Project Background:

  • Pursuant to the provisions of Special Provision of FY 2014 General Appropriation Act (RA No. 10633), Section XIV (Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program ) the DENR is allocate Php 1 Billion for the Mangrove and Beach Forest Rehabilitation Project for disaster-affected areas
  • Dec. 18, 2015 – Official Project Approval of the P1Billion fund for MBFDP of the DENR by Exec. Secretary Paquito Ochoa for the President;
  • Feb 5, 2015 – Initial budget (P400M) released to the DENR
  • Scope : Science- based mangrove and beach forest development in areas affected by typhoons and other disasters (Regions 4b, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13)

    Salient Features of the Project:

    1. Importance of mapping and baseline data collection on biophysical characteristics of target sites as basis for future impact assessments
    2.Implementation of cash-for-work scheme in the different stages of plantation development including nursery establishment
    3. Incorporation of capacity- building and sustainability mechanism strategies
    4. Distinct target sites from that of regular NGP-mangrove
    5. Emphasis on sustainability which necessitates extension of project life beyond 2015
    6. Strong monitoring and evaluation system

    Areas Affected by Disaster and Calamities:

    Yolanda 4B, 6, 7, and 8 Palawan, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, Aklan, Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, Eastern and Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte

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    Implementation Strategies

  • Oversight Office : USEC for Field Operations
  • Overall Coordinator: ERDB
  • Regional Oversight: RDs
  • Field Level Implementation: PENROs in coordination with LGUs
  • Technical and Management Support: FMB/BMB/NAMRIA
  • Site Assesment/Baselining: ERDB/ Regions/ ERDB Regional offices and Centers/PENROs
  • Site Preparation and Clearing: Community/Barangay/through registeres POs