Mahintana Foundation, Inc. through its Ridge-to-Reef (R2R) Program participated in the 2020 Month of the Ocean Culmination themed “Free the Seas from Marine Debris” with an unveiling ceremony of the prohibition billboard in partnership with City Environment and Natural Resources Office – General Santos City (CENRO-GSC) and BLGU – Buayan at Prk. Minanga, Brgy. Buayan, General Santos City on May 29, 2020.
The activity aims to promote awareness and the protection of the coastal and marine resources in Brgy. Buayan. Hon. Rogelio Solis, Punong Barangay of BLGU-Buayan, Mr. Allan Marcilla, EnP, CENR Officer-GSC, Ms. Joy Ologuin, Protected Areas Superintendent – Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PASu-SBPS) encouraged the Minanga community and the people’s organizations to be frontliners in preserving and protecting the marine resources against illegal activities. The billboard informs the public on P.D. 705/E.O. 2277/P.D. 7161, and R.A. 11038 otherwise known as the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Law and on the City Ordinance No. 43, Series of 2018 “An Ordinance Establishing the Datu Sharif Zainal Abedin Mangrove Eco-Tourism Zone, Situated in Barangays of Bula, Baluan, Buayan All of this City, Prescribing Guidelines for its implementation and for other purposes”.