Ribbon cutting ceremony led by Mayor Minerva Casinabe and RED Arleigh J. Adorable at station 3.20 kilometers (starting point).

Kibawe, Bukidnon- Clapping, waving their hands and singing tunes of thanks, residents of Barangay New Kidapawan were very joyful during the turn-over and acceptance ceremony of their rural infrastructure subproject, a 3.2 kilometers farm-to-market access road granted by the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project with a counterpart from the Local Government Unit of Kibawe to the tune of P15,529,643.48 Million.

Kibawe Municipal Mayor Minerva Casinabe initiated the ceremony and led the ribbon cutting ceremony along with Vice Mayor Luciano Ligan, DENR-10 RED Arleigh J. Adorable, PENRO Vergilino Alima, CENRO Felicisimo Escuadro, as well as Project Engineer Ronil Siclot and Deputy Project Director Moises H. Butic.

In behalf of her constituents, Mayor Casinabe expressed her profound gratitude to the INREMP and declared that the access road will be significant for the locality of New Kidapawan especially to the members of the Manobo Kirentiken tribe and farmers of Basyawon Kisolop Small Upland Farmer’s Association (BKSUFA) who have been granted more than 100 has. of agroforestry, commercial tree plantation (CTP), and conservation farming (CF) subprojects.

“Through this access road you [local farmers of the barangay] can now easily transport your agroforestry products to the market. With this we hope to continue our lasting relationship with Kibawe town and the province of Bukidnon.” remarked RED Adorable who turned over the symbolic key of responsibility to the local leaders and community residents.

DPD Butic who represented FMB Director and concurrent Project Director Nonito M. Tamayo mentioned in his inspirational message, “I would like to convey my appreciation for the dedication and full commitment of the PENRO INREMP staff, LGU officials, especially to our high-spirited People’s Organization for being well-determined and sincere partners of INREMP.”

He also mentioned the 1.84 km road rehabilitation in Romagook as a second subproject proposal under Kibawe municipality is now being reviewed by the CESM, the project’s Technical Assistant-Project Management and Implementation Consultant (TA-PMIC). In order to complete the proposal, a public consultation for the IEE will be conducted very shortly. The proposal will support the farmers in Romagook especially the Romagook Small Lowland Farmers’ Association who were awarded 60 hectares NRM subprojects in 2017.


Mayor Minerva Casinabe (4th from the left, wearing white) together with RED Arleigh J. Adorable, PENRO, CENRO, RPCO and NPCO staff and the PO BKSUFA President Norma Adem (with shoulder bag).


Inspection of the completed Rural Infrastructure subproject at station 0.000 kilometers (endpoint).