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Palawan’s sustainable dev’t council gets shot in the arm from USAID

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The United States Agency International Development has turned over equipment to the Palawan Council For Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) at Bantay Palawan Task Force to be used for their operations.

The equipment distributed include raincoats, hammocks, backpacks, tents, tables, wildlife crates, first aid kits, phone tablets, and boots.

United States Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law personally handed the the said equipment.

“Sa pamamagitan ng mga kagamitang ito ay inaasahan na mapapalakas pa ang pagprotekta sa mga buhay ilang o wildlife species sa lalawigan ng Palawan at mas mapapadali ang pagsasagawa ng tungkulin ng mga wildlife enforcement officers,” the province said.

Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law emphasized that they are one in protecting the environment as he hailed the efforts of the agencies in combating acts prejudicial to the environment.

“I’ve only been here in the Philippines for the past 6 months, but one of the first things that everyone sees while working in the Philippines is the extra ordinary beauty of the country, but more important is the people’s hospitality. Project wildlife… all we do is help a little bit, but it’s your courage and dedication and commitment that is important,” he said.

PCSDS Chairman Nelson Devanadera received the said equipment as he voved to continue doing their mandate.

“Ang turn-over ceremony ay isinagawa noong ika-15 ng Marso sa tanggapan ng Palawan Council For Sustainable Development Staff. Dumalo rin dito ang mga empleyado ng PCSD, Bantay Palawan Task Force, Narra Mayor Lucena Demaala bilang presidente ng League of Mayors at mula sa CENRO sa katauhan ni Ms. Marsha Lita Ocampo,” the province said.