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The Baticulan watershed in the Philippines began its partnership with a RUPES project presentation at a round-table meeting with the city mayor in Negros Occidental last October. As a result, the participants nominated the Baticulan watershed in San Carlos City as a RUPES learning site, expressing their willingness to be part of the program in the Philippines. The site has set an environmental levy on every cubic meter of water billed. Rehabilitating the watershed was the first project paid for from these levies, and it directly involved the watershed's upland communities. The San Carlos Development Board Inc. (SCDBI) and RUPES will be partners, sharing information and collaborating in research.