LGU-Nabunturan Holds ‘Caves Participatory Management Planning’

Mipangi, Nabunturan –On August 14-17, 2019 the Tourism and Information Section of Nabunturan in partnership with the Local Barangay Unit of Mipangi, Provincial Tourism Office of Compostela Valley, and Davao Speleological Conservation Society (DSPECS) organized a three-day Caves Participatory Management Planning.

Executive Director Edna Parcon and President Roderick Parcon of Davao Speleological Conservation Society (DSPECS) were the resource speakers for the event who shared their expertise and knowledge.

The planning is participated by the cave keepers of Barangay Mipangi, along with the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ms. Geraldine Pizaras and staff, Tourism and Information Section headed by Ms. Leah M. Calamba and staff, and provincial cavers.  

“Tungod ani nga planning, we learned that there are a lot of things to be done for our tourism industry to grow sustainably; and to take responsible measures for our cave destinations especially here in Mipangi,” said Ms.

Leah M. Calamba, Tourism Officer.


On August 14, 2019, Local Chief Executive Chelita C. Amatong headed the Blessing and Turn-over Ceremony of Potable Water System to the residents of Purok 3, Magsaysay on August with Sir Freddie D. Coronica, Special Project Consultant; Mr. Bernaldo B. Aduabe, Jr., MLGOO representative; Hon. Alex Vegafria, Barangay Captain; and Hon. Elvi Dinsay, Purok 3 Chairman.

Mayor Amatong expressed,

 “Karon nahinay-hinay nato ug tubag ang panginahanglan sa purok. Ang amoa lang jud giampo ani nga musustiner lang unta.

Ang akoa lang, dile nato awayan ang tubig kay grasya jud ni. Kay kung mangluod gani ni, wa jud tay mahimo. Dile nato awayan, atong ampingan, ug kanunay nato pasalamatan ang tag-iya jud sa source, kay pwede na niya dile ihatag ug i-share, pero iyaha jud gihatag.”

The project is worth over 1.5 million, and is powered by solar panels that is functional and readily available for the use of residents from Purok 3.

Purok 3 Barangay Magsaysay is chosen due to the dire need of its people and the generosity of one of its residents who donated and shared the water source.

The purok is one of the four beneficiaries of the Potable Water System Project, where a total of 6 million pesos is funded for its accomplishment; 4.5 million from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and 1.5 million from the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan.

In Barangay Basak

Another Blessing and Turn-over Ceremony of Potable Water System Project worth over 1.5 million is conducted on August 15, 2019 at Barangay Basak led by Mayor Chelita C. Amatong together with Sir Freddie D. Coronica, Special Project Consultant; Engr. Harold Rosales; Mr. Bernaldo B. Aduabe, Jr., MLGOO representative; Barangay Captain Danilo Cuevas, barangay officials and functionaries.

“Ang project gipanganlan ni siya’g Level Two, tungod kay ang original nga design niya kay para najud sa clustering of houses. Atong kahimtang, susama sa atong nasayran kay wala jud tay tubig,” explained Sir Freddie in his message.

While in Barangay Antequera…

Barangay Captain Jessie Teody S. Tagalog along with the barangay officials and functionaries attended the event.

 In his acceptance message, Hon. Tagalog expressed his gratitude for its launching, which will help the residents of the barangay.

In Barangay Magading

            Brgy. Magading is in high spirits with the Blessing and Turn-over ceremony of their Potable Water System.

Barangay Captain Hector C. Generalao expressed his exhilaration for the turn-over event, sharing that this day is very memorable and symbolic for the people of Magading.

Mayor Chikay reminded the barangay to dutifully safeguard the water system, which took a lot of time, resources, and trials for the LGU to fully implement. She also stressed that the Local Government Unit of Nabunturan is always ready to provide help for the common good.

Barangay Magading is the fourth, out of four water system projects, to be turned-over and blessed this week (excluding Barangay Antequera which is still in its launching stage).

GPS Survey for the Tree Growing along Banks and Flood-prone Areas Project

The Local Government Unit of Nabunturan in partnership with the Assumption College of Nabunturan (ACN) stood united in the launching of “Tree Growing along Banks and Flood-prone Areas Project” in the flood-prone area of Purok 7, Barangay Basak.

The said project is in its initial stage, as such representatives from the office of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (MDRRMO), Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO), Municipal Planning and Development (MPDO), and ACN conducted a GPS survey to identify the area and estimate the number of Maribago seedlings needed.

Ms. Jennifer F. Echavez, MDRRM Officer, expressed, “I mark this one as a milestone sa Local Government Unit of Nabunturan kay first ni siya nga mahitabo siguro sa tibuok ComVal, nga diin mag-tree planting [growing] ta sa mga flood-prone area”.

She was also happy to announce that, “Sa pagkakaron ang gipangayo ni SB Secuya nga half million para ani nga activity kay approve na…”, and urge everyone to work together for the success of this significant project.

Committee Chair on Environment, SB Francis Secuya also announced that the LGU is also evaluating the need to establish an Eco Park in every barangay, as mandated by law and as one of the town’s climate change mitigating measures.

He then expressed his sentiments to the said activity, “Ang gusto nato dinhi nga pag-abot sa panahon, kini nga project makasagang sa trahedya sama sa  baha, ug mamahimo pod ni siyang attraction para nato”. The event was attended by Honorable Alim Sotto, ACN representatives’ Sir Jeric Villan and Ma’am Janice Sepin, MENR Officer Ms. Geraldine Pizaras and staff, MPDC staff Mr. Nike Logronio, NERT responders, Barangay Basak officials and dignitaries, and the occupants of Purok 7 along with their Chairwoman.