Monday, June 28, 2010
LOGSAC joins several stakeholders in inking Sibulan River Conservation pact
The Local Government of Sta. Cruz Adventure Club has become an affiliate of the “GASA SA SUBA” Sibulan River Conservation Project which was done on June 28, 2010 at HEDCOR Sibulan, Inc. compound, Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
Gasa sa Suba is an initiative of LGU Sta. Cruz in partnership with Ecogov to craft an advocacy campaign for conservation, protection and rehabilitation of Sibulan River, the province’s lone body of water that held several citations being the cleanest inland body of water.
In a launching ceremony, LOGSAC has participated the signing of Manifesto of Commitment and tree planting ceremony within the riverbank that eventually signaled the start of the initiative.
Headed by Mayor Atty. Joel Ray Lopez of Sta. Cruz, the program also lured the interest of industrial companies within Sibulan River such as HEDCOR, San Miguel Brewery, CJ Toyota Tsushu Philippines, Oboza Realty, Ayala Agricultural Development Corporation, International Pipes Industries, among others.
Sibulan river stretches a total of 30 kilometers length from the highlands of Sta. Cruz and is an intermediary of the Mt. Apo Natural Park and the Davao Gulf area. The river is also one of the town’s unique natural heritage, providing water supply to 5 barangays namely: Sibulan, Tibolo, Jose Rizal, Astorga and Darong.