Kalinga Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang has refiled a bill seeking the the creation of the Chico River Basin Development Authority.
The proposed measure aims to preserve and protect Chico River, the largest river system in the Cordillera.
In his proposed measure, the administrative body will be directly under the Office of the President.
Mangaoang said that he envisions it to be the primary government agency that will coordinate all development activities within the Chico River Basin.
The proposed measure will also make it unlawful to dump all kinds of garbage into the river system.