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

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 95-81

RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT (DBM) TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE TO THE PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (PCSD) THE FUNDS FOR THE CALAUIT WILDLIFE SANCTUARY PROJECT.

WHEREAS, R.A. 7611 otherwise known as the Strategic Environment Plan (SEP) for Palawan, took effect on 19 June 1992 and Section 6 of said Act provides that the SEP shall serve as the framework to guide the government agencies concerned in the formulation 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 29 December 1994 a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the PCSD transfering the management of the Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary Project from DENR to the PCSD effective 01 January 1995;

WHEREAS, an amount of P 4.5 Million was provided for the Calauit Project under the General Appropriation Act for Calendar Year 1995, within the budget allocated for the DENR;

WHEREAS, the DENR has already requested the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to transfer and release the said amount to the PCSD, in view of the earlier cited Memorandum of Agreement;

WHEREAS, as of date, the DBM has not released the said amount to the PCSD;

WHEREAS, without the release of the said fund, the operation and maintenance of the Calauit Project shall be greatly imperilled;

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

RESOLVED, as it hereby resolve, that the Council urge, as it hereby urges, the DBM to immediately release to the PCSD the fund for the Calauit Project;

RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be sent to Honorable Sec. Salvador Enriquez and other concerned agencies, and local government units, for their information consideration and appropriated action;

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

CERTIFIED TRUE AND CORRECT APPROVED
ARTHUR R.VENTURA
Executive Director
PCSDS
GOV.SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
CHAIRMAN