Sangguniang Bayan Public Hearing and Orientation of environment-related ordinances

During the presentation of the CBLE by Hon. Ines before the barangay councils of Palkan, Kinilis, Maligo, Landan, and Lamcaliaf (left) and during the orientation of the Trekking policy and Civet Cat as flagship species of the Municipality of Polomolok (right)

Hon. Alan Ines, Chairperson of the Sangguniang Bayan of Polomolok Committee on Rules, Good Government and Legal Matters invited Mahintana Foundation, Inc. to participate in the public hearing and orientation held at Session Hall, Sangguniang Bayan Building, Brgy. Poblacion, Polomolok, South Cotabato on March 5, 2021. The following ordinance and resolutions were as follows:

ORDINANCE ADOPTING RESOLUTION NO. 06 SERIES OF 2015 OF THE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT BOARD (PAMB) MT. MATUTUM PROTECTED LANDSCAPE (MMPL) – Implementation of Community-Based Law Enforcement (CBLE) which aims to equip constituents of the concerned barangays on law enforcement and will serve as stewards on the protection and conservation of MMPL and its natural resources (flora and fauna) therein.

RESOLUTION ENACTING AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING RESOLUTION NO. 11, SERIES OF 2016, OF THE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT BOARD (PAMB) – MT. MATUTUM PROTECTED LANDSCAPE (MMPL), WITH MODIFICATION, THEREBY REPLACING GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. 6, SERIES OF 2006, OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF POLOMOLOK, PROVINCE OF SOUTH COTABATO – revised MMPL trekking policies.

RESOLUTION APPROVING AN ORDINANCE DECLARING CIVET CAT (PARADOXURUS HERMAPRODITUS) AS THE FLAGSHIP SPECIES OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF POLOMOLOK, PROVINCE OF SOUTH COTABATO, PROVIDING ITS PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION, IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR – an ordinance declaring the Civet cat as flagship species of the Municipality of Polomolok and imposing penalties on the illegal poaching/trade and consumption of the said fauna.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of South Cotabato (DENR-PENRO SC) through the Protected Area Management Office (PAMO) is to establish 163 permanent landmarks/boundary stones as basis of barangay borders of the Mt. Matutum Protected Landscape which consists of 4 municipalities: Tampakan, Tupi, Malungon, and Polomolok (barangays Palkan, Kinilis, Maligo, and Landan).

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