Environmental Management Bureau

Air Quality Management (as of CY 2010)


Air Shed Established : 4
  • Davao City - 1 air shed (MC# 2003-04)
  • Compostela Valley - 1 air shed (on process)
  • Davao del Sur - 1 air shed (on process)
  • Davao del Norte - 1 air shed (on process)
Air Quality Network Established: 2
  • Bunawan District Air Quality Monitoring Network
  • Buhangin-Agdao-Poblacion Monitoring Network

 

Water Quality Monitoring

Classified Waterbodies (as of CY 2009): 26
(Table 1 - Classified Waterbodies)
Area
No. of Rivers Classified
Classification
Davao City
7
 
  • Bunawan River
C
  • Davao River
    • (Sta. 1-4)

B

    • (Sta. 5-8)
A
  • Ilang River
C
  • Lasang River
B
  • Lipadas River
    • Mt. Apo National Park to Baracayo
AA
    • Brgy. Baracayo to Brgy. Bangkas (midstream)
A
    • Brgy. Bangkas to Brgy. Alambre (midstream)
B
    • Brgy. Alambre to confluence of Davao Gulf (downstream)
C
  • Talomo River
B
  • Tamugan River
A
Davao del Sur
5
 
  • Digos River
 
    • Sta. 1-2
C
    • Sta. 3-6
B
  • Malita River
B
  • Padada River
D
  • Sibulan River
    • Sta. 1-3
B
    • Sta. 4-6
A
  • Padada-Mainit River
D
Davao del Norte
4
 
  • Hijo River
C
  • Tagum River
D
  • Tuganay River
B
  • Saug River
B
Davao Oriental
6
 
  • Sumlog River
C
    • Sta. 1-3
B
    • Sta. 3-5
A
    • Sta. 5 (headwater)
 
  • Baganga-Mahan-ub River
AA and A
  • Bitanagan River
B
  • Cateel River
A
  • Dapnan River
A
  • Manurigao River
A
Compostela Valley
4
 
  • Agusan River
C
  • Kingking River
C
  • Naboc River
C
  • Matiao
C



Pollution Control

Water Quality Management
  • Major Rivers classified to date: 26 rivers and 1-Gulf
  • Major Rivers classified this year: 3 rivers and 1-Gulf
  • Beach Water (Beaches under monitoring): 15 beaches
  • Beaches frequently used by foreign and domestic tourist : 2 beaches
  • Total rivers continuously monitored: 26 rivers and Davao Gulf
Industrial Compliance
  • No. of Firms compliant with pollution control law: 82 %
  • No. of Firms not compliant with pollution control law : 18%
  • No. of Potential Air Pollutive Firms : 705

    • With Permit to Operate : 451
    • Without Permit to Operate : 240
    • Without Air Pollution Control Device : 14

  • No. of Potential Water Pollutive Firms : 334

    • With Wastewater Discharge Permit : 212
    • Without WDP : 108
    • Without Water Treatment Facility : 14
Toxic Chemical Substance Management
  • Total Chemical Control Orders registered : 67

    • Cyanide distributors registered : 19
    • Mercury distributors registered : 15
    • Cyanide users registered : 16
    • Mercury users registered : 13
    • Asbestos users registered : 4
Hazardous Waste Management
  • Total registered  Hazardous Waste generators 526
  • Total Transporter of hazardous wastes registered 214
  • Total Treatment, Storage & Disposal Facilities registered 38

TOTAL ECC/CNC/LUC/EIS ISSUED FROM 1995 TO 2010: 4,678
(Table 2 - List of ECC/CNC/LUC/EIS Issued)

Mines and Geosciences Bureau

Operation

 

Mining Projects Within Region XI

mines proj map

Operating Mines
  • 1 cement plant and 3 quarries
  • 1 Medium Scale Direct State Utilization Project
  • 10 Industrial Sand and Gravel quarries issued by LGUs
  • 151 sand and gravel quarries issued by LGUs
  • 27 earthfill quarries issued by LGUs
  • 5 small-scale magnesite quarries
  • 3 small-scale silica quarries
  • 2 small-scale limestone quarries
  • 2 small-scale chromite quarries

Mining Rights Granted

There are currently 57,576.23 hectares of land covered by approved mining tenements, namely:
  • 21 Mineral Prod’n Sharing Agreements(MPSA)
  • 6 Exploration Permit (EP)
  • 1 ISAG

Mining Tenement Areas (as of June 2010)
(Table 1 - List of Mining Tenement Areas)


Directory of Small Scale Mines (SSM) (as of June 2010)

Table 2- List of SSM by Province


Geo-Hazard Assessment and Mapping
(Table 3 - Classification of Areas Susceptible to Landslide and Flooding)

Province/Municipality
 
Land Slide Susceptability
Flooding Susceptability
Moderate
High
Very High
Moderate
High
Very High
REGION XI GANDTOTAL
212
175
27
222
274
7
Davao Oriental Sub-total
38
52
14
41
21
2
Boston
1
4
-
4
1
2
Cateel
4
7
-
1
10
-
Baganga
2
4
-
5
2
-
Caraga
6
3
2
-
1
-
Manay
2
5
-
2
1
-
Tarragona
4
5
1
1
2
-
Mati
3
12
 
2
1
-
San Isidro
3
3
2
4
-
-
Lupon
5
1
2
8
2
-
BanayBanay
-
2
1
6
-
-
Gov. Generoso
8
6
-
8
-
-
Compostela Valley Sub-Total
63
56
5
38
99
1
Compostela
2
2
-
-
14
-
Mabini
4
4
1
5
7
1
Maco
18
7
1
5
22
 
Maragusan
5
10
-
2
9
 
Mawab
3
2
1
-
11*
 
Monkayo
-
12
-
6
9
 
Montevista
7
4
2
9
6
 
New Bataan
3
6
-
1
12
 
Nabunturan
13
2
-
-
10
 
Pantukan
1
7
-
-
10
 
Laak
7
-
-
10
-
 
Davao del Note Sub-Total
36
9
-
46
54
1
Asuncion
7
1
-
6
2
 
New Corella
9
2
-
8
9
 
Sto. Tomas
5
2
-
-
10
 
Talaingod
-
3
-
-
3
 
San Isidro
4
1
-
8
-
 
Kapalong
5
 
-
2
-
 
Tagum
-
 
-
13
10
 
Panabo
-
 
-
6
8
 
Carmen
-
 
-
1
8
 
Dujali
-
 
-
2
3
1
Samal
6
 
-
 
1
 
Davao del Sur Sub-Total
75
58
8
97
100
3
Hagonoy
4
2
-
8
4
-
Padada
2
2
-
5
4
-
Sulop
9
3
-
10
5
1
Don Marcelino
5
3
1
2
8
-
Jose Abad Santos
8
4
-
6
16
-
Malita
9
2
-
8
18
-
Malalag
1
9
-
4
8
-
Sta. Maria
6
6
7
1
8
1
Sta. Crus
2
1
-
-
-
-
Bansalan
1
2
-
1
1
-
Kiblawan
9
4
-
10
2
-
Sarangani
4
5
-
4
1
-
Matanao
1
5
-
10
12
-
Magsaysay
4
8
-
10
5
1
Digos
10
2
-
18
8
-

News

Aboitiz to establish Pawikan Center in Davao City

Aboitiz Group of Companies will soon establish a pawikan rescue center and hatchery for marine turtles at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

Through a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Aboitiz Group’s social development arm Aboitiz Foundation and AboitizPower business unit Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) and the City Government of Davao, the establishment of the Pawikan Center aims to provide temporary shelter to marine sea turtles where they can be rehabilitated, conserved and protected.

Signatories to the MOA are: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio; Aboitiz’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jaine Jose Aboitiz; and DENR’s OIC, Assistant Secretary for Eastern Mindanao in concurrent capacity as Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan.

“Aside from the many nests and eggs that have been discovered and protected, the Park has also served as a venue to inform and educate more visitors about the importance of safeguarding the pawikan and its natural habitat,” Aboitiz said.

With the signing of the MOA, Mayor Duterte said that the city government reiterates its commitment to the protection of the various species of Pawikan found in Davao City.

“And so we commend the Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated and the Davao Light and Power Company for your pawikan conservation efforts at the Cleanergy Park that has released 3,482 turtle hatchlings to date since the start of the operation. We also thank the DENR for the technical expertise and guidance you provided to ensure that the conservation efforts being undertaken are appropriate and will lead to the best possible results,” Duterte-Carpio said.

Moreover, Tawantawan stressed that the 8-hectare Punta Dumalag is a very special area as it is home to pawikan and also to 89 bird species and 7 kinds of mangrove vegetation.

“This very area is so rich and unique that it became also a habitat of other important flora and fauna. That is why DENR is very blessed to be working with the Aboitiz, with Mayor Sara and other officials who sincerely care for the environment. Surely, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu will be very pleased and grateful,” she added.

Tawantawan also said that pawikan particularly Hawksbill are critically endangered. “If we check on the reproductive cycle of turtles, their survival is very nil. Only 1 percent. And it takes so long for them to mature. That’s 20 to 50 years. That means, if they are not protected, the probability of extinction is very high,” she said.

Apart from protecting the nesting areas at the park, the Pawikan Center aims to identify, document, and address threats to marine turtles and their habitats in Punta Dumalag; promote research, monitoring and information exchange; enhance public awareness on the conservation initiatives in the area; and fortify the collaboration between the public and private sectors for the long-term recovery of pawikan population in the area.

The DENR will provide technical assistance, facilitate information and education campaign on marine turtle conservation, and establish Punta Dumalag as critical habitat for marine turtles, among others.

Meanwhile, the Davao LGU, through local ordinance, will strengthen the enforcement of existing laws relevant to the conservation efforts, assist the DENR in the establishment of Punta Dumalag as critical habitat for the marine turtles, provide manpower support for the project, and furnish DENR with monitoring reports. #TayoAngKalikasan

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