Area : 2,258 sq. km.
Region : Region IV-A (MINAROPA)
Provinces : Occidental and Oriental Mindoro
Towns/Cities : 1 City and 11 Municipalities
Barangays : 258
Outlet : Verde Island - Passage and Tablas Strait
Est. Pop’n : 425,179
RDC Reso. : RDC Resolution No. 9 Series of 2019
Forestland : 33.7%
A&D : 41.6%
Proposed Investment (Total) : PHP 13,004,500,637
Principal River Basins are defined as those with at least 40 square kilometers of drainage area (NWRC, 1976). The Cluster 3 is composed of five (5) principal river basins in the island of Mindoro. These includes Alag-Baco River Basin, Butas River Basin, Catuiran- Bucayao River Basin, Mag-asawang Tubig River Basin and Pula River Basin. All the river basins in Cluster 3 drain along the Verde Island Passage and Tablas Strait located at the northeast of Mindoro Island (Table 1). Table 1 and Table 2 show the geographic location of these river basins.
“The Cluster 3 River Basin is envisioned to be a rich and abundant watershed that continues to care for its biodiversity for the present and future generations.”
“To participate in the genuine development and responsible use of watershed resources.”