The members of the Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board (TPAMB) underwent a two-day training on administrative adjudication to prepare them for their role as members of the Tubbataha Investigation Committee (TIC).
The Committee is charged with accepting and investigating all administrative cases resulting from violations of the RA 10067 or the Tubbataha Act. Ten of the TPAMB members compose the TIC, which was created pursuant to Section 11 of RA 10067.
The Environmental Legal Action Center and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development organized the training and shared their experience in the conduct of administrative adjudication of environment-related cases. Mr. Hernan Fenix of the Fishery Management Unit of Taytay, Palawan also related the municipality’s vast experience in adjudicating illegal use cases in their locality.
The training, which was held on 18 – 19 August 2015 at Citystate Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, was co-funded by Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.