Protecting the watershed is everybody’s responsibility.

With a theme "Save Kibalabag Watershed: for a better nature, for a better future", the bamboo planting activity on the 22nd day of May, 2021 held at Kibalabag Watershed, Brgy. Kibalabag, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon has been successful which was piloted by Malaybalay City Water District (MCWD) in partnership with PrimeWater-Malaybalay in collaboration with Bukidnon Higa-onon Tribal Association (BUHITA) and Barangay Kibalabag Council.the Local Government of Malaybalay City, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), City Engineers Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),

There were different organizations and groups that have been very supportive and successfully participated in the activity. These were from City Budget Office selected employees, Kabayan Riders Association for A New Cultural Harmony and Order, Inc., ECO-Venture Club Phils., Over Rev Street Bikers Club, San Isidro College Batch 90, Lumad Christian Riders, Full Spectrum Riders Association of the Philippines-Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao Mountaineering Society, Mountain Man, Knight Hawk Riders, Chicken Run Family, Proboys, Yamaha Riders Club, Bukidnon Sniper Club Inc., and Loko Riders.

This initiative was a first major planting activity initiated by MCWD particularly within the Kibalabag watershed, the major water source and more than 70% potable water needs of the service area in Malaybalay, with the aim to take part in the watershed’s rehabilitation. This is not a one-time action but a baseline effort in the next coming rounds of planting as we aim to increase the vegetation of the area, recharge the ground water supply, improve water quality and prevent soil erosion.

MCWD Board of Directors headed by Chairman Timoteo Baliquig, Jr., the Management and Staff headed by General Manager Engr. Nolito S. Binahon would like to THANK the SPONSORS who extended their full support that made this activity SUCCESSFUL:

Brgy. Council of Brgy. Kibalabag headed by Kap. Shemuel Lagunday, BUHITA headed by Pastor Warnit Lumista, LGU Malaybalay headed by Hon. Mayor Doc. Boy Flores, City ENRO headed by Maria Anita Fernandez, City Engineering Office headed by Engr. Roy Lapuz, CDRRMO headed by Alan Comiso, BGB Corp. headed by Bob Tinsay, Primewater-Malaybalay headed by Engr. Andrew Guerra