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Bantay Kalikasan lacks environment permits — NCIP

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bantay Kalikasan lacks environment permits — NCIP


The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), through its officer Ricardo Sanga, had issued a cease order against further activities in Sabsaban Falls when the Bantay Kalikasan (BK) was not able to not present a free and prior informed consent (FPIC) and certificate of pre-condition (CP) as required by the Indigenous People’s Rights Act  (IPRA) or Republic Act 8371.

BK has admitted to occupying and developing Sabsaban Falls into a resort and cutting down 44 trees in Brooke’s Point, Palawan which the tribal commission said were deliberate and serious violations of the IPRA.

Sanga added that the BK had also failed to present the strategic environment plan (SEP) from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD). The PCSD approves and issues SEPs upon submission of a CP from the NCIP on the basis of an approved FPIC.

An SEP serves as the framework for the implementation of projects and programs affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/568-bantay-kalikasan-lacks-environment-permits-%E2%80%94-ncip

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