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)El Nido Bay WQMACoron BaySabang Bay (Puerto Galera)Calapan River

 

 

BACUIT BAY (Coastal)
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: November 08, 2022
Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Masagana 240 100  Failed
Maligaya 4.5 100  Passed
Buena Suerte 14 100  Passed
Lugadya 23 100  Passed
Corong-Corong Cove I 23 100  Passed
Corong-Corong Cove II 4.5 100 Passed
Corong-Corong Cove III 31 100  Passed
Vanilla Cove Beach I 33 100  Passed
Vanilla Cove Beach II <1.8 100  Passed
Vanilla Cove Beach III 33 100  Passed

 

 

 


BACUIT BAY Outfalls
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: November 08, 2022
Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Cabugao/Cadlao Outfall 23,000 100 Failed
Masagana Outfall 130,000 100 Failed
El Nido Estero Outfall <1,800 100 Failed
Corong Corong Outfall <1,800 100 Failed
Masagana II Outfall 49,000 100 Failed

 

 

 

El Nido Bay WQMA
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: November 08, 2022
Fecal Coliform MPN/100m


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Sitio Caalan <1.8 100 Passed
Caalan Beach <1.8 100 Passed
Lio Runway 2 100 Passed
Lio Port <1.8 100  Passed
Lio Beach <1.8 100 Passed
Peaceful Beach 7.8 100 Passed
Calitang Beach <1.8 100 Passed
Twin Beach <1.8 100 Passed
Nacpan Port 4.5 100 Passed
Nacpan Beach <1.8 100 Passed

 

 

CORON BAY
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: November 17, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Brgy. Tagumpay >2419.6 100 Failed
Brgy. 1 >2419.6 100 Failed
Brgy. 2 >2419.6 100 Failed
Reclamation Area 241.1 100 Failed
Brgy. 3 (Seadive) 446 100 Failed
Brgy. 5 >2419.6 100 Failed
Governor’s Wharf 164.4 100 Failed

 

 

 

 

 

Sabang Bay (5M Away) ( New Coastal) (Puerto Galera)
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: October 04, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
East of Sabang 49 100 Passed
Pier 920 100 Failed
Central Sabang 6.1 100 Passed
West Sabang 240 100 Failed
Small Lalaguna 23 100 Passed
Big Lalaguna 13 100 Passed

 

 

 

Calapan River
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: October 12, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Sta. Isabel 35,000 200 Failed
Lalud 2,100 200 Failed
Camilmil 11,000 200 Failed
San Vicente East 79,000 200 Failed
San Vicente North 49,000 200 Failed
Market Bridge 17,000 200 Failed
River Delta 24,000 200 Failed

 

 

Calapan River BOD mg/L
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: October 12, 2022

BOD mg/L


 

Station Identification BOD mg/L Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Sta. Isabel 7 7 Passed
Lalud Bridge 5 7 Passed
Camilmil 5 7 Passed
San Vicente East <5 7 Passed
San Vicente North <5 7 Passed
Market Bridge <5 7 Passed
River Delta <5 7 Passed

 

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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: October 04, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Muelle Pier <1.8 20 Passed
Asinan Cove <1.8 20 Passed
Boquete 4.5 20 Passed

 

 

 

SAN ISIDRO BAY (WHITE BEACH)
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: October 04, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
East <1.8 100 Passed
Central <1.8 100 Passed
West 22 100 Passed

 

 

 

Calapan Bay
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: September 08, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Parang 790 100 Failed
Lazareto 16,000 100 Failed
Lazareto Near Boulder 24,000 100 Failed
Calapan Pier  1,400 100 Failed
San Rafael 700 100 Failed
Pachoca 9,200 100 Failed
Mahal na Pangalan 16,000 100 Failed

 

 

 

Honda Bay
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: August 31, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Mangrove Area <1.8 100 Passed
Tagburos 2 100 Passed
Cowrie Island 2 100 Passed
Pandan Island <1.8 100 Passed
Snake Island <1.8 100 Passed
Burias Island <1.8 100 Passed
Salvacion <1.8 100 Passed
Starfish Island <1.8 100 Passed
Citra Mina <1.8 100 Passed
Bat Island <1.8 100 Passed
Honda Bay Pier <1.8 100 Passed

 

 

 

MANGARIN BAY
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: August 17, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Brgy. Bubog 460 100 Failed
East Aroma Beach 130 100 Failed
West Aroma Beach 460 100 Failed
San Roque 230 100 Failed

 

 

 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY BAY
Class (SB)
 

Sampling Date: August 30, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Pristine Beach 7.8 100 Passed
Nasin-aw Beach <1.8 100 Passed
Silica Beach <1.8 100 Passed

 

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PRIORITY RIVERS

Pinamalayan RiverMadugo River

 

 

Pinamalayan River
Class (C)
 

Sampling Date: September 28, 2022
Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Buli 24,000 200 Failed
Sta. Isabel 54,000 200 Failed
Lumangbayan 14,000 200 Failed

 

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Pinamalayan River BOD mg/L
Class (C)
 

Sampling Date: September 28, 2022
BOD mg/L MPN/100mL

BOD mg/L


 

Station Identification BOD mg/L Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Buli <1 7 Passed
Sta. Isabel 2 7 Passed
Lumangbayan <1 7 Passed

 

 

 

Madugo River
Class (C)
 

Sampling Date: August 23, 2022

Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL


 

Station Identification Fecal Coliform MPN/100mL Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Cantil 1,700 200 Failed
Madugo Bridge 13,000 200 Failed
Dangay 54,000 200 Failed

 

Madugo River BOD mg/L
Class (C)
 

Sampling Date: August 23, 2022
BOD mg/L


 

Station Identification BOD mg/L Water Quality Guidelines Remarks
Cantil <2 7 Passed
Madugo Bridge <2 7 Passed
Dangay <2 7 Passed

 

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Water Quality Management Area Maps

Calapan RiverSabang BayCoron Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 


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