Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna (middle, seated) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the Balanga Mangrove Adoption and Protection Project with Bataan Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III and Balanga City Mayor Francis Anthony Garcia (2nd and 4th from left, respectively). This is under the DENR flagship program TRANSFORM (Transdisciplinary Approach for Resilience and Environmental Sustainability through Multistakeholder Engagement) and will support the provincial and local government of Bataan in an eight-hectare area suitable for mangrove plantation, which naturally absorbs influx of extra flooding during typhoons. The project will be undertaken in partnership with SM Prime Holdings. Co-signatories for the project are SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Senior Vice President – Mall Operations Bien C. Mateo (seated leftmost) and Bgy. Puerto Rivas Ibaba Chairman Ferdinand P. Herrera, representing the group Tinig ng Mandaragat (seated rightmost).
- Published: 12 August 2023