Provincial, Sub-watersheds Management Councils organized for Lake Lanao River Basin

Planning and implementation of the different phases of the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP) will soon commence with the recent creation of the Watershed Management Councils for Lake Lanao River Basin.    

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur recently conducted a meeting with  stakeholders for the organization of the watershed management councils for Lake Lanao River Basin.  

The Watershed Management Council is composed of representatives from the provincial and municipal government units, government agencies/institutions, academe, civil society organizations and the private sector. 

INREMP aims to address unsustainable watershed management in the project site.  It focuses on indigenous people and resource-poor communities by reducing watershed degradation, forest denudation, and unsustainable farming practices by generating sufficient and tangible economic benefits. 

Lanao del Sur Provincial Governor Bedjoria Soraya A. Adiong called on participants to cooperate for the proper management and implementation of INREMP.

She further said that  failure to protect the lake will have a negative impact on the lives  not only of the  Maranaos but also to  all  Mindanaoans. 

Governor Adiong stressed the economic, recreational, aesthetic, cultural, educational, scientific and ecological benefits of Lake Lanao. 

For her part, DENR 10 Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan sought the help of the Maranaos to successfully implement INREMP. She said the Watershed Management Council has a “very crucial role because it is the governing body in the decision making process and project’s planning and implementation activities.” 

The Provincial and five sub-watershed management councils were installed into office by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto  represented by Lourdile S. Enjambre. 

The Provincial Watershed Management Council is chaired by Governor Adiong and co-chaired by DENR 10 Regional Director Tawantawan with members coming from other government entities/organizations and civil society organizations  and the chairpersons of the five sub-watershed management councils. 

The Lake Lanao River Basin comprises 27 municipalities of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City.  

The meeting was an offshoot of the Memorandum of Agreement signed in September 21, 2016 between DENR 10 and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur for the implementation of INREMP.   It was also attended by Vice Governor  Mamintal Adiong, Jr., municipal mayors and representatives from various sectors of society.

INREMP is a seven year (2013-2020) project of DENR with funding support from Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Global Environmental  Facility and Climate Change Fund.  The project sites of INREMP are Chico River Basin in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Wahig-Inabanga River Basin in Bohol, Bukidnon River Basin in Northern Mindanao and Lake Lanao Watershed in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. (RSCIS # 01-02-2017)

 

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CIMATU AWARDS SPECIAL PATENT TO PHILIPPINE ARMY IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, DONATES CONFISCATED LUMBER TO TWO MILITARY CAMPS IN MINDANAO

Cagayan de Oro City. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu today awarded a Special Patent covering an area of 43,547 square meters of public land to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) at Camp Evangelista in Barangay Patag here.

The Special Patent was received from Secretary Cimatu by Army Chief Maj. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista which was turned-over to 4ID Commander, Maj. Gen. Ronald C. Villanueva. The DENR 10 headed by Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable facilitated the awarding of the Special Patent which was signed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Misamis Oriental Aldrich S. Resma and the registration of the title signed by Cipriano Benedicto E. Ratunil of the Register of Deeds.

Cimatu was the guest of honor and speaker during the 48th Founding Anniversary of the 4ID where he once served as Commander prior to his stint as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

A Special Patent is awarded by DENR on public land actually occupied and used for public schools, municipal halls, public plazas or parks and other government instiutions for public use.

The DENR also donated a total of 50,000 board feet of confiscated lumber for the repair and construction of facilities of the 4ID and 103rd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.

The deeds of donation of confiscated forest products were signed by Secretary Cimatu with Maj. Gen. Villanueva of 4ID and Colonel Generoso Ponio, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao, respectively.

Cimatu said 40,000 board feet of lumber was donated to the 4th Infantry Division and 10,000 board feet was donated to the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao for their lumber/wood material needs.

It can be recalled that officials of the two military camps requested the DENR for the donation of confiscated forest products.

The DENR, Region 13 (CARAGA) facilitated the donation of their lumber/wood materials composed mostly of Lauan species for the two military camps. (RPAO MR No. 02-20-2018)

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DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from right) awards to Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista (3rd from right) the Special Patent in favor of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army, 4th Infantry Division (4ID) (more...)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (seated, 2nd from right) and Maj. General Ronald C. Villanueva (2nd from left), 4th Infantry Division (4ID) Commander sign the documents pertaining the Deed of Donation of 50,000 board feet of confiscated forest products (more...)

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left, standing) expresses gratitude to the 4th Infantry Division for their support and active participation in the Anti-Illegal Logging Campaign during the 48th Founding Anniversary of 4th Infantry Division at Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City on February 1, 2018. (more...)

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (2nd from left) inspects the 50,000 board feet of confiscated forest products for donation to two Philippine Army Camps in Mindanao. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left), congratulates the men and women of the Philippine National Police headed by Police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Gascon Pacleb (not in photo), Regional Director, Police Regional Office 10 for celebrating its 27th Foundation Day on February 5 at Camp 1Lt Vicente G. Alagar in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

Police Senior Superintendent Tyrone V. Masigon (right), Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 10 and DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) lead the Wreath laying to the monument of 1Lt Vicente G. Alagar during the 27th PNP Foundation Day at the Police Regional Office 10 on February 5, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (right) receives a Plaque of Appreciation from Police Senior Superintendent Tyrone V. Masigon (left), Deputy Regional Director for Administration, in behalf of Police Chief Superintendent Timoteo Gascon Pacleb, Regional Director, Police Regional Office 10, for his unwavering support extended to the Philippine National Police. (more...)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 OIC, Chief Ranoray Love Noro (center) of the Protected Area Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section gives a brief background on the wildlife species found at the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center (more...)

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