CITY : San Isidro, Davao Oriental
COUNTRY : Philippines
POPULATION : 33,664
SIGNED DECLARATION : August 25, 2022
MAYOR : Maria Angelica T. Go
CONNECT : [email protected]
San Isidro is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Davao Oriental whose economy largely hinges on agricultural production. The majority of its population are farmers and fishermen. It is composed of sixteen (16) barangays with an estimated area of 27,542 hectares which is roughly equivalent to 5.33% of the entire land area of the province. The municipality of San Isidro is geographically located in the southernmost part of the Philippine archipelago and lies in the southwestern portion of the province. San Isidro is one of the gulf towns of Davao Oriental whose shorelines stretch along Davao Gulf.
Based on the 2020 census, the municipality has 33,664 population. The town is predominantly inhabited Mandaya tribe coupled with a considerable c of Boholanos, Cebuanos, Ilonggos, and Ilocanos.
One of the tourist spots easily accessible from San Isidro is the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife sanctuary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it currently serves as the habitat of the endangered species of flora and fauna. Known also as the Bonsai Capital of the Philippines. The municipality is the entrance and exit of Mount Hamiguitan of all tourism-related activities inspired by these comparative advantages, worldwide recognitions and favored by the abundance of natural resources, the municipality of San Isidro has pursued this 10 – Year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan that will chart, esteemed and preserved of what municipality’s treasured for the next generations. This plan will be the municipality’s guide to safeguarding the environment in the upcoming influx of tourists in the near future.
The Municipality of San Isidro in Davao Oriental has the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Action Plan which outlines key focus areas, measures to be implemented, and monitoring processes to measure the successful outcome. For its implementation, the Plastic Smart Cities (PSC) project aims to support and push for its integration into the municipality’s 10-year Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan, mandated under the Republic Act of 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
One of the programs implemented in San Isidro is the “Dili na ko sa Plastik Program” - an intervention to the actual incidence of marine turtles mortalities along the seven (7) coastal barangays, a livelihood Program for Environmental protection. The first recipients are the women and children of 4Ps families living along the coastal area as their livelihood to be used as support for their children’s education and the income will be placed in the children’s piggy bank (alkansya) for their savings.
Incentive Program of the Municipality by giving non-fiscal incentives to Barangays with good Solid Waste implementation and Management. The said incentive will be given in the form of an award to Barangays that will meet the criteria during the Araw ng San Isidro celebration as a proper venue for recognition
Entrepreneurial solutions implemented by the Municipality of San Isidro and WWF Plastic Smart Cities in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry and being managed by San Isidro Municipal Women’s Association (SIMWA), Bituing Marikit Rural Improvement Club (BMRIC) and Wala Usik Tindahan for the recycling and upcycling activities for their livelihood opportunities.