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Mariveles Mountain Range
Written by Loren   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009

After the great wipe out made by the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, the local government of Mariveles, Bataan is gearing to revitalize a move that would proclaim the entire Mariveles mountain range a national park for its further efficient conservation.

According to Luis Gonzales, municipal administrator, they will directly set up a motion to demand Congress to put the Mariveles mountain range under the National Integrated Protected Areas System (Nipas) to be converted into a national park.

In-place systems of Nipas, Mariveles mountain range would be further preserved effectively.

AMCI BMC Training climb at Paniquian River Trail, Mariveles Mountain. Video by ialman

Aside from the local government, environmentalists and concerned citizens here levelled up environmental vigilance when the town experienced its first-ever flash flood that destroyed many properties in November 2000.

And to give solutions with the motion made, Bataan provincial board ordered the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources provincial office and the Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Office to submit to them maps and documents that will precisely situate and illustrate the current state of the watershed areas in the province.

The local and provincial government are now working hand in hand to be able to instantaneously craft provincial laws and resolutions aiming to reforest and preserve watershed areas. [via]

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