100 adopters for DCWD’s Adopt-a-Site Project!

DAVAO City Water District’s Adopt-a-Site Project has reached 100 adopters in Mt. Talomo-Lipadas watershed following the addition of three more adopters in June 2016. With the support of these 100 adopters composed of various civic groups and institutions, 187 hectares of land inside said watershed have been adopted for rehabilitation.

Under the Adopt-a-Site Project, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is signed between an adopter and DCWD in mutual recognition of the thrust to help ensure the sustainability of water supply in Davao City through watershed rehabilitation. Every adopter pledges to donate P6,000 every year for five years for every hectare of land to be rehabilitated to subsidize the cost of seedlings, organic fertilizer, plantation establishment and maintenance for the first year and maintenance activity, seedlings for replanting and fertilization costs for the second until the fifth year.

One of the new adopters is 1Forever Freedom International Marketing, Inc. that inked their commitment with DCWD on June 25, 2016 at SMX Convention Center for one hectare of land. Present during the signing were 1Forever Freedom-Sidlak Mindanao founder Cherry A. Destura and member John Nicolas E. Cortejos.

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TWELVE more hectares adopted in Mt. Talomo-Lipadas watershed. (From upper left pic, clockwise) 1Forever Freedom International Marketing, Inc., Davao BIR Employees Multipurpose Cooperative and Water Environment Association of the Philippines sign the memorandum of agreement with DCWD covering the five-year partnership for watershed rehabilitation. (Lower L pic) The WEAP delegation with DCWD general manager Engr. Edwin V. Regalado plant trees in Malagos watershed reservation rehabilitation site.

Another hectare of land was adopted by the Davao BIR Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (DABIREMCO). Signing the MOA for DABIREMCO were chair Susan D. Tusoy, vice-chair Marnelita M. Legaspi and director Bavilyn R. Amodia on June 17, 2016 at BIR Regional Office XI.

The Water Environment Association of the Philippines (WEAP) adopted 10 hectares of land. Present during the MOA signing on June 15, 2016 at Malagos Park were WEAP president Restituto B. Sumanga Sr., president-elect Flordeliza C. Villaseñor and other WEAP officers. The WEAP delegation also conducted a tree planting activity in Malagos watershed reservation rehabilitation site.

On behalf of DCWD, general manager Engr. Edwin V. Regalado thanked the new adopters for being one with DCWD’s advocacy of water, watershed and environment protection and conservation. (Katrina Belen M. Roble)

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