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The Puerto Princesa Experience City Profile 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

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The

Puerto Princesa

Experience

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City Profile

  • 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

Puerto Princesa City

Urban Area

Philippines

Palawan

Puerto Princesa City

Brunei

Malaysia

Indonesia

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Competitiveness

  • TOURISM
    • Tourist Income: 1.5B
    • Tourist Arrivals: 176,347 (2007)
    • Most number foreign visitors: American, Korean, German, Japanese, Chinese, Canadian, Australian French and Swiss
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Competitiveness

  • 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
governance
Governance
  • Efficiency of Service Delivery
  • Initiatives to Promote Transparency
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Puerto Princesa

Before 1992 . . . . . .

A PLACE ONLY VERY FEW

PEOPLE BOTHERED TO KNOW….

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ADD VIDEO OF POLLUTIVE TRICYCLES HERE

AIR POLLUTION DUE TO CARBON EMISSION

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Forest cover greatly reduced from 75% in 1976 to less than

52 % in 1992

Slash and Burn Farming

Kaingin (Swiden Farming)

Illegal logging activities

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Muro-ami

Cyanide Fishing

Trawl Fishing

Dead Corrals

due to

dynamite fishing

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GLOOMY SITUATION

Deteriorating Peace and Order situation

and Economic Slump

Very high poverty level

Lack of air/sea transport

Undisciplined Police Force

Lack of power supply

Absence of a Master Plan

Lack of telecommunication

9,500 homeless families

Very few tourist arrivals

Lack of educational support

Lack of roads/ infra

Very few banking institutions

Poor medical services

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In 1992, Edward S. Hagedorn ran and won as , Mayor of Puerto Princesa City

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Vision:To be a Model in Sustainable Development

  • Guiding Principles:
  • Protect what is left of our resources
  • Rehabilitate what has been destroyed
  • Plan for intelligent utilization

Republic of the Philippines

City of Puerto Princesa

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The Programs

City of Puerto Princesa

kalinisan

katahimikan

kaunlaran

PEACE &ORDER

Conservation

CLEANLINESS

Values, Discipline

PROGRESS

Clean Air Clean Water

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OplanLinis (Operation Cleanliness)

Cleanest and Greenest City

Hall

of

Fame Awardee

Cooperation and Participation

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Bantay Puerto or Puerto Princesa Watch

BantayGubat or Forest Watch

To protect, conserve and rehabilitate our forest resources

Republic of the Philippines

City of Puerto Princesa

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Bantay Dagator

Baywatch

More than 1,800 violators apprehended, 400 are in jail

Republic of the Philippines

City of Puerto Princesa

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“Pista Y AngKagueban ” or feast of the forest

1.7 million trees planted since 1992

Republic of the Philippines

City of Puerto Princesa

love affair with nature
Love Affair with Nature

EVERY FEB.14 -VALENTINES DAY

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With the comprehensive environmental program dubbed as

“Bantay Puerto” (Puerto Princesa Watch)

Forest cover increased from 52% in 1992

to 73% at present

Source: SEMP-ECAN Zoning Project /PCSDS

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CLEAN AIR PROGRAM

Air and Noise Pollution

Reduction Strategies

for Tricycle Sub-Sector

in Puerto Princesa City

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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lessons Learned

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

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LAUNCHINGOF PEDAL DRIVEN CAROUSEL

AND… ELECTRIC TRICYCLE

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FIRST ENGINEERED SANITARY LANDFILL

IN THE PHILIPPINES

Php 270 MILLION SANITARY LANDFILL . ADB- DILG Program

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For the first time in our park’s history, the St. Paul’s Subterranean River National Park was turned over to the city government for management and control.

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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ANTI POVERTY PROGRAM

More than 300

classrooms and day care

centers were built

A Public Montessori ,

The first in the country

Free teachers training

and scholarship programs

PUBLIC MONTESSORI

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ANTI- POVERTY PROGRAM

Eight satellite hospitals were established

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ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM

Habitat 13 Hectares

SICSICAN HOUSING

GREEN HOMES 810 UNITS

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Fishermen’s home

TENEMENT HOUSES WITHIN THE PROPOSED BOULEVARD

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…TODAY...

Because of new policies and legislations, Puerto Princesa is now …...

A booming tourist destination

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS of

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY

MAJOR AWARDS:

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL 500 AWARD

Hall of Fame Award

Clean and Green Program

Galing Pook Hall of Fame Award

From A.I.M. & Ford Foundation

Management Awards of Asia

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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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For more information, you may contact the

City Government of Puerto Princesa thru this address:

MAYOR EDWARD SOLON HAGEDORN

City Mayor

Telefax: (048)-4344094

Email address: [email protected]

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