Location



Area               : 1,915.27 sq. km.
Region           : Region IX and X
Provinces      : Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental
Towns/Cities : 25 Municipalities
Barangays      : 451
Outlet             :
Est. Pop’n       : 576,132
RBO                 :
RDC Reso.       : RDC – X Resolution No. 46 (s. 2019) and RDC – IX Resolution No.24 (s. 2020)
Forestland       : 211.18 sq. km.
A&D                  : 469.83 sq. km.
Proposed Investment (Total)         : PHP 56,168,507,949

The Cluster 8 River Basin is situated at 8° 39' 3.31" to 8° 11' 1.14" north latitudes and 123° 19' 55.2" to 123° 51' 57.6"east longitudes. It is composed of seven (7) principal river basins and 26 minor watersheds. These principal river basins all have headwaters along Mt. Malindang. Namely, they are Dipolog, Dapitan, Aloran, Clarin, Langaran, Oroquieta, and Palilan principal river basins. The Cluster 8 principal river basins are in Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX) and Northern Mindanao (Region X) covering a total area of over 138,434 ha. Likewise, the cluster encompasses two (2) provinces, 25 municipalities, and 451 barangays.

VISION

“The Cluster 8 River Basin is envisioned to have a productive and healthy watershed, forest, and coastal resources managed by a resilient community together with well-equipped and empowered LGUs and environmental personnel to protect and conserve the resources towards sustaining the needs for the present and future generation.”

PROTECTED AREAS
  1. Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park
ECOSYTEM SERVICES

  • Irrigation – 17, 907. 20 ha
  • Dam – Dipolog PRB
  • Dapitan PRB
  • Groundwater – 55, 011.58 hectares

  • Rice – 212, 532 metric ton (2017)
  • Corn – 59, 047 metric ton (2002)
  • Coconut – 1,366, 227 metric ton (2015)
  • Sweet Potato – 4, 913.15 metric ton (2014)
  • Fisheries – 44, 186.76 metric ton (2017)
  • Log and Lumber – 40, 983 cubic meters (2017)

  • Electricity – 78.26%
  • Kerosene – 21%
  • LPG – 0.48%

  • Flora – 294 Tree species to 28 families
  • Fauna:
  • Arthropods – 129 species
  • Vertebrate Fauna – 70 species

THEMATIC AREAS

  1. Water Resources Management
    • Water Quality Degradation
    • Insufficient Water Supply

    • Supply – Side Management Program
    • Demand-side management
    • Water Quality Monitoring and Waste Management Program

    • PHP 9,277,795,657

  2. Forest Ecosystem and Biodiversity Management
    • Improper Land Use Zoning
    • Illegal Resource Extraction Activities
    • Upland Migration
    • Forest and Grassfires
    • Deforestation

    • Water Supply Rehabilitation and Improvement Project

    • PHP 24,600,000,000

  3. Wetland Management
    • Eutrophication
    • Decreased Fishery Production
    • Deteriorated Ecosystem Health and Resilience
    • Biodiversity Loss

    • Wetland Restoration Program
    • Wetland Protection Program

    • PHP 6,491,825,652

  4. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
    • Increasing Exposure to Hydrometeorological Hazards
    • Sedimentation and Siltation of Rivers
    • Low Food Supply
    • Damage to Infrastructure
    • Increased Incident of Disease Outbreaks

    • Resilient Disaster Mitigation Infrastructure Program
    • Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Program

    • PHP 3,543,597,200

  5. Economic Development
    • Limited Employment and Livelihood Opportunities
    • Low Agricultural Productivity
    • Low Access to Public Services
    • Limited Access to Capital

    • Sustainable Climate-Resilient Livelihood Program
    • Tourism Development Program
    • Business, Industry and Enterprise Development Program
    • Infrastructure Development Program

    • PHP 11,781,425,200