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The Corporate Governance Scorecard (CGS) is a corporate governance rating system designed to raise the standards of corporate governance practices of the GOCCs to be at par with the ASEAN state-owned enterprises. It is a list of questions used to rate a GOCC's governance policies and practices on the basis of the three (3) OECD Principles of Corporate Governance for State-Owned Enterprises.

  

Questions: PRA Statement Links
1. Does the GOCC disclose a policy that:
a. Stipulates the existence and scope of its effort to address customer's welfare? PRA’s adoption of the Strategic Engagement Management Plan (SEMP) and its commitment to the Performance Agreement entered with the GCG reflects our dedication in prioritizing the well being of our customers. It is also stated in our Manual of Corporate Governance to ensure fair treatment of our stakeholders and to strengthen PRA’s relations with them. Policies relating to the interest of our stakeholders are also detailed in the 2016 Annual Report. Executive Order No. 146 streamlined the procedures and requirements for the processing of applications. These are detailed in flowcharts published in our website under menu item Services (dropdown menu links Reclamation thru PRA, thru LGUs, and thru  NGAs/GOCCs). The Board approved the PRA Freedom of Information Manual to provide the guidelines, process and procedures in dealing with requests for information received under Executive Order (E.O.) No. 02 on Freedom of Information (FOI).

SEMP: Identified stakeholders page 9 item IV.B 

Page 27 item VI. Resources and Responsibilities, Item VII. Grievance Mechanism)

Freedom of Information

b. Elaborates its efforts to interact with the communities in which they operate?

CSR Statement (also included in the 2016 Annual Report):

Community Involvement

The PRA allocates material and human resources to initiate or enhance community projects primarily for settlements affected by reclamation programs as part of its mandate and as an expression of its corporate social responsibility.

To achieve inclusive growth, the PRA is committed to establishing an institutional mechanism for educating the public about reclamation and integrating their views in reclamation activities.

CSR /GAD Activities:

Generating Livelihood through Gender and Development Programs

PRA continues to put the Filipino people at the forefront of its social contribution initiatives especially with partner communities through Gender and Development (GAD) Programs. Through GAD, the Authority promotes men and women’s equal access to income generating livelihood programs.

Through the Livelihood Skills Development Training Program (LSDTP), the acquisition of new skills shall allow beneficiaries, especially those who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex, to pursue additional sources of livelihood for their respective families. Equipped with the technical know-how and their TESDA Certificate of Proficiency recognized worldwide, graduates were able to either find employment abroad, be hired in local shops and salons, render home service or even start their own business. The LSDTP ensures that both men and women shall be able to develop their potential as income-generators. In a span of five years, 965 graduates benefitted from the LSDTP.

These beneficiaries are from Pugad Ibon Relocation Site in Barangay Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, a PRA partner community. The said site is home to families who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex.

The LSDTP was also extended to communities whose head of households were mostly fishermen according to a PRA-conducted survey. These are Barangays Aplaya, Samala, Marquez, Kanluran, Kaingen, Toclong, and Tramo in Kawit, Cavite.

After the LSDTP, the PRA constructed the PRA GAD Center, a multi-purpose hall with an area of 100 square meters. Located at the Resettlement Area in Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, the hall is a result of consultation with residents who signified that they want a permanent structure where they can conduct livelihood programs that can socially and economically empower them.

Eventually, the PRA GAD Center also became the home of a cooperative. Aimed at sustaining and maximizing the benefits of the acquired skills of almost a thousand LSDTP graduates, the cooperative shall serve as primary conduits for credit, supply and marketing services to its members.

Based on the survey conducted by PRA’s Estate Management Department, majority of the graduates of LSDTP who are self-employed are looking for sources of capital to continue with their livelihood. While PRA also provided them with starter kits, the income derived from these kits were allotted to the daily sustenance of their families.

Hence, PRA proceeded with organizing pre-membership and cooperative management seminars to each community. With the help of Makati Cooperative Development Office and barangay and local government officials, the PRA successfully organized seminars for interested residents.

In CY 2016, PRA Gender and Development focal persons conducted site visits on the beneficiary communities. The visitation covered monitoring on the status and progress of LSDTP graduates and on the status of the cooperative. PRA assists the community in establishing a link with the Cooperative Development Authority for them to register their multi-purpose cooperative.

The monitoring will also equip the PRA to assess and further improve its CSR programs for existing and future beneficiaries.

Senior Citizens and Differently-Abled Persons

 

Manual of Corporate Governance: Corporate Social Responsibility Page 22

c. Ensure that its value chain is environmentally friendly or is consistent with promoting sustainable development?

CSR Statement (also included in the 2016 Annual Report):

Environment

It is clearly stated in the Agency’s Mission statement that reclamation projects shall be undertaken in an environmentally sustainable manner consistent with public interest. Just like any other project, the acceptance of reclamation proposals are decided according to the outcome of a cost vs benefit analysis whereby the project proceeds when the benefit outweighs the cost EXCEPT when the costs will be environmental degradation and imminent danger to people’s lives. In such case, no amount of financial or economic gain can justify the project. PRA strictly observes the outcome of an Environmental Impact Assessment before approving any project. In the course of project implementation, environmentally sustainable innovations and disaster risk reduction components are integrated through hard and soft engineering.

As an ultimate expression of its corporate responsibility over the environment, PRA has assumed as part of its mission the promotion of a coastal defense strategy for the country with reclamation as an enabling component.

Manual of Corporate Governance: Corporate Social Responsibility Page 22

2. Does the GOCC disclose the activities that it has undertaken to implement the abovementioned policies?
a. Customer health and safety

As part of its commitment in promoting the health and safety of its stakeholders, PRA implemented programs and activities promoting their well-being are published in the website and the 2016 Annual Report.

  

Freedom of Information

Relocation and Community development program

Tacloban - Palo Coastal Defense Strategy Annual Report video

2016 Annual Report:

Corporate Profile:

"As for its disaster risk reduction initiatives, PRA also endeavors to establish coastal protection strategies in vulnerable areas nationwide. The Authority envisions putting up hard and soft engineering structures that are climate change adaptive and economically beneficial to communities with the objective of developing coastal protection measures to minimize the impacts caused by natural and man-made hazards. The initiative, piloted in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte produced a comprehensive master plan crafted by international experts."

Infrastucture Projects:

Since regular quarterly monitoring of President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, ASEAN Avenue, and J. W. Diokno Boulevard have been conducted, repairs have been implemented within CY 2016 to avoid further occurrence of damage on pavements and to ensure that the roads are constantly in good condition for the safety of the travelling public.

President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard (PDMB)

            A total area of 726.80 square meters of repair works was identified during the first quarter of 2016. By the 2nd quarter, all recommended repair works on both northbound and southbound lanes of PDMB were accomplished. The repair works involved asphalt patching of potholes and longitudinal gaps. Prior to asphalt patching, edges of potholes were properly trimmed and removed for the stability of new in-placed asphalt.

            Asphalt overlaying on northbound lane of PDMB was also conducted.

  1. W. Diokno Boulevard and Asean Avenue           

            As a result of PRA monitoring activities in CY 2016, it was found out that asphalt pavements were damaged mainly because of heavy equipment passing through the said roads. Because of this, PRA required the private party that is hauling in and out construction materials to conduct repair and maintenance on the damaged portion of the roads.

            PRA approved the private party’s methodology and timetable. The repair and restoration works that are being monitored by PRA started on the last quarter of CY 2016.

D. Coastal Defense/Protection

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, PRA requested the Netherlands government for a grant from the Dutch Disaster Risk Reduction Facility. The Dutch government then sent a consortium of engineering and water experts who were tasked to develop a comprehensive master plan for coastal protection strategy of Tacloban City and Palo.

The development of a master plan for the coastal protection strategy for Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte was launched on October 9, 2015. In CY 2016, consultations, workshops, and transfer of knowledge sessions were conducted with stakeholders from the academe, from barangays in Tacloban City and Palo, fisherfolks, business owners, and representatives from the local government units Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte. Community Environment and Natural Resources officers likewise attended the activities. Officials from regional offices of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources also participated in the proceedings. A transfer of knowledge session was also conducted at the national level.    

After the pre-requisite activities with the beneficiary communities, the master plan was completed in May 2016. The PRA, the Dutch Government through the Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Marion Derckx, and the water experts jointly presented the master plan at the local and national levels on June 1, 2016 and June 2, 2016, respectively.

The local level presentation was attended by representatives of the local government units of Tacloban City, Municipality of Palo, and Province of Leyte. Officials from the regional offices of the DENR, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, and Philippine Ports Authority also graced the event. Representatives from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas and other state colleges and universities were also present.

The national level presentation was attended by officials from DENR, DPWH, NEDA, Department of Science and Technology, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and the Office of the Civil Defense.

Considering the social and economic welfare of the stakeholders, the master plan recommended a multi-level safety approach; the first level is prevention by minimizing probability of flooding by hard and soft engineering interventions, the second level is spatial planning to minimize damage and casualties and lastly, emergency management involving public awareness and early warning systems.

The second and third level components were adopted in the Tacloban City Comprehensive Land Use Plan and are now being implemented.

Generating Livelihood through Gender and Development Programs

PRA continues to put the Filipino people at the forefront of its social contribution initiatives especially with partner communities through Gender and Development (GAD) Programs. Through GAD, the Authority promotes men and women’s equal access to income generating livelihood programs.

Through the Livelihood Skills Development Training Program (LSDTP), the acquisition of new skills shall allow beneficiaries, especially those who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex, to pursue additional sources of livelihood for their respective families. Equipped with the technical know-how and their TESDA Certificate of Proficiency recognized worldwide, graduates were able to either find employment abroad, be hired in local shops and salons, render home service or even start their own business. The LSDTP ensures that both men and women shall be able to develop their potential as income-generators. In a span of five years, 965 graduates benefitted from the LSDTP.

These beneficiaries are from Pugad Ibon Relocation Site in Barangay Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, a PRA partner community. The said site is home to families who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex.

The LSDTP was also extended to communities whose head of households were mostly fishermen according to a PRA-conducted survey. These are Barangays Aplaya, Samala, Marquez, Kanluran, Kaingen, Toclong, and Tramo in Kawit, Cavite.

After the LSDTP, the PRA constructed the PRA GAD Center, a multi-purpose hall with an area of 100 square meters. Located at the Resettlement Area in Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, the hall is a result of consultation with residents who signified that they want a permanent structure where they can conduct livelihood programs that can socially and economically empower them.

Eventually, the PRA GAD Center also became the home of a cooperative. Aimed at sustaining and maximizing the benefits of the acquired skills of almost a thousand LSDTP graduates, the cooperative shall serve as primary conduits for credit, supply and marketing services to its members.

Based on the survey conducted by PRA’s Estate Management Department, majority of the graduates of LSDTP who are self-employed are looking for sources of capital to continue with their livelihood. While PRA also provided them with starter kits, the income derived from these kits were allotted to the daily sustenance of their families.

Hence, PRA proceeded with organizing pre-membership and cooperative management seminars to each community. With the help of Makati Cooperative Development Office and barangay and local government officials, the PRA successfully organized seminars for interested residents.

In CY 2016, PRA Gender and Development focal persons conducted site visits on the beneficiary communities. The visitation covered monitoring on the status and progress of LSDTP graduates and on the status of the cooperative. PRA assists the community in establishing a link with the Cooperative Development Authority for them to register their multi-purpose cooperative.

The monitoring will also equip the PRA to assess and further improve its CSR programs for existing and future beneficiaries.

b. Interaction with the communities The 2016 Annual Report and website show details of the Agency's activities in strengthening its communication and ties with its stakeholders.

2016 Annual Report Tacloban - Palo Coastal Defense Strategy (video)

2016 Annual Report:

Generating Livelihood through Gender and Development Programs

PRA continues to put the Filipino people at the forefront of its social contribution initiatives especially with partner communities through Gender and Development (GAD) Programs. Through GAD, the Authority promotes men and women’s equal access to income generating livelihood programs.

Through the Livelihood Skills Development Training Program (LSDTP), the acquisition of new skills shall allow beneficiaries, especially those who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex, to pursue additional sources of livelihood for their respective families. Equipped with the technical know-how and their TESDA Certificate of Proficiency recognized worldwide, graduates were able to either find employment abroad, be hired in local shops and salons, render home service or even start their own business. The LSDTP ensures that both men and women shall be able to develop their potential as income-generators. In a span of five years, 965 graduates benefitted from the LSDTP.

These beneficiaries are from Pugad Ibon Relocation Site in Barangay Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, a PRA partner community. The said site is home to families who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex.

The LSDTP was also extended to communities whose head of households were mostly fishermen according to a PRA-conducted survey. These are Barangays Aplaya, Samala, Marquez, Kanluran, Kaingen, Toclong, and Tramo in Kawit, Cavite.

After the LSDTP, the PRA constructed the PRA GAD Center, a multi-purpose hall with an area of 100 square meters. Located at the Resettlement Area in Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, the hall is a result of consultation with residents who signified that they want a permanent structure where they can conduct livelihood programs that can socially and economically empower them.

Eventually, the PRA GAD Center also became the home of a cooperative. Aimed at sustaining and maximizing the benefits of the acquired skills of almost a thousand LSDTP graduates, the cooperative shall serve as primary conduits for credit, supply and marketing services to its members.

Based on the survey conducted by PRA’s Estate Management Department, majority of the graduates of LSDTP who are self-employed are looking for sources of capital to continue with their livelihood. While PRA also provided them with starter kits, the income derived from these kits were allotted to the daily sustenance of their families.

Hence, PRA proceeded with organizing pre-membership and cooperative management seminars to each community. With the help of Makati Cooperative Development Office and barangay and local government officials, the PRA successfully organized seminars for interested residents.

In CY 2016, PRA Gender and Development focal persons conducted site visits on the beneficiary communities. The visitation covered monitoring on the status and progress of LSDTP graduates and on the status of the cooperative. PRA assists the community in establishing a link with the Cooperative Development Authority for them to register their multi-purpose cooperative.

The monitoring will also equip the PRA to assess and further improve its CSR programs for existing and future beneficiaries.

Senior Citizens and Differently Abled

Transfer of Knowledge Regional Session

 

c. Environmentally-friendly value chain

As stated in the 2016 Annual Report, PRA made initiatives to generate a study and decision support system that will be the basis for planning, design and eventual implementation of reclamation projects that are commercially viable and pursuant to its dedication to sustainable natural resources utilization and protection of the environment. The need for an ECC prior to start any reclamation works is a clear indication that PRA strongly adheres to environmental laws.

HIGHLIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Planning and Engineering Studies for the Coastal Adaptation Strategy Formulation in the Manila Bay

PRA initiated this study to generate a decision support system that will become the basis for planning, design, and eventual implementation of reclamation projects in the Manila Bay. This study does not only cover reclamation projects for commercial purposes but for viable coastal protection and adaptation strategy as well.

This is especially useful and necessary for PRA to pursue sustainable natural resource utilization as there are a number of interests and proposals to further develop the Manila Bay. 

Before the close of CY 2016, the Request for Expression of Interest to bid for the consultancy works on the conduct of the study was republished.

D. Coastal Defense/Protection 

Coastal Protection Strategy for Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, PRA requested the Netherlands government for a grant from the Dutch Disaster Risk Reduction Facility. The Dutch government then sent a consortium of engineering and water experts who were tasked to develop a comprehensive master plan for coastal protection strategy of Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte.

The development of a master plan for the coastal protection strategy for Tacloban City and Palo was launched on October 9, 2015. In CY 2016, consultations, workshops, and transfer of knowledge sessions were conducted with stakeholders consisting of academicians, barangay officials, fisherfolks, business owners, and representatives from the local government units of Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte. Community Environment and Natural Resources officers likewise attended the activities. Officials from regional offices of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the DENR also participated in the proceedings. A transfer of knowledge session was also conducted at the national level.       

After the necessary studies, testing, and pre-requisite activities with beneficiary communities, the master plan which followed the Dutch “Building with Nature” approach was completed in May 2016. The PRA, the Dutch Government through the Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Marion Derckx, and the water experts jointly presented the master plan at the local and national levels on June 1, 2016 and June 2, 2016,            respectively.

The local level presentation was attended by representatives of the local government units of Tacloban City, Municipality of Palo, and Province of Leyte. Officials from the regional offices of the DENR, DPWH, NEDA, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) also graced the event. Representatives from the University of the Philippines in the Visayas and other state colleges and universities were also present.

The national level presentation was attended by officials from the DENR, DPWH, NEDA, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), and the Office of the Civil Defense.

Considering the social and economic welfare of the stakeholders, the master plan recommended a multi-level safety approach; the first level is prevention by minimizing probability of flooding by hard and soft engineering interventions, the second level is spatial planning to minimize damage and casualties and lastly, emergency management involving public awareness and early warning systems.

The second and third level components were adopted in the Tacloban City Comprehensive Land Use Plan and are now being implemented.

For the first level, PRA endeavors to find funding mechanisms for the implementation of hard and soft engineering measures. In CY 2016, PRA collaborated with One Architecture and Urbanism, an award-winning Amsterdam and New York-based design and planning firm. PRA and One Architecture crafted a proposal entitled “One Resilient Team: Tacloban” to implement a non-structural component of the Coastal Defense Strategy.

The said proposal was submitted to the Global Resilience Water Window Challenge, a competitive process aiming to promote water resilience by developing and testing novel solutions in a local setting. The Water Window Challenge is a central component of Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), a new model that seeks to solve today’s complex and interrelated resilience challenges by better aligning humanitarian and development planning. Out of more than 400 proposals received by the Water Window Challenge, One Resilient Team: Tacloban is one of the 12 challenge winners that received a seed grant for the construction of three pilot projects.

Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding on Reclamation Projects

Several agreements regarding proposed reclamation projects were forged in CY 2016. The signing of such memoranda of agreement and understanding could pave the way for more platforms for progress and prosperity that could be “Legacy Islands on Water” in a matter of years.

These proposed projects are in its early stages and are mostly in the process of securing its ECC. After submitting the required documents for PRA’s evaluation, these projects are subject to NEDA Board Approval and Swiss Challenge before project implementation.

1. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the Municipality of Cordova dated 01 July 2016

The proposed project involves the reclamation and development of 1, 500 hectares, more or less, of the foreshore and offshore areas of Cordova bay within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Cordova, Cebu. The proposed site is located at the south-western coast of the Municipality and bounded by Mactan and Gilutongan Channels.

The project is envisioned to be a mixed-use development  to accommodate the growing demands for residential, commercial and institutional sites due to the thriving population and commercial activities with the Municipality.

2. Memorandun of Agreement (MOA) between PRA and Pasay City dated 07 July 2016

The Pasay City Reclamation and Development Project (PCRDP) involves the reclamation and development of approximately 

The Pasay City Reclamation and Development Project (PCRDP) involves the reclamation and development of approximately sixty (60) hectares of foreshore and offshore areas of Manila Bay located at the northern part of the jurisdiction of the City from the bank of the Libertad Channel towards north over a span of about 1,290 meters terminating at the offshore vicinity of Gloria Maris in CCP.

The land use development of the reclamation project shall include mixed-use commercial/residential districts, commercial development, institutional centers and other related land uses.

 3.Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between PRA and Pasay City dated 07 July 2016

The Pasay City Reclamation and Development Project (PCRDP) involves the raw land reclamation and horizontal development of approximately three hundred (300) hectares of foreshore and offshore areas of Pasay City fronting the Mall of Asia Complex, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Financial Center Area (FCA) beginning from the northern bank of Redemptorist Channel towards the north in the offshore vicinity of Gloria Maris in CCP.

The project is intended for a mixed-used, commercial, residential, institutional centers and tourism estate.

4.Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the City of Manila dated 01 December 2016

The proposed project (Harbour Center Reclamation Project) involves the reclamation of fifty (50) hectares at the offshore areas of Manila Bay adjoining the Smokey Mountain Reclamation in Vitas, Tondo, Manila.  The area will be developed as a mixed-use industrial complex supported with port facilities to help alleviate the current port congestion in Manila.  The project is envisioned to be completed in three (3) years.   

The project is divided into two (2) phases:  Phase 1 involves twenty (20) hectares which include a kilometer-long berthing facility, apron and back-up area for cargoes while Phase 2 contains thirty (30) hectares for mixed-use development including road networks, utilities and other facilities.

5. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the Municipality of Minglanilla dated 02 December 2016

The proposed project involves the reclamation and development of one hundred (100) hectares, more or less, of the offshore areas of Cebu Strait in Barangays Tulay and Calajo-an, Municipality of Minglanilla, Province of Cebu.  The proposed site is facing the bay located at the western side of the Cebu South Port Road, where the fish port is situated.

The project is intended for industrial use, envisioned to cater to the manufacturing and assembly plants of both local and foreign locators within the Municipality.

6. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the City of Bacoor dated 07 December 2016

The proposed project involves the reclamation and development of nine hundred forty four (944) hectares, more or less of the offshore areas of Bacoor Bay within the jurisdiction of Bacoor City, Province of Cavite.

The project is envisioned for mixed-use development catering to commercial, industrial, tourism, residential and environmental protection hub for the people of the historic City of Bacoor.

Corporate Social Responsibility Activities

Livelihood Skills Development Training Program through Gender and Development Program

PRA continues to put the Filipino people at the forefront of its social contribution initiatives especially with partner communities through Gender and Development (GAD) Programs. Through GAD, the Authority promotes men and women’s equal access to income generating livelihood programs.

Through the Livelihood Skills Development Training Program (LSDTP), the acquisition of new skills shall allow beneficiaries, especially those who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex, to pursue additional sources of livelihood for their respective families. Equipped with the technical know-how and their TESDA Certificate of Proficiency recognized worldwide, graduates were able to find employment abroad, be hired in local shops and salons, render home service or even start their own business. The LSDTP ensures that both men and women shall be able to develop their potential as income-generators. In a span of five years, 965 graduates benefitted from the LSDTP.

These beneficiaries are from Pugad Ibon Relocation Site in Barangay Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, a PRA partner community. The said site is home to families who were relocated due to the construction of Cavitex.

The LSDTP was also extended to communities whose head of households were mostly fishermen according to a PRA-conducted survey. These are Barangays Aplaya, Samala, Marquez, Kanluran, Kaingen, Toclong, and Tramo in Kawit, Cavite.

After the LSDTP, the PRA constructed the PRA GAD Center, a multi-purpose hall with an area of 100 square meters. Located at the Resettlement Area in Sta. Isabel, Kawit, Cavite, the hall is a result of consultation with residents who signified that they want a permanent structure where they can conduct livelihood programs that can socially and economically empower them.

Eventually, the PRA GAD Center also became the home of a cooperative. Aimed at sustaining and maximizing the benefits of the acquired skills of almost a thousand LSDTP graduates, the cooperative shall serve as primary conduits for credit, supply and marketing services to its members.

Based on the survey conducted by PRA’s Estate Management Department, majority of the graduates of LSDTP who are self-employed are looking for sources of capital to continue with their livelihood. While PRA also provided them with starter kits, the income derived from these kits were allotted to the daily sustenance of their families.

Hence, PRA proceeded with organizing pre-membership and cooperative management seminars to each community. With the help of Makati Cooperative Development Office and barangay and local government officials, the PRA successfully organized seminars for interested residents.

In CY 2016, PRA Gender and Development focal persons conducted site visits on the beneficiary communities. The visitation covered monitoring on the status and progress of LSDTP graduates and on the status of the cooperative. PRA assists the community in establishing a link with the Cooperative Development Authority for them to register their multi-purpose cooperative.

The monitoring will also equip the PRA to assess and further improve its CSR programs for existing and future beneficiaries.

 

3. Does the GOCC have a separate corporate social responsibility (CSR) report/section or sustainability report/section? Yes 

2016 Annual Report:

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

As a government-owned and controlled corporation mandated to be the clearinghouse of reclamation projects nationwide and endowed with the authority not only to reclaim but to manage public estates and develop infrastructure as well, the operations and programs of the Philippine Reclamation Authority inherently affects not only the environment but the lives and welfare of involved communities. The Agency seriously assumes responsibility over these effects on society and addresses the same according to the following policies:

Environment

It is clearly stated in the Agency’s Mission statement that reclamation projects shall be undertaken in an environmentally sustainable manner consistent with public interest. Just like any other project, the acceptance of reclamation proposals are decided according to the outcome of a cost vs benefit analysis whereby the project proceeds when the benefit outweighs the cost EXCEPT when the costs will be environmental degradation and imminent danger to people’s lives. In such case, no amount of financial or economic gain can justify the project. PRA strictly observes the outcome of an Environmental Impact Assessment before approving any project. In the course of project implementation, environmentally sustainable innovations and disaster risk reduction components are integrated through hard and soft engineering.

As an ultimate expression of its corporate responsibility over the environment, PRA has assumed as part of its mission the promotion of a coastal defense strategy for the country with reclamation as an enabling component.

Community Involvement

The PRA allocates material and human resources to initiate or enhance community projects primarily for settlements affected by reclamation programs as part of its mandate and as an expression of its corporate social responsibility.

To achieve inclusive growth, the PRA is committed to establishing an institutional mechanism for educating the public about reclamation and integrating their views in reclamation activities.

Website CSR Statement (under menu item About PRA)

Manual of Corporate Governance: Corporate Social Responsibility Page 22

4. Stakeholders' effective redress for violation of rights - Where stakeholder interests are protected by law, stakeholders should have the opportunity to obtain effective redress for violation of their rights. Does the GOCC provide contact details via the company's website or Annual Report which stakeholders (e.g. customers, suppliers, general public etc.) can use to voice their concerns and/or complaints for possible violation of their rights? Yes 

PRA Telephone directory

Corporate Information (2016 Annual Report)

5. Performance-enhancing mechanisms for employee participation
a. Does the GOCC explicitly mention the health, safety and welfare policy for its employees?

Employee welfare is part of PRA's core values. We always strive to provide the needs of our employees through diligent planning and observation of career developments and policies. Implementation of HR programs and activities are published on the website. 

Employees Hub
b. Does the GOCC publish data relating to health, safety and welfare of its employees?

Earthquake and Fire Drill Certificate - awarded by the DILG Bureau of Fire Protection NCR Makati City Fire Station to Legaspi Tower 200 on October 17, 2016 for successfully conducting an Earthquake Drill on June 15, 2016 participated by building employees and tenants. (Attendance sheet)

Building Emergency Evacuation Plan (BEEP) for Fire and Earthquake Certificate - awarded by Barangay San Lorenzo Makati - Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee to Legaspi Tower 200 tenants for compliance to Barangay San Lorenzo Barangay Ordinance no. 003-05 Building Emergency Evacuation Plan (BEEP) for Fire and Earthquake on June 15, 2016.

2016 Health and Wellness Activity and Programs

c. Does the GOCC have training and development programmes for its employees?

PRA Career Development Plan

Training and Development Plan for CY 2016

d. Does the GOCC publish data on training and development programs for its employees? 2016 Trainings and Seminars
6. Performance-enhancing mechanisms for employee participation
a. Stakeholders including individual employee and their representative bodies should be able to freely communicate their concerns about illegal or unethical practices to the board and their rights should not be compromised for doing this. Does the GOCC have procedures for complaints by employees concerning illegal (including corruption) and unethical behavior? Stated in the PRA website's Employees Hub are the policies the Agency adheres to and activities implemented to secure and protect our employees.

Whistleblowing policy

Grievance Machinery

b. Does the GOCC have procedures to protect an employee/person who reveals illegal/unethical behavior from retaliation?
7. Quality of Annual Report
a. Corporate objectives Yes

2016 Annual Report:

Corporate Objectives

  1. To reclaim land, including foreshore and submerge areas, by dredging, filling or other means, to acquire reclaimed land;
  2. To develop, improve, acquire, administer, deal in, sub-divide, dispose, lease and sell any and all kinds of lands, buildings, estates, and other forms of real property, owned, managed, controlled and/or operated by the Government; and
  3. To provide for, operate or administer such services as may be necessary for the efficient, economical and beneficial utilization of the above properties.

Strategic/Measurable Objectives based on the Strategy Map

Provide Buildable Areas for Development with Components of Environmental and Community Empowerment

Develop a Comprehensive Coastal Defense Strategy

Generate Revenue for the Government

Increase Inventory of Marketable Land Assets

Integrate Stakeholders' Views in Reclamation Projects

Increase Proponent's Satisfaction with PRA Processes

Establish and Implement Clear, Prompt and Efficient Reclamation Guidelines

Provide Efficient Infrastructure and Public Estates Development and Management Services

Develop Reclamation Expertise of the Personnel

Implement a Quality Management System (ISO Certification)

Improve Planning and Management Through the Use of IT - Based Systems

b. Financial performance indicators  Yes

 2016 Annual Report:

Highlights and Accomplishments

  1. Financial

PRA recorded a net income of approximately PhP 648 Million for CY 2016. PRA’s business income came primarily from sale of lots including sale of reclaimed lands on installment basis to individuals and government entities.

Further, the PRA Board of Directors approved the new appraised value of properties for proper disposition and eventual positive effect on the agency’s financial performance.

BALANCE SHEET

STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENSES

c. Non-financial performance indicators?  Yes

2016 Annual Report:

Highlights and Accomplishments

  1. Reclamation 

            New platforms for progress and prosperity were accomplished in CY 2016. A number of reclamation projects were monitored and evaluated by PRA and were finished by the proponents.

Manila North Harbor Reclamation Project

The project is located at Manila North Harbor Port Inc. Slipway No. 15, North Harbor, City of Manila. PRA monitored and verified the progress of the port project on a monthly basis until its 100% completion in September 2016.     

PRA is also regularly monitoring the proponent’s compliance with the conditions of the project’s Environmental Compliance Certificate.

BREDCO Reclamation Project

Located in Bacolod City, this project was 99.995% accomplished at the end of CY 2016. Over the years, PRA has been monitoring the project and imposing rectification works to BREDCO and the City of Bacolod to ensure the land integrity and safety on the 108-hectare reclamation.

The development currently houses industrial, institutional, residential, and commercial facilities. Aside from pedestrian traffic, the major thoroughfares of the project can accommodate vehicles with light to heavy loads. Locators within the reclaimed land include SM City Bacolod, Shell Service Station, SeaOil and Phoenix Oil Depot, San Sebastian College, Trans Asia Shipping Lines, Inc., Sulpicio Lines, Inc., a hotel and a condominium, among others.

Even before its completion, the project has been significantly contributing to the social and economic progress of the City, the province of Negros Occidental, and other nearby provinces.

Aklan Beach Zone Restoration and Protection Marina Development Project

This development project is a beach stabilization and sea level rise adaptation strategy located at Caticlan, Malay, Aklan. With an area of 2.6 hectares, the reclamation and rectification works and PRA’s inspection were completed during the first quarter of CY 2016. The Authority is likewise monitoring the proponent’s compliance with the conditions of the project’s Environmental Compliance Certificate.

This seafront development was conceived due to unabated coastal erosion. The project is also envisioned to become a tourist related site to complement the nearby Boracay Island.

JG Summit Site Development, Reclamation, and Jetty Project

Located in Batangas City, this on-going project is being monitored by PRA as regards the proponent’s compliance with the conditions of the project’s Environmental Compliance Certificate.

BASECO Reclamation Project

The 20 hectare project involves slope protection and completion of the approved 10 hectare project for residential and light industrial land use.

Before the end of CY 2016, preliminary engineering plans and bidding documents for the project were completed and submitted to the management.

Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project

After the PRA Board approval of the MNRDP to be located in the City of Lapu Lapu in Cebu, the Authority has been monitoring the proponent’s compliance with the conditions of the project’s Environmental Compliance Certificate.

Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Planning and Engineering Studies for the Coastal Adaptation Strategy Formulation in the Manila Bay

PRA initiated this study to generate a decision support system that will become the basis for planning, design, and eventual implementation of reclamation projects in the Manila Bay. This study does not only cover reclamation projects for commercial purposes but for viable coastal protection and adaptation strategy as well.

This is especially useful and necessary for PRA to pursue sustainable natural resource utilization as there are a number of interests and proposals to further develop the Manila Bay.

Before the close of CY 2016, the Request for Expression of Interest to bid for the consultancy works on the conduct of the study was republished.

Approval of the Special Registration of Unauthorized Reclamation

For CY 2016, PRA processed, evaluated, and approved a total of 20.38 hectares of special registration of unauthorized reclamation in Tarlac City and Mariveles, Bataan.

This effort is also an expression of PRA’s commitment on environmental protection.

Several agreements regarding proposed reclamation projects were forged in CY 2016. The signing of such memoranda of agreement and understanding could pave the way for more platforms for progress and prosperity that could be “Legacy Islands on Water” in a matter of years.

These proposed projects are in its early stages and are mostly in the process of securing its Environmental Compliance Certificate. After submitting the required documents for PRA’s evaluation, these projects are subject to NEDA Board Approval and Swiss Challenge before project implementation.

Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding on Reclamation Projects

Several agreements regarding proposed reclamation projects were forged in CY 2016. The signing of such memoranda of agreement and understanding could pave the way for more platforms for progress and prosperity that could be “Legacy Islands on Water” in a matter of years.

These proposed projects are in its early stages and are mostly in the process of securing its ECC. After submitting the required documents for PRA’s evaluation, these projects are subject to NEDA Board Approval and Swiss Challenge before project implementation.

1. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the Municipality of Cordova dated 01 July 2016

The proposed project involves the reclamation and development of 1, 500 hectares, more or less, of the foreshore and offshore areas of Cordova bay within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Cordova, Cebu. The proposed site is located at the south-western coast of the Municipality and bounded by Mactan and Gilutongan Channels.

The project is envisioned to be a mixed-use development  to accommodate the growing demands for residential, commercial and institutional sites due to the thriving population and commercial activities with the Municipality.

2. Memorandun of Agreement (MOA) between PRA and Pasay City dated 07 July 2016

The Pasay City Reclamation and Development Project (PCRDP) involves the reclamation and development of approximately 

The Pasay City Reclamation and Development Project (PCRDP) involves the reclamation and development of approximately sixty (60) hectares of foreshore and offshore areas of Manila Bay located at the northern part of the jurisdiction of the City from the bank of the Libertad Channel towards north over a span of about 1,290 meters terminating at the offshore vicinity of Gloria Maris in CCP.

The land use development of the reclamation project shall include mixed-use commercial/residential districts, commercial development, institutional centers and other related land uses.

 3.Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between PRA and Pasay City dated 07 July 2016

The Pasay City Reclamation and Development Project (PCRDP) involves the raw land reclamation and horizontal development of approximately three hundred (300) hectares of foreshore and offshore areas of Pasay City fronting the Mall of Asia Complex, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Financial Center Area (FCA) beginning from the northern bank of Redemptorist Channel towards the north in the offshore vicinity of Gloria Maris in CCP.

The project is intended for a mixed-used, commercial, residential, institutional centers and tourism estate.

4.Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the City of Manila dated 01 December 2016

The proposed project (Harbour Center Reclamation Project) involves the reclamation of fifty (50) hectares at the offshore areas of Manila Bay adjoining the Smokey Mountain Reclamation in Vitas, Tondo, Manila.  The area will be developed as a mixed-use industrial complex supported with port facilities to help alleviate the current port congestion in Manila.  The project is envisioned to be completed in three (3) years.   

The project is divided into two (2) phases:  Phase 1 involves twenty (20) hectares which include a kilometer-long berthing facility, apron and back-up area for cargoes while Phase 2 contains thirty (30) hectares for mixed-use development including road networks, utilities and other facilities.

5. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the Municipality of Minglanilla dated 02 December 2016

The proposed project involves the reclamation and development of one hundred (100) hectares, more or less, of the offshore areas of Cebu Strait in Barangays Tulay and Calajo-an, Municipality of Minglanilla, Province of Cebu.  The proposed site is facing the bay located at the western side of the Cebu South Port Road, where the fish port is situated.

The project is intended for industrial use, envisioned to cater to the manufacturing and assembly plants of both local and foreign locators within the Municipality.

6. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PRA and the City of Bacoor dated 07 December 2016

The proposed project involves the reclamation and development of nine hundred forty four (944) hectares, more or less of the offshore areas of Bacoor Bay within the jurisdiction of Bacoor City, Province of Cavite.

The project is envisioned for mixed-use development catering to commercial, industrial, tourism, residential and environmental protection hub for the people of the historic City of Bacoor.

Infrastructure Projects

Since regular quarterly monitoring of President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, ASEAN Avenue, and J. W. Diokno Boulevard have been conducted, repairs have been implemented within CY 2016 to avoid further occurrence of damage on pavements and to ensure that the roads are constantly in good condition for the safety of the travelling public.

President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard (PDMB)

A total area of 726.80 square meters of repair works was identified during the first quarter of 2016. By the 2nd quarter, all recommended repair works on both northbound and southbound lanes of PDMB were accomplished. The repair works involved asphalt patching of potholes and longitudinal gaps. Prior to asphalt patching, edges of potholes were properly trimmed and removed for the stability of new in-placed asphalt.

Asphalt overlaying on northbound lane of PDMB was also conducted.

Diokno Boulevard and Asean Avenue

As a result of PRA monitoring activities in CY 2016, it was found out that asphalt pavements were damaged mainly because of heavy equipment passing through the said roads. Because of this, PRA required the private party that is hauling in and out construction materials to conduct repair and maintenance on the damaged portion of the roads.

 PRA approved the private party’s methodology and timetable. The repair and restoration works that are being monitored by PRA started on the last quarter of CY 2016.

d. Details of whistle-blowing policy?  Yes

Link on the PRA website (under the Governance Menu item)  Whistleblowing policy

(Also included in the 2016 Annual Report)

e. Biographical details (at least age, qualifications, date of first appointment, relevant experience, and any other directorships of listed companies) of directors/commissioners? Yes 

BOD profile (2016 Annual Report)

BOD profile (website link) 

f. Training and/or continuing education programme attended by each director/commissioner? Trainings are stipulated in their respective profiles found in the 2016 Annual Report.
8. Are the annual reports downloadable from the GOCC's website?  Yes Under the menu item About PRA and Transparency Seal item II.B. Annual reports
9.  Does the Annual Report contain a statement confirming the company's full compliance with the code of corporate governance and where there is non-compliance, identify and explain reasons for each such issue?   Yes

Corporate Governance Certificate of Compliance

10. Timely filing/release of annual/financial reports
a. Are the audited annual financial report/statement released within 60 days upon receipt from COA?  Yes 2016 AFS received by PRA from COA on June 23, 2017; posted on the website July 21, 2017 (Transparency Seal Item II. A. entitled CY 2016 Audited)
b. Is the annual report released within 90 days from release of audited financial report?  Yes 2016 Annual Report released and published on the website (date)
c. Is the true and fairness/fair representation of the annual financial statement/reports affirmed by the board of directors/commissioners and/or the relevant officers of the company?  Yes Statement of Directors for Financial Year Ended 31 December 2016
11. Corporate Vision and Mission/ Strategy
a. Has the Board of Directors reviewed the vision and mission/ strategy in the last financial year?  Yes Role of the Board in Corporate Strategy
b. Does the Board of Directors monitor/oversee the implementation of the corporate strategy?   Yes

Manual of Corporate Governance page 5 item 4.3.b and 4.3.i

12. Did the GOCC achieve 90% in the PES?   Yes Under the Code of Corporate Governance for GOCCs - PES 2016
13. Code of ethics or conduct
a. Are the details of the code of ethics or conduct disclosed?

The PRA Code of Ethics, describes the duties, responsibilities, policies, implementation process, monitoring and conduct of every employee which should be strictly observed. PRA also adheres to CSC rules and regulations on proper norms and conduct of a civil servant. These are stated under the Employees Hub.

Link under menu item About PRA
b. Does the GOCC disclose that all Directors/Commissioners, senior management and employees are required to comply with the code?

Code of Ethics Section 2 Norms of Conduct and Section 3 Duties of PRA Officials and Employees

c. Does the company disclose how it implements and monitors compliance with the code of ethics or conduct?

Code of Ethics Section 5 Prohibited Acts and Transactions

No Gift Policy

14. Does the Board appoint a Nomination Compensation/Remuneration Committee? Yes, members are stated in the Committee report.   Please refer to item number 16.
15. Did the Nomination Compensation/Remuneration Committee meet at least twice during the year? PRA is also compliant to the GCG iPED Directors Attendance System 

Board Attendance

1. January 15, 2016

2. June 10, 2016

16. If yes, is the report of the Nomination Compensation/Remuneration Committee publicly disclosed? Yes  Nomination and Remuneration Committee Report
17. Does the Board appoint an Audit Committee? Yes, members are stated in the Committee report. Please refer to item number 18
18. If yes, is the report of the Audit Committee publicly disclosed? Yes   Audit Committee Report 
19. Does at least one member of the Audit Committee have an audit, accounting or finance background (qualification or experience)?  Yes Chairman Roberto T. Muldong 
20. Did the Audit Committee meet at least four times during the year?  Yes

Board Attendance

Audit Committee meetings:

1. Feb. 2, 2015

2. May 21, 2015

3. July 14, 2015

4. September 1, 2015

5. December 22, 2015

21. Does the Board appoint a Risk Management Committee? Yes, members are stated in the Committee report.  Please refer to item number 22.
22. If yes, is the report on Risk Management Committee publicly disclosed?  Yes Risk Management Committee Report
23. Does at least one member of the Risk Management Committee have a background in finance and investments?  Yes

Dir. Rene Enrique M. Silos (AB Economics and Business Management

Dir. Edilberto C. De Jesus (Masters in Business Management Program)

24. Board meetings and attendance
a. Are the Board of Directors meetings scheduled at the beginning of the year? (end of Q1)  Regular Board meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month. Changes and adjustments in the schedule are made relative to the availability of the GM/CEO, Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors.
b. Does the Board of Directors meet at least monthly? PRA is also compliant with the GCG iPED Directors Attendance System relative to the GCG Code of Corporate Governance  Board Attendance
c. Did the Board of Directors meet on at least 75% on their scheduled meetings?  Yes Summary of 2015 Board Attendance
d. Has each of the directors/commissioners attended at least 90% of all the board meetings held during the year?  Yes Summary of 2015 Board Attendance 
e. Did the Board of Directors meet separately at least once during the year without the President/CEO present?  n/a
25. Access to Information
a. Does the GOCC have a policy that stipulates board papers for Board of Directors/Commissioners meetings be provided to the Board at least three (3) working days in advance of the board meeting? Board materials are provided to the board at least three (3) working days prior to the scheduled board meeting pursuant to the PRA by-laws. PRA has also implemented Paperless Board meeting. Board folios can be downloaded online through an application specifically for PRA use only on tablets, mobile phone, laptops or desktops.  Manual of Corporate Governance page 9 item 5.2.e
b. Is the Board Secretary trained in legal, accountancy or company secretarial practices?  Yes Corporate Secretary Profile 
26. Internal Audit
a. Does the company have a separate internal audit function?  Yes.   Organzational Chart
b. Does the appointment and removal of the internal auditor require the approval of the Audit Committee? Based on the Philippine Reclamation Authority Charter of the Audit Committee dated 22 March, 2013, appointment and removal of the Internal Auditor shall come from the Audit Committee.
27. Risk Oversight
a. Does the company disclose the internal control procedures/risk management systems it has in place? Material Risk Factors and Strategies GCG MC No. 2013-05
b. Does the Annual Report disclose that the board of directors/commissioners has conducted a review of the company's material controls (including operational, financial and compliance controls) and risk management systems?  n/a
c. Does the company disclose how key risks are managed? Material Risk Factors and Strategies GCG MC No. 2013-05
d. Does the Annual Report contain a statement from the Board of Directors or Audit Committee commenting on the adequacy of the GOCC's internal controls/risk management systems? n/a
28. Do different persons assume the roles of Chairman and CEO?  Yes, please refer to their respective profiles in the 2010-2015 corporate report and website link.

BOD profile (2010-2015 Corporate Report)

BOD profile (website link)

29. Orientation Program
a. Does the GOCC have orientation programs for new Directors? New appointive Director/s undergo orientation program facilitated by the Management Committee and CORPLAN-MIS Department. The orientation covers topics such as the duties and responsibilities of each unit/department, status of projects, financial and non-financial standing of the Agency 

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b. Does the GOCC have a policy that encourages Directors/Commissioners to attend on-going or continuous professional education programs? PRA, in its recognition of the importance of development and growth, encourages the Board of Directors to attend  trainings and/or continuous professional education programs. They are apprised of relevant seminars and courses and provides for the necessary arrangements and funding. 
c. Did all Appointive Directors attend at least 1 training for the calendar year?  Yes Trainings are stated in the Board of Directors profile in the 2010-2015 Corporate Report
30. Board Appraisal
a. Is an annual performance assessment conducted of the Board of Directors? PRA is compliant with the GCG Memorandum Circular 2014-03 Performance Evaluation for Directors (PED)  Section 4.7. Fit and Proper Role (Page 7) and Section 14. 4 Duty of Diligence (Page 17) of the PRA Manual Corporate Governance 
b. Does the GOCC disclose the process followed in conducting the Board assessment?  n/a
c. Does the GOCC disclose the criteria used in the Board assessment?   n/a
31. Is an annual performance assessment conducted of the Board of Directors Committees?  n/a
Does the GOCC practice Global Reporting Index (GRI) on its annual reports  n/a
Is the audited annual financial reports/statement released within 30 days upon receipt from COA  Yes  AFS received from COA June 29, 2016 published on the website August 9, 2016
Are there members of the Board of Directors who hold more than five (5) positions in GOCCs and PLCs? Board profile states the membership and qualifications of each Board member.

 BOD profile (2010-2015 Corporate Report)

BOD profile (website link)

Stakeholder Engagement and Management Plan (SEMP) of the Philippine Reclamation Authority

 

The absence of an institutionalized approach to stakeholder engagement has affected public perception of the PRA and its mandate, creating and propagating a widespread but mistaken belief that PRA exists primarily for profit and is not concerned about the impact of its projects to the environment, the affected communities and some sectors of the society (e.g. fisher folk and urban/rural poor). To a large extent, this was triggered by the negative publicity generated by the PEA-Amari controversy, the highly critical statements of certain political personalities and civil society organizations and certain groups that identify themselves as cause oriented but whose main agenda is in reality to block, oppose and publicly campaign against any reclamation project, regardless of its merits. A major contributor, however, to this negative public perception is the absence of a system for engaging, consulting and informing the PRAs stakeholders.

It is for this reason that this Stakeholder Engagement and Management Plan (SEMP) was developed. It is envisioned that the SEMP will enable the PRA to determine stakeholders’ concerns, issues and feedback and integrate them into PRA’s decision-making process – i.e. all throughout the project identification, implementation and post-reclamation stages. In addition, the adoption of this SEMP is in line with PRA's commitment under the Performance Agreement that it entered into with the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG). Part of said commitment is to integrate stakeholders’ concerns regarding reclamation projects, with the corresponding performance indicator and institutional mechanism to determine said concern.

In the implementation of the SEMP, the PRA will be guided by the principles of commitment, integrity, respect, transparency, inclusiveness and trust.

PRA SEMP Guiding Principles

  • Commitment is demonstrated when the need to understand, engage and identify the community is recognized and acted upon early in the process.
  • Integrity occurs when engagement is conducted in a manner that fosters mutual respect and trust;
  • Respect is created when the rights, cultural beliefs, values and interests of stakeholders and neighboring communities are recognized;
  • Transparency is demonstrated when community concerns are responded to in a timely, open and effective manner;
  • Inclusiveness is achieved when broad participation is encouraged and supported by appropriate participation opportunities; and
  • Trust is achieved through open and meaningful dialogue that respects and upholds a community’s beliefs, values and opinions.

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