(L-R) Giane Aquino, Lulu Guades, Nice Sayson, Jing Saliendra, Bantay Dagat Chairman Nicolas Nazareno, Department of Agriculture Coordinator Proceso Bumidian, Ron Melendres, Geri Gaffud, Pam Gregorio, Kat Lozano, Mars Mulles, Kara Fernandez
The HC team with Nicolas of bantay Dagat who helped with the coastal clean-up
|Our firm’s Human Capital Department recently organised a coastal clean for their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity in Tan-awan, Oslob in Cebu last 14 March 2014.
Tan-awan, located 11km from Oslob is known for the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus ),the world’s largest fish listed as “vulnerable” by wildlife authorities. Whale sharks are also known as “tuki” in Cebu and "butanding” in Donsol.
The group, in coordination with Oslob’s Department of Agriculture office (DAO), helped in collecting trashes that pollute the sea and endanger its inhabitants.
The group also donated tarpaulin posters to DAO to help promote the protection and conservation of the town’s mangrove reforestation and another tarpaulin to remind fisher folks to stop illegal fishing, such as the use of illegal fishing equipment and fishing in restricted areas, to preserve Oslob’s marine sanctuaries.
From Oslob, the team also visited the Tumalog Falls and the Oslob Heritage Trail which included walking through the town's cuartel, the Immaculate Conception Parish Church, the church walls and gates which were constructed during the Spanish period to defend the town against Moro marauders.
(With a report from HR Associate Katrina Angela Lozano)