Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 95-79
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO THE PROPOSED HOUSE BILL NO. 14346 ENTITLED “AN ACT CREATING A SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND FREE PORT IN THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF PALAWAN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORIT, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” 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 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 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 if the President;
WHEREAS, on 28 December 1994, Cong. David A. Ponce de Leon and Cong. Alfredo E. Abueg Jr. filed at the House of Representative House Bill No. 14347. entitled “An Act Creating a Special Economic Zone and Free Port in the in the First Congressional District of Palawan, Creating for this Purpose the Northern Palawan Special Economic Zone Authority, Appropriating Funds Therefore, and for other Purposes”;
WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the potentials of this heretofore economically-inactive part of the country to be a growth zone and that the major oil and gas investors in Northern Palawan can be the first clientete of the proposed economic zone;
NOW THEREFORE, upon unanimous motion by all the members of the Council present, the Council;
RESOLVED, as it hereby resolved, that the Council support, as it hereby supports, House Bill No. 14347 filed by
Cong. David A. Ponce de Leon. Cong. Alfredo E. Abueg Jr at 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 Members of the House of the House of Representative. Other concerned agencies and local government units, for their information, consideration and appropriate action;
APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 3rd day of February, 1995 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
SALVADOR P. SOCRATES
|Certified True and Correct:
ARTHUR R. VENTURA
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