In line with the LLDA’s strong commitment and will in restoring the former glory of Laguna de Bay Region and it’s lake water, LLDA also strives in upholding the rehabilitation of the Laguna Lake’s tributary rivers, one of which is the Pasig River. With this, LLDA entered a collaboration with the PRCMO (Pasig River Coordinating and Management Office) the newest government office under the DENR in assisting them in reviving the Pasig River.
The LLDA, represented by the General Manager, Jaime C. Medina and Environmental Regulations Department Manager, Engr. Emiterio C. Hernandez signed with the PRCMO’s OIC Executive Director in concurrent capacity and Assistant Secretary for Administration, Human Resources & Legislative Affairs, Dr. Joan A. Lagunda and Deputy Executive Director Engr. Ireneo C. Calico Jr. last Friday, February 7, 2020, a Memorandum of Cooperation. LLDA pledged two inspection teams and two vehicles along with drivers every day to the PRCMO to be utilized by their teams. Likewise, conduction of joint inspection of LLDA and PRCMO, sending of water samples to the LLDA laboratory for water testing, as well as training of the assigned personnel of the PRCMO regulated by the LLDA engineers.
Present in the MOC signing to showcase their wholehearted support to the collaboration between the two government agencies were Maria Feba Duterte, Garry Sibal (Operations head of the PRCMO), Generoso M. Dungo (LLDA’s Assistant General Manager) and all of the LLDA Management Committee members.
Following the MOC signing, the LLDA conducted a whole day training to 40 of the PRCMO’s personnel headed by Engr. Emiterio C. Hernandez (Environmental Regulations Department Manager) Jofel V. Monte (Special Investigator II, Legal Adjudication Division), Engr. George S. Violante (Engineer I, Clearance and Permits Division), Engr. Jocelyn G. Sta. Ana (Division Chief III, Environmental Laboratory and Research Division) on LLDA mandate and process, Permitting Requirement and Inspection Protocol as well as Water Quality Monitoring Program.
This is only the start of a productive and continuous future collaboration of the LLDA and the PRCMO.
“Ibalik ang diwa ng Lawa.”