PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 16-556
“DONATING ONE (1) UNIT OF FORFEITED CHAINSAW WITH SERIAL NUMBER 151783644 IN FAVOR OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF ARACELI, PALAWAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH PCDS ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 7 OR THE REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CHAINSAW ACT OF 2002”
WHEREAS, pursuant to Republic Act 7611, otherwise known as the “Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act,” the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development is endowed the duty to promote the development, conservation, management, protection, and utilization of the natural resources of Palawan;
WHEREAS,it is the declared policy of the SEP Law to support and promote the sustainable development goals for the provinces through proper conversation, utilization and development of natural resources to provide optimum yields on a continuing basis. With reference to forest resources, the State shall pursue and implement forest conservation and protection through the imposition of a total commercial logging ban;
WHEREAS,in the Province of Palawan, the power to effectively implement the provisions of Republic Act 9175 of the “Chainsaw Act of 2002” is vested with the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development which duty includes the obligation to coordinate with the local governments and other concerned agencies to ensure that the latter’s plan, programs and projects are aligned with the plans, programs and policies of the SEP for Palawan Act;
WHEREAS, Section 24 of PCSD Revised Administrative Order No. 07, (AO 07) Series of 2012 or the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Chainsaw Act of 2002 provides for the Disposition of Forfeited Chainsaw Units which states that chainsaw units which are forfeited under AO 07 in favor of the government may be disposed of through sale and donation in favor of National Government Agencies, Local Government Units and Government Owned and Controlled Corporations;
WHEREAS, the LocalGovernment of Araceli is charged with the management, conservation, preservation and protection of the environment and natural resources of the Municipality and is thus obligated to carry out the policies and regulations pertaining to environmental protection;
WHEREAS, on July 28, 2015, the Municipal Government of Araceli, through the Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 40-2015 requested that a chainsaw unit be awarded to the Local Government of Araceli to be utilized during operations of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council;
WHEREAS,in today’s meeting, as a favourable response on the said request,one unit of forfeited chainsaw in the custody of the PCSDS with serial number 151783644 shall be donated in favor of the Local Government of Aracelithrough its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) on the condition that the use of the donated chainsaw shall be for MDRRM purposes only;
WHEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and on motion duly seconded, the Council resolves to authorize PCSD Executive Director Nelson P. Devanadera, as it he is hereby AUTHORIZED to execute the corresponding Deed of Donation in favor of theLocal Government of Aracelithrough its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC)covering one (1) unit of forfeitedchainsaw;
RESOLVED FINALLY, thatcopies of this resolution be furnished the Local Government ofAraceli, its MDRRMC and other concerned agenciesfor their information and guidance;
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 16th day of September 2016 at DA Conference Room, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.
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I hereby certify that the above-quoted resolution has been duly adopted by the PCSD on the 16th day of September 2016.
NELSON P. DEVANADERA
JOSE CH. ALVAREZ