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Provincial Development Programs : Province of laguna

ted by: ERVIN MA. A. BOADO

FISHERIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


Governor Ejercito Estrada in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry, led the launching of the PANGASIUS Insdustry Development Program (Livelihood Backyard Fish Farming) at the Provincial Capitol and various public markets and supermarkets in Laguna. Pangasius Hypothalamus or Dory Fish which is a variety of cat fish is one of the most important aquaculture species in Laguna. This program aims to provide and create sustainable income and livelihood for over 100,000 indigent

FISHERIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


OPAG (Office of the Provincial Agriculturist) conducted the 1st PANGASIUS CONGRESS at the Cultural Center of Laguna. It aims to encourage Pangasius technology adaptors to be aware of its market potential and promote entrepreneurship through farming and processing enterprises. The congress focused on lecturediscussion, open forums and exhibits/display of live pangasius and its processed products. OPAG launched FISH CONSERVATION WEEK (Fish Con

FISHERIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT


Fish Con Week has a theme with KARAGATAN PAGYAMANIN, ISDA PARAMIHIN, BUONG MUNDONG PASIGLAHIN. The activity aims to raise public awareness on the importance of protecting marine resources for sustainable livelihood. It focuses on the challenges and threats brought about by the climate change on aquatic resources that needs to be mitigated with the help of the fisher folks and concerned individuals.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & PRESERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

SAVE LAGUNA LAKE


The Laguna Lake has a total basin area of 382,000 hectares which can supply the water requirements of Metro Manila and most of the provinces in CALABARZON. As of 2008, about 13 million peoplecall this lake their home. It is the major source of livelihood for the booming metropolis of the country. Governor Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan has inititated the necessary steps in uniting the LAGUNA community to save the precious lake. He is determined to work towards saving homes, livelohood, importantly, the future of the millions, of people who

SAVE LAGUNA LAKE


Moreover Governor Ejercito and the Mayors of the 25 towns and 5 cities of Laguna have united to pursue the Laguna Lake Rehabilitation Project. The support of the Laguna Mayors was declared during the Provincial Mayors League to formally strengthen their efforts to bring to the national attention the urgent need to rehabilitate Laguna lake. The Governor plans to make a summit call on all LGUs that are part of Laguna de Bay basin to make the necessary changes in their land usage that undermine the sustainability of the lake.

SAVE LAGUNA LAKE


Gov. E.R. Also led the First La Laguna Festival Marathon/ Fun Run, Takbo Para sa Lawa Save Laguna Lake Run 2012 last April 29 for the benefit of the Save Laguna de Bay, Inc. This highly anticipated event and one of the biggest provincial half marathons this year, attracted over a thousand local and international runners as the race course was set through the enchanting and historic towns of Lumban, Pagsanjan, and Sta. Cruz.

SAVE LAGUNA LAKE


His excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III was welcomes by Laguna Governor Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan together with Pagsanjan Mayor and LMP President Laguna Chapter Maita Girlie Ejercito, during the Presidential Lake seeding activity at the Laguna Lake last May, 2011 at Jala-Jala Rizal. President Aquino led the release of 200,000 Tilapia and Big Head Carp fingerlings off the shores of Laguna Lake. The seeding activity aims to stabilize lake fish propagation to have a bountiful harvest in the region and increase the income of fisher folks especially in the province of Laguna

SAVE LAGUNA LAKE


The seeding program alongside with Governor E.R.s program to save and rehabilitate the Laguna Lake will greatly help the Governors E.R.s program to save and rehabilitate the Laguna Lake will greatly help the Governors environmental advocacy. Save the Laguna Lake project in the Province of Laguna and neighboring provinces, cities and towns. E.R. Ejercito Estregan is aware of the large amount of money needed to jumpstart the lake rehabilitation. Thus, to raise funds for the Save the Laguna Lake projects, the First Governor E.R. Ejercito Golf Cup was organized last October 2010 at the Canlubang Golf and Country Club in Calamba City

Tree Planting and Riverbank Clean up


Governor Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan joins LLDA General Manager Dr. Neric Acosta at LLDAs 2nd Anniversary Tree Planting and Riverbank Clean Up activity last October 21, 2011 along Brgy. Napindan in Taguig City, Metro Manila. The provonce of Laguna is one of the primary stakeholders of the LLDA that extensively participates in all of the plans and programs of the agency for Laguna Lakes rehabilitation. Laguna Lake is the biggest inland lake in the Philippines and is a source of water and fish supply for Metro Manila, Rizal and Laguna.

SAVE LAGUNA LAKE


Laguna Governor Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan led the Lake Warriors in the province-wide clean-up of Laguna Lake aboard one of the ten (10) Provincial Emergency Rescue fiber-glass boats together with DENR, Greenpeace Philippines, Eco Waste-Coalition and the Calamba City Government in observance of the 26th Global Coastal Clean-Up Day last September 17,2011 at the lakeshores of Calamba City with the theme of SAGIPIN ang LAWA TUNGO sa ISANG MALINIS at MAUNLAD na BAGONG LAGUNA Waste audit report showed that plastics amounted to 80 % of the garbage in the

FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL QUARRYING


The provincial government has 10 regular quarry projects. Gov. E.R. Approved & issued four (4) new quarry permits & five (5) renewal of permits form 2010-2012. Meanwhile, the Ejercito administration fully intends to win the fight against illegal quarrying operations who have wreaked havoc on Lagunas fragile ecosystems. In consonance with K2 Kinse Kumpleto Serbisyo Publiko Kontra Kahirapan development action program of Gov E.R. which categoricall mandates the preservation and sustainable use of our natural resources Executive Order No. 10 S 2010

FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL QUARRYING


Focusing on Illegal quarrying activities for filing materials, gravel and sand and other earth materials (subsistent mining or pala-pala) in the river of Lapad and Balanac . The provincial government implements immediate action to educate illegal operators to perform their duties within the bounds of environmental laws, and become environment friendly operators. Subsistent miners were awarded permits to transport/disposed commercially excavated river materials under the direction and control of Silangan Balanac Aggregates Corporation (SBAC), a quarry permit holder based in the area.

FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL QUARRYING


PG ENRO had also conducted mobile checkpoints to identify strategic exit points in the province to intensify the monitoring of illegally transported earth materials. Since July 2010- January 2013, 115 mobile checkpoints were conducted and apprehended 185 illegal transporters/haulers of mineral resources and collected total fine/penalties of Php 257,000. Continous inspections/investigations on illegal quarrying operations in the province are deliberately and regularly done by the agency. With the strict enforcement of the Philippine Mining Act, following three (3) cases jointly filed by the DENR-PENRO and PG-ENRO on Aug, 19 & 23 2011

Lets save our rivers


PG-ENRO and with the support of sanitary inspectors conducted a joint monitoring and inspection of different establishments to make sure that their wastewater is well treated before disposal. They were advised to construct waste water treatment facilites appropriate to the amount and quality of their wastewater. This is also the mandate of Provincial Ordinance No. 3 S-1995, Prohibiting the Disposal, Discharge or Dumping of Garbage and any waste into any river, river banks, & tributaries thereto & the lakes within the Province of Laguna PG-ENRO intensified information campaign on proper waste management & giving posters & other reading materials to

Animal welfare
The offiece of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV) headed by Dr. Mary Grace Bustamante, has successfully conducted extension activities which includes trainings, technical assistance, and information campaign for farmers. They have led the vaccination of animals against diseases such as Hemorrhagic Septicemia, Hog Cholera, and Rabies, & deworming of livestock etc. OPV has also strictly implemented the regulatory rules and regulations for animals, such as quarantine, issuance of shipping permits for out-going animals and animal products.

Animal welfare
In 2011 they have monitored the 26 slaughterhouse in the province; distributed 20 liters of liquid disinifectants, inspected a total of 1,702 animals & the monitoring of prices of meat and livestock products and production of animals. The slaughterhouse of Sta. Rosa was recognized as the Best Accredited Slaughterhouse while the Los Banos, Slaughterhouse was awarded as the Best Locally Registered Meat Establishment. Their respective Meat inspectors were awarded as the Best Meat Inspectors

Animal welfare
The Office of the Provincial Veterinarian is also rigorously increasing public awareness on the Anti-Rabies Program of the Provincial Government. They are fully devoted in bringing down the rabies cases. They have intensified free mobile anti-rabies vaccinations that targets to reach all the municipalities in their province. They also superheading intensified regular conduct of anti-rabies advocacy campaign which focuses on schools and barangay centers.

Methane: alternative source of energy


Global warming is one of the most pressing issues in our country today. It has been brought about by mankinds constant negligence towards his environment and his duties as steward of the earth. The air we breathe, the water we drink , the food we eat-all of the these are peril if the issue regarding climate change & solid waste management is not addressed and acted upon by concerned agencies and organizations accordingly.

Methane: alternative source of energy


Methane gas is a form of greenhouse has that is over 20 times worse than carbon dioxide in trapping heat in the atmosphere Governor Jeorge E.R. Ejercito Estregan led the inguration of San Pedro Methane Power Plant in Narra Road, Brgy. San Antonio, San Pedro Laguna. The power plant is a big help to the economy because of the job opportunities it creates. This environemnt friendly project is a component of Laguna Lake Rehabilitation Program of the Governor in response to the alarming danger of

Methane: alternative source of energy


Laguna offers enough renewable resources that guarantee the survival and sustainability of this power plant. The establishment of this power plant boosts the esteem of the provincial economy because it opens job opportunities that cater to hundreds or even thousands of lagunenos, thus tapping their potential to become productive citizens.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

LAGUNA RECYCLE
Solid wastes are the wastes from human and animal activities which are solid & are discarded as useless or unwanted. This inevitably places an enormous strain on our environment and natural resources & seriously challenges efficient and sustainable development. Solid Waste Management Plan Governor ER ensures for the enactment of the Environment Code and Ten Year Solid Waste Mangement Plan as he is cognizant of the constitutional provision of the right of the Lagunenos to a balanced and healthful ecology.

LAGUNA RECYCLE
Governor Ejercito Estregan underscores compliance by the provincial government to Republic Act 9003 or the Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. The law mandates all Local Government Units to create a systematic & ecological solid waste management program that will ensure the protection of the citizens health & the environement. The Provincial Government & Natural Resources Office (PG-ENRO) ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment & disposal of solid wastes through best practices in ecological waste management.

LAGUNA RECYCLE
The Ejercito administration saw the new for the strict enforcement of R.A. 9003 along with education and other value-formation measures to free the province and its people from hazardous wastes and provide a healthy environment to the Lagunenos. All cities and municipalities should have an allotment for their own solid waste management program. the PG-ENRO continously provides technical assistance in rehabilitating fornmer and existing open dump sites of respective LGUs. More than 200 establisments were monitored in compliance to the Provincial Ordinance No. 5 S-1997 on the Efficient Management of Solid Waste in the province of Laguna

LAGUNA RECYCLE
PG-ENRO strictly implements the Provincial Ordinance No. 5 S-1997 which is the Efficient Management of Solid Waste Management in the Province of Laguna. The agency consistently monitors the compliance of various establisments such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories, funeral parlors, gasoline stations, restaurants, hotels & resorts, food chains in the province.

LAGUNA RECYCLE
The Provincial Solid Waste Management Board (PSWMB) was set into motion on July 2012 through Executive Order No. 13 issued and signed by the Governor. The board discussed its plans and programs geared to develop the Provincial Ten Year Solid Waste Mangement Plan. The board unanimously approved two (2) resolutions: a) PSWMB Resolution creating the PSWMB-technical Working Group to develop the Ten Year Solid Waste Management Plan & b) PSWMB Resolution requesting financial assistance in the conduct of Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) for the clustered municipalities in

The provincial Governement also supports the activities and programs of the Environment & Natural Resources Officers League of Laguna (ENROLL) Inc. ENROLLis an organization composed of Municipal and city environment and natural resources officers (MENROS & CENROS) in the province with common concerns in environmental management and natural resources protection and conservation. This further enable the Provincial Government to collaborate with LGUs the Provincial Governement programs on environmental management & natural resources protection & conservation

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Thank you ! GOD BLESS !