Together with our massive reforestation program funded out of our own funds (we've reforested 100+ hectares in 2 yrs time only), #LGUSanVicentePalawan has also set up barangay-based monitoring systems, and a no-nonsense environmental law enforcement unit and crackdowns.
We understand though that to move the pendulum from enforcement and punishment to community support and cooperation, we have packaged our Environmental Program vis-a-vis our Poverty Alleviation and Tourism Programs, i.e. we are set to wean our people away from nature-extractive livelihoods by offering them with alternative, better livelihoods and incomes. Thus, we are implementing a Sustainable Livelihoods Program (end-to-end intervention for wage and self-employment) anchored on a 30-year Tourism Master Plan (i.e. creation of 200,000 jobs over time), which if implemented successfully, will ensure long-term sustainable and responsible development of the municipality: reduced number of poor people, improving quality of life and standards = reduced environmental stressors, well-protected environment, a caring community, happy residents, and a sustainable future.
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