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4 Lies in the heart of central Palawan & is the capital and gateway to the Last Frontier Land Area: 253,982 hectares Center of trade and commerce, communication, education and public administration in the province Earthquake-free, FMD-free, Bird flu-free city and Located outside typhoon belt Philippines Palawan Puerto Princesa City Indonesia Malaysia Brunei Puerto Princesa City Urban Area City Profile

5 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting TOURISM Tourist Income: 1.5B Tourist Arrivals: 176,347 (2007) Most number foreign visitors: American, Korean, German, Japanese, Chinese, Canadian, Australian French and Swiss Competitiveness

6 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting FISHING 10,600 MT fish exports 1.8 MT sold at local market Shoreline stretches over 416 kms. Coastal waters covers 327,583 has. Supplies 50% of fish requirements in Metro Manila Competitiveness

7 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Governance Efficiency of Service Delivery Initiatives to Promote Transparency

8 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting A PLACE ONLY VERY FEW PEOPLE BOTHERED TO KNOW….

9 Uncollected garbage / dirty streets

10 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting ADD VIDEO OF POLLUTIVE TRICYCLES HERE AIR POLLUTION DUE TO CARBON EMISSION

11 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Slash and Burn Farming Kaingin (Swiden Farming) Illegal logging activities Forest cover greatly reduced from 75% in 1976 to less than 52 % in % in 1992

12 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Cyanide Fishing dynamite fishing Trawl Fishing Dead Corralsdue to Muro-ami Muro-ami

13 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Deteriorating Peace and Order situation and Economic Slump and Economic Slump Very high poverty level Absence of a Master Plan 9,500 homeless families 9,500 homeless families GLOOMY SITUATION Undisciplined Police Force Lack of air/sea transport Lack of power supply Lack of telecommunication Very few tourist arrivals Very few banking institutions Lack of roads/ infra Lack of educational support Poor medical services

14 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting In 1992, Edward S. Hagedorn ran and won as, Mayor of Puerto Princesa City

15 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Guiding Principles: Protect what is left of our resources Protect what is left of our resources Rehabilitate what has been destroyed Rehabilitate what has been destroyed Plan for intelligent utilization Plan for intelligent utilization Republic of the Philippines City of Puerto Princesa Vision: To be a Model in Sustainable Development

16 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting MAN DESTROYS…..NATURE REACTS…..HEAVENS WEEP

17 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting City of Puerto Princesa The Programs CLEANLINESS Values, Discipline PEACE &ORDER Conservation PROGRESS Clean Air Clean Water

18 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Oplan Linis (Operation Cleanliness) Cooperation and Participation Hallof Fame Awardee Cleanest and Greenest City

19 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Bantay Puerto or Puerto Princesa Watch Republic of the Philippines City of Puerto Princesa Bantay Gubat or Forest Watch Bantay Gubat or Forest Watch To protect, conserve and rehabilitate our forest resources

20 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Bantay Dagat or More than 1,800 violators apprehended, 400 are in jail Baywatch Republic of the Philippines City of Puerto Princesa

21 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Pista Y Ang Kagueban or feast of the forest Republic of the Philippines City of Puerto Princesa 1.7 million trees planted since 1992

22 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Love Affair with Nature EVERY FEB.14 -VALENTINES DAY

23 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Forest cover increased from 52% in 1992 to 73% at present With the comprehensive environmental program dubbed as Bantay Puerto (Puerto Princesa Watch) Source: SEMP-ECAN Zoning Project /PCSDS

24 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Air and Noise Pollution Reduction Strategies for Tricycle Sub-Sector in Puerto Princesa City CLEAN AIR PROGRAM

25 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Background Assessment of tricycle sub-sector in Puerto (April – Aug 2004) Prioritization of strategies ( Oct2004) Additional assistance for pilot testing of strategies (April 2005) LOA signing (Sept 2005) PMO organized (Dec 2005)

26 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Project Objectives Promote the use of more efficient tricycle engines & sound operation practices Develop livelihood & entrepreneurial skills of tricycle drivers & operators Strengthen local capacities on Clean Air Act enforcement

27 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Project Components & Activities Preventive Maintenance 481 (12% of total) tricycle drivers were trained 3-hour lecture and hands-on training Tools and manuals were provided Resolution requiring regular engine clean-up passed by the TODAs

28 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting B.Engine Mechanics Program 25 tricycle driver-technicians were sponsored 400 hours of vocational course lectures and trainings Complete mechanical tools were provided National accreditation Service centres were put up

29 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting C.Livelihood Development Skills and needs for alternative livelihood were assessed 8 trainings were conducted to 286 tricycle drivers and their spouses Financial assistance was extended for the required capital

30 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting D.TRIKE Fund $150,000 seed money for micro-credit Partnered with MFI for Fund administration and management Discounted rates and flexible repayment schemes 94% repayment rate

31 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting E.Capacity-building for CAA Enforcement Trainings on the installation, operation and maintenance of ambient air sampler and gas analyzer Actual roadside monitoring and apprehension

32 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Comprehensive study is necessary for informed decisions Stakeholders involvement on the identification and prioritization of strategies is important to promote Cooperation and Coordination and…. Transparency should be maintained at all levels of implementation Lessons Learned

33 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting LAUNCHING OF PEDAL DRIVEN CAROUSEL AND… ELECTRIC TRICYCLE

34 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Php 270 MILLION SANITARY LANDFILL. ADB- DILG Program

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36 For the first time in our parks history, the St. Pauls Subterranean River National Park was turned over to the city government for management and control. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

37 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Free teachers training and scholarship programs A Public Montessori, The first in the country ANTI POVERTY PROGRAM More than 300 classrooms and day care centers were built centers were built PUBLIC MONTESSORI

38 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Eight satellite hospitals were established ANTI- POVERTY PROGRAM

39 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Habitat 13 Hectares GREEN HOMES 810 UNITS SICSICAN HOUSING ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM

40 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting TENEMENT HOUSES WITHIN THE PROPOSED BOULEVARD Fishermens home

41 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting A booming tourist destination Because of new policies and legislations, Puerto Princesa is now …... …TODAY...

42 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Tourist arrivals increased from 12,000 in 1992

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44 13th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS of PUERTO PRINCESA CITY PUERTO PRINCESA CITY MAJOR AWARDS: MAJOR AWARDS: Hall of Fame Award Clean and Green Program Management Awards of Asia Galing Pook Hall of Fame Award From A.I.M. & Ford Foundation UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL 500 AWARD UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL 500 AWARD

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46 It is not the things we do, But the things that we leave undone That leave a bit of heartache at the setting of the sun …

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56 For more information, you may contact the City Government of Puerto Princesa thru this address: MAYOR EDWARD SOLON HAGEDORN City Mayor Telefax: (048) address:


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