2012 News Events

LMDA and DENR sign on Lake Mainit BPP MOA

Surigao City – The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Lake Mainit Biodiversity Partnership Project (BPP) successfully signed by the DENR-Caraga and the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) last September 5, 2012 at 9:00 in the morning held at Surigao Arts and Culture Center, Provincial Capitol Building, Surigao City.

Graced with the activity were Governor Sol F. Matugas, Provincial Administrator of Agusan del Norte Percianita G. Racho, Asec. Marlo D. Mendoza of DENR, Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr. of Alegria, Mayor Jenry E. Montante of Kitcharao, Mayor Leicester Fetalvero of Sison, RTD Mario L. Eludo of PAWCZMS-DENR Caraga, all PENROs of Caraga, the administrator teachers of Provincial School Board, and the LMDA staff. (continue)


BPP IEC team reveals Lake Mainit issues during consultation visit, LMDA to strengthen its advocacy
Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte – The Biodiversity Partnerships Project (BPP) Information Education Communication (IEC) team Mr. Ben-Hur Viloria, the Project Officer and Mr. Procopio Resabal, the IEC Specialist recently paid visit to Lake Mainit Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) to conduct site consultation for the developing communication strategies last December 20 and 21, 2012. On the meeting transpired at the SB Session Hall. Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte, Mr. Resabal, while presenting the rationale of their visit which is to develop communication strategies for the biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscape, he also revealed the current issues that they got during the actual survey and interview with the Marginal Farmers Association (MAFIA) in San Roque, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. (continue)


SB Mainit, Jabonga call authorities for water quality testing against alleged mining effects to Lake Mainit
 The Sangguniang Bayan of Mainit, Surigao del Norte and Jabonga, Agusan del Norte recently alleged the mining operation to have effect on the fish kill lately happened in the Municipality of Mainit on April while fish deformation, malnourishment and the extinction of freshwater prawn locally known as “uyang” or “ulang” and the freshwater shrimp commonly called as “isik”. The SB revealed the allegation during the visit and presentation of the BPP by LMDA staff last November 23 and December 3, 2012 respectively. (continue)


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