillage Control Center and Appropriating Funds Therefor”;

WHEREAS, the Council recognize that despite the increasing danger of oil spills with the anticipated rise in oil production as with the increase of the size and number of tankers traversing the waters of Palawan, there is not a single facility in the Province for the containment and recovery of oil spillage;

NOW THEREFORE, upon unanimous motion by all the members of the Council present, the Council;

RESOLVED, as it hereby resolve, that the Council support, as it hereby supports, House Bill No. 14346 filed by Cong, David A. Ponce de Leon and Cong. Alfredo E. Abueg Jr. at the House of Representatives;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be sent to Cong. David A. Ponce de Leon, Cong. Alfredo E. Abueg Jr. and the Honorable Member of the House of Representatives, for their information, consideration and appropriated action;

APPROVED AND ADOPTED, this 3rd of February, 1995 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Certified True and Correct:

ARTHUR R. VENTURA
Secretary

Approved:

GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
Chairman,PCSD