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The road to sustainable development as envisioned for Palawan is contained in the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP), passed into law in 1992.

The SEP Law calls for the zoning of Environmentally Critical Areas Network (ECAN), a comprehensive strategy encompassing the whole province and guiding its conservation and developmental undertakings.

SEP

Strategic Environmental Plan

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Main Strategy of SEP. ECAN is a graded system of protection and development control over Palawan’s natural resources.

ECAN

Environmentally Critical Areas Network

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In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act of 2012, to wit:

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PCSDS Executive Director Nelson P. Devanadera during the PSDSAP planning-workshop held at the training hall of the Palawan Sustainable Development Training Institue, July 1-2, 2014.

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The province of Palawan, as part of the Biosphere Reserve Network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), hosted the 4th Meeting of the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WINCBR) with the theme Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves under the Impact of Natural Disasters last June 17 to 20, […]

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