Area : 6,219.66 sq. km.
Region : CAR, I, II, III
Provinces : Benguet, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Ifugao, Pampanga, Nueva Vizcaya, Mountain Province, Nueva Ecija, Zambales
Municipalities : 73
Barangays : 1,203
Outlet : Lingayen Gulf
Est. Pop’n : 2.976 M (1995)
RBO : Agno River Basin Management Council
RDC Reso. :
Forestland : 3,264,.81 sq. km.
A&D : 2,954.85 sq. km.
NGP Area : 366.80 sq. km.
“The Agno River Basin is envisioned to be a haven for its populace under God’s divine guidance radiating in the diversity and industry of its people, each charting one’s own and sharing for everyone’s well-being towards a pristine, diverse, and disaster resilient environment.”
To protect, conserve, sustainably develop, and restore the quality and beneficial uses of water, land, flora and fauna, habitats, and other natural resources for the upliftment of the living conditions of the communities within the Agno River Basin through:
a. the adoption and integration of appropriate local and global best practices;
b. institutionalization of partnership between and among concerned stakeholders;
c. ensuring welfare and rights of the people with purposive regard for the indigenous peoples; and
d. the practice of participatory, accountability, responsibility and transparency principles.
The Agno River Basin Development Commission (ARBDC) was created by virtue of Executive Order 442 s. 1997 as amended by Executive Order 140 s. 1999. The Commission is mandated to oversee and coordinate all developmental undertakings within the Agno River Basin to ensure that resources planning and management are carried out in accordance with sustainable development. The Commission was later abolished as part of the rationalization of agencies under/attached to the Office of the President (E.O. 357 s. 2004).