The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX inks partnership between the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas and Agustin cave Landowner Mr. Nicholas S. Duhig to implement the management plan of Agustin cave in Barangay Lipakan, Municipality of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte on October 26, 2021.
DENR IX office In charge of the office of the Regional Executive Director and OIC Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services For. Ronald D. Gadot, Chairman of the Regional Cave Committee (RCC), said that this endeavor will open more opportunities in agriculture and eco-tourism which will help to increase financial stability of the community.
Meanwhile, Municipal Mayor of Pres. Manuel A . Roxas Atty. Jan Hendrick I. Vallecer, urged for the support of the Local Barangay Officials in the area for the conservation, protection, and sustainable use of cave and cave resources.
The event was witnessed by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO) of Zamboanga del Norte PENR Officer Salahuddin A. Kaing, Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) of Manukan CENR Officer George E. Laolao, Vice Mayor Hon. Ismael I. Rengquijo,Jr. Sangguniang Bayan Member Librando Magcanta, Barangay Lipakan Chairperson Hon. Constancio O. Tao and Mun. of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas Planning and Development Officer Engr. Aileen A Cariaga. It was also attended by 30 participants composed of Municipal Officials, MPDC, and DENR IX employees.
DENR IX together with LGU of Pres. Manuel A. Roxas has vouch to work hand in hand for duties and responsibilities with the common goal of the preservation, development, and management of the Agustin Cave.