newsinfo.inquirer.net/987731/denr-opens-protected-areas-to-special-private-use  Denr Administrative Order 2008-26 www.greenpeace.org/static/planet4-philippines-stateless/2019/05/dao-2008-26_114.pdf  www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri1993/jul1993/gr_101083_1993.html La Sapa aims to provide access and economic opportunities to „indigenous peoples, stranded migrant communities and other interest groups” in protected areas. Vince Cinches, political activist, Southeast Asia from Greenpeace – Philippines [email protected]] > | 63,949,889,1336 individuals, groups and businesses can again apply for a special use agreement for protected areas (Sapa) after the suspension of the broadcast, Environment Minister Roy Cimatu said on Friday. Palaui Island in Cagayan province, one of more than 200 protected areas in the country. In accordance with the 2007-17 by-law signed by Angelo Reyes, then Minister of the Environment, Sapa authorizes the use of protected areas for agroforestry, ecotourism facilities, campsites, communication and electricity facilities, irrigation canals, aquaculture, weather monitoring facilities and other scientific monitoring facilities. Cimatu stated that Sapa also wanted to fully exploit the protected areas, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation, by guiding them for their appropriate zoning. „Currently, the operation of certain protected areas in our country does not have a general management planning strategy (GMPS), as signed in Rule 10 of the 2008-26 DENR 2008-26 By-Law, that is why even the current protected areas are still devastated by destructive human activities such as mining, stone and land extraction, fishing, agriculture and general non-compliance with environmental legislation. This is why its SAPA has been suspended because it is contrary to the law of the National Protected Areas Protection System (NIPAS). „Let us not let greed dominate our constitutional right to a balanced and healthy environment. Our protected areas belong to the Filipino people and we are only administrators of this beautiful place that is our country. It is up to future generations that they appreciate and still appreciate natural places. It is thanks to our children, and we sincerely hope that DENR will remember this. „In some protected areas, authorized human activities are not listed, as all activities are subject to a clear impact assessment.