The Foundation for Rural Enterprise and Ecology Development of Mindanao, Inc. is currently conducting the Davao del Sur PAMB and PENRO’s envisioned project “Resources Valuation and Payment for Ecosystem Studies within Mount Apo Protected Area”.
The project covered the barangays Tamayong, Manuel Guinga, Daliaon Plantation, Tungkalan of Davao City, Saliducon and Sinuron of Sta. Cruz Municipality, Binaton, Goma, and Kapatagan of Digos City, and Managa, and Altavista of Bansalan Municipality; al of Davao del Sur Province. In general the project aims to develop the operational framework and scope of PES for consideration of the MANP’s Protected Area Management Board (PAMB). On the other hand, the environment as a whole will benefit the said project through the different payment schemes to be satisfied and compensated by the buyers of ecosystem services of Mount Apo.
The project team is headed by Dr. Nicomedes Briones with the support of Dr. Lope Santos III. Last February 15, 2018, the approach, concept and methodology has been presented to the Resource Management Committee of PAMB, and Key Officers of DENR Region 11, Davao del Sur.