Participatory 3D Model of the Pamitinan Protected Landscape in the Philippines
The exercise took place in the framework of a capacity building programme run by the EU/GoP-funded National Integrated Protected Areas Programme (NIPAP) for the benefit of Protected Area and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB) (now Biodiversity Management Bureau) staff. Participants included PAWB staff and residents of areas located within and around the protected area.
The area was proclaimed as a protected area through Presidential Proclamation No. 901 dated 10 December 1996. It is located in the eastern part of Rodriguez, Rizal. It covers a total area of 608 hectares.
It is a treasure of different geological rock formations of varying sizes and shapes such as the cliffs, the ravines boulders. Different species of flora and fauna can also be found. Pamitinan Cave is where Andres Bonifacio and eight Katipuneros made their covenant for freedom (the first cry of independence) during the Holy Week of 1895, a year before the outbreak of the Philippine revolution