2011 News Event

Historic flooding in Lake Mainit

Lake Mainit area was experiencing one week heavy rains that resulted to flash floods in some areas in the lake ecosystem particularly at the lakeshore municipalities in Mainit and Alegria of Surigao del Norte and Kitcharao and Jabonga of Agusan del Norte. The said four municipalities was entirely affected especially the lakeshore barangays.

In the Municipality of Kitcharao, the submerged affected barangays are San Roque, Canaway, Bangayan and a portion of Barangay Crossing. The water level rises to almost 6 feet above the national highway in Barangay San Roque, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. Buses and ten wheelers trucks cannot even pass through the highway. All the travelers had stranded and spend a day until the water level subsides. Moreover, the residents in Barangay San Roque, Canaway and Bangayan had evacuated to the upland areas while affected households from Barangay Crossing were sent to the Gymnasium of Barangay Poblacion, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte.  Native Kitcharaonon’s said that this marked the highest water level in history of flooding in the span of 35 years. (continue)

Lake Mainit Development Alliance drafts act establishment Lake Mainit Dev’t Authority

Butuan City (10 November) — Following the move of its Board of Trustees (BOT) to include the representation of the House of Representatives of the districts in the BOT as honorary member, the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) recently drafted an act creating the Lake Mainit Development Authority, prescribing its powers, functions and duties, appropriating funds thereof, and for other purposes.

The drafted bill which was presented to the BOT on Tuesday, November 9 during its 14th regular meeting, seeks the creation of Lake Mainit Development Authority as the management body of Lake Mainit Watershed, the main ecosystem that flows into the Lake Mainit from the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte then flows out to the Butuan Bay and its coastal areas. (c0ntinue)

Algae propagation in Lake Mainit see to alleviate poverty in 2 Caraga provinces

Butuan City (10 November) — A new aquaculture technology is seen to alleviate poverty in the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte in Caraga Region.

During the 14th Board of Trustees Meeting of the Lake MainitDevelopment Alliance (LMDA), Engr. Joventito B. Jongko, Director of SECURA International Corporation presented a new technology which aims to propagate algae in some 100 hectares in Lake Mainit.

Jongko, who is a licensed Chemical Engineer by profession said algae has high oil content and with simple treatment or processing, “it can be a good source of alternative fuel,” he said. (continue)

LMDA turns over patrol boats

The Program Coordination Office of Lake Mainit Development Alliance turn-over 1 unit patrol boat to LGU-Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte on February 15, 2011 held at Barangay San Roque Hall, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between the LMDA-PCO and Municipality of Kitcharao and MOA signed between LGU-Kitcharao and Barangay San Roque, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte highlighted the turn-over ceremony. Hon. Jenry E. Montante, Municipal Mayor and Engr. Kaiser B. Recabo, Jr., LMDA Director led the ceremonial turn-over. Said activity was also graced By Hon. Victorio I. Gonde, SB Committee Chair on Environment, Hon. Noel P. Alburo, Barangay Captain of San Roque, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. The program was facilitated by Mr. Omar C. Barillo, volunteer at LMDA.

Another one unit patrol boat was turn-over by LMDA to LGU-Jabonga, Agusan del Norte last November 2, 2010. Mayor Glicerio M. Monton Jr. personally accepts the patrol boat during the turn-over ceremony and signing of MOA with the presence of Vice Mayor Danny M. Moran and Municipal Agriculture personnel. (continue)

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