The John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC), a member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), signed at the Bell House a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Camp John Hay barangays Happy Hallow, and Hillside for the establishment and maintenance of firelines within the John Hay Forest Reservation last March 26, 2012.
Under the MOA, the barangays adjacent to, or are situated within, the forest reservation will establish firelines with a total area of 39,450 square meters to stop, slow the advance of, or confine the forest fires in the reservation. The total area of the firelines is broken down as follows: 24,820 square meters in Happy Hallow, 5,130 square meters in Lower Dagsian, 4,500 square meters in Scout Barrio, and 5,000 square meters in Hillside. JHMC will in turn provide the P394,500 budget for the project. Workers for the project will be selected by the respective barangays. The project will be implemented next month.