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Palawan Council: ABS-CBN, 18 local execs broke SEP Law 06/27/2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Palawan Council: ABS-CBN, 18 local execs broke SEP Law

06/27/2012
For occupying and converting Sabsaban Falls into an eco-tourism resort without a clearance from the Palawan Council Sustainable Development (PCSD), charges have been filed against the ABS-CBN Foundation (ACF) and 18 local government officials, PCSD legal chief Adel Belena said.

Belena said the ACF-Bantay Kalikasan, which occupied the falls within the timberland in Brookes’ Point, Palawan and converted them into a resort violated Administrative Order (AO) 6. The case marked as Administrative Case 438 is now pending with the PCSD Adjudication Board (PAB).

AO 6 provides the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act. The order requires a SEP clearance for all projects affecting the environment and natural resources of Palawan, including government projects..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120627nat3.html

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