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2020-Annual Report Kalinga

KALINGA ANNUAL REPORT CY 2020

I. Introductory Message of the Head of Agency

The Accomplishment Report summarized the achievement made by DENR-
PENRO Kalinga for CY 2020 as a result of the hard work and strong
collaboration its personnel has undertaken with the different stakeholders in the
province to carry out the agency mandate to attain environmental protection and
natural resources management. The support and cooperation extended by our
Local Government Unit Officials, other government agencies, partner People’s
Organizations, communities, private individuals and other sectors of society as
stakeholders has contributed much to the attainment of targets for the year and
it is very much appreciated.

Major programs and activities implemented were anchored on the Ten Point
Priority Trusts of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu particularly on Clean Air,
Clean Water, Ecological Solid waste Management, Biodiversity Conservation,
National Greening Program, Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-illegal
Logging campaign, Improved Land Management, Responsible Mining, Climate
Change Mitigation and Adaptation, and Coastal and Marine Clean-up. The first
three priority trusts was handled by the Provincial Environment Management
Unit in the province.

The most remarkable program that was implemented which supports
biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation is the Integrated
Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project (INREMP). This is
a seven year project and now on its last year. The project aims to rehabilitate
the degraded Chico Watershed in the province through introduction of natural
Resources Management projects like Reforestation, Agroforestry, Commercial
tree Plantation, Assisted Natural Regeneration, and Conservation, Farming

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where an area of 8,928.93 hectares of established plantations were maintained
and protected. It also provided Livelihood Enhancement Support projects to
partner Peoples Organizations as an incentive for them in participating for the
development of forest lands and protecting the remaining forest areas through
the community based protection and monitoring approach.

Other program that support biodiversity conservation in the management of
Protected Areas specifically the Balbalasang Balbalan National Park in
Balbalan. It has now passed the third reading in Congress for its legislation into
a proposed bill for inclusion as component of the National Integrated Protected
Area System (NIPAS). Other areas in the province specially the five barangays
in Pasil Municipality were assessed on their suitability for declaration as
Protected Area.

With the aim of protecting the remaining forest stand in the province,
intensified forest protection and anti-illegal logging campaign has been carried
out during the year. Through the effort of Forest Rangers/Bantay Gubats with
assistance from the military and the Philippine National Police has been sought
for effective enforcement works that resulted in the apprehension and seizure
of large volume of illegally cut and transported forest products including
conveyances and equipment used in the offense.

Another very significant activity which was continuously carried out was on
land disposition for qualified applicants/claimants of Alienable and Disposable
lands of the public domain. The survey of unpatented and agricultural and
residential areas were conducted and issuance of tenure instruments such as
Agricultural Free Patent and Residential Free Patents under R.A 10023.
Records Management was also improved through the operationalization of
Land Administration and Management System (LAMS).

Despite the restrictions caused by the covid-19 pandemic which provided a
great challenge in undertaking the different programs/activities, PENRO
Kalinga has managed to implement its set target for the year. PENRO Kalinga

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will continue to do its part in attaining the agency mission as well as strategies
under the Philippine Development Plan of ensuring ecological integrity, clean
and healthy environment.

NOEL M. BARRIENTOS
OIC, PENR Officer

DENR-PENRO Kalinga

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II. Executive Summary
Overview of Accomplishment

DENR-Kalinga made another remarkable year for CY 2020 on its
physical as well as financial targets and accomplishments despite of
the pandemic. The concerted efforts of DENR Kalinga personnel
headed by the OIC, PENR Officer Noel M. Barrientos marked as the
great factor in successfully implementing all the activities for this year.
It is worth mentioning also the active participation of our
Environmental partners, the Peoples’ Organization, stakeholders and
the community for their continuous support on the different programs
and projects of our agency.

The Management Services Division has accomplished its
recurrent and Performance Based Bonus (PBB) targets.
Procurement activities were all carried out in consonance with RA
9184 which is the Government Procurement Act, and prepared its
2020 Annual Procurement Plan (APP) on time. For this year, the new
CENRO Tabuk building was constructed located at Callagdao,
Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga.

Two (2) Forest land Use Plans (FLUP) were prepared and
submitted for the year covering the Municipality of Balbalan and the
City of Tabuk.

It has complied with the cash based guidelines of DBM where
accomplished activities were promptly monitored and paid. The
implementation of the province’s programs, projects and activities
were regularly monitored to gauge the extent of performance and to
reconcile the schedules as per work and financial plan. Reported
accomplishments were assessed and checked on the documentation
or means of verification of each reported activity. Quarterly provincial
management conference with limited participants were conducted to
address arising issues and to discuss actions and strategies to be

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taken for activities with slippages or backlogs apart from the regular
staff meetings being conducted by each office. Meetings were
conducted with strict observance of health protocols like the use of
face mask, observance of social distancing and limited participants.
Eight (8) four wheeled vehicle and seventeen (17) motorcycles were
maintained by the office for the year.

From our Capital Outlay savings, a concrete signage containing
the CORE values of DENR was constructed in front of the PENRO
office building.

Under Support To Operations activities, two (2) Forest Land Use
Plan (FLUP) were legitimized and adopted covering the municipality
of Tabuk and Balbalan. Another two (2) FLUP were prepared
covering the Municipality of Tanudan and Lubuagan.

Similarly, all activities under the Technical Services Division were
attained. A total area of 2,515.0 hectares of graduated National
Greening Program (NGP) sites were enhanced. We have no target
for new establishment this year because of our big target in the
Integrated Resources and Environment Management Project
(INREMP) which is an equally greening intervention effort. Likewise
the five (5.0) hectare Seed Production area located at Bonong,
Tawang, Balbalan has also been maintained and protected as the
new identified SPA.

Under the INREMP, an aggregate area of 8,928.93 hectares
of plantations which were established in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
were safeguarded, protected and maintained. The activities for this
year focused on the three components. Such as component 2,
component 3 and component 4. Component 2 concentrated on the
conservation, rehabilitation and protection of sub-projects while
component 3 is on capacity building and component 4 for project
management and support services, respectively. Moreover, the
availability of the new vehicle (Nissan van) for INREMP helped a lot
in the mobility of INREMP personnel in facilitating the various
activities.

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A total of sixty-three (63) Livelihood Enhancement Support
subproject proposals (LES) identified and distributed from the five (5)
watershed management units with 60 PO’s as partners were
implemented and became operational. This LES is a subproject of
the INREMP which intend to enable both the Indigenous Peoples’
Organizations/Peoples’ Organizations (IPO/PO) and its members to
increase their short, medium, and long term incomes from more
sustainable, and market oriented livelihoods or enterprises. These
enterprises will help the individual and the IPO/PO generate income
while contributing to the overall improvement of the watersheds.

Along the Community Based Forest Management Program
(CBFM) CARP, a total of 77 hectares were developed on Agroforestry
Development and Livelihood in CBFM areas. Two (2) sites/PO
supported with agroforestry and livelihood.

On Enforcement, the Provincial/Municipal Anti-illegal Logging
Task Force consisting primarily of the Philippine National Police
(PNP) and Philippine Army (PA) remained active as consistent
partners in the effective implementation of anti-illegal logging policies,
laws, rules and regulations. Their continuing support coupled with the
assistance of our Bantay Gubats, apprehended undocumented forest
products with a total volume of 14,962.78 board feet of different
species. These are all stored for safekeeping at the CENR Offices
and some at the PENR Office while waiting for court litigation. . As of
December 2020, a total of 12 cases were filed in court (3 in CENRO
Pinukpuk and 9 in CENRO Tabuk)

Patrolling through the LAWIN Forest Biodiversity Protection
System to address biodiversity loss and detection of threats was
conducted regularly by nine (9) patrol teams composed of the Forest
Rangers and Bantay Gubats. As of December 2020, an aggregate
total of 1,279.92 kilometres stretch was trekked by said teams.

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Assessment of the annual accomplishment of the 157 Bantay
Gubats was conducted which was funded by the downloaded COBB
PAMANA in the amount 15,072,000 pesos. Initially 157 reported at
the office but in the middle of the year only 156 reported.

On Land disposition, a total of 396 residential free patents with an
aggregate area of 11.6295 and 95 for agricultural patents with an
area of 60.1774 were processed and transmitted to the Register of
Deeds. Titling of twelve (12) Government sites/lots were also
processed for quasi-public use with an equivalent area of 4.7814
hectares.

Also under Land Tenure Profile, 16 Barangays at the Municipality
of Tanudan were prepared through Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal.
This will be used as potentials for land titling.

Under Protected Area and Biodiversity Conservation
Management, a Cave Management Plan for Magangab Cave located
at Tawang, Balbalan was already implemented. Aside from this,
identification and mapping of Critical Habitat located at Mt. Binaratan,
Tanudan, Kalinga was conducted. It is noteworthy to mention too, that
the members of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of
this Balbalan Protected Landscape are active and functional and
deserve to be called overseer of the Protected Area.

Moreover, other priority programs implemented include Solid
Waste Management. Environmental Monitoring Officers (EnMOs)
were maintained at the three (3) offices to carry out functions of solid
waste enforcement and education program wherein they were
assigned to monitor LGU compliance to specific provisions under
Section 48 of RA 9003.

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On Clean Water, Clean Air, and Solid Waste Management,
monitoring of firms within the province were conducted by the
Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) personnel.
From the start to the end of the year, Information, Education and
Communication (IEC) had been carried out being considered the
bloodlife of the organization. Though this time of pandemic we
observed health protocols in conducting IEC. The core of our IEC is
on the Ten Priority Thrusts of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu which outlines
and summarizes the holistic mandate, mission and vision of the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
On Gender and Development (GAD), this has been
institutionalized in all the offices of DENR Kalinga throughout the
year. One of the activity conducted was the conduct of seminar on
GAD at PENRO, and CENRO’s. The attainment of all the activities,
programs, projects were done through the collaborative efforts of all
the men and women employees of the DENR In all aspects of work
be it regular targets and commemorative activities, they work hand in
hand and had them all done.

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III. Highlights of Accomplishments

A. General Administration and Support Services (GASS)
CENRO Tabuk new building was constructed located at
Callagdao, Bulanao, Tabuk City with an allotment of 1,752,000.

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B. Support To Operations

Forest Land Use Plan (FLUP)
The FLUP has been developed in accordance with the principles of
multiple use forestry, social equity, integrated watershed planning and
participatory planning. These guiding principles ensure that the FLUP will be
used to harness the full environmental, social and economic benefits of forests
and forestlands.
The FLUP while providing the blueprint for the effective and efficient
management of the forest and forestland of the City, will be integrated with the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and shall complement with other related
plans and programs of the City, the ADSDPP of the IPOs, Development Plans
of the Province such as the Provincial Development and Physical Framework
Plan, the Regional Physical Framework Plan and development plans of national
line agencies. It considers existing and future interventions indicated on other
plans. It also aims to harmonize existing development efforts in the FFL and
provide clear direction to sustainably manage the area.

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Community Mapping Activities on the FLUP
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Community Mapping Activities on the FLUP
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C. Operations

1. Secretary’s Ten Priority Programs
 Intensified Environmental Programs

- Clean Air Program
- Clean Water Program
- Solid Waste Management
CLEAN AIR
Under Clean Air Program, personnel from the Environmental Management
Bureau (EMB) monitored 51 firms. In line with their monitoring, they issued 2
notices of violations. They also conducted survey to firms with air pollution
sources equipment without permits.

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Monitored with 44
reports ACCOMPLISHMENT
submitted 51

Above ground Fuel Tanks Batching Plant Crushing Plant

Generator Sets Underground Tanks
with Vent pipes
Rice Mills

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Firms Monitored Location

1 Total Gas Station - Bulanao Bulanao, Tabuk Generator Sets and Underground Tanks
2 Jollibee - Tabuk Bulanao, Tabuk Generator Sets
3 Farmers Ricemill Bulanao, Tabuk Rice mill Machine
4 Tabuk Shell Bulanao, Tabuk Generator set and underground tanks
5 Landbank - Tabuk Branch Bulanao, Tabuk Generator set
6 Philippine Statistics Office Bulanao, Tabuk Generator set
7 Tabuk Water - Pumping Station 4 Bulanao, Tabuk Generator set
8 Tabuk Water - Main Office Magsaysay, Tabuk Generator set
9 Golden Oil Exchange Gasoline Station Bulanao, Tabuk Generator set and underground tanks
10 St. Peter Claver Hospital Dagupan, Tabuk Generator set
11 Trina's gasoline Station Pinukpuk Junction Generator set and underground tanks
12 Pinukpuk District Hospital Pinukpuk Junction Generator set
13 Development Bank of the Philippines Dagupan, Tabuk Generator set
14 Petron Station - Julius Jayme Bulanao Gnerator set and underground tanks
15 Kalinga Provincial Hospital Bulanao Generator set
16 Almora Genral hospital Bulanao Generator set
17 Express Petrol Laya East Generator set and underground tanks
18 Redstar gasoline Station (Caltex) San Juan, Tabuk Underground tanks
19 Petron Wangdali Dagupan, Tabuk Generator set and undeground tanks
20 Tabuk Water, Pumping Station 2 Bulanao Genrator set
21 Damagen gasoline Station Bulanao Generator set and underground tanks
22 Juan M. Duyan District Hospital Rizal, Kalinga generator set
23 Kingsquare bayle Supermart Bulanao Generator set
24 Maxell Ricemill Magsaysay, Tabuk Ricemill machine
25 Total magsaysay Magsaysay, Tabuk Generator set and underground tanks
26 Total Dagupan Dagupan, Tabuk Generator set and underground tanks
27 Bulanao Petron Bulanao Generator set and underground tanks
28 Cordillera Fuel MagsaysayF,oTrabDueklisting (Permitted Generator set and underground tanks

29 Holy Trinity Medical Center generator units were not Generator set
30 Philippine National Bank found at site during
31 Mercury Drug Store Bulanao monitoring) Generator set and underground tanks
32 JMS Gasoline Station Dagupan, Tabuk generator set
33 San Juan General Hospital Dagupan, Tabuk
Agbannawag, tabuk
San Juan, Tabuk

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Private Emission TARGET ACCOMPLISHMENT
Testing Centers 2 2

Gas Analyzer Opacimeter
TARGET 2020 ACCOMPLISHMENT

Firms Surveyed 14 22
with reports
submitted

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CLEAN WATER

The EMB personnel monitored establishments and surveyed firms
without discharge permits. They were able to monitor firms within their
coverage area.

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with reports 8 ACCOMPLISHMENT
submitted 10

Wastewater Treatment Plant Settling Pond

Oil-Water Separator

Firms Monitored Location Oil - Water
Separator
1 Bulanao Petron Bulanao, Tabuk
Red Star Gasoline Station City

2 (Caltex) San Juan, Tabuk Septic Tank
3 St. Peter Claver Hospital Dagupan, Tabuk Septic Tank
Bulanao, Tabuk
4 Damagen Gas Station City Septic Tank
5 Total Magsaysay Magsaysay, Tabuk Oil Water Separator

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Siltation Pond Septic Tanks

TARGET ACCOMPLISHMENT
7
Firms Surveyed with 5
Reports Submitted

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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

The EMB personnel focuses on the processing of documents relative to
the 10 year Solid Waste Management Plan of the different municipalities of
Kalinga. they also conducted inspection on the EMB-funded Material
Recovery facilities.

TARGET ACCOMPLISHMENT

A. Provision of technical Assistance in the
implementation of SWM:

Review and 1– 10 year SWM plans 7 – 10 year SWM plans
Evaluation of 10- evaluated and evaluated for possible
Year SWM Plans endorsed for approval endorsement and approval
by the NSWMC (no.)

Compliance 1 Compliance 1 Compliance monitoring of
monitoring on the monitoring of approved approved 10 year SWM
implementation of the 10 year SWM Plan Plan. (Tabuk City)
approved ten (10)
year SWM plan

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LGU UPDATE / REMARKS
1 TINGLAYAN
2 TANUDAN Under Review by the Regional Office for possible
endorsement
3 LUBUAGAN
4 RIZAL Under Review by PEMU
5 PINUKPUK (Plan was submitted last November 2020)
6 PASIL
7 BALBALAN Plan was returned to LGU on November 5, 2020
for updating

Plan was returned to LGU November 24, 2020 for
updating

Plan was returned to LGU on November 25, 2020
for updating

Plan was returned last October 26, 2020 for
updating

Under Review by the Regional Office for possible
endorsement

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MRF -Pinukpuk MRF - Tanudan

MRF - Magsaysay MRF – Bangad, Tinglayan

MRF -Tinglayan MRF- Rizal
MRF - Lubuagan MRF - Agbannawag

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TARGET ACCOMPLISHMENT

Support to 2 – New MRF 3 – New MRFs constructed:
operationalization of new Supported 1. Bangad, Tinglayan:
MRFs. 2. Tabuk City
(Magsaysay and
Agbannawag);
3. Rizal (Bulbol)

Support to functional 1 – Functional 1 – Functional Existing MRF
existing Material Recovery Existing MRF (Financial Assistance worth Php
Facilities 200,000 for LGU Tinglayan)

Monitoring of EMB – 10 - MRFs 10 - MRFs
Funded MRFs

Monitoring of Sanitary 1 1 ( Tabuk City)
Landfills

Site Assessment for No Target 2 – Pinukpuk (2 sites)
proposed SLF (As per request) - Tinglayan (2 sites)

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Site Assessment for Sanitary Landfill

Site Assessment at Collog, Pinukpuk, Kalinga

 Site Assessment at Tinglayan, Kalinga

Sanitary Landfill At Dilag, Tabuk City

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 Enhanced National Greening Program
For CY 2020, we do not have any target on NGP but we maintained and
protected graduated NGP sites. For this year, they also started the activity on
soil sampling, pulverizing of gathered soil sampling, and soil ananlysis for CY
2021 NGP. Aside from this, they also produced bamboo propagules for next
year plantation.
NGP sites within CENRO Pinukpuk Jurisdiction

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NGP sites within CENRO Tabuk Jurisdiction

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Soil Sampling Activity for CY 2021 NGP

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Pulverizing of gathered soil sampling for CY 2021
NGP

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On bamboo plantations, we do not have any target for this year but we
have targets for next year 2021. Some activities were undertaken this year
such as the production of bamboo propagules for next year plantation.

Summary of Bamboo Plantations from 2011-2020

YEAR BAMBOO PLANTATION TOTAL
2011 1
2012 AREA ( HA.) 2
2013 1 75
2014 2
2015 75 125
2016
2017 NO TARGET 203
2018 NO TARGET
2019 NO TARGET
2020
125
NO TARGET
NO TARGET
NO TARGET

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Bamboo Propagules produced for CY 2021 NGP

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Maintenance of Newly Established Seed Production Area

The newly identified Seed Production Area (SPA) was located at
Bonong, Tawang, Balbalan, with an area of 5.0 hectares and number of IPTs
is 400 narra species.

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Photos of SPA at Bonong, Tawang, Balbalan

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Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-illegal Logging

For this year 2020, a total of 14,962.78 bd ft were apprehended and a
total of 730.417 bd ft were confiscated. During the pandemic, the office donated
a total of 1,417 bd ft lumber to be used for construction of isolation units within
the province while 7,762.24 bd ft were donated to other agencies in need.

Apprehensions/confiscation/donation for CY 2020

INCI APPREHENSION CONFISCATION MARKET DONATIONS (BDFT) CASES CONVI
DEN AND/OR SEIZURE VALUE FILED CTED
OFFICE CE LOGS LUMBER (PhP) (NO.) (NO)
(NO) LOG (CU.M) (BDFT)
KALINGA S LUMBER COVID
PENRO INITIATIVES OTHERS
CENRO (CU. (BDFT)
Pinukpuk M)
CENRO
Tabuk 21 14,962.78 730.417 29,216.68 1,417 7,762.24 12 none

11 8,597.72 845.86 7,520.24 3
10 6,365.06
730.417 29,216.69 930 242 9

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Apprehensions/confiscation of forest products FY 2011-2020

KALINGA CENRO CENRO Tabuk TOTAL
Pinukpuk
Year of 2,920.70
Apprehension No. of Vol. (bd ft.) 2,168.20
7,410.84
2011 1,029.20 2,920.70 3,944.44
2012 2,983 1,139 2,917.64
2013 98.55 2,816.47
2014 4,427.84 11,823.86
2015 2,603.64 3,944.44 36,598.28
2016 852.27 23,243.53
2017 7,066.85 314 14,962.78
2018 15,027.12 1,964.20 108,806.74
2019 16,018.30 4,757.01
2020 8,597.72 21,571.16
7,225.23
TOTAL 54,178.10 6,365.06

54,628.64

Trend of Apprehended Forest Products by
CENROs

25,000.00

20,000.00

15,000.00

10,000.00

5,000.00

0.00
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

CENRO Pinukpuk CENRO Tabuk

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Photos of Apprehended Forest Products

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Hotspot Areas with incidence of Apprehensions

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Lawin Patrolled
For this year, lawin patrollers from the CENROs composed of 9 teams

patrolled a distance of 1,119.16 within forest areas and 172 patrols conducted.

Distance patrolled from 2017-2020

LOCATION Distance Patrolled Per Year

KALINGA 2017 2018 2019 2020 TOTAL
CENRO Pinukpuk 649.29
CENRO Tabuk 303.79 1214.43 1128.7 1279.92 4272.33

345.5 537.71 602.91 582.92 2027.33

676.72 525.78 697 2245

Trends on Lawin Patrolled from 2017-2020

800

700

600

500
400 CENRO Pinukpuk
300 CENRO Tabuk

200

100

0 2018 2019 2020
2017

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Photos during the conduct of Lawin Patrol

Photos showing LAWIN Patrollers

Balbalasang, Balbalan, Kalinga
Tawang, Balbalan, Kalinga

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Improved Land Administration and Management

Under land titling, we successfully processed and transmitted to the
Registry of Deeds a total of 396 residential free patents (RFPA) with an
aggregate area of 11.2575 hectares while a total of 95 agricultural free patents
(FPA) with an area of 60.1774 hectares. Titling of 11 sites/lots were also
processed for quasi public use

On surveys, we surveyed a total of 276 hectares on residential lots and
22.9976 hectares agricultural lots.

Aside from these, we also encoded 4 allocation books.

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Another successful accomplishment for the year under Land and
Management Services was the implementation of the Rapid Land Tenure
Appraisal wherein 16 Barangays in the municipality of Tanudan were 100%
profiled and a total of 1,147 workable lots were identified. The activity was
conducted by CENRO Tabuk personnel.

Photos during the conduct RLTA activities

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Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation

For this year, the conduct of Protected Area Suitability Assessment was
successfully done at Guina-ang, Pasil, Kalinga with an area of 4,240.2277
hectares. Consultation meetings were conducted on the 5 barangays of the
municipality.

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Consultation Meetings on the
conduct of PASA held on the 5
Barangays ( Bagtayan, Guina-
ang, Pugung, Maluksad, and
Galdang) at the Municipality
of Pasil, Kalinga.

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PROTECTED AREA SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT (PASA)

The Guina-ang Sub-tribe Protected Landscape (GSPL) is among the
areas listed as an Initial Component of the NIPAS with an area of Nine
Thousand One Hundred Seventy Two (9.172.236) Hectares. The proposed
PA is rich with majestic mountain ranges that are inter connected. Its watershed
system supports different species of biological life existing within and beyond
the borders of the Municipality of Pasil. It is in this context that the assessment
team recommended the inclusion of barangays Guina-ang, Bagtayan, Galdang,
Pugong, Malucsad, Pugong and Balatoc in the proposed Protected Area.

The Protected Area Suitability Assessment (PASA) is an assessment to
know the actual situation of the area in terms of their livelihood, forest
management systems and their cultural practices in accordance with DENR
Memorandum Circular No. 17, s. of 1993 or “Guidelines on the conduct of
PASA” and BMB Technical Bulletin No. 2016-04 entitled “Clarifying the
Procedural Guidelines in the Conduct of PASA”.

The PASA was conducted in August to November 2020 to include
consultation meetings conducted within the 5 barangays, presentation of the
results to the MLGU, BLGU, elder leaders and other stakeholders of the
proposed PA, and presentation of the report to DENR-CAR thru Zoom meeting.

The PASA Form 2 which is the Key Informant Interview (KII) was
undertaken with about 397 participants (male-223, female-174) from the 5
barangays comprising the barangay officials, elder leaders, MLGU
representatives and the community residents.

Based on the observations of the PASA Team members who conducted
ground validations, interviews with Key Informants, consultation meetings within
the coverage barangays, and careful analysis of the gathered information and
data, the proposed Guina-ang Sub-tribe Protected Area is recommended under
the category of Protected Landscape. As its definition that Protected Landscape
refers to areas of national significance which are characterized by the
harmonious interaction of man and land and water while providing opportunities
for public enjoyment through recreation, tourism and other economic activities.

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PASA Consultation Meeting

Barangay Galdang

PASA Consultation Meeting
Barangay Guinaang

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Protected Area Management Board Meetings (PAMB)

The PAMB as the governing body of the BPL actively functioned during
the year and were able to pass seven (7) Resolutions in order to help address
threats and challenges within the protected area. These PAMB Resolutions
were formulated and approved during the conduct of the four (4) PAMB
Meetings and one (1) special PAMB meeting for CY 2020.

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Maintenance of Protected Area located at Balbalasang, Balbalan, Kalinga

The BPL has been
recommended to be established under
the E-NIPAS under the category of
Protected Landscapes which is now
on step no. 10 among the 11 steps
towards its declaration as a protected
area. For its passage into a law, a
House Bill No. 7419 was introduced by
Hon Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang
entitled “An act declaring the Banao
Protected Landscape situated in
Barangays Balbalasang, Talalang and
Pantikian, all in the Municipality of Balbalan, Province of Kalinga as a protected
area under the category of protected landscape providing for its management
and for other purposes” has passed its first reading during the committee
meeting on Nov. 19, 2020 at the Committee on Natural Resources, House of
Representatives at the Batasan Complex, Quezon City. DENR-CAR favours the
passage of the bill into law for reasons that the surrounding land cover of the
proclaimed parcel of land has vast forest ecosystems upon majestic mountain
ranges reaching to as far as its neighbouring barangays. This intricate and
distinct linkage contribute to an important river system forming part of a worthy
and ecologically sound watershed system that supports thousands of biological
life existing within and beyond the borders of Balbalasang. Hence, expanding
the area from 1,338 hectares to 21,571.23 hectares is imperative in order to
fully protect and conserve the watershed and its ecosystems. The significant
number of highly diverse flora and fauna and the mere presence of endemic
and threatened species within the area is enough reason to declare the site as
a protected area. The area is dominated by the Banao Sub-Tribe who are
practicing magnificent indigenous systems that support conservation measures.
Ninety-Five (95) % of the proposed area consists of intact forest cover that
serves as a carbon sink and supports different life forms of fauna and flora.
Previous studies reveal high biodiversity concentration in old-growth forests,
ecotone areas and in inland wetlands. The area has high potential for
ecotourism that can bring development for the Municipality of Balbalan.
Declaring it as a protected area will ensure that proper conservation measures
are in place.

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KALINGA ANNUAL REPORT CY 2020

STATUS OF BANAO PROTECTED LANDSCAPE

PA Maps w/ Public Hearing PASA/SRPAO Public IPAP Public Regional National Presidential Congressional Demarcation Status Remarks
TDs Consultation Hearing Review Review Proclamation Action

approved on the
BPL first hearing at

the congress

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