EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF LEYTE, HELD IN THE SESSION HALL,
ON JULY 23, 1996
RESOLUTION NO. 96-406
A RESOLUTION ENACTING AN ORDINANCE MOBILIZING THE YOUTH OF THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE FOR HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND ESTABLISHING THE LEYTE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
AND TRAINING CENTER
WHEREAS, it is a declared policy of the Province of Leyte to be a partner of the national government in implementing a Population Management Program that takes into account the interrelationship of population, resources and environment in the attainment of sustainable development objectives.
WHEREFORE, on motion of the Honorable Eden Dannah H. Bartolini, duly seconded by the Honorable Marcos Antonio D. Solana, the Honorable Corazon M. Fiel and the Honorable Romulo A. Tiu.
RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, to adopt the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 02
Series of 1996
AN ORDINANCE MOBILIZING THE YOUTH OF THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE FOR
HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND ESTABLISHING THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CENTER
By authority of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in session assembled this date, be it ordained that:
ARTICLE I. PRELIMINARY CHAPTER
Section 1. Title - This ordinance shall be known as MOBILIZING THE YOUTH OF THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE FOR HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND ESTABLISHING THE LEYTE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CENTER.
Section 2. Declaration of Policy - It is hereby declared the policy of the province of Leyte to be a partner of the national government in implementing a Population Management that takes into account the interrelationship of Population, Resources and environment in the attainment of sustainable objectives. Such a policy shall:
1. Promote an integrated approach towards advocacy on the Human and Ecological Security concerns and the critical - interrelationship of population, resources and environment;
2. Encourage community youth organizing and enjoin other existing community youth organization as strategy for youth empowerment;
3. Provide access to program information and services at the provincial, municipal and barangay level on human and ecological security
4. Encourage youth to plant trees as a viable livelihood endeavor;
5. Develop tree parks as recreational areas and bird sanctuaries in all barangays as maybe appropriate;
6. Establish plant and tree nurseries to supply the seeds and seedlings requirements of the program.
Section 3. Definition of Terms - For the purpose of this ordinance, unless the context indicate otherwise:
a. Sustainable Development - Meeting the needs and aspirations of the people without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet also their own needs;
b. H.E.S. - Human and Ecological Security - A state or condition wherein at least the basic minimum need are met without compromising the balance of nature in the pursuit of sustainable development;
c. PPMP - Philippine Population Management Program that aims to attain better quality of life for all Filipino through the promotion of a healthy balance between and among population, resources and environment;
d. Youth - persons belonging to the age group between 15-30 years old
e. YHES - Youth for Human and Ecological Security Youth organizations, associations and or groups mobilized for the purpose of promoting the human and ecological security concerns
f. Tree park - A reserved site or area developed and planted with trees for educational and recreational purposes as bird sanctuaries;
g. Tree Farming - The cultivation of soil, planting and growing of trees including harvesting, selling and transporting of such products and other activities and practices performed in conjunction with such operations done by person;
h. Tree Farm - refers to land devoted to activity as defined for industrial and commercial purposes;
i. Tree - refers to woody plants with main stem intended for industrial and commercial purposes;
j. Mature Tree - depending on the variety, is a tree that attained the proper growth or size and years as maybe classified by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR);
k. Harvesting - is the cutting of the main stem, splitting, sawing and classifying such product;
l. PPEC - Acronym for Provincial Population Executive Committee, a body created at the provincial level which is responsible for the overall coordination in the implementation of the Population Management Program at the Provincial level.
m. MPEC - Acronym for Municipal Population Executive Committee, a body created at the municipal level which is responsible for the overall coordination in the implementation of the Population Management Program at the municipal level.
n. BPEC - Acronym for Barangay Population Executive Committee, a body created at the barangay level which is responsible for the overall coordination in the implementation of the Population Management Program at the barangay level.
o. Adolescent Development Program - A program of the Commission on Population which responds to various needs of adolescents for responsible sexuality.
Section 4. Scope - This ordinance shall govern activities in the promotion and advocacy of Human and Ecological Security Concerns by mobilizing the youth and establishing the Leyte Youth Development and Training Center.
ARTICLE II. ESTABLISHING THE LEYTE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CENTER.
Section 5 Goals and objectives - The center aims to contribute to the overall welfare and development of the youth of the province of Leyte hereby empowering them an active participants in the achievement of the nation's population and sustainable development objectives. Furthermore, it shall enhance the human resource development program of the province for an integrated and wholistic response to the problems and needs of the youth.
Section 6 Functions and services - The center shall cater to the development and training needs of the youth on the following aspects:
a. Basic Livelihood Skills Development
b. Information and Counselling Services on the Adolescent Development Program ;
c. Tree Park and Tree Farming Technology, including Nursery Management and Seedling Production;
d. Marine Resource Technology Echo System Protection;
e. Youth Cooperatives Development;
f. Sports and Cultural Development;
g. Review Center for Scholarship Program;
h. Provide linkages for Scholarship Grant with local and international training institutions
Section 7 Inter-agency and Multi Sectoral Participation - The active involvement of the various government and non-government agencies shall be enjoined in the development and implementation of the various youth programs.
Section 8 Organizational Management - Responsible for the over-all management of the center is a Board of Directors which is composed of a sectoral representatives and chaired by the provincial Governor of Leyte. However, the day to day management of the center shall be assigned to a full time staff headed by a center manager.
Section 9 Source of Funds for Operation - The center shall draw its financial support from the following sources:
a. Provincial allocation for HES programs and projects taken from the 20% economic and development fund and other local sources of funds as mandated in the Executive Order Nos. 95-130 and 95-210;
b. Training fees collected form each trainee or through the sponsorship of their respective municipal government;
c. Donations, grants and other forms of financial assistance from local as well as international agencies.
ARTICLE III MOBILIZING AND ORGANIZING THE YOUTH
Section 10 Mobilizing the Youth - The youth shall be mobilized and organized into associations, cooperatives and other groups and shall be registered in the Provincial Population Executive Committee (PPEC)of the province.
Section 11 Training of Members of Youth Organization - Organizations, associations and/or cooperatives shall be developed and trained for value formation, skills training and sports and cultural development as well as livelihood projects like tree farming, nursery management etc. based on the criteria and guidelines established by the PPEC.
Section 12 YHES Organization in the Municipality - There shall be a YHES Organization in every municipality to be composed of newly organized and/or existing non-government organization (NGO) whose Chairman shall sit as the member of the MPEC representing the youth. Members of the YHES shall be selected based on the criteria drawn by the MPEC and shall be trained based on this guideline.
ARTICLE IV PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Section 13 Provincial Population Executive Committee (PPEC) - There shall be a PPEC composed of the Provincial Governor as Chairman, the Provincial Population Officer and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Provincial Federation President as Vice-Chairman, the members of the Provincial Population Executive Committee as members or such other members as the Governor may designate. The same committee shall be formed in the municipality with the Mayor as Chairman and the Population Worker as Vice-Chairman, and the MPEC members as members and other members as maybe assigned by the Mayor. The same shall be true at the barangay level. PEC at all levels shall draw up guidelines on matters concerning human and ecological security and such other matters related to population and sustainable development subject to the approval of the chief executive of LGU concerned.
Section 14 Provincial Population Executive Committee Secretariat (PPECSEC) - The PPEC Secretariat shall provide general support and cooperative services such as inter-agency linkages, program and other project appraisal and evaluation, general operation and monitoring for the PPEC. The PPEC Secretariat shall be headed by the Provincial Population Officer and its equivalent in the municipality and barangay and shall be supported by their corresponding staff.
ARTICLE V GENERAL PROVISION
Section 15 Existing Tree Farming Projects - All tree farming activities such as livelihood projects shall be registered in the PPEC and MPEC and shall be guided in terms of support, harvesting, marketing and distribution drawn up by PPEC and DENR.
Section 16 Exemption from Local Tax - Participants to this program shall be exempted from paying local taxes that are imposed and shall be imposed on tree farming products for a period of ten (10) years starting from the time the Certificate of Registration was issued.
Section 17 Land Owned by Provincial/Municipal Government - In accordance with the program, idle, marginal and abandoned land owned by the provincial/municipal government and not classified as mineral forest, industrial, residential and commercial maybe leased for fifty (50) years, renewable for another twenty-five (25) years at an amount favorable to the province/municipality provided however that the provincial/municipal government shall have the right to review and adjust the rental structure every after ten (10) years. Provided further, that an increased rental structure shall not exceed fifteen percent from the previous amount following the re-adjustment.
Section 18 Repealing Clause - All ordinances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with or in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed repealed amended and modified accordingly.
Section 19 Separability Clause - If by any reason any section or provision of this ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by competent authority such judgment or action shall not affect the other sections or provisions thereof.
Section 20 Date of Effectivity - This ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its approval and posting in three (3) conspicuous places.
ENACTED: July 23, 1996
I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing Resolution No. 96-406, embodying Ordinance No. 2 series of 1996, in the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte in Tacloban City, on July 23, 1996.
MANUEL A. CADANO
(SGD.) EDGAR T. VELOSO
(SGD.) LUZ M. POLISTICO
(SGD.) BIENVENIDO B. ANICETO
(SGD.) ROMULO A. TIU
(SGD.) NESTOR P. VILLASIN
(SGD.) JULIAN B. VELOSO
(SGD.) GEMINI P. SALVACION
(SGD.) REYNALDO S. LAURENTE
(SGD.) CORAZON M. FIEL
(SGD.) MARCUS ANTONIO D. SOLANA (SGD.) GODFREY O. CAPANAS
(SGD.) EDEN DANNAH H. BARTOLINI
Member, SK Prov. Federation President
(Sgd.) REMEDIOS L. PETILLA