The Kabankalan–Himamaylan–Ilog Integrated Coastal Area Management Advisory Council and Liberated, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi - Baywide Management Council Inc. will sign a Twinning Agreement at the O Hotel in Bacolod City, tomorrow, a Capitol press release said yesterday.
KAHIL-ICAMC and LIPASECU are both coastal alliances implementing similar natural resource management programs. Both bodies led by local government units actively conserve, rehabilitate and protect their respective natural resources, through sound and harmonized policies on natural resources management, with increased stakeholder participation at all levels of decision-making, in the context s sustainable development, the press release said.
KAHIL-ICAMC, composed of three LGUs in Negros Occidental – Kabankalan City, Himamaylan City and the Municipality of Ilog, envisions a dynamic alliance that leads in the creation of ecologically balanced and peaceful environment towards improved quality of life, it added.
LIPASECU is composed of four member-LGUs – the Municipalities of Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste and Culasi, Antique organized in 1997 with the vision of a healthy and resilient community with access to abundant resources sustainably managed in a participatory manner for people’s livelihood that yields increased income adequate to reduce poverty in Pandan Bay, the press release said.
KAHIL-ICAMC will be represented by its chairperson, Himamaylan City Mayor Agustin Ernesto Bascon while LIPASECU will be represented by its chairperson, Juanita Dela Cruz of Sebaste.*