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PIA Press Release
2010/09/29

Gov. Mitra asks for Palawan's rightful share from Malampaya gas

Puerto Princesa City (29 September) -- Gov. Abraham Kahlil B. Mitra issued an appeal to Budget Secretary Butch Abad to be more cautious in his statements regarding the Malampaya issue.

The Governor, reacting to Sec. Abad's recommendation that the 40% share from the gas proceeds must be remitted to the Bureau of Treasury with the expiration of the interim agreement between the national government and the provincial government of Palawan last June 30, 2010, clarified that the national government cannot yet make any decisions on the 40% share since there is still a pending case in the Supreme Court.

Sec. Abad must remember that the provincial government filed a case requesting the court to declare that the Malampaya gas field is located within the territorial jurisdiction of Palawan and that the province is entitled to the 40% share as indicated in the Local Government Code regarding national wealth.

"We are still awaiting the final and executory decision of the Supreme Court on this case and pending the high court's decision, the national government must not act rashly on the matter," Gov. Baham explained. "I hope that the present administration will finally recognize Palawan's rightful share from the Malampaya gas," he reiterated.

He pointed out that Palaweños are one in this battle for Palawan's claim for 40% of the Malampaya gas proceeds. The gas revenues are crucial for Palawan's full development and the funds will be used to improve and strengthen Palawan's energy requirements, water, health, education, agriculture and tourism which is given emphasis under the HEAT program of Gov. Baham. HEAT is the acronoym for health, energy, education, environment, agriculture and tourism which is being emphasized by the present administration.

Gov. Baham plans to meet Sec. Abad as soon as possible to clarify Palawan's right share from the Malampaya gas proceeds. (PIA) [top]

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