CENECCORD representatives visit LPPCHEA

November 24, 2017


Representatives of the Central Negros Council for Coastal Resources Development (CENECCORD) visited the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) on Wednesday, November 24, 2017.

Mayors Nicholas M. Yulo (Bago City) and Enrique R. Miravalles (Valladolid) led the CENECCORD delegation which included representatives of government and civil society organizations from the municipalities of San Enrique, Binalbagan and Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.

CENECCORD is an alliance of 7 Local Government Unit (LGUs) organized in 2005 through a Memorandum of Agreement with the assistance of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Negros Occidental. It was created to coordinate efforts in the sustainable management of coastal resources, with due consideration to the plight of marginal fisherfolks.

CENECCORD members are in Metro Manila upon the invitation of the office of Sen. Cynthia Villar. They hope to learn from the experience of DENR-NCR and Villar Sipag Foundation on the management of LPPCHEA as a Ramsar site.

Negros Occidental is home to the seventh Ramsar site of the country, the Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area (NOCWCA), covering more than 230,000 hectares and spanning seven municipalities namely Pulupandanm Valladolid, San Enrique, Pontevedra, Hinigaran, Binalbagan and Ilog.

Sen. Villar and Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief Aida E. Esguerra of DENR-NCR welcomed and toured CENECCORD members in LPPCHEA.