ERDB conducted Information Education and Communication (IEC) on bamboo in relation to the rehabilitation project. The IEC was held at Brgy. Burgos, Rodriguez, Rizal on April 25, 2014 which was spearheaded by Dr. Lynlei L. Pintor. Fifty-two participants attended the IEC consisting of barangay officials, neighborhood associations, civic and youth organizations, and residents.


Dr. Pintor presented the lecture on bamboo specifically on its description, status in Asia, and its economic and environmental significance. In her lecture, she emphasized the importance of planting bamboo on steep slope and riverbanks to minimize landslides and erosion.

After the lecture, arangay Resolution No. 10-2014 entitled "Protection and Proper Management of Bamboo Propagation and Bamboo Plantation for the Rehabilitation of Streambank of Mango River, Brgy. Burgos, Rodriguez" was launched to the stakeholders. Mr. Juan Nelson Cruz, Project Coordinator, briefly explained the content of Barangay Resolution. Part of the launching of the Barangay resolution was the signing of "Lagda ng Pakikiisa". It was done among representatives of different organizations which served as a symbolical activity for their commitment in the maintenance and protection of the bamboo plantation. Noemi Claudette G. Refran, UERD