MCWD kicks off 44th Founding Anniversary through Bamboo Growing


by Goldy M. Herbas – MCWD Information Officer A

Malaybalay City – On August 30, 2019, the Malaybalay City Water District planted 313 Bamboo Seedlings in an almost one (1) hectare area at the MCWD Treatment Plant, Brgy. Kalasungay, Malaybalay City.

The said activity is in celebration of the 44th Founding Anniversary of Malaybalay City Water District on September 2, 2019, with the theme: Safe Water is Our Responsibility.

This year, MCWD in coordination with Bukidnon Giant Bamboo Resources, Inc. headed by its General Manager Engr. Ruel Revalde turned over 400 bamboo seedlings for free to MCWD represented by its General Manager Glenrose T. Ledesma.

Through the initiative of MCWD Board Chairman, Roberto V. Tinsay, Jr., Bukidnon Giant Bamboo Resources, Inc., is the new private partner of MCWD in carrying out its advocacy on watershed development and management which is vital to the delivery of safe and reliable water supply to the people of the City of Malaybalay. Giant Bamboo, besides being a source of raw materials for house construction, handicraft, and furniture production is now considered as an alternative crop for development of watershed in the country having the efficient capacity to absorb water, thus, helps minimize soil erosion and landslide.

This Bamboo Growing Project will be part of MCWD’s long term program for watershed development in the City of Malaybalay ensuring that there will be safe, sufficient and reliable water supply for the future generation of the City of Malaybalay.