1st Mindanao River Basin Organizations Conference

1st Mindanao River Basin Organizations Conference

1st Mindanao River Basin Organizations Conference

Conference Objectives:
1. Promote cooperation among river basin stakeholders (national and local authorities, policy experts, river basin managers, academe, advocates;
2. Package 3-year priority interventions for the strengthening of RBOs;
3. Facilitate possible support for RBO priorities; and,
4. Share knowledge and innovative ideas on river basin management


Expected Outcomes:

1. RBO Priorities and Implementation Plan (2016-2018)
2. RBO initiatives supported
3. RBO members capacitated


Program of Activities:

NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Time Activity Remarks
8:00 – 11:00 Arrival/Registration
11:00 – 11:15 Opening Ceremonies (National Anthem and Ecumenical Prayer) by DENR XI Chorale
11:15-11:30 Introduction of the Event and Presentation of the Program Flow by Mr. Don Lanzar
11:30 – 11:40 Opening Message by Sec Luwalhati R. Antonino, MinDA Copy of the Opening Message of Secretary Luwalhati R. Antonino
11:40 – 12:00 Unveiling of the exhibit and Gallery Walk
Sec. Luwalhati R. Antonino, MinDA
RG Mujiv Hataman, ARMM
Sec. Ramon J.P. Paje, Mindanao DENR RDs and Dir. Jacob F. Meimban, DENR RBCO
Usec. Janet M. Lopoz, MinDA
RBO Chairpersons
12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 15:25 Technical Session Track A: Innovations/Solutions for CCAM/DRRM
Hydro-hazard and Climate change (Project NOAH)

Mr. Oscar Victor Lizardo, Project NOAH
Reactor: Dr. Renato Lapitan, UP Los Banos Institute of Forestry and Natural Resource

Ecosystem-based Management: A Private Sector Experience
Dr. Raoul Geollegue, UNIFRUTTI
Reactor: Dr. Joy Mirasol, Bukidnon State University
Moderator: Mr. Don Lanzar

Hydro-Hazard and Climate Change Presentation
by Dr. Oscar Victor Lizardo, Project NOAH

EcoSystem-based Management: A Private Sector Experience Presentation
by Dr. Raoul Geollegue, Unifrutti

Technical Session Track B:
Effective Resource Management in River Basins
Ecotourism and Biodiversity: San Isidro Municipality Experience

Mayor Justina B. Yu, San Isidro, Davao Oriental
Reactor: Dr. Abonawas Pendaliday, Cotabato City State Polytechnic College

Good Practices of Macajalar Bay Development Alliance
Dr. Josefino S. Bascug, Macajalar Bay Devt. Alliance & LGU-Misamis Oriental
Moderator: Mr. Raymond Esperat

Effective Resource Management in River Basin Presentation
by Major Justina B. Yu, San Isidro, Davao Oriental

Good Practices of Macalajar Bay Development Alliance Presentation
by Dr. Josefino S. Bascug

15:25 – 15:55 SNACKS
16:00 – 17:00 Track A: Innovations/Solutions for CCAM/DRRM
Principles of Low Emission Development Strategies

Anna Dominique Ortiz, USAID B-Leaders
Reactor: Atty. Renato Pacaldo, MSU-Marawi
Moderator: Mr. Don Lanzar
Principles of Low Emission Development Strategies Presentation
by Anna Dominique Ortiz, USAID B-Leaders
Track B: Effective Resource Management in River Basins
Coastal Resource Management in Cortes, Surigao del Sur

Mayor William Angos, Cortes, Surigao del Sur
Reactor: Ms. Kristine Galarrita, Macajalar Bay Devt Alliance

Indigenous Knowledge, Systems and Practices in Protecting the Agusan Marsh
Datu Boyet Reyes, Sectoral Leader of Manobo Tribe, Panlabuhan Floating Village in Agusan Marsh
Moderator: Mr. Raymond Esperat

Coastal Resource Management in Cortes, Surigao del Sur Presentation
by Major William Angos, LGU-Cortes, Surigao del Sur

Indigenous Knowledge, Systems and Practices in Protecting Agusan Marsh Presentation
by Datu Boyet Reyes

NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Time Activity
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
MinDA and DENR/RBCO
9:00 – 9:15 Opening Ceremonies: Pambansang Awit, Ecumenical Prayer (Violin and Song)
DENR XI Chorale
9:15 – 9:25 Message from Davao City LGU
Davao City LGU
9:25 – 9:35 MindaNOW Milestones
Sec. Luwalhati Antonino, MinDA Chairperson
MindaNOW Milestones Presentation
by Sec. Luwalhati R. Antonino
9:35 – 9:45 Updates on the 8 Major River Basins and RBO Ways Forward
Dir. Jacob F. Meimban, DENR RBCO Executive Director
Updates on the 8 Major Rivers Basins in Mindanao Presentation
by Dir. Jacob F. Meimban, DENR-RBCO Executive Director
9:45 – 9:50 Intermission by Kaagan Dance Company
9:50 – 10:00 AVP Presentation of RBOs
10:15 – 10:20 Intermission by Kaagan Dance Company
10:20 – 10:30 AVP Presentation of RBOs
10:30 – 10:40 Launching of Awards System by MinDA
10:40 – 10:50 Intermission by Kaagan Dance Company
10:50 – 11:00 AVP Presentation of RBOs
11:00 – 11:20 Strengthening Partnerships and Ways Forward of the RBOs:
Commitment of Support Signing: MinDA, DENR, PAME
Resolution Signing on IWRM: MinDA and HELP-Davao

Response from the RBOs
Most Rev. Antonio Ledesma, CDORB
Most Rev. Jose Cabantan, Tagoloan RB
Fr. Carlito L. Clase, ARB
Gov. Daisy Fuentes, MRB
Gov. Steve Solon, Malungon-Buayan RB
Gov. Khalid Dimaporo, Mandulog RB
Gov. Jose Maria Zubiri, Jr, Bukidnon
RD Joselin Marcus Fragada, DRB and TLRB
RSec Kahal Kedtag, Agus-Ranao RB
RGov. Mujiv Hataman, MRB

1st Mindanao River Basin Organizations Conference Resolution
11:20 – 12:00 Keynote Speech: Strengthening Partnership for Dynamic River Basins in Mindanao
Mr. Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan
12:00-12:10 Conference Resolutions Signing by RBO Heads, MinDA, DENR
12:10 – 12:15 Conference Synthesis and Closing Remarks
USEC. Janet M. Lopoz, MinDA
12:15- 12:20 Closing Ceremonies (Grand Finale)

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