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  1. The Puerto Princesa Experience

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Governance • Efficiency of Service Delivery • Initiatives to Promote Transparency

  6. Puerto Princesa Before 1992 . . . . . . A PLACE ONLY VERY FEW PEOPLE BOTHERED TO KNOW….

  7. Uncollected garbage / dirty streets

  8. ADD VIDEO OF POLLUTIVE TRICYCLES HERE AIR POLLUTION DUE TO CARBON EMISSION

  9. Forest cover greatly reduced from 75% in 1976 to less than 52 % in 1992 Slash and Burn Farming Kaingin (Swiden Farming) Illegal logging activities

  10. Muro-ami Cyanide Fishing Trawl Fishing Dead Corrals due to dynamite fishing

  11. 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

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

  13. 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

  14. MAN DESTROYS…..NATURE REACTS…..HEAVENS WEEP SIGNS OF THE TIMES

  15. The Programs City of Puerto Princesa kalinisan katahimikan kaunlaran PEACE &ORDER Conservation CLEANLINESS Values, Discipline PROGRESS Clean Air Clean Water

  16. OplanLinis (Operation Cleanliness) Cleanest and Greenest City Hall of Fame Awardee Cooperation and Participation

  17. 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

  18. Bantay Dagator Baywatch More than 1,800 violators apprehended, 400 are in jail Republic of the Philippines City of Puerto Princesa

  19. “Pista Y AngKagueban ” or feast of the forest 1.7 million trees planted since 1992 Republic of the Philippines City of Puerto Princesa

  20. Love Affair with Nature EVERY FEB.14 -VALENTINES DAY

  21. 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

  22. CLEAN AIR PROGRAM Air and Noise Pollution Reduction Strategies for Tricycle Sub-Sector in Puerto Princesa City

  23. 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)

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. LAUNCHINGOF PEDAL DRIVEN CAROUSEL AND… ELECTRIC TRICYCLE

  32. FIRST ENGINEERED SANITARY LANDFILL IN THE PHILIPPINES Php 270 MILLION SANITARY LANDFILL . ADB- DILG Program

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. ANTI- POVERTY PROGRAM Eight satellite hospitals were established

  36. ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM Habitat 13 Hectares SICSICAN HOUSING GREEN HOMES 810 UNITS

  37. Fishermen’s home TENEMENT HOUSES WITHIN THE PROPOSED BOULEVARD

  38. …TODAY... Because of new policies and legislations, Puerto Princesa is now …... A booming tourist destination

  39. Tourist arrivals increased from 12,000 in 1992

  40. to 176,347 Tourists in 2007

  41. 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

  42. 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 …