Photo Opportunity of the POs/IPOs officials who received the award together with the INREMP personnel and LGU officials.

Marawi City- Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project awarded of a total of Php10, 965, 077 to stimulate the Natural Resources Management subproject in Lake Lanao River Basin. The ceremony was conducted last February 5, 2019 at Provincial Capitol Complex of Lanao del Sur, witnessed by the Local Government Units (LGUs) representative, DENR Region 10, and INREMP RPCO and NPCO staff. The public awarding of the funding checks is in keeping with the requirement of transparency and accountability as prescribed by the Technical Bulletin No. 2018-3.

After months-long preparations and vigorous submissions of their subproject proposals, eleven (11) Peoples Organization (PO) from the different subwatersheds namely: Pantao Raya Farmers Organization, Mapantao Farmers Association, Pipagaladan Farmers Assoc., Tangcal Farmers Association, Ilalag Farmers Association, Sawer Farmers Association, Water Sustainer Organization, Sunrise Producer Association, Bubong Uyaan Agriculture Producer Cooperative, Gurainians Bacolod-Kalawi Farmers' Association, and Wato Balindong Farmers Producers Cooperative satisfied the requirements required by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and were awarded checks amounting of the 50% of their total project cost.

“I am very grateful that our government through this project provided our constituents here in Lanao del Sur what they deserve to have”, asserted Atty. Aminudin Macalandap, Provincial Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretary and Provincial Legal Officer who attended the ceremony.

Mr. Palao Renayong, PO President of Tangcal Farmer’s Association and one of the recipients delightfully expressed, “Myapiya a ginawa ko ka myaped ako sangkaya a project a goberno, apya 20 ektarya a myasangan akn non na phanaguntamananan akn e ka success iyan ago umanan akn pn kambaloyn akn a 30 hectares gya dn mambo e ugop akn sa gya kalasan tano.” (I'm happy to be part of the project, aside from the 20 hectares I have committed to INREMP I'll add more and make it 30 hectares, this will also serve as my help to our environment).

The remaining other POs will receive their financial grants after submitting the necessary requirements to ADB.