In September 2013, Rochelle started an online petition asking DENR-PAWB to order the immediate release of a sea turtle that was being exploited by locals on Turtle Island in Guimaras for tourism purposes (view the full text at //chn.ge/154pIaa). PAWB promptly addressed it just a couple of weeks later. When we told
James Betia, better known as Journeying James in the blogosphere, has been traveling around the Philippines on a budget since 2003. “This is my way of encouraging fellow Filipinos to discover the beauty of our own country even with minimal resources,” he shares on his blog. But aside from pushing tourism, James
The amazing thing about Angela, or “Ella”, is how she exudes sincerity and confidence when she talks about being a steward of the environment. Every conversation with her is sure to inspire you to think deeply about your intentions and motivations towards saving the environment.
Jessie is a long-time Bantay Dagat and program coordinator of the Calatagan-based Conserve and Protect Oceans (CAPoceans) Foundation Training Center. He has contributed to over 10 years of coastal and marine protection efforts in the area. He’s so serious about his job that he keeps an eye out even for
Wendi Garcia is the founder of Artists for Nature, an organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness and support of conservation programs / various eco foundations through art. Wendi currently organizes art exhibit fundraisers and activities like coastal cleanups and free environmental art workshops for kids. Which 3 words
A few weeks ago, Mickey Galang went to the beach and saw something that shouldn’t be there: thick patches of oil and tar. An oil spill off the Ilocos Norte coastline had arrived in La Union. She called her La Union Surf Club buddies to help her clean up the
Martin Jordan constantly looks out at the sea from the shore of the Dive Hub marine protected area (MPA), a 3000-sq.m. marine sanctuary in Siaton, Negros Oriental that he helped establish in 2007. This German expatriate and his small crew risk life and limb guarding the MPA against illegal fishers
Elaine Abonal absolutely loves surfing and looks at the sea as her second home. She shares this love with her huge social network and on “Surfista Travels”, through which she also actively asks others to help take care of the sea by not using plastic and not harming marine wildlife.
13-year old student, Christel Erin Lejano, rocked the boat at her school when she bravely tried to convince facilitators and teachers to stop a field trip to Ocean Adventure. Despite being warned that she might get expelled if she doesn’t back off, Christel continued to tell her classmates what she learned