The kick off activity for the partnership between Pusod, Inc. and Ayala Land Inc., (ALI) is a briefing on the Wildlife Act or R.A 9147 for the stakeholders and surrounding communities in Alaminos, Laguna.
The program started with the opening remarks led by Hon. Loreto Masa, Municipal Mayor of Alaminos. He welcomed the project and he said that this will add value to their agri-tourism programs. Alaminos has a local CoRambLan Festival which is a celebration of good harvest of Coconut, Rambutan and Lanzones. He said that in the future, the forest will be a great addition to places to visit in his town. Architect Anna Maria Gonzales , Sustainability Manager of ALI provided the overview of the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project. She shared that there are 5 pioneering sites in the Philippines and Alaminos is the first to kick off. Ms. Ann Hazel Javier, Executive Director of Pusod, Inc, introduced Pusod ( www.pusod.org ) and their conservation work in Mt. Malarayat Forest Reserve, Verde Island Passage and the Taal Lake Conservation Center. Their conservation project in Mt Malarayat was in partnership with the Forest Foundation Philippines (formerly known as the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation or PTFCF). She shared that barangays Talisay, Sto Nino and Malitlit in Lipa City, established native trees nurseries that were used in the reforestation activities. Beyond the project, Pusod has conducted organic farming trainings in partnership with the City Agriculture Office – Lipa City and Hacienda San Benito. Pusod would like to replicate their successes in previous projects, in Alaminos. For Alaminos, the result of the Assisted Natural Regeneration activities will be a Forest Park. The Wildlife Act or R.A. 9147 was discussed by DENR IV-A Forester Florida G. Morada, Wildlife Resources Permitting Section, Licences, Patents & Deeds Division. The Wildlife Act aims to protect the biological diversity. She also discussed the jurisdiction of Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and Palawan for Sustainable Development. It was also connoted the critically endangered species, endangered and the vulnerable species. She tackled the rules and regulations in protecting the biological diversity of wildlife and the sanctions when disobeyed.
There were more than 40 participants composed of Barangay Officials from San Andres and San Juan, Bella Vita Management, Jarton Security Group and Alaminos LGU representatives. The activity was held last January 25, 2018 at the Bella Vita Clubhouse in Barangay San Andres, Alaminos, Laguna and funded by Ayala Land, Inc.
Architect Anna Gonzales, ALI’s Sustainability Manager, providing the overview for the Alaminos Carbon Project
Ms. Ann Javier of Pusod, Arch. Anna Gonzales of ALI and Hon. Mayor Loreto Masa awarding the Certificate of Appreciation to DENR RIVA Forester Florida Morada for facilitating the briefing on RA 9147: Wildlife Resources Act.
Stakeholders and participants of the Briefing on RA 9147: Wildlife Resources Act
The Alaminos Carbon Project of Ayala Land, Inc. has kicked off with a briefing on Republic Act 9147: Wildlife Resources Conservation Act. The participants were welcomed by the Mayor Loreto Masa of Alaminos while Architect Anna Gonzales of Ayala Land, Inc. provided the rationale for the the Carbon Project. DENR RIVA Forester Florida Morada provided information on RA9147. Participants are from Barangays San Andres and San Juan, Jarton Security Agency, BellaVita Subdivision Management and Ayala Land Inc.
This project is funded by Ayala Land, Inc.
Site Reconnaissance:ALI Alaminos Carbon Forest Project
Site reconnaissance in Alaminos, Laguna was conducted by the help of For. Eric Buduan, Senior Program Officer from Forest Foundation Philippines together with the representative from the BellaVita Subdivision Management and Jarton Security Agency as part of the preparation for the nursery establishment as well as in relation on the land delineation for the baseline map for the existing trees in the area.
Under the Alaminos Carbon Forest Project in partnership with Ayala Land Inc.
Calayo People’s Organization members, trained by Lian Kingfisher Fisherfolk Association, are building artificial habitats in Barangay Calayo in Nasugbu. This is a research project supervised by Dr. Al Licuanan and his team of marine science researchers.
This project is funded by the DENR and LGU of Nasugbu. With special thanks to the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.
Day 1 of the Learning Course on Coral Reef Restoration and Construction of Artificial Habitat, participants are from Barangays Papaya and Calayo, Batangas State University, Punta Fuego Foundation, DENR CENRO Calaca, and LGU of Nasugbu. It was facilitated by Dr. Al Licuanan and his team of researchers from De La Salle University Manila. It was held in Barangay Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas. With fund support from the DENR and LGU of Nasugbu. Special thanks to the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.
Courtesy call to the LGU of Mabini, represented by the Acting Mayor Hon. Pablo M. Villanueva and Mr. Catalino Arago, Municipal Tourism Officer.
The said meeting was in relation to the project entitled “Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Documenting and Sharing Reef Vulnerabilities and Resilience Using a Rapid Response Model” in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) represented by Dr. Terry Gosliner and Dr. Meg Burke and De Lasalle. University Manila, SEA – VIP represented by the Executive Director Mr. Joal Ascalon and Pusod Inc. Executive Director Ann Hazel Javier.
The project aims to provide a baseline model of the current state of biodiversity in Verde Island Passage; develop a rapid response system to detect and model climate – related biodiversity changes to coral reef ecosystems and develop new vehicles for distilling and disseminating current science to LGUs, NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders.
The project is funded by the Oscar M. Lopez Center.
Lian Fisherfolk Association of Brgy. Lumaniag on their last phase of artificial reef fabrication. Ready for deployment. The project is part of the Protection and Rehabilitation of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of Lian funded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.