Province-wide Critiquing and Deliberation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) held

On behalf of Gov. Robert Lyndon S. Barbers, Atty. Lucille Sering, former Secretary of the Climate Change Commission brilliantly shared her insights and thoughts during the Province-wide Critiquing and Deliberation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) which took center-stage at the Philippine Gateway Hotel Surigao last August 11, this year.

            Sec. Sering was joined by regional directors, provincial heads and focal persons from different line agencies across Caraga Region like Forrester Joy Maagad of the Environment Management Bureau (EMB), Engr. Larry Heradez of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and Alejandra Boiser of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), among others.

            Highlight during the discussion proper were such infrastructure projects earlier proposed as Construction of Flood Control Facility with tree planting of bamboo seedlings at barangays Tinago and Cansayong in Malimono town; Construction of 500 Ln. M Sea Wall in San Isidro; and 10 km Construction of Drainage Canal at Ipil, Central and Magsaysay in the municipality of Placer.

            In addition, also propositioned were as follows:

Municipality of Placer

  • 400 l.m. Construction of Brgy. Sani-Sani Seawall
  • 200 l.m Construction of Brgy. Lakandula Seawall
  • 840 m Road Concreting with Line Canal and Concrete Bleacher at Cagbantoy Beach with Electrical System
  • 200 m Construction of Sea Wharf at Brgy. Ellaperal
  • 200m Construction of River Control @ Payao River – Bad-as

Municipality of Pilar

  • Ecosystem and Agricultural Resiliency at Barangay San Roque and Barangay Datu

1. Construction of Mini-Dam

             2. Construction of Drainage Canals

  • Retrofitting of Public Cemeteries with wider green spaces
  • Construction of Watch Tower and Installment of Zoning Buoys

Malimono Town

  • Construction of Ice-Plant using renewable energy and provision of motorized Banca with engine and paddled boats

Municipality of Tagana-an

  • Construction of Slope Protection at Brgy. Banban and Brgy. Laurel
  • Coastal Protection at Barangay Opong
  • Construction of Drainage Canal at Barangay Sampaguita
  • Construction of River Control of Dapja River
  • Construction of Coastal Protection at Brgy. Patiñio
  • Construction of Coastal Protection at Brgy. Fabio

Municipality of Socorro

  • Construction of Flood control/seawall at Rizal, Songkoy and Del Pilar
  • Construction of Seawall at Brgy. Sta. Cruz
  • Construction of Seawall at Sitio Lawigan, Brgy. Salog
  • Solar-Powered Irrigation systems for rice fields
  • Construction of Solar Powered Commercial Mill
  • Construction of Solar Powered Ice Plant and Cold Storage

Municipality of Tubod

  • Slope Protection in Brgy. Cawilan and Brgy. Del Rosario
  • Drainage System in Brgy. San Pablo, Poblacion and Timamana

Municipality of Bacuag

  • Municipal Drainage System
  • Slope Protection and Dredging of River

Municipality of San Isidro

  • Construction of Structural Materials Coastal Barangays (Construction of Flood Control)
  • Upgrading of Wooden Bridge to re-enforce concrete bridge (Brgy. San Miguel)

Municipality of Sison

  • Construction of River Flood Control at Barangay Tagbayani
  • Construction of Steel Bridge at Barangay Mabuhay

Also underscored were vehicle and equipment like backhoe, payloader, garbage compactor, patrol boats, garbage trucks, bottle pulvorizers, plastic densifiers, and portalets.

Other proposed projects fleshed out were relocation and resettlement sites, water resource management, establishment of artificial reefs, expansion of marine sanctuary, septic vaults, sanitary landfill, material recovery facilities, Eco-SWM Parks, biofuel technology, and processing areas.

On the enhanced national greening program, included were watershed enhancement or improvement, nursery establishment of forest trees (terrestrial and coastal), eco-park development, tree-growing, bamboo reforestation, and pro-active watershed delineation.

Abandoned fishponds and seawalls would also be rehabilitated.

For DRR-related programs:

Malimono town

  •  Construction of Evacuation Center with complete sanitary facilities, water system, kitchen and child and women friendly spaces

Pilar town

  • Construction of Sea-Level Monitoring Post (EWS)
  • Construction of  Mun. Evacuation Centers

* Establishment of Women and Child-Friendly Spaces

  • Purchase of Land and Water Rescue Vehicle

Municipality of Bacuag

  • Acquisition of Lot and Construction of Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center cum Evacuation Center
  • DRR-CCA Building

Municipality of San Isidro

  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Equipment (boom truck, resue vehicle and other equipment)
  • Construction of Operation Center of MDRRMO
  • Construction of Municipal Evacuation Center and 11 Barangay Evacuation Centers
  • DRR-CCA Capability Building

Municipality of Sison

  • Construction of Standard – Based Evacuation Center at Barangay Mayag
  • Procurement of Disaster Preparedness Equipment such as Boom Truck,

Rescue Vehicle and other Equipment

  • Construction of Standard – Based Evacuation Center at Barangay Mabuhay
  • Construction of Standard – Based Evacuation Center at Barangay Gacepan
  • Construction of Standard – Based Evacuation Center at Barangay San Pablo
  • Construction of Standard – Based Evacuation Center at Barangay San Pedro

Meanwhile, responsible mining also featured close monitoring of the quarrying activities.

For agri-fishery and agro-forestry, the following were taken into consideration: procurement of Air Quality Instrument/Tester, Installation of Solar Panels at Tubod Municipal Hall, Installation of Solar Panels at Bacuag Municipal Hall, and Installation of water and electric supply at San Isidro Municipal Eco Park. (Glen P.)