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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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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. 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).

Strategic Engagement Management Plan (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?

Website reference / link:

CSR Statement

Senior Citizens and Differently-Abled Persons

Manual of Corporate Governance: Corporate Social Responsibility Page 22

2016 Annual Report:

PRA Mission and Vision

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."

Generating Livelihood through Gender and Development Programs

Senior Citizens and Differently-Abled Persons

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

Yes. 

Website link:

CSR Statement

Manual of Corporate Governance: Corporate Social Responsibility Page 22

PRA Mission: To increase the nation’s land assets through reclamation in an environmentally sustainable manner consistent with public interest and to provide for a coastal defense strategy for the benefit of the future generations of Filipino people.

PRA Vision: Contribute and promote economic and social progress through environmentally sustainable land reclamation of approximately 700 hectares and effective public estates development and management by 2020.

2016 Annual Report:

CSR Statement

"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."

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.

  

Website link:

Freedom of Information

Relocation and Community Development Program

Tacloban - Palo Coastal Defense Strategy 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:

"On account of regular quarterly monitoring of President Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, ASEAN Avenue, and J. W. Diokno Boulevard, 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)

- J.W. Diokno Boulevard and Asean Avenue   

Tacloban - Palo Coastal Defense Strategy

Generating Livelihood through Gender and Development Programs

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.

Yes. 

Website link:

Transfer of Knowledge Regional Session

Senior Citizens and Differently-Abled

Tacloban - Palo Coastal Defense Strategy Video

2016 Annual Report:

Generating Livelihood through Gender and Development Programs

Senior Citizens and Differently-Abled

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."

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.

Yes

2016 Annual Report:

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.

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.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.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

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

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

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

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

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

C. Coastal Defense/Protection - Coastal Protection Strategy for Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte 

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

Website reference / links:

Corporate Social Responsibility Statement (under menu item About PRA)

Manual of Corporate Governance: Corporate Social Responsibility Page 22

 2016 Annual Report:

Corporate Social Responsibility Statement

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 

Website reference / link:

PRA Telephone directory

2016 Annual Report:

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. 

 Website reference / link:

Employees Hub

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 Annual Report:

PRA Health and Wellness Program

b. Does the GOCC publish data relating to health, safety and welfare of its employees?
c. Does the GOCC have training and development programmes for its employees?

Website reference / link:

PRA Career Development Plan

Training and Development Plan for CY 2016

2016 Annual Report:

Human Resources

The PRA believes in enhancing and maintaining a cohesive organization whose personnel are consistently infused with esprit de corps and undergo training and reskilling according to a well-defined competency framework. The Agency dedicates itself to maintaining a culture of professionalism, integrity and accountability among its workforce.

d. Does the GOCC publish data on training and development programs for its employees?

Website reference / link:

Employees Hub 2016 Trainings and Seminars

2016 Annual Report

Human Resources

The PRA believes in enhancing and maintaining a cohesive organization whose personnel are consistently infused with esprit de corps and undergo training and reskilling according to a well-defined competency framework. The Agency dedicates itself to maintaining a culture of professionalism, integrity and accountability among its workforce.

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.

 Website reference / link:

Employees Hub

Whistleblowing policy

Grievance Machinery

2016 Annual Report

Whistleblowing Policy

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

a.To reclaim land, including foreshore and submerge areas, by dredging, filling or other means, to acquire reclaimed land;

b. 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

c.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. 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.

2016 Annual Report: 

Financial Highlights

Balance Sheet

Statement of Income and Expenses

c. Non-financial performance indicators?  Yes

Projects and Non-Financial Highlights

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:

  1. Manila North Harbor Reclamation Project
  2. BREDCO Reclamation Project
  3. Aklan Beach Zone Restoration and Protection Marina Development Project
  4. JG Summit Site Development, Reclamation, and Jetty Project
  5. BASECO Reclamation Project
  6. Mactan North Reclamation and Development Project

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.

Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding on Reclamation Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

-Diokno Boulevard and Asean Avenue

d. Details of whistle-blowing policy?  Yes

2016 Annual Report

Whistleblowing policy 

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

2016 Annual Report

Board of Directors Profile

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 -> Annual Reports and Transparency Seal item VI
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 VI. Annual Financial Reports)
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 December 20, 2018
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. March 31, 2016

2. June 5, 2016

3. June 23, 2016

4. July 26, 2016

5. September 22, 2016

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 2016 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 2016 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.   Organizational 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 2016 Annual Report and website link.

Website Link

Board of Directors Profile

2016 Annual Report

Board of Directors Profile

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

Website link:

Trainings and Seminars attended

Board of Directors Profile

2016 Annual Report:

Board of Directors Profile 

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 of 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.

Website link:

Board of Directors Profile

2016 Annual Report:

Board of Directors Profile 

VISION:

In 2040, the Filipino people shall benefit from well-planned and environmentally resilient reclaimed lands and efficiently developed and managed public estates.

MISSION: 

We are the lead government instrumentality mandated to regulate reclamation, create environmentally sustainable reclaimed land, promote coastal resilience, and develop government properties to advance the country's development goals.

VALUES:

Professionalism and Team Work
Respect for the environment
Accountability

Responsive to society’s needs
Excellence
Adaptable
Partnership driven

MANDATES

  • Regulatory & Proprietary Land Reclamation
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Public Estates Development & Management

CORPORATE CREED

  • We believe in building bridges between our nation’s vision and its fruition as well as between our government’s objectives and their realization.
  • We believe in integrating the PRA’s goals with relevant national economic development plans.
  • We believe in increasing our nation’s resources and accelerating its development for the benefit of future generations by creating new frontiers of land reclaimed from the sea.
  • We believe in molding the PRA into a cohesive organization whose personnel are consistently infused with esprit’d corps needed to sustain the PRA’s efforts to achieve its pioneering tasks.
  • We believe in forging ahead with zeal and dedication along the path of success.
  • For the success of the PRA’s mission, measured in the anvil of time is the success of our nation’s vision.

QUALITY POLICY

We at Philippine Reclamation Authority, commit to provide quality public service in the creation of well-planned and environmentally sustainable reclaimed lands, promotion of coastal protection and resilience, and efficient management of government properties for the benefit of the Filipino people.

We also affirm our unified commitment to fulfill our roles and responsibilities in the effective implementation and sustenance of the ISO 9001 - Certified Quality Management System.

To achieve this, we shall:

  • Provide excellence in everything we do by complying with all requirements, maintaining world-class infrastructure, and continually improving our Quality Management System (QMS);
  • Respect the environment and be responsive to the society's needs while safeguarding government resources to achieve maximum returns; and,
  • Act with transparency and accountability through our highly motivated and competent workforce.

 

CSRstatementGOVERNANCECOMMITTEEAPPROVED

The Philippine Reclamation Authority (formerly Public Estates Authority), one of the Government’s most active development agencies, was created in February 4, 1977 by virtue of Presidential Decree 1084 to serve primarily as the clearinghouse for all reclamation projects in the country. 

PRA performs both regulatory and proprietary functions. Its programs and projects are supportive of government’s thrust towards sustaining economic gains by generating local and foreign investments in large-scale reclamation and development projects. 

PRA, which is mandated to be self-liquidating, has created assets for the Government by converting reclaimed lands into valuable and income-generating real estate properties, especially in its approximately 1,000-hectare reclamation project in Manila Bay known as Bay City (formerly Boulevard 2000) which is host to the Mall of Asia Complex, Entertainment City, Metropolitan Park, and Asia World among others. Aside from this, PRA is involved in a wide range of projects and delivery of services related to land development and urban renewal, infrastructure projects as well as financing and construction of buildings for other government agencies. 

Its charter vests PRA with the power and authority to develop and dispose public lands, to enter into contracts and loan agreements with private, public or foreign entities and to exercise the right to eminent domain in the name of the Republic of the Philippines. 
  
The Office of the President (OP), the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC), the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG), the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and the Commission on Audit (COA) provide PRA with the basic guidelines and parameters for its financial and organizational performance. 

In the implementation of its mandate, PRA coordinates with other agencies and development authorities such as the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Department of Finance (DOF), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and local government units. 

The PRA continuously broadens its studies and exploration on sources of land fill materials, consistently updating its engineers on the upgraded techniques of dredging and reclamation, and strengthening its force on the monitoring of reclamation and land development projects including the compliance of project proponents with the conditions of their respective Environmental Compliance Certificates. It is also actively monitoring and issuing cease and desist orders against unauthorized and illegal reclamation. These efforts assure that the institution adheres to the principles of environmental governance and sustainable development. 

As for its disaster risk reduction initiatives, climate change adaptation, and community resilience 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 and now aimed to be replicated in other vulnerable areas, produced a comprehensive master plan crafted by PRA and international experts. Further, to ensure environmental sustainability on reclaimed lands, the PRA mandates the integration of green spaces in all reclamation projects.

And, as it prepares itself for the greater demands of the ensuing years, PRA pledges to stick to the time-tested manner of serving the Filipino people – through utmost professionalism and transparency. 

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