Area : 1,915.27 sq. km.
Region : Region IX and X
Provinces : Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental
Towns/Cities : 25 Municipalities
Barangays : 451
Est. Pop’n : 576,132
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.
“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.”