BUKIDNON NEWS – This is definitely very good news! Our very own Mt. Kitanglad Range Protected Area (MKRPA) has been declared an ASEAN Heritage Park by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) environment officials.
The declaration was reportedly made during the recent 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment held in Singapore.
ASEAN is formed by 10 countries namely Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
The Mt. Kitanglad park now joins the list of 27 other ASEAN Heritage Parks.
Mt. Kitanglad is the third declared ASEAN Heritage Park in the Philippines, after Mt. Apo in Davao and Mt. Iglit-Baco in Mindoro Oriental.
Hopefully, the Bukidnon government will further its efforts of protecting this new heritage park.