Rehabilitation Efforts in the Marikina Watershed Reservation

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4A CALABARZON OIC-Regional Executive Director Reynulfo A. Juan (right photo) briefs members of the House Committee on Natural Resources led by Committee Chair Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas (2nd from right), Bataan 1st District Representative and Vice Chairperson Herminia B. Roman (right) and Surigao del Sur 1st District Rep. Philip Pichay (3rd from right) and Antipolo City  2nd  District Rep. Romeo Acop (not in photo) on the DENR’s protection, development and conservation efforts undertaken within the Marikina Watershed Reservation (map at left photo) which includes the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape during a scheduled committee hearing held in Barangay Boso-boso, Antipolo City last February 28, 2012. Juan stressed that to effectively protect the watershed area a full time team of experts and technical staff headed by a Protected Area Superintendent (PASU) will be hired and a Protected Area Management Office in Sitio Kaysakat, Barangay San Jose in Antipolo City and several patrol bases in strategic areas will be established.