April 30, 2012 – the EGIP Foundation organized a meeting in its office to present the new draft of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the second phase of the project which will be undertaken this year 2012. Among the attendees were Mailyn Reazonda from Philippine Eagle Foundation, Peter Alvarao, Meriam Colon & the Dir. Of PCEEM Madam Corazon Baylon, NCIP Provincial Director Cris Ingay, NCIP legal Counsel Atty. John Dave Vergara and Ms. Eve Mallari and Ms. Helen Cabreros as CENRO representatives. EGIP Foundation Consultant Wiebe van Rij, officiated the meeting.
Both Mr. van Rij and Mr. Ingay presented parts of the MOU and an open discussion followed thereafter. At the conclusion of the meeting, all attendees have agreed to the components of the new MOU. The said copies are to be forwarded to the head of NCIP & CENRO.
On the other hand, it has also been disclosed during this meeting that a certain illegal cutting of trees has been identified to the planned scope of area of protection. The concerned agencies for this matter – CENRO & NCIP both informed that they will look into this matter and ensure that proper action be performed. PCEEM, the NGO associate of EGIP Foundation will be monitoring the incident.