Creation and Composition
Pursuant to Section 11 of Republic Act 7586, otherwise known as "National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992." , a Protected Area Management Board for each of the established protected area shall be created and shall be composed of the following: the Regional Executive Director under whose jurisdiction the protected area is located ; one (1) representative from the autonomous regional government, if applicable; the Provincial Development Officer; one (1) representative from the municipal government; one (1) representative from each barangay covering the protected area; one (1) representative from each tribal community, if applicable; and at least three (3) representatives from non-government organizations / local community organizations, and if necessary, one (1) representative from other departments or national government agencies involved in protected area management.
Under Section 7 of Republic Act 9237, otherwise known as Mount Apo Protected Area Act of 2003, the Mt. Apo Protected Area Management Board shall be composed of the following:
• The Regional Executive Director (RED) of DENR Regions XI who shall sit as PAMB Chairman as provided for under Section 11 (d) of the NIPAS Act;
• The RED of DENR Region XII or his/her duly designated permanent representative;
• The provincial governors of North Cotabato and Davao del Sur or their authorized permanent representatives;
• The Planning and Development Officers of Davao City and the provinces of Cotabato and Davao del Sur or their respective authorized permanent representative;
• The municipal/city mayors of Magpet, Makilala, Kidapawan, Bansalan, Sta. Cruz, Digos and Davao City or their respective authorized permanent representative;
• All Barangay Captains within the Mt. Apo Natural Park ;
• Three (3) representatives from the indigenous cultural communities, composed of one (1) representative from each of the three (3) sub-tribes (Jangan, Ubo and Tagabawa) in Mt. Apo subject to increases upon determination of the existence of other sub-tribes based on an ethnographic study to be conducted by an independent institution or academe and validated by the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP);
• A maximum of eight (8) representatives from people's organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs);
• Representatives from national government agencies operating within the protected area which can potentially contribute to protected area management; and
• Other stakeholders who can potentially assist and contribute in the protection, preservation, and conservation of the Mt. Apo Natural Park .