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COTs collection undertaken in North Palawan

May 15, 2021
Marine life

North Palawan—Collection of Crown-of-Thorns (COTs) starfish in El Nido and Linapacan sites were undertaken with communities and volunteers to help arrest the demise of reefs in the conservation sites.

"QUARANTINED" giant clams thriving

April 8, 2021
Marine life

Taytay, Palawan—In August 2018, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and Western Philippines University (WPU) with the technical support of University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) conducted the maiden spawning of Tridacna squamosa giant clam species at WPU’s hatchery and marine station in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Chairman of the Board's 2020 Report

March 9, 2021
Reports

You have heard and it has been said countless times that 2020 was certainly a “unique” year. For all the challenges the year presented to the world, it was not different for Malampaya Foundation.

MFI, WPU closes year 2020 with over 132 million Philippines’ true native Tridacna gigas spawned

December 20, 2020
Marine life

Despite Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and Western Philippines University (WPU) being unable to conduct in-situ spawning for the Philippines’ true native Tridacna gigas the whole year due to the Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions.

MFI rewards top environmental front-liners in 15x15 awards for its 15th year celebration

December 16, 2020
Social work
Awards

In celebration of its 15th year, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) awarded the Top 15 community conservation partner organizations.

WPU, MFI launch Adopt-A-Shell

December 16, 2020
Marine life
Projects

Western Philippines University (WPU) and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) recently launched Adopt-A-Shell, a fundraising scheme to help bring back endangered and threatened shell species to reefs in core zones of effectively-managed marine protected areas.

Bulalacao, Coron awarded BEST COMMUNITY-MANAGED MPA at Palawan PEARL Awards

December 11, 2020
Awards
Events

Puerto Princesa, Palawan - The 3,468-hectare Bulalacao marine protected area (MPA) in Coron that Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) helped establish in 2014 was awarded on December 10, 2020 Best Community-Managed MPA at the first Palawan MPAs Empowered through Awards and Recognition to Enrich Marine Life (PEARL) awards of the Palawan provincial government.


MFI provides support and assistance in Oriental Mindoro and Batangas for typhoons Quinta and Rolly

December 6, 2020
Social work

Following the devastations wrought by typhoons Quinta and Rolly that passed through central Philippines on October 26, 2020 (Quinta) and November 1, 2020 (Rolly), Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) provided rehabilitation support to its partner conservation communities in Oriental Mindoro and Batangas City.

Calamianes islands receive first batch of Philippines true Tridacna gigas giant clams

November 22, 2020
Marine life

Following El Nido and Taytay, the next batch of juvenile native Tridacna gigas giant clams numbering 500 were deployed to effectively-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) in Linapacan and Coron as part of the marine species re-stocking component (String-of-Pearls project) of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) marine biodiversity conservation program.


First of the country's hatchery-grown Philippines' true Tridacna gigas clams makes its home in north Palawan waters

October 7, 2020
Marine life

North Palawan — More than a year after the historic first in-situ spawning of the Philippines’ true Tridacna gigas in June 2019, the first batch of baby giant clams measuring 1.2-2.7-inches were finally restocked in north Palawan waters in marine management zones in Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) and the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ENTMRPA) in north Palawan.


BEST industrial skills trainings resume


September 16, 2020
Social work
Projects

After several months’ training hiatus due to Covid lockdowns, vocational industrial skills trainings resume adopting to ‘new normal’ to help members of neighboring communities become employable in the economic recession resulting from the community quarantine measures imposed by government.


Community skills trainings for livelihood generation continue


August 28, 2020
Social work
Projects

Observing health protocols due to Covid, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) has resumed various community-based skills trainings that generate employment and self-employment opportunities for its partner communities.

Partner communities continue conservation work amidst Covid


August 7, 2020
Social work

Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) partner communities in marine biodiversity conservation program continue conservation work such as mangrove and beach-forest planting for reforestation of denuded areas, and crown-of-thorns extraction to prevent further destruction on corals.


MFI's native tree nursery named Punlang Katutubo


July 22, 2020
Projects

Batangas City — Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) native tree nursery at Barangay Cuta, Batangas City has been named “Punlang Katutubo”, a name reflective of the indigenous and endemic Philippine trees it has committed to produce as part of its biodiversity conservation goals.


Isla Verde MPA expansion finally legislated


July 1, 2020
Projects

Batangas City — The city council of Batangas finally legislated the expansion on June 29, 2020 of the Pulong Bato marine protected area (MPA) located at Barangay San Agapito of Isla Verde from 14 to 539 hectares. Resolution 163 S. 2020 was unanimously approved to amend ordinance # 13 S. 2002 which declared the area as a fishery refuge and sanctuary in 2002.


Partner conservation community groups provided food package relief, livelihood support


June 16, 2020
Social work

Support to active members of coastal communities' conservation organizations were provided to help mitigate impacts of COVID lockdowns especially with the abatement of livelihoods and economic activities. Food packages consisting of rice and fresh produce were recently released in partner communities in Palawan and Oriental Mindoro whose marine protected areas (MPAs) have been recognized in recent years as among effectively and best-managed in the country and provinces.


Malampaya-supported environmental-frontliners continue to protect an estimated P1.6B per year worth of ecosystem services amidst COVID lockdown

April 10, 2020
Social work

In the coasts of Northern Palawan, Oriental Mindoro and Batangas City, where Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) forged community-based marine biodiversity conservation partnerships, volunteer deputized bantay dagat enforcers and National Protected Area park rangers continue their difficult enforcement duties to protect natural coastal resources amidst the enhanced community quarantine in the locations due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Conservation incentives turned-over to Oriental Mindoro partner coastal communities

February 19, 2020
Projects

Three (3) conservation incentives were turned-over yesterday, February 18, 2020, in the municipalities of Pola and Pinamalayan as part of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) conservation agreement (CA) commitments with the coastal barangays of the province.

MFI extends assistance to Taal evacuees in Batangas City

February 8, 2020
Social work

Batangas City — After Taal volcano’s initial phreatic eruption on January 12, 2020, evacuees arrived in droves into different evacuation centers in Batangas City, many with nothing but the clothes they had on in the haste of escaping nature’s fury.


Relief drive for typhoon Ursula conducted

January 10, 2020
Social work

Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) conducted yet another relief drive for areas hit by typhoon Ursula which struck southern Mindoro on Christmas day 2019.


Relief drive conducted for 4,500+ families in areas hit by typhoon Tisoy/Kammuri

December 23, 2019
Social work

Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) conducted relief drive for several areas hit by typhoon Urusula in early December passing Batangas City, Oriental Mindoro and Romblon.


El Nido conservation agreements renewed

December 20, 2019
Projects

El Nido, Palawan — Two conservation agreements (CAs) were renewed in El Nido yesterday, December 19, 2019, between Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI), the municipal and barangay local governments and several community associations for marine biodiversity conservation partnerships covering barangays San Fernando and Teneguiban.


MFI support for unsung environmental heroes such as national park rangers and bantay dagats (sea rangers) released

December 15, 2019
Marine life

Conservation incentives for national park rangers of El Nido and Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape, bantay dagats in North Palawan and Oriental Mindoro coastal communities were released by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) as part of its conservation partnership commitment in the different areas.


Seven (7) Oriental Mindoro conservation agreements renewed

November 27, 2019
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — Seven (7) conservation agreements (CAs) covering five (5) municipalities were renewed yesterday, November 26, 2019, between Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and partners in Oriental Mindoro for marine biodiversity conservation-coastal resource management program adopting grassroots approach and conservation actions covering select northernmost to the southernmost municipalities of the province such as Puerto Galera, Baco, Pinamalayan, Gloria and Bulalacao.


Second in-situ spawning of Philippines' true native giant clam yields over 4 million trochophores

November 14, 2019
Marine life

Puerto Princesa, Philippines — The second (2nd) in-situ spawning of the true native Philippine Tridacna gigas yielded approximately 4.6 million trochophores on November 12, 2019 as the team led by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) trooped to Ulugan Bay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for the activity.


Over 140 BEST scholars successfully complete technical trainings

October 30, 2019
Projects

Batangas City, Batangas — More than one hundred forty (140) vocational scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program received their certifications yesterday during the graduation ceremony attended by executives from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Shell Philippines Exploration, Batangas City local government and community leaders.


MFI partner conservation site Ranzo lands 3rd at 2019 Para El Mar Awards

October 28, 2019
Awards

Quezon City, Philippines — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) partner conservation site Barangay Ranzo, Pinamalayan in Oriental Mindoro landed third (3rd) place at the 2019 PARA EL MAR AWARDS, the most prestigious marine protected area (MPA) management awards in the Philippines run by MPA Support Network, U.P. Marine Science Institute, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.


Pioneering partnership agreement with tourism sector for MPA management signed

October 15, 2019
Projects

Coron, Palawan — Partnership agreement with the tourism establishments around Bulalacao, Coron was signed yesterday October 14, 2019, to progress involvement of the tourism sector in marine protected area (MPA) management and protection.


Conservation agreement with Marcilla, Coron renewed

August 19, 2019
Projects

Coron, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) renewed today its conservation agreement for the management and protection of the marine protected area (MPA) at Marcilla, Coron with its partners; Samahang Katutubong Tagbanua ng Barangay Marcilla, Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, Marcilla Seaweeds Growers Association, Coron local government and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (RO IV).


Giant clam re-stocking starts

August 15, 2019
Marine life

Taytay, Palawan — Re-stocking of native giant clams species started yesterday at a core management zone of the outer Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS), in hopes of reviving and increasing abundance of the over-extracted clam species in the area.


Baco, Oriental Mindoro celebrates launch of new MPA

August 1, 2019
Marine life

Baco, Oriental Mindoro - The municipality and communities of Baco on July 30, 2015 celebrated together with the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro (PGOM) and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) the launch of a new marine protected area (MPA) with an expanse of 153 hectares composed largely of mangrove forests.

Environmental Youth Camps educate the young about ecosystem values

July 25, 2019
Projects

Youth camps were held in various conservation areas of Malampaya Foundation Inc. in El Nido and Taytay, Palawan to impart, among others, the value of ecosystems found in the communities. It also educates the young about international and local laws, and proper protection and conservation of the natural resources.


Twelfth MPA station in Oriental Mindoro inaugurated, turned-over

June 19, 2019
Projects

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro — The twelfth marine protected area (MPA) station built by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) with local government and community partners was turned-over and inaugurated yesterday, June 18, 2019, with Puerto Galera mayor Rocky Ilagan and MFI chairman Rufino Bomasang leading the ceremony.


Malampaya Foundation spawns Philippines native, biggest giant clam

June 2, 2019
Marine life

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — The first ever in-situ spawning of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, Tridacna gigas, was commenced by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and partners to help increase its declining population, Saturday, at WPU Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City.


ASEAN Center for Biodiversity lauds return of various endangered wildlife to MFI’s Coron conservation site

March 15, 2019
Projects

Coron, Palawan — Fishers, marine protected area (MPA) community managers and local government alike are celebrating the sightings of endangered wildlife that have been absent for more than half a decade in Coron, until recently.


Eco-tourism enterprise infrastructures turned over to conservation partner communities in Oriental Mindoro

March 15, 2019
Projects

Oriental Mindoro — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) recently turned over to conservation partner communities Bgy. Ilag in San Teodoro (February 21, 2019) and Bgy. Agsalin in Gloria (March 13, 2019) eco-tourism enterprise infrastructures built through community-based trainings in carpentry and masonry.


Allies with common concern for the ocean join forces to combat COTs infestation in Linapacan, Palawan

March 14, 2019
Marine life

Linapacan, Palawan — Non-government organizations, coastal communities, dive tour and expedition operators, resort owners, local goverments and private individuals with common concern and love for the ocean came together to volunteer time and contribute resources with Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) to combat Crown-of-thorns (COTs) infestation in the reefs of Linapacan, Palawan.


CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD'S 2018 REPORT

March 7, 2019
Reports

The year 2018 saw continuing growth in our programs’ impact, with several triumphs achieved, big and small.

Marginal fishers reap benefits from 2nd seasonal closure in Oriental Mindoro


March 1, 2019
Marine life

Oriental Mindoro — The 2018 to 2019 seasonal closure in Oriental Mindoro, the second cycle since its launch in November 2017, was a huge success with seventy five (75%) percent of coastal municipalities having reported increased abundance of juveniles during and after the seasonal closure.


Six Oriental Mindoro conservation agreements renewed

February 22, 2019
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — Six (6) conservation agreements were renewed yesterday, February 21, 2019 as part of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) Verde Island Passage (VIP) Conservation program in partnership with the Provincial government of Oriental Mindoro, various barangay and local governments and people’s organizations.


El Nido National Park rangers provided conservation incentives

February 15, 2019
Projects

El Nido, Palawan — Park rangers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Area Office (DENR-PAO) assigned at the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Area (ENTMRPA) were given certificates of entitlement for conservation incentives from Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) during a visit of Shell Philippines Exploration’s leadership team on February 13, 2019.


Lajala's Tanglaw Paaralan gets an upgrade

December 18, 2018
Projects

Coron, Palawan — Barangay Lajala public elementary school’s Tanglaw Paaralan package was given an upgrade with the turn-over yesterday of a new knowledge channel system with a sky-direct satellite dish for automated updating of K-12 educational content.


Active Palawan Bantay Dagats receive incentive

December 15, 2018
Marine life

Active Bantay Dagats (sea rangers) of the municipalities of Coron, El Nido and Linapacan received their incentive from Malampaya Foundation (MFI) for their selfless dedication in guarding marine protected areas (MPA) as volunteers of the community.


Malampaya Sound national park rangers receive support

December 12, 2018
Projects

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Park rangers of the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) were awarded support for their patrolling duties yesterday, December 11, 2018, at the annual Paskuhan sa Palawan celebration of the Malampaya joint venture partners.


Palawan BEST scholars graduate

December 12, 2018
Projects

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Twenty seven (27) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) graduated at the annual Paskuhan sa Palawan celebration of Malampaya in Puerto Princesa.


More Coron schools now equipped with Tanglaw Paaralan

November 21, 2018
Projects

Coron, Palawan — Two (2) new public schools were provided Tanglaw Paaralan packages in Coron in August and September as part of a conservation incentive to the partner communities of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) in the municipality.


MFI receives a Gawad Kalasag award anew

November 9, 2018
Awards

Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) was awarded anew a regional Gawad Kalasag award as BEST CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION by the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) of MIMAROPA at an awarding ceremony on November 8, 2018.


Four of Top 5 Oriental Mindoro MPAs are MFI conservation partner sites

October 27, 2018
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — Four of the top five best marine protected areas (MPAs) at the Sustaining MPAs Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) awards held in Calapan on October 25, 2018 are conservation partner sites of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI).


Bantay Dagats receive rice incentives

September 30, 2018
Projects

Oriental Mindoro - Active bantay dagats (volunteer sea rangers) were provided sacks of rice recently in different sites of the province for being active in the management and enforcement of marine protected areas (MPAs). The provision is among conservation incentives to sea rangers in the various partner conservation communities of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI).


Coron conservation agreements renewed, new covenant signed for Linapacan

September 20, 2018
Projects

A new conservation agreement (CA) was signed on September 17, 2018 by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) for remote Linapacan community barangay Decabaitot, while two were renewed for the municipality of Coron on September 19, 2018 for barangays Bulalacao and Lajala.


BEST Batangas scholars graduate

August 31, 2018
Projects

Batangas City, Batangas — Eighty five (85) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) scholars graduated yesterday, August 30, 2018, completing different industrial courses in private Technical Education Skills Development Authority-accredited training centers.


WEmboree camp for disaster resiliency held

August 28, 2018
Projects

Concepcion, Romblon — A WEmboree camp for youths was held on August 25-27, 2018 at Concepcion, Romblon to inculcate volunteerism and cooperation amongst the Sangguniang Kabataan and other active young members of the community, and develop effective communications and resource mobilization strategies for disaster resiliency.


Trial spawning of giant clams at WPU hatchery starts

August 11, 2018
Marine life

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — A trial spawning of giant clam species Tridacna squamosa and Hippopus hippopus commenced on 11th of August 2018 at the Western Philippines University (WPU) hatchery located in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa facilitated by trained giant clam breeding technical staff of WPU and the Palawan State University under the supervision of experts from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (U.P. MSI).


MFI provides support to relief operations in El Nido

July 30, 2018
Social work

El Nido, Palawan — Nearly four days of strong habagat-borne rains combined with high-tides caused severe flooding in different parts of El Nido on July 28-29, 2018, including the town center and areas close to rivers, resulting to some areas going underwater in more than one meter-deep floods.


More schoolchildren learn that corals are animals

July 27, 2018
Marine life

As classes opened in the month of June, more schoolchildren were educated about basic coastal-marine ecosystem and importance of conservation in North Palawan and Oriental Mindoro public schools through information-education campaigns (IECs).


MPA Bantay Dagat station in Pinamalayan turned-over

July 18, 2018
Marine life

Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) together with the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro turned over yesterday, July 20, 2018, a marine protected area volunteer sea ranger (bantay dagat) station in Barangay Banilad, municipality of Pinamalayan.


Bantay dagats (sea rangers) rescue skills capacity-building continuous

May 30, 2018
Projects

Capacity-building of bantay dagats (volunteer sea rangers) are continuous in the coastal communities of Isla Verde in Batangas and Oriental Mindoro.


Medical mission returns to Isla Verde

May 27, 2018
Social work

Batangas City, Batangas — Following a pilot medical mission last November 2017 at Isla Verde in Batangas City, a second mission was held on May 25, 2018 by Malampaya Foundation Inc. and its partners, bringing additional services to the remote community with little access to medical services.


MFI introduces POLYP, the coral animal!

May 1, 2018
Marine life

Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) introduces POLYP, the coral animal and the life-force behind corals and reefs.


Oriental Mindoro, MFI sign skills training and job generation partnership anew

April 13, 2018
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a memorandum of agreement anew on April 12, 2018 for partnership in vocational skills training and employment generation for 720 scholar-trainees in coastal municipalities of the province in 2018.

Two new MPA ranger stations in Oriental Mindoro completed, turned-over

April 6, 2018
Projects

Oriental Mindoro — Two (2) new marine protected area (MPA) ranger stations were completed by conservation partner stakeholders in Misong, Pola and Pili, Pinamalayan in Oriental Mindoro.

MFI's coral campaign wins an Anvil

March 24, 2018
Awards

El Nido, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation’s (MFI’s) campaign entitled “Corals are Animals” was awarded an Anvil silver award by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines on March 23, 2018.

El Nido conservation agreements renewed

March 14, 2018
Projects

El Nido, Palawan — Two El Nido-based conservation agreements (CA’s) were renewed yesterday, March 13, 2018, by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) with its partner communities, Barangays Buena Suerte and Bucana.

Malampaya Foundation 2017 Chairman's Report

March 14, 2018
Reports

By end-2017 this foundation is a dozen years in existence. We have another half-dozen years until SC 38’s end-of-license. Beyond this is still the foundation’s unknown future. Nonetheless, in the 12 years of the foundation’s journey we have learned many lessons, faced challenges, made various improvements and achieved a great number of goals.


MFI-PCSD MOA renewed

March 13, 2018
Projects
Events

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) renewed on March 12, 2018 a memorandum of agreement to continue its partnership for a program on Integrated Coastal and Marine Resources Management for Northern Palawan.

MPA ranger station in South Oriental Mindoro inaugurated, turned-over

February 14, 2018
Projects
Events

Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro — Oriental Mindoro provincial Agriculture office (PAGO), together with Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI), local governments of Bulalacao municipality, bgy Maasin and community members inaugurated on February 13, 2018 the marine protected area (MPA) ranger station fronting the marine reserve.

Tanglaw Paaralan launched on off-grid island sitio in Coron

February 8, 2018
Social work
Events

Coron, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) in partnership with the barangay local government of Bulalacao, Coron launched Tanglaw Paaralan on February 7, 2018 on the remote off-grid island of Sitio Canipo.

Oriental Mindoro conservation agreements renewed

January 19, 2018
Projects
Events

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — Two conservation agreements were renewed by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) with community partners in Bgy Lazareto, Calapan and Bgy Ilag, San Teodoro in Oriental Mindoro on January 18, 2018.

Tanglaw Paaralan launched in two Palawan schools

December 14, 2017
Projects
Social work

Taytay, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) launched Tanglaw Paaralan in two schools located in the outer Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape in Taytay, Palawan on December 13, 2017.

Sixty-five (65) BEST Palawan scholars graduate

December 2, 2017
Projects
Social work

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Sixty five (65) scholars completed their vocational studies in scaffolding and english proficiency under Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) in graduation ceremonies held on September 23 and December 1, 2017 respectively.

Over 150 scholars march in BEST Batangas graduation

November 30, 2017
Projects

Batangas City, Batangas — Over one hundred fifty (150) vocational scholars graduated in yesterday’s graduation ceremony held in Batangas City for Malampaya Foundation’s (MFI’s) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program.

Medical mission held at Isla Verde

November 19, 2017
Social work

Batangas City, Batangas — A medical mission providing basic laboratory and medical consultation services was conducted at Isla Verde in Batangas City on November 18, 2017.

Milestone 300,000-hectare Fisheries Management Area launched in Oriental Mindoro

November 11, 2017
Marine life
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — The Province of Oriental Mindoro thru its Fisheries and Coastal Resource Management Division, small-scale commercial fishing operators, the coastal municipal local government units (LGUs), the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)...

MFI conservation partner site Agsalin in Oriental Mindoro hailed as top MPA in the Philippines at the 2017 Para El Mar Awards

October 21, 2017
Marine life

It took more than just hard work and bitter sacrifices from the stakeholders of Agsalin Marine Protected Area to conserve what little that they have in an 80-hectare piece of coastal waters of the municipality of Gloria, where for ages they enjoyed aesthetically while gleaning what they can for a day’s decent meal.

MFI-supported Oriental Mindoro Marine Protected Area and Fishery Law Enforcement Network awarded best-performing MPA Network in the country at the 2017 Para el Mar awards

October 21, 2017
Marine life

An effective marine protected area (MPA) Network is a collection of MPAs functioning as a unit in order to achieve its social and biological goals.

Skills and job generation partnership with Oriental Mindoro provincial government forged

September 28, 2017
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed on September 27, 2017 a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to cooperate in the training and job-linking of over 260 vocational scholars from various coastal municipalities of the province and aim to provide fishing communities with alternative economic opportunities through employment.

Conservation Agreement signed with El Nido fisher association

September 21, 2017
Projects
Marine life

El Nido, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a conservation agreement with a Barangay Bucana-based fisher organisation Samahan ng Mangingisda Tungo sa Kaunlaran (SMTK) on September 20, 2017 to foster cooperation on coastal and marine conservation with the barangay’s coastal residents who heavily depend on the sea for a living.

MFI-supported El Nido cooperative gives back to community

September 21, 2017
Social work

El Nido, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI)-supported and conservation partner Pagkakaisa Pagtutulungan Kalikasan ay Pakaingatan (PPKP) undertook a Balik Serbisyo activity to benefit the less fortunate members of their barangay.

El Nido protected area ranger station inaugurated

September 21, 2017
Projects
Marine life

El Nido, Palawan — The El Nido Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Area Office (El Nido DENR-PAO), El Nido local government, barangay Buena Suerte officials, members of cooperative Pagkakaisa Pagtutulungan Kalikasan ay Pakaingatan (PPKP) and Malampaya Foundation Inc.

Partners seal cooperation for Coron marine protected area (MPA) guardhouses

August 30, 2017
Marine life
Projects

Coron, Palawan — Key partners in coastal and marine conservation in Coron signed an agreement today to cooperate in the development, establishment and maintenance of marine protected area (MPA) guardhouses in strategic locations in Coron.

Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga — Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) from Batangas recently completed a high-value safety skills training to upgrade their competency in international industrial safety standards and practices.

August 27, 2017
Projects

Seasonal Closure endorsed by the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils of Oriental Mindoro

August 25, 2017
Marine life

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro - The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils (FARMC) from 12 Municipalities and 1 City in Oriental Mindoro gathered in the Halcon Hall of the Office of the Governor of Oriental Mindoro last August 23, 2017 to tackle and decide on 3 major fisheries management resolutions.

El Nido stakeholders join forces to combat COTs

August 12, 2017
Marine life

El Nido, Palawan— The local government of El Nido and barangay San Fernando mobilised fisher folks, divers, resort and restaurant owners, including non-profit organisations such as Malampaya Foundation, to help combat crown of thorns (COTs) infestation in the reefs of San Fernando and Teneguiban on August 10-11, 2017.

DOE participates in release of conservation incentives

July 29, 2017
Projects

Oriental Mindoro — Officials from the Department of Energy's (DOE) natural gas division and petroleum resources development division participated in the release of conservation incentives for active bantay dagat volunteers during a visit to the province on July 24-28, 2017.

Verde Island Sanctuary Management Board approves marine protected area (MPA) expansion

July 26, 2017
Marine life
Projects

Batangas City, Batangas - The Verde Island Sanctuary Management Board unanimously approved the expansion to an estimated 1,000+ hectares of Pulong Bato Fish Sanctuary last July 25, 2017 during their reorganization meeting held in Batangas City.

Another Quill award for MFI's SHORE program

July 6, 2017
Awards

Manila, Philippines— Malampaya Foundation (MFI) received its second Philippine Quill merit award on July 5, 2017 for its Shoreline Communities’ Onwards to Resiliency (SHORE) program.

Environment youth camps incorporate lessons on disaster impacts and preparedness

June 6, 2017
Social work

Oriental Mindoro — The strong link between environmental degradation to increasing severity of calamity impacts prompted Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) and its local government partners to incorporate in this year’s environmental youth camps modules on disaster preparedness suited for coastal communities.

Environment youth camps incorporate lessons on disaster impacts and preparedness

June 6, 2017
Social work
Projects

Oriental Mindoro — The strong link between environmental degradation to increasing severity of calamity impacts prompted Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) and its local government partners to incorporate in this year’s environmental youth camps modules on disaster preparedness suited for coastal communities.

MFI conservation partner sites are among top performers at USAID's RACE awards

May 12, 2017
Awards

Busuanga, Palawan - Conservation partner sites of Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) in the Calamianes region, Palawan received the top accolades at USAID’s Recognition Awards for Calamianes’ Enhanced ecosystems (RACE) awards.

Conservation Agreement for Culion signed

May 6, 2017
Projects

Culion, Palawan - Partners in the municipality of Culion, Palawan signed the conservation agreement (CA) with Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) on May 5, 2017, formalising previous efforts undertaken for the protection and management of select coastal-marine sites in the area.

Oriental Mindoro-MFI partnership poised to establish pioneering 300,000-hectare fisheries management zone with seasonal closure in VIP

April 22, 2017
Projects
Marine life

The partnership for biodiversity conservation of the Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro (PGOM) thru its Provincial Agriculture Office’s CRM and Fisheries Division have transcended from working in priority sites to a province-wide initiative.


MFI participates at VIP-wide partnership signing

March 30, 2017
Events
Projects

Batangas City, Batangas — Malampaya Foundation (MFI) participated by signing as witness to a five (5)-province covenant signing on March 29, 2017 to strengthen cooperation to protect the Verde Island Passage (VIP).

Release of conservation incentives continuous

March 15, 2017
Projects

Province of Oriental Mindoro — Malampaya Foundation (MFI) continues to release to partner communities and organisations green income-diversification projects and marine protected area guardhouses to raise the level of conservation actions in the different program sites.

MFI accorded with 3 Anvils

March 11, 2017
Awards
Events

Makati, Metro Manila — Malampaya Foundation (MFI) received three (3) Anvil Awards yesterday from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines for its marine biodiversity conservation, community waste management and skills training and employment generation programs.

Chairman of the Board's 2016 Report

March 8, 2017
Reports

In 2016, Malampaya Foundation’s 11th year since inception, we continued to implement programs aimed at fulfilling our vision to be “The model and leading foundation in the upstream energy sector enabling socio-economic development of communities and environmental protection in areas where Malampaya operates.”

Puerto Galera conservation partner continues to pay it forward

March 3, 2017
Projects

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro — Community-based people’s organisation Samahan ng Pangkabuhayan ng mga Taga Dulangan (SPTD), one of the conservation partners of Malampaya Foundation (MFI) in Puerto Galera, continues to pay it forward and share its benefits with other community members through a Balik Tangkilik or return service initiative.

Conservation covenant for Isla Verde, Batangas signed

March 3, 2017
Projects

Batangas City, Batangas — Malampaya Foundation (MFI) signed its first conservation agreement for Batangas at barangay San Agapito in Isla Verde, Batangas City on March 2, 2017, to kick off a comprehensive marine biodiversityconservation-coastal resource management program in partnership with the community.

Oriental Mindoro MPA and Law Enforcement Network commitment renewal and Recognition Ceremonies held

February 23, 2017
Events
Projects

Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — The Marine Protected Area and Law Enforcement Network reorientation and renewal of commitment held last February 22, 2017 in the Tamaraw Hall of the Provincial Capitol in Calapan City was a crucial gathering of over a hundred resource managers to reaffirm the coastal and marine biodiversity commitment of the 12 coastal municipalities and 1 city in Oriental Mindoro.

Solar-powered water system for Coron island barangay inaugurated

February 17, 2017
Projects
Social work

Coron, Palawan — The local government of Coron, bgy Lajala, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Calamianes and Malampaya Foundation (MFI) inaugurated on February 16, 2017 the much-awaited solar-powered, level 3 water system for the island barangay of Lajala in Coron.

North Palawan public schools receive solar systems and Knowledge Channel packages

February 11, 2017
Projects
Social work

North Palawan — Four public schools, three of which are off-grid, received from February 6-10, 2017 education-content-enhancing Knowledge Channel packages, specifically tailored for the public school K-12 program.