The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) – Banga officially turned over the Small Water Impounding System (SWIS) to the community of Brgy. Lamhaku, T’boli, South Cotabato thru its People’s Organization (PO) Chairman Jonathan Caguisano on Friday, August 19.
Speaking with the beneficiary, CENR Officer Larry P. Curias emphasizes that this is the first time that CENRO Banga has implemented SWIS.
“You are the first beneficiaries of this project. On behalf of our Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer and PENR Officer Radzak B. Sinarimbo, we are proud to turn over this project to you and we pray that this will help the National Greening Program (NGP) beneficiaries and the local community. We encourage everyone to maintain and take care of the water source including the area”.
Meanwhile, Brgy. Chairman Kosol A. Minding and PO Chairman Jonathan Caguisano of Lamhaku IP Farmers Association expressed their gratitude to the DENR.
“We are lucky to have this project. We thank the CENRO Banga because without them, this project will not be possible” they stressed.
Also present during the ceremony were CENRO's Chief Conservation and Development Section (CDS) Jeremy P. Empredo, NGP Coordinator Gemma N. Olivo, Engr. Remo Zaragoza III, Indigenous Person Mandatory Representative (IPMR) Junito S. Ben, Barangay Officials, and CENRO Banga personnel. (with report and photo from CENRO Banga IO Designate Alnayah D. Mohammad Ayman)
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