• Posted on September 1, 2021

EMB Caraga conducted a three-day IEC Caravan in ten different barangays within the Taguibo River Water Quality Management Area (TRWQMA) last August 24-26, 2021.

The areas covered in this caravan were the barangays of Butuan City, Magallanes, and R.T. Romualdes, Agusan del Norte, all located at the downstream portion of TRWQMA. These are Brgys. Taguibo, Anticala, Pianing, Sumilihon, Cabcabon, Bobon and Baobaon of Butuan City; Brgys. Guiasan and Taod-oy of Magallanes, Agusan del Norte; and Brgy. San Antonio of R.T. Romualdes, Agusan del Norte.

The activity was done to orient the barangay officials, tribal leaders, and residents about TRWQMA, the Philippine Clean Water Act, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, and other existing rules and regulations. The result of the regular monitoring of the quality of Taguibo River was also highlighted.

This caravan was a response to the call of the TRWQMA Governing Board to conduct an awareness campaign at the downstream part of TRWQMA. ###