MISSION

To protect, restore, and enhance environmental quality towards good public health, environmental integrity, and economic viability.

VISION

A nation empowered to protect our finite natural resources, attuned to the pursuit of sustainable development, for a clean and healthy environment that enhances the Filipino Quality of life for present and future generations.

THRUST

Ensure Attainment of an Environmental Quality that is conducive for present and future generations Air, Water, and Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals Management Pursue Cooperation and Partnership Environmental Impact Assessment System Implementation Solid Waste Management Secretariat assistance to the Pollution Adjudication Board Lead by Example Environmental Compliance and Organizational Performance

OBJECTIVES

To clean the esteros and water bodies by mobilizing estero communities and getting them involved in clean-ups and implementing plans towards cleaner esteros and water bodies;
To institutionalize good sanitation and solid waste management practices among estero communities through education and actual participation;
To reduce water-borne disease particularly among children and vulnerable groups; To reduce the incidence and risks of prolonged flooding caused by impeded water flow;
To minimize additional pollution loads into receiving surface waters, e.g., lakes and seas; and
To sustain integration through the strengthening of public private-community partnerships, mainstreaming into regular LGU programs and passage of complementary local policies.

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WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AREAS

Section 5 of RA 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 tasked the DENR in coordination with the National Water Resources Board to designate certain areas as water quality management areas (WQMA) using appropriate physiographic units such as watershed, river basins or water resources regions.

The objective of the WQMA is to protect, thru stakeholders collaboration, the water body and its tributaries by keeping their water quality within the Water Quality Guidelines or Criteria conforming to the water body’s classification (e.g., Class C or Class SC) or even improve the quality to higher classification (e.g., from C to B or SC to SB). A WQMA Action Plan will be prepared in order to address water quality issues and problems in the area and later result to the improvement or better water quality of the said water body.

Bacuit Bay (El Nido)Coron BaySabang Bay (Puerto Galera)Calapan River

 

 

BACUIT BAY Ambient
Class SB
 

Sampling Date: March 9, 2021
Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Masagana 40 100 Passed
Maligaya 9,208 100 Failed
Buena Suerte 2,668 100 Failed
Lugadya 1314 100 Failed
Corong Corong 20 100 Passed
Masagana II >24,196 100 Failed
El Nido Estero >2,419,600 100 Failed

remarks > more than


 


BACUIT BAY Outfalls
Class SB
 

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Cabugao Outfall 3,420 100 Failed
Masagana Outfall 2,180 100 Failed

 

 

 

CORON BAY
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: March 1, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Brgy. Tagumpay 416 100 Failed
Brgy. 1 >2419.6 100 Failed
Brgy. 2 >2419.6 100 Failed
Reclamation Area 147 100 Failed
Brgy. 5 689.3 100 Failed
Governor’s Wharf 9.2 100 Passed

remarks > more than


 

 

 

Sabang Bay (Puerto Galera)
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: March 9, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
East of Sabang 81 100 Passed
Pier 170 100 Failed
Central Sabang 78 100 Passed
West sabang 17,000 100 Failed
Small Lalaguna 149 100 Failed
Big Lalaguna 2 100 Passed

 

 

 

Calapan River
Class (C)
 

Sampling Date: April 7, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Sta. Isabel 7,000 100 Failed
Lalud 4,900 100 Failed
Camilmil 4,600 100 Failed
San Vicente East 9,400 100 Failed
San Vicente North 23,000 100 Failed
Market Bridge 46,000 100 Failed
River Delta 6,100 100 Failed

 

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COASTAL AREA MANAGEMENT
Muelle BaySan Isidro Bay (White Beach)Calapan BayHonda BayMangarin BayPuerto Princesa City Bay

 

 

MUELLE BAY

Class (SA)

Sampling Date: March 9, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Muelle Pier <1.8 <1.1 Failed
Licot Cove <1.8 <1.1 Failed
Asinan Cove <1.8 <1.1 Failed

 

 

 

SAN ISIDRO BAY (WHITE BEACH)

Class (SB)

Sampling Date: March 9, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
East 40 100 Passed
Central 70 100 Passed
West 33 100 Passed

 

 

 

Calapan Bay

Class (SB)

Sampling Date: April 13, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Parang 490 100 Failed
Lazareto 170 100 Failed
Lazareto Near Boulder 490 100 Failed
Calapan Pier 20 100 Passed
San Rafael 130 100 Failed
Pachoca 230 100 Failed
Mahal na Pangalan 78 100 Passed

 

 

 

Honda Bay

Class (SB)

Sampling Date: March 9, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Mangrove Area 17.3 100 Passed
Tagburos 40.4 100 Passed
Cowrie Island 61.4 100 Passed
Pandan Island 16.0 100 Passed
Snake Island 29.2 100 Passed
Burias Island 1.0 100 Passed
Salvacion 27.9 100 Passed
Starfish Island 78.9 100 Passed
Citra Mina 14.8 100 Passed
Bat Island 16.0 100 Passed
Honda Bay Pier 28.5 100 Passed

 

 

 

MANGARIN BAY

Class (SB)

Sampling Date: March 11, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Brgy. Bubog 46 100 Passed
East Aroma Beach 23 100 Passed
West Aroma Beach 23 100 Passed
San Roque 23 100 Passed

 

 

 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY BAY

Class (SB)

Sampling Date: March 2, 2021

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Pristine Beach 980.4 100 Failed
Nasin-aw Beach 727.0 100 Failed
Silica Beach 648.8 100 Failed

 

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Water Quality Management Area Maps