Tawi-Tawi to propel environment program in Mapun, Turtle Island PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 November 2011 13:32

The Province of Tawi-Tawi is on another leg next week of propelling its Natural Resources Management (NRM) program in Mapun and Turtle Island, two far-flung municipalities of this southern province.

Provincial Information Officer Abdel Nasser Tahang reported that in a planning meeting at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall Tuesday, Vice Governor Ruby Sahali discussed the agenda with the concerned agencies participating in the implementation of the program.

The NRM activities include mangrove planting in partnership with the DENR, fruit-bearing tree planting with the DA, dive exploration with WWF, and Coastal Resource Management and Climate Change with WWF and DA.

Tahang added that social services that will be included are Brigada Iskwela, maternal and child care, 4P’s beneficiary assessment, Islamic lectures, assistance to Mother’s Club of Turtle Island, operation gupit, and medical/dental services.  

Sahali said these are the programs and activities that the provincial government is undertaking since 2010 in line with its implementation of the province’s NRM program.
She said that after Mapun and Turtle Island, she has eyed for Sapa-Sapa municipality as the next recipient.

“We are doing this public service for the benefits of the people and we have set aside politics here,” she said.

Meanwhile, Task Force 62 commander, Captain Renato Yongque, PN, GSC, has assured the availability of a navy boat to ferry the Mapun and Turtle Island-bound group this week end. — RVC/PIA