The legitimization of Republic Act 7611 or the Strategic Environmental Plan for Palawan Act launched not only a distinct and proactive law but also introduced a unique body that carries powerful responsibility and locally working only in one province like Palawan. While SEP is a national law, its effectivity covers only Palawan. This body is called the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD).
The PCSD is a multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary body, which under the law is charged with the governance, implementation and policy direction of the SEP. It is directly under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.