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Mt. Inayawan Range to be declared ASEAN Heritage Park — mayor

The Mount Inayawan Range Natural Park located in Lanao del Norte will be declared an ASEAN Heritage Park on June 28, according to a local government official on Wednesday.
“I would like to take this opportunity na i-invite ang lahat. ‘Yung sampung countries pupunta ng Nunungan. Invited mula President, Vice President, senator, at mga national agencies pupunta ng Nunungan by June 28,” Nunungan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Marcos Mamay said in a public briefing. 
(I would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone. Representatives from 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will go to Nunungan. I would like to invite the President, Vice President, senators, and national agencies to go to Nunungan on June 28.) 
In 2003, ASEAN member countries signed the ASEAN Declaration on Heritage Parks, agreeing that “common cooperation is necessary to conserve and manage ASEAN Heritage Parks for the development and implementation of regional conservation and management action plans as well as regional mechanisms complementary to and supportive of national efforts to implement conservation measures.” 
The Philippines already has several ASEAN Heritage Park sites, including the Mt. Apo Natural Park, the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, and the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Natural Park. —VBL, GMA Integrated News