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PSF Legislation Documents

Philippine Climate Change Legislation 

R.A. 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009

An act mainstreaming climate change into government policy formulations, establishing the framework strategy and program on climate change, creating for this purpose the Climate Change Commission, and for other purposes

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R.A. 10174 or the People's Survival Fund

An act establishing the people’s survival fund to provide long-term finance streams to enable the government to effectively address the problem of climate change, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as the “Climate Change Act of 2009”

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Senate Bill no. 2811 and House Bill no.3528 and related legislative proceedings

Talking Points Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III

Excerpt from the file: Where will the PSF come from? There are numerous sources, including private and public and international and domestic funds, such as but not limited to:

(a) 10 percent of the cash dividends declared by all Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations; (b) a portion of the Certified Emission Reduction units earned under the UN-instituted Clean Development Mechanism and other domestic transactions utilizing the international carbon market; and (c) a portion of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge.

(b) The Fund shall be used to support different programs and projects for climate change adaptation as stated in our national goals, and in keeping with nationally accepted public accountability and fiduciary standards.

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SB No. 2558 Explanatory Note

Excerpt from the file: As a clear manifestations of the country’s firm commitment to address the issues of climate change, this legislative measure seeks to establish the People’s Survival Fund to finance adaptation programs and projects that are directly supportive of the objectives enumerated in the Climate Change Action Plans of the local government units. The Fund shall be taken from different sources including but not limited to the following, namely:

(a) the General Appropriations Act; (b) part of the cash dividends declared by all Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations; (c) a portion of the Certified Emission Reduction earned under the clear development mechanism; and (d) a portion of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge.

The Fund shall be used to support different programs and projects of climate change adaptation as stated in our national goals and objectives, with utmost regards to transparency, equitability and accountability.

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Substitute Bill to House Bill Nos. 3528, 3558 and 1711

Excerpt from the file: “An Act Establishing the People’s Survival Fund. Amending for the Purpose the Provisions of Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as “The Climate Change Act of 2009”

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HB No. 3528 Explanatory Note

Excerpt from the file: The Philippines is particularly vulnerable to climate change not just because of its distinct national circumstances but because of the disorder by which the country has largely responded to the climate crisis. For this reason, Congress enacted R.A. 9729, otherwise known as the “Climate Change Act of 2009”, to enable government to consolidate its efforts and to mobilize different sectors of society to confront the growing risks posed by climate change. Among other provision, the law established the Climate Change Commission to lead the country’s response to the increasing severity and frequency of impacts due to warming temperatures worldwide.

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Committee Report No. 34

Excerpt from the file: “Submitted jointly by the Committees on Climate Change; Ways and Means; and Finance on May 10, 2011”

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SB No.2811

Excerpt from the file: “An Act Establishing the People’s Survival Fund to provide long-term finance streams to enable the Government to effectively address the problem of Climate Change. Amending for the purpose Republic Act No.9729, otherwise known as “The Climate Change Act of 2009”, and for other purposes.

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Agenda March 21, 2012

Excerpt from the file: “An Act regulating the practice of Forestry in the Philippines, Repealing for the purpose Republic Act numbered Sixty-Two Hundred Thirty-Nine (R.A. NO. 6239), known as The Forestry Profession Law, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes”

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House Bill No. 5982 and Senate Bill No. 2583 with related docs

SB No. 2583

Excerpt from the file: Mainstreaming Climate Change into Government policy formulation, creating for this purpose the Climate Change Commission, and for other purposes.

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HR No. 5982

Excerpt from the file: An Act Establishing the Framework Program for Climate Change, creating the Climate Change Commission this purpose, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes.

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Formulating the NFSCC Process and Methodology

Excerpt from the file: Multi-Sectoral Consultative Workshop on the National Framework Strategy for Climate Change (NFSCC) 13-14 April 2010

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Position Papers Senate Bill No. 2558 and House Bill No. 3528

Tax Provisions of the Proposed Substitute Bill of Senate No. 2558

Excerpt from the file: An Act Establishing the People’s Survival Fund to provide long-term finance streams to enable the Government to Effectively address the problem of Climate Change. Amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as “The Climate Change Act of 2009”, and for other purposes.

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EO No. 63 May 17, 2011

Excerpt from the file: “Pursuing our social contract with the Filipino People through the reorganization of the Cabinet Clusters.”

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Department of Science and Technology comments to SB No. 2558 January 10, 2011

Excerpt from the file: We respectfully submit the comments and recommendations of the DOST-PAGASA on the proposed amendment on Senate Bill 2558 “An Act Establishing the People’s Survival Fund”. The DOST-PAGASA fully supports the amendments as contained in Section 14 of SBN 2558.

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Department of Finance comments to SB No. 2558

Excerpt from the file: Reference is made to the letters of Senator Loren Legarda dated 08 December 2010 and 10 January 2010 to Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisma requesting this Department’s Comments to Senate Bill No. 2558, entitled. “An Act Establishing The People’s Survival Fund to Provide Long-term Finance Streams to enable The Government to Effectively Address The Problem of Climate Change. Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9729. Otherwise known as “The Climate Change Act of 2009″ and for other Purposes”

In line this, we are providing for the Senate’s consideration this Department initial comments on the aforementioned Senate Bill.

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Climate Change Commission Position Paper on SB No. 2558

Excerpt from the file: In the light, the CCC highly recommends the establishment of the People’s Survival Fund and views the PSF as a Promising means to further bring to fruition the ideals and aspirations of R.A. 9729, as it creates the enabling environment for the operationalization of the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change and eventually the National Climate Change Action Plan as originally envisioned bu the authors of R.A. 9729.

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BSP comments on SB No. 2558 January 18, 2011

Excerpt from the file: Government financial institutions, shall any provision in their respective charters to the contrary not with standing, provide preferential financial package for climate change-related projects. In consultation with the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), they shall, within thirty 30 days from the effectively of this Act issue and promulgate the implementing guidelines.

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Aksyon Klima comments on SB No. 2558

Excerpt from the file: The PSF bill, we believe, will accelerate climate action from localities because it is intended as a “reward fund” that incentivizes early action from below.

We thus strongly supportive of the PSF bill’s intention to move the Climate Change Commission away from rote project implementation – a task better undertaken by actual line agencies established for the said purpose – and for the Commission to play instead a coordinative, capacity building leadership role in helping formulate, undertake and monitor the country’s response to climate change.

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Committee on Climate Change and Ways and Means 

SB No. 2558 Highlights of Hearing

Excerpt from the file: Commissioner Yeb Sano welcomed the amendment of the CCA, particularly: 1) the establishment of the People’s Survival Fund and the fund board to govern the funds; 2) the designation of DOF and DBM as part of the advisory board; 3) delineation of the roles within the Commission, including designation of a separate executive director apart from the vice chairperson; 4) Remaining of the National Framework Strategy into “National Strategic Framework”

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SB No. 2558 Explanatory Note

Excerpt from the file: As a clear manifestations of the country’s firm commitment to address the issues of climate change, this legislative measure seeks to establish the People’s Survival Fund to finance adaptation programs and projects that are directly supportive of the objectives enumerated in the Climate Change Action Plans of the local government units. The Fund shall be taken from different sources including but not limited to the following, namely:

(a) the General Appropriations Act; (b) part of the cash dividends declared by all Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations; (c) a portion of the Certified Emission Reduction earned under the clear development mechanism; and (d) a portion of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge.

The Fund shall be used to support different programs and projects of climate change adaptation as stated in our national goals and objectives, with utmost regards to transparency, equitability and accountability.

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SB No. 2558

Excerpt from the file: An Act Establishing the People’s Survival fund to provide long-term finance streams to enable Government to effectively address the problem of Climate Change. Amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9729, otherwise known as “The Climate Change Act of 2009”, and for other purposes

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