Caliraya-Lumot Watershed Area Team (CLWAT)under the Watershed Management Department of National Power Corporation and DENR- CENRO Sta. Cruz initiated a meeting withLGU Kalayaan to discuss the proposed MOU between NPC, DENR, LGU, Phil. Army and PNP. The purpose of the MOU is to have collaborative and concerted efforts among concerned government agencies and offices to address concerns on land speculation, buying and selling of lands, land occupancy problem, proliferation of informal settlers in Caliraya-Lumot Watershed Forest Reserve (CLWFR) and adjacent timberland areas.
Mayor Sandy P. Laganapanof Kalayaan was also invited to attend the August 29, 2019 meeting to be held in Governors Conference Hall, Old Laguna Provincial Capitol, Sta. Cruz, Lagunafor the final review of the said MOU.
Some issues and concern were also discussed during the meeting such as; the alleged disposal of chemical waste in So. Papatahanthat leaks in the bodies of water during heavy rains, they believed that the said chemical is harmful for the environment. With that information, the group headed to the site in So. Papatahanto conduct an inspection. LGU Kalayaan, also requested the copy of boundaries of Proclamation Nos. 573 and 1579 and list of lot numbers affected by the proclamations.