UP CIDS presents the "National Marine Policy Review and Strategic Direction" in a Public Hearing

On September 15, 2016, the Center presented the “National Marine Policy Review and Strategic Direction”, a study

focused on the review and update of the 1994 National Marine Policy and the formulation of the National Marine

Strategy. The study was discussed during a Public Hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and

Food, jointly with the Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation, and

Finance. The hearing was organized to provide a venue for a deliberation on the possible creation of a separate

department focused on the management of marine resources of the Philippines. The Center’s position was presented

by Dr. Edna Co, Executive Director of UP CIDS, and Usec. Jose Luis Alano of the National Coast Watch Council.

They emphasized on the potential of creating a Department of Marine Affairs and the necessary institutional

arrangements required for its establishment.

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