TwP Update: Markets and Management clean up the coast of Danjugan Island

Our Markets and Management teams concluded their summer outing to Negros Island with the a coastal clean-up of Danjugan Island as part of their Tourism with a Purpose (TwP) activity.
They also donated various reading materials for the use of student marine campers of the Danjugan Island Environmental Education Program (DEEP).

The group organised the clean-up program with the help of the Philippine Reef & Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI), a non-stock, nonprofit organization committed to manage the conservation of the marine and terrestrial environment of Negros Occidental.

Danjugan Island is a private-owned marine and terrestrial sanctuary located in Barangay Bulata, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The site ranked seventh in the Philippine Gems, a nationwide online search conducted by PwC Philippines in 2013 to help promote emerging tourist spots in the country.

The island visit kicked off with a simple program where Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera  handed over the Danjugan Island Welcome Marker to PRRCFI President Gerry Ledesma. Representatives from the village council, Department of Education, PRRCFI and student campers witnessed the ceremony.

The PwC group pose with DEEP instructors, LGU, DepEd and PRRCFI representatives at the island learning center. 

Cleaning up the coastline of trash that are washed ashore from the Sulu Sea during tidal surges.

Alex exploring the island's protective reefs. No corals or creatures were harmed during the taking of these photos.

Rains didn't deter our people from doing their share for the island. They also received a warm send-off from PRRCFI officials (photo right).