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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A CALABARZON Regional Director, concurrently Buenavista Protected Landscape Protected Area Management Board (BPL-PAMB) Chairman, Reynulfo A. Juan (3rd from left)  displays with  Katigbak Enterprises, Inc. President Jay Tito Q. Ojeda II (4th from left) and Mulanay Councilor Edgardo Sebuc, the signed Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of a transmitter tower and building on a 542 square meter lot within the 284-hectares Buenavista Protected Landscape in Mulanay, Quezon in simple ceremony recently held in Tagaytay City.

 Juan was guided to enter into the 25-year agreement by a PAMB resolution passed during an en banc meeting of the BPL-PAMB on December 18, 2014 allowing Katigbak to set up the frequency-modulation (FM) band transmitter tower and collect from Katigbak a users’ fee of PhP 5,000 a month payable semi-annually for the first six years after which a 4.5% increase will collected every after three years.

 The PAMB also appreciated Katigbak’s offering the facilities and services of the FM radio station to become an ”environmental community radio’ to air and promote environment related activities particularly in the  management and conservation of the protected landscape and preservation of the National Museum’s archaeological sites also within BPl

Also present during the signing were Quezon Provincial ENR Officer Alfredo Palencia, Mulanay Mayor Joselito Ojeda (3rd from right), Catanauan (Quezon) Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer  Lupo Telan, (right), and second row from left, DENR Region 4A Conservation and Development Division chief Oliver Viado, PAMB Members Edwin Decena, Mulanay Municipal ENR Officer Mabini Asia, Mulanay Coucilors Isidro Fuerte and Edgardo Sebuc. (Photo by Cris Esguerra)