Angat Ipo River Dumagat

Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan

The Angat Rainforest and Ecological Park was recently opened and members of the Dumagat have been tapped to guard the watershed areas of Angat and Ipo Dams in Norzagaray, Bulacan against illegal loggers. The Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society and the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office proposed the creation of an "Eco Tribal Army," composed of Dumagat people.

Angat Ipo River Watershed Dumagat News

  • Bulacan Gov Stop Cutting Trees In Angat Dam Watershed

    Bulacan Gov Stop Cutting Trees In Angat Dam Watershed

    Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has strongly urged engineers and contractors of the Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC) to stop and desist from cutting trees at the watershed area of the aging hydro electric power dam.

    The governor met with AHC engineers led by Russel Rigor and officials of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environment Society headed by Bro. Martin Francisco at his office Friday afternoon.

    Alvarado said that while he was thankful that the repair and strengthening of the nearly 50 years old Angat dam in the mountain town of Norzagaray was pushing through, he was shocked and alarme ...

  • WWF-Philippines Supports MWSS Annual Million Tree Challenge

    WWF-Philippines Supports MWSS Annual Million Tree Challenge

    The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines showed its support for the launch of Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems' (MWSS) Annual Million Tree Challenge at the Ipo Dam on June 23, two days before Arbor Day ??" a day dedicated to planting trees.

    The Challenge, which aims to annually plant, maintain, and nurture one million trees for five years for the benefit of six watersheds, is a staunch declaration of MWSS' commitment to pursue and take on an active role in the advocacy on water conservation and protecting the environment. The mentioned watershed beneficiaries, which are ...

  • Alvarado Stop Cutting Trees At Angat Watershed

    Alvarado Stop Cutting Trees At Angat Watershed

    While thankful that the repair and strengthening of the nearly 50-year-old Angat dam is now underway, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has urged contractors of the Angat Hydropower Corporation (AHC) to refrain from cutting trees at the watershed area.

    At a meeting with AHC engineers led by Russel Rigor and officials of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environment Society headed by Bro. Martin Francisco at the Capitol the other day, Alvarado was shocked that 924 trees had been cut to give way to heavy equipment working on the dam.

    Pointing out that many of these trees were decades-old, he told th ...

  • Wild Animals Na Dumaan Sa Rehabilitasyon Pinalaya

    Wild Animals Na Dumaan Sa Rehabilitasyon Pinalaya

    Halos 50 hayop na sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang pinakawalan sa Angat Watershed, Huwebes ng umaga.

    Kasama ito sa layunin ng Biodiversity Management Bureau na paigtingin ang controlled ecotourism sa Angat Dam.

    Kabilang sa mga hayop na pinakawalan ang mga lawin, brahminy kite, mga monitor lizard, at Asian box turtles.

    Dumaan muna ang mga ito sa rehabilitasyon, at tiniyak ng mga beterinaryo na kaya na nilang mamuhay muli sa ilang, tulad ng Angat Watershed, na isang protected area ng pamahalaan.

    Mayroong 62,000 na ektarya ang Angat Watershed. Ipinagbabawal ang panghuhuli o pagkuha ng ...

  • Wildlife Release At Angat Watershed

    Wildlife Release At Angat Watershed

    About 50 wildlife animals that underwent rehabilitation were released at the Angat Watershed last week. The Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), in coordination with the National Power Corporation (NPC), conducted the activity to strengthen the controlled ecotourism at Angat Dam.

    Included in the wildlife release were island-collared doves, Brahminy kites, monitor lizards, and Asian box turtles.

    The animals first underwent rehabilitation and veterinarians made sure that they can already be left in the wild, like in Angat Watershed ??" one of the government's protected areas.

    The Angat ...

  • Ipo Watershed Bulacan

    Ipo Watershed Bulacan

    Ipo watershed is a vital link in the Angat-Umiray-Ipo watershed which supplies 98% of the water needs of Metro Manila. Located close to the Metropolis, it has a total area of 7,236 hectares within the Municipalities. Norzagaray and City of San Jose Del Monte in the Province of Bulacan and the Municipality of Rodriguez in the Province of Rizal. Primarily consisting of public forestlands, forest cover has dramatically dropped from 85% to just 40% in recent years. The entire watershed is a protected area by virtue of several proclamations including the granting of a Certificate of Ancestral Domai ...