The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved SP Resolution No. 2022-0716, a Memorandum of Agreement between the City Government of Malaybalay and Bureau of Fire Protection-Malaybalay City Fire Station concerning the Management and Environment Protection of Mamala Creek on April 19, 2022.

The City Government of Malaybalay shares with the national government the responsibility for the management and maintenance of ecological balance within their territorial jurisdiction by adopting adequate measures in safeguarding and conserving land, mineral, water, forest, and other resources subject to Republic Act 7160.

It also recognizes the important role of public and private sectors and community partnership in achieving a cleaner, safer, and healthier metropolitan environment.

The Mamala Creek is exposed to constant threats of flooding /overflowing due to inappropriate agricultural practices in the upland, improper solid waste management, and encroachment in the legal easement of the creek.

Thus, there is a need to develop programs and projects aimed at the rehabilitation, protection, and management of Mamala Creek intended primarily to mitigate the effects of flash floods affecting Barangay Casisang and the nearby barangays.

Both parties agreed to develop and implement a comprehensive program intended for the management, protection, and rehabilitation of Mamala Creek. Also, to coordinate with each other, and participate in the planning, implementation, review, monitoring, and evaluation of the implementation of the programs and activities covered in the agreement.

Part of the city’s vision is to become an acropolis of a healthy and committed community in a balanced and sustainable environment through the dynamism of efficient management of our natural resources, effective enforcement of policies and legal mandates, empowered leadership towards a strong and vibrant local economy.

Report by: SP-NADA