DalGTE Meets DENR Reclamation Project TeamWritten by Carlo Bejarasco
- Created: 18 March 2013
March 13, 2013 – Mayor Ronald Allan G. Cesante head the Dalaguete LGU in meeting the DENR-7 Composite Team on Reclamation Projects led by Engr. Bonifacio R. Rivera who represented Dir. Isabelo R. Montejo, DENR-7 Regional Executive Director.
Under the blazing heat of the summer sun, the DENR Composite Team on Reclamation Projects with Engr. Rivera and Mayor Cesante together with the members of the Dalaguete LGU conducted ocular inspection and investigation of the proposed six (6) hectare reclamation project. This new and much welcomed development is located opposite the University of the Visayas – Dalaguete Campus running from the Dalaguete River delta until Dalaguete Port down south. During the post inspection technical conference, Mayor Cesante assured the Composite Team that the project is meant for public utilization and will never be made available for private use.
As per the checklist of requirements for issuance of area clearance for proposed reclamation projects stipulated under DAO No. 2009-07, the Dalaguete Reclamation Project has satisfactorily satisfied most of the items required. The conduct of the reclamation was made legal and binding by SB Resolution No. 74-2012, which is the first requirement in the four-page checklist which includes but not limited to the following: project description, preliminary geo-hazard assessment of the area, clearances from the different government agencies, sketch plan, etc.
The DENR-7 Composite Team headed by Engr. Rivera was composed of Flordeliza P. Geyrozaga (CENRO), William P. Cuñado (EMB), Edgar C. Lagarnia (MGB), Abraham R. Lucero Jr. (MGB), and Luisito T. Babaran (FMS). Together with Mayor Cesante and representing Dalaguete LGU were Vice-Mayor Jeffrey Belciña, Hon. Kevin Belandres, Hon. John Retz Osorio, Hon. Eriberto Bentazal and Hon. John Moran. The technical personnel representing the municipality were the following: Engr. Donald Lara, Engr. Dario Capondag, Engr. Expedizitas Lenares, Lilia Muñoz, Simeon Barrit Jr., Almar Villahermosa and Alejandro Rodrigo. Engr. Jun Erasmo Villafañe, ECC consultant, was also present in the day long affair.
Both parties agreed to help each other and cooperate for the success of the first ever reclamation project by Administration this part of the province.