The Department of the Interior and Local Government in its intensified effort to rehabilitate and preserve the Manila Bay Watershed Areas and as the lead agency responsible in overseeing the functions and mandates of the different Local Government Units conducted the revisiting of the 5 year Action Plan of LGUs under the Manila Bay Project on April 18, 19, 22 and 23 for the Provinces of Bataan & Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Bulacan respectively at Euroasia Hotel, Angeles City.

     The objective of the activity is to align the LGU 5 Year Action Plan with the Implementation Plan of the Operational Plan of the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS). It also aims to re-evaluate the LGUs compliance to the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) prescribed by the Manila Bay Advisory Council (MBAC).  

  Participants to the said activity were the City

/Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, City/Municipal Environment and Natural Resources and the DILG Officers of the concerned LGUs. ARD Abraham A. Pascua in his message stressed the need to come up with new strategies in taking the necessary actions to address the issues and problems.  He also challenged the participants to work actively in coordination with concerned NGAs and take the matter seriously.

     To apprise the participants on the current efforts being undertaken by the LGUs and the DILG, OIC Asst MED Chief Ener P. Cambronero presented the MBCURP Accomplishments based on the KPIs for CY 2012. MED Chief Lerrie S. Hernandez discussed the Implementation Plan of the  Operational Plan of  the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) to guide the participants in coming up with  a Revised 5-Year Action Plan, which is the output of the activity.