65 BEST Palawan Scholars Complete Vocational Courses
Puerto Princesa, Philippines - Sixty-five (65) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) scholars received their NC II certification upon satisfactory completion of various competencies as BEST scholars at the leading Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-accredited Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trade (PPSAT).
Customary Tagbanua Ritual Marks Launch of Marine Protected Area in Coron
Coron, Palawan - A customary Tagbanua ritual led by the tribal council's Apong Dakulo and ceremonial installation of buoys marked the launch of a new marine protected area (MPA) in Barangay Bulalacao, municipality of Coron on November 26, 2014. The new MPA is backed by Coron municipality ordinance 42-B series of 2014 formally establishing the “Barangay Bulalacao Marine Protected Area".
MFI Signs 13th Conservation Covenant for Resource Mgmt and Protection
El Nido, Palawan - A conservation covenant with Bucana, El Nido-based people’s organisation Samahang Nagkakaisang Magsasaka, Mangingisda at Kababaihan tungo sa Maunlad na Kinabukasan ng Pamayanan (SANMKAP), Department of Environment and Natural Resources El Nido Protected Area Office (DENR-PAO), El Nido local government, Bgy Bucana and Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) was signed on November 4, 2014 to improve management and protection of coastal and marine ecosystems present in the locality.
Youths Enjoined for Conservation Awareness and Action
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro - Over 70 grade nine students and 15 teachers from the different municipalities of Oriental Mindoro took part in a Youth Camp to learn about coastal ecosystems and resources through classroom and field exposure methods.
Over 200 BEST Batangas Technical Skills Scholars March Into Domestic and International Jobs
Batangas City, Batangas - A total of 227 technical skills scholars marched to receive their technical skills NC II certification on October 29, 2014 at the Batangas Convention Center, with majority already booked for jobs in local and international industries.
MFI, Philippine Red Cross and Batangas City Forge Agreement for Community Clinical Laboratory
Batangas City, Batangas - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI), Philippine Red Cross and Batangas Local Government Units (city and barangay) forged an agreement for a community clinical laboratory to cater to and serve the local populace around the Malampaya Onshore Gas Plant and surrounding environs in Batangas City.
525 SIKAP and Project GANDA Scholars Complete Trade Skills Education
Subic, Zambales - Five hundred twenty-five (525) scholars of Malampaya Foundation's Sanayan sa Ikauunlad ng Kakayahang Pangkabuhayan (SIKAP) and Project Galing at Negosyo Dulot ay Asenso (GANDA) programs were part of a graduation ceremony on September 16, 2014 at Subic municipality in Zambales.
North Palawan Wildlife Enforcement Strengthened Through Education and Deputation Workshop
El Nido, Palawan - Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and El Nido Foundation teamed up to strengthen environmental and wildlife enforcement in the municipalities of Taytay, El Nido, Linapacan and San Vicente through an education and deputation workshop for members of bgy fisheries and aquatic resources management council, local organisations and area-specific enforcement agencies.
66 BEST Palawan Scholars March On
Puerto Princesa, Philippines - Sixty-six (66) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) scholars received their NC II certification upon satisfactory completion of various competencies as BEST scholars at the leading Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-accredited Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trade (PPSAT).
Payao Livelihood Project Increases Yield for Marginal Fishers
Pinamalayan and Gloria, Oriental Mindoro - Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI)-supported fisherfolk organisations in the municipalities of Pinamalayan and Gloria in Oriental Mindoro have observed increases in fish catch yields by a range of 3-8kg/day since MFI and the organisations launched the payao livelihood projects in March and April of this year.
Womenfolk of Fisher Community Receive Hands-On Skills Training
Taytay, Palawan - Wives and daughters of fisher folks in the communities of Liminancong and Tumbod located in the renowned Malampaya Sound was provided with the first-of-a-series hands-on skills training in sewing in a bid to help lessen household expenses and venture into supplemental livelihood or self-employment.
MFI Signs 12th Conservation Covenant with El Nido Community Organization
El Nido, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a conservation covenant with Pagkakaisa Pagtutulungan Kalikasan ay Pakaingatan (PPKP), Bgy Buena Suerte LGU, El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area Office (ENTMRPA) witnessed by the El Nido local government for the protection, management and rehabilitation of select Community-Managed Marine Areas (CMMA) as well as environmentally-critical terrestrial areas in Bgy Buena Suerte, El Nido.
Capacity Building Continues to Help Rebuild Lives and Homes
Coron, Palawan - Trainings in construction and building skills continue in Coron to help rebuild community structures and homes destroyed by Yolanda in November 2013, as well as provide potential alternative employment and livelihood to the trainees.
Sixty-six (66) BEST Palawan Scholars Graduate Anew from Vocational Schooling
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Sixty-six (66) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) and BEST-Tourism Palawan scholars completed three months of vocational schooling at Malampaya Foundation Inc.'s (MFI's) partner institution Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trade and were granted their certificates in a graduation ceremony on May 30, 2014.
MFI Signs Agreement with Batangas State University for Scholarship Program
Batangas City - An agreement was signed on May 28, 2014 between Batangas State University (BSU) and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) for the Malampaya Sustainable Development Scholarship Program.
210 BEST Batangas Scholars Complete Technical Trainings
Batangas City - Two hundred ten (210) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) claimed their certificates signifying successful completion of TESDA-accredited technical trainings in various training centers in Batangas City.
MFI Conducts Environmental Summer Camp to Teach the Young to Reduce and Manage Waste Responsibly
Batangas City - Over 80 children from 14 Batangas City schools participated in the Young Eco Savers environmental youth summer camp designed to build leaders and equip Young Ecosavers Club of participating schools with the tools to strengthen implementation of ecological solid waste management (ESWM) activities.
Artistic Talents of Mindoro Youth Harnessed for Month-of-the-Ocean Celebration
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro - Young artists took part in an Environmental Youth Art Workshop organized by Malampaya Foundation Inc. as part of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Month-of-the-Ocean celebration in a bid to raise awareness on the value of the mangrove ecosystem.
Over 400 Complete Livelihood and Employment Skills Training in Subic
Subic, Zambales - Some 417 scholars of Malampaya Foundation's Project Galing at Negosyo Dulot ay Asenso (GANDA) and Sanayan sa Ikauunlad ng Kaalamang Pangkabuhayan (SIKAP) claimed their certificates for completing various courses that aim to capacitate beneficiaries with knowledge and skills for employment, self-employment and enterprise-building.
Agreement Inked to Protect and Conserve Malampaya Sound in Taytay, Palawan
Taytay, Palawan - An agreement to protect and strengthen management of the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) in western Taytay, Palawan was signed between the MSPLS Protected Area Management Board represented by Department of Environment and Natural Resources 4-B Regional Technical Director Gwendolyn Bambalan, Taytay LGU represented by Municipal Mayor Romy Salvame and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) represented by Executive Director Karen H. Agabin.
Palawan Provincial Government, PCSD and MFI Team Up to Strengthen CRM Implementation and Environmental Enforcement
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Enforcement and Coastal Resource Management (CRM) workshops were conducted jointly by the Palawan Provincial Government's Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and Malampaya Foundation aiming to strengthen North Palawan local governments plus communities' implementation of CRM plans and understanding and implementation of the country's fishery code, wildlife act and chainsaw act.
Malampaya Sustainable Development Scholarship Program Launched
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc. signed memorandum of agreements with Western Philippines University (WPU) and Palawan State University (PSU) on May 7, 2014 to launch the Malampaya Sustainable Development Scholarship Program, a full undergraduate and post-graduate university scholarships in the areas of engineering, energy development, environment management and marine sciences.
Damaged Boats During Haiyan Get a Fix through Engine Repair Skills Training for Typhoon Victims
Coron, Palawan - Damaged boat engines on a small island named Bulalacao in Coron, Palawan will receive proper care and maintenance after a one-week training on small engine repair was participated in by 31 residents of the island via Malampaya Foundation Inc.'s (MFI's) Sanayan sa Ika-uunlad ng Kaalamang Pangkabuhayan (SIKAP) program. The skills training is applicable to small boats and motorcycles.
Provision of Safety Logistical Tools Aid Bantay Dagat Teams of Oriental Mindoro
Oriental Mindoro - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) provided assorted safety gears to members of Bantay-Dagat in eight coastal areas in Oriental Mindoro to fully equip them in their seaborne patrol activities while protecting the marine environment. The support is part of the foundation's Verde Island Passage (VIP) Conservation Program which covers Batangas city and the whole east coast of Oriental Mindoro.