• Posted on September 8, 2021

To raise awareness on the designation of Siargao Coastal/Marine Water as Water Quality Management Area (WQMA), EMB Caraga Ambient Monitoring and Technical Services Section (AMTSS) conducted Inter-Local Government Unit and Business Sector Consultative Meeting/Orientation Forum-Workshop in Dapa and General Luna, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte on September 1-3, 2021.

Siargao Islands is one of the marine protected areas in the country, and declared as Siargao Islands Protected Landscape and Seascape (SIPLAS) through Proclamation No. 902. And with the proposed designation of said island as WQMA, water quality monitoring and surveillance of its coastal area will be regularly conducted.

The forum enabled the public to understand the importance of the monitoring activity and increase their level of acceptability of Siargao Coastal/Marine as WQMA. ###