MFI Chairman's 2022 Report
The year 2022 showed steady recovery from the impacts of Covid lockdowns, especially for some of our socio-economic improvement programs. Our marine conservation partnerships likewise continue to make consistent progress with regards to conservation management and biological improvements. However, as I deliver this report today March 15, 2023, we are in the midst of supporting oil spill response in south Oriental Mindoro which has negatively impacted some of our conservation sites in the province, particularly in the municipality of Pola, where thick sludge landed from the spill site of the sunken oil tanker.
PCSD-MFI Partnership Renewed
Puerto Princesa, Palawan—Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) renewed its partnership for north Palawan yesterday, February 7, 2023 at PCSD’s office in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
MFI MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PROGRAM WINS ESG AWARD
Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) marine biodiversity conservation program was awarded an Environment Social and Governance (ESG) award by Unicepta in November as “Best ESG Campaign or Case Study to Prevent or Reduce marine pollution.
Food support incentives to bantay dagats and park rangers distributed
Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) distributed its usual food incentive support to volunteer bantay dagats (sea rangers) and national park rangers (Malampaya Sound and El Nido protected area) in its conservation sites in Batangas city, Oriental Mindoro and north Palawan.
Sustainable Development scholarships renewed
Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) has renewed agreements for the Malampaya Sustainable Development (SD) scholarships with select universities in the fields of engineering, geology and environment sciences and management.
MFI signs MOA with Adventist Hospital Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan—Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Adventist Hospital Palawan (AHP) on October 13, 2022 to support emergency response for the Malampaya offshore operations and provide a charity fund for indigent patients from Palawan.
Bulalacao (Coron) Awarded Best Locally-Managed MPA in Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan—MFI's conservation site and partner community Bulalacao in Coron, Palawan was awarded Best Locally-Managed MPA second time in a row at the Palawan provincial government's recent PEARL Awards on September 20, 2022, during the 2 Palawan MPA Summit. Bulalacao MPA was the recipient of the same award in 2020.
COTs removal campaign to save reefs continuous
Removal and/or injection of Crown of Thorns (COTs) starfish in reefs throughout Malampaya Foundation Inc’s (MFIs) conservation sites in north Palawan, Oriental Mindoro and Batangas City have been continuous due to observed COTs outbreak in many reefs
Fourteen conservation agreements in Oriental Mindoro renewed
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro—Fourteen (14) Conservation Agreements (CAs) with 14 Oriental Mindoro coastal communities in six (6) municipalities were renewed on July 27, 2022 in Calapan between Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI), the community partners, municipal local governments and the provincial government of Oriental Mindoro.
Conservation Enterprise facility inaugurated
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro—The Department of Energy (DOE), Provincial Agricultural Office (PAGO) and Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) lead the formal inauguration and turn-over of a conservation enterprise facility in Puerto Galera to MFI’s community conservation partner Samahang Pangkabuhayan ng Taga Dulangan (SPTD), an association formed to be the local champion in coastal resource management and steward of the community’s 17.8-hectare marine protected area (MPA) established in 2015.
Environment Youth Camps resume
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) and its partners in Marine Biodiversity Conservation program have resumed face-to-face Environmental Youth Camps (EYC) since the onset of the Covid lockdowns.
MFI HOLDS GRADUATION ANEW FOR BEST SCHOLARS
Batangas City, Batangas—A graduation ceremony was held anew by Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) for 95 Bridging for Employment through Skills Training (BEST) vocational scholars last June 29, 2022 at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Training Center covered gym.
Malampaya Sound national park ranger station inaugurated, turned-over
Taytay, Palawan—Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) formally turned over and inaugurated yesterday, June 13, 2022, the completed ranger station located in the outer Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) to the Protected Area Office (PAO)-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Coron resorts and pearl farm pledge support for award-winning Bulalacao marine protected area
Coron, Palawan—Six (6) island resorts and a pearl farm in Bulalacao, Coron signed a pledge on June 3, 2022 to continue its support to the multiple awarded 3,468-hectare Bulalacao marine protected area (MPA), established in 2014 with full technical and logistical continuing support from Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI).
Conservation enterprise livelihood grants turned-over in Coron, Palawan
Coron, Palawan—Various biodiversity-friendly conservation enterprise project grants were turned over by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) to partners in barangays Marcilla and Bulalacao in Coron on May 24-25, 2022 as part of MFI’s socio-economic improvement support to the community under its marine biodiversity conservation program.
Conservation Agreement with Coron community renewed
Coron, Palawan—Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) renewed its conservation agreement (CA) with barangay Marcilla in Coron, Palawan on May 23, 2022 for the continuing management improvement and protection of its 7,284-hectare marine protected area (MPA) established in 2016 with full technical and logistical support from MFI.
Conservation enterprise rice mill project inaugurated
Taytay, Palawan—A conservation enterprise project was formally inaugurated yesterday at barangay Banbanan in Taytay, Palawan by the barangay local government, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and its community conservation partner Samahan sa Pangkaunlaran ng Banbanan (SAPAKABA).
Malampaya Foundation 2021 Chairman's Report
As we reflect on what 2021 was, let me say that Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) had a notable number of triumphs as part of outcomes from hard work between partners and ourselves. We also experienced setbacks in view of natural phenomenon over which we had no control. Nonetheless, there are a handful of successes to be thankful for:
MFI provides humanitarian relief assistance to Palawan in the wake of typhoon Odette destruction
Taytay, Palawan-- More than 61,000 kilos (61+ tons) of food items from Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) arrived at Liminancong Port in Taytay, Palawan on January 5, 2022 destined for various communities in west Taytay and the municipalities of Araceli, Dumaran and Roxas.
Malampaya conservation sites in Oriental Mindoro sweep STAR MPA Awards
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) partner conservation sites in Oriental Mindoro claimed nine (9) out of the Top 10 BEST-MANAGED Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and three (3) out of four (4) SUSTAINED MPAs awards at the recent province-wide STAR (Sustaining MPAs through Awards and Recognitions) AWARDS of Oriental Mindoro.
North Palawan partner MPA conservation sites reap multiple RACE Awards
Coron, Palawan—Five (5) partner conservation sites of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) in the Calamianes region of North Palawan reaped multiple recognitions at the 2021 Recognition Awards for Calamianes’ Enhanced Ecosystem (RACE) Awards run by USAID’s Fish Right project.
MFI-supported Oriental Mindoro community group receives tourism excellence award
Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI’s) community organization conservation partner Kabisig ng Mangingisda ng Ilag (KAMI) based in Barangay Ilag of the municipality of San Teodoro in Oriental Mindoro was awarded a Local Tourism Stakeholder Excellence Award by the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro on September 24, 2021.
Pola marine sanctuary lands in the top 10 of PARA EL MAR national awards
Forty-nine (49)-hectare St. John the Baptist marine sanctuary located at barangay Puting Cacao of Pola municipality in Oriental Mindoro landed 5th in the top 10 of the Outstanding Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Philippines at the recent Para El Mar awards, which recognizes best-managed MPAs nationwide on a bi-annual basis.
Relief operations for Oriental Mindoro conducted
Oriental Mindoro—Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) conducted relief operations on July 29, 2021 in the municipalities of Naujan and Baco which were affected by typhoon Fabian which caused massive flooding in certain inland locations due to denuded areas of Mount Halcon.
More youths paint art for the environment
Oriental Mindoro—More art, this time on board canvas, were painted by youths of the province to express the importance, fragility and human impacts on the environment.
Native tree seedlings planted near Batangas’ Tingga Falls
Batangas City—To help revive the environment in the surrounding areas of Tingga Falls in Batangas City, indigenous and/or endemic tree species were planted yesterday in partnership with Trees for Life Foundation, Batangas City local government and the local community of barangay Tingga.
String-of-Pearls’ Milestone release of the first hatchery-bred giant clams conducted
Taytay, Palawan—The very first hatchery-bred giant clams of the String-of-Pearls project were released into the wild yesterday at a strict protection zone at the outer Malampaya Sound national park in Taytay, Palawan.
Children express importance of marine ecology through wall art
Children of fisher families in the coastlines of Batangas and Oriental Mindoro took part in the various mural art contests demonstrating the value of coastal and marine ecosystems and its proper management and protection by its users.
COTs collection undertaken in North Palawan
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
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.
MFI, WPU closes year 2020 with over 132 million Philippines’ true native Tridacna gigas spawned
WPU, MFI launch Adopt-A-Shell
Bulalacao, Coron awarded BEST COMMUNITY-MANAGED MPA at Palawan PEARL Awards
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.