Casamata Hill National Park – PAMB to be more resolved of its role

  • May 19, 2017
  • Maria Teresa B. Benas

BAGUIO CITY, May 19 (PIA) -- Members of the Casamata Hill National Park – Protected Area Management Board (CHNP-PAMB) in Bangued , Abra   have picked up some  learnings   from the  Upper Agno River Basin Resource Reserve (UARBRR) – PAMB  on  asserting  their  role  in the  management of their protected areas.

The CHNP-PAMB of Bangued visited and had interaction with their fellow PAMB of the UARBRR of Baguio City  last  May 11 to observe how the UARBRR-PAMB implement their policies over the protected areas under their care even with existing claimants prior to the proclamation of their PAMB.

The role of the UARBRR-PAMB for instance is recognized by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and seeks  its approval before implementing their road building project within the protected areas.

The ALPHALAND Baguio Mountain Log Homes, Inc. also  seeks the PAMB’s approval of its  housing and resort development projects within the titled lots that are located within the jurisdiction of the protected area.

The CHNP-PAMB also visited the Tam-Awan Village, a Garden in the Sky in Baguio City, to get some insights on how they would establish a similar project that would showcase Abra’s cultural traditions for the various ethnic groups of the province.

Casamata Hill National Park is the only breathing area for the town of Bangued as it is now  polluted due to the increasing number of vehicles , and it is the  goal of the CHNP-PAMB to preserve it.  (JDP/MTBB - PIA CAR, Abra)


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