After a year of activity hiatus due to pandemic, the dredging of Naboc River has finally commenced, immediately after a brief launching ceremony last March 12, 2021 in Brgy. Naboc, Monkayo, Davao de Oro.
The ceremony was especially graced by the Sec. Roy A. Cimatu along with other DENR Central and Regional top officials, members of the local government units of the province headed by Davao de Oro Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy, members of the province’s indigenous cultural communities as well as the dredgers or holders of the Industrial Sand and Gravel (ISAG) permits.
It can be recalled that in 2019, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) launched the “Lihok Alang sa Naboc”, a cleanup operation for the 24-km Naboc river in Brgy. Mt. Diwata, Diwalwal, Monkayo, Davao de Oro. The project is pursuant to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement of his complete disgust on the condition of the said river during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) back in 2017. READ MORE