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.
MFI HONORS PARTNERS ON ITS 10TH YEAR
In celebration of its decade-long existence and service to communities in the operating areas of the Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power project, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) honored its various partners in Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Palawan through the awarding of a Partnership Appreciation plaque.
MFI teams up with Red Cross Mindoro, provincial government for Nona relief operations
Oriental Mindoro - In the wake of typhoon Nona which devastated several municipalities in Oriental Mindoro on December 15, 2015, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) immediately mobilised for relief operations in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Mindoro chapter and the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro.
48 BEST Tourism scholars graduate
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Forty-eight (48) BEST Tourism scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) graduated on December 2, 2015 in a ceremony held at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Culion local government, MFI sign MOA for conservation and social programs
Culion, Palawan - The local government of Culion and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on November 11, 2015 to foster cooperation and collaboration for conservation and various social development programs in the municipality.
Tanglaw Paaralan program brought to Malampaya Sound community
Taytay, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) Tanglaw Paaralan program was launched in Palawan on November 5, 2015 at an off-grid public school named Tumbod Elementary School in Bgy. Tumbod located within the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape in Taytay.
Over 300 graduate from MFI's BEST program in Batangas
Batangas City, Batangas - Over 300 vocational scholars of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) graduated from its Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program on November 3, 2015 at the Batangas City Colliseum.
Conservation Agreement signed in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) renewed two conservation covenants in the municipality of Pinamalayan, specifically for the barangays of Ranzo and Banilad, for the protection and management of protected zones in the communities.
Malampaya Clinical Laboratory blessed, inaugurated
Batangas City - The Malampaya Clinical Laboratory, operated by Philippine Red Cross Batangas Chapter, was inaugurated on October 22, 2015. Located in Barangay Ambulong, the laboratory was built through a partnership between Malampaya Foundation, Inc. Philippine Red Cross, City Government of Batangas, Local Government Unit of Barangay Ambulong and the Department of Health region 4-A.
Subic enterprise groups showcase products and services at Keppel Shipyard
Subic, Zambales - Enterprise groups formed by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) in Subic successfully showcased products and services at the Keppel Subic Shipyard as part of a marketing education for the members of the organisations seeking to launch livelihood projects supported by MFI.
Eco-divers learn basic coral taxonomy
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro - Eco-diver members of Batangas City and Oriental Mindoro reef watch teams were taught basic coral taxonomy to upgrade resource monitoring skills in select locations of the Verde Island Passage.
Solar technical maintenance skills taught to off-grid island dwellers
Capacity-building on the maintenance of solar systems were conducted in off-grid areas such as Isla Verde, Batangas City and Bgy Tumbod located in the outer Malampaya Sound in Taytay, Palawan to aid resident solar systems users on the maintenance of their solar equipment and lengthen its life.
Batangas BEST scholars' safety skills upgraded in Clark
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampangga - Fifty (50) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) Batangas scholars were part of a rigorous safety skills upgrading training program for onshore facilities at the SITE training center in Clark Freeport Zone to prepare them for advanced welding careers in different industries locally and abroad.
Calapan City celebrates colourful MPA week
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro - Calapan City with support from the provincial government agriculture office and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) celebrated Marine Protected Area (MPA) Week on September 28-October 4, 2015 with the theme “Bahura, Bakawan at Lusayan-Mga Marine Protected Area ng Lungsod, Ating Pahalagahan, Pagyamanin at Pangalagaan para sa Magandang Kinabukasan”.
Puerto Galera MPA and mangrove conservation site launched
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro - Puerto Galera’s new marine protected area (MPA) and mangrove conservation site was launched on August 26, 2015 with members of the community, municipal and barangay local governments and members of the sangguniang bayan of the municipality.
MFI signs 3 new conservation agreements in Oriental Mindoro
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro - Malampaya Foundation Inc. signed three new conservation agreements on August 26, 2015 with three new sites in Oriental Mindoro, namely, Bgy. Maasin (Bulalacao), Bgy. Tabinay (Puerto Galera) and Bgy. Pulantubig (Baco).
Malampaya Sound PAMB approves new 8,000-hectare management zone within the protected area
Taytay, Palawan - The Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) finally approved on August 25, 2015 the 8,000-hectare management zone in the outer MSPLS located in barangays Tumbod and Liminancong.
Fifty-six scholars graduate from BEST-tourism Palawan
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Fifty six (56) scholars of Malampaya Foundation's Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program in Palawan graduated on August 14, 2015 from vocational schooling on tourism services-related courses.
Community-based coral nursery established in Linapacan
Linapacan, Palawan - A community-based coral nursery was established in barangay San Miguel, Linapacan in north Palawan by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and its conservation partners in the community—the San Miguel MPA Mgmt Council, volunteer ecodivers and members of the Tarabedan Producers Cooperative.
Conservation covenant signed with Barangay Lajala, Coron
Coron, Palawan - A conservation covenant was signed by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) with the local government of barangay Lajala in Coron, Samahang Mangingisda at Magsasaka ng Bgy Lajala (SMMBL), resort owners and Tamayo Foundation on August 4, 2015.
New 18-hectare MPA launched in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro
Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro - A new 18-hectare marine protected area (MPA) was launched on June 24, 2015 at barangay Maasin in the municipality of Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro by the provincial, municipal and barangay local governments together with Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI).
Coral rehabilitation in Malampaya Sound, Palawan starts
Taytay, Palawan - Rehabilitation of heavily-damaged reef areas in the outer Malampaya Sound in Taytay, Palawan was started by Malampaya Foundation (MFI) together with the Taytay Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Protected Area Office (DENR-PAO) and volunteer community divers of barangay Tumbod.
Malampaya Sustainable Development Scholarship signs up U.P. Marine Science Institute's professional masters program
Quezon City, Philippines - University of the Philippines (U.P.) Marine Science Institute’s (MSI) Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Environment Management (PM-TMEM) program was included among the roster of post-graduate degree courses of the Malampaya Sustainable Development scholarship program. The inclusion became effective upon signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the university and MFI.
GAWAD KALASAG awarded to MFI for SHORE program
Batangas City, Batangas - A Gawad Kalasag award from the Office of Civil Defense Region 4-A was accorded anew to Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) on May 27, 2015 for the implementation of its Shoreline Communities Onwards to Resiliency (SHORE) program in Batangas City.
Over 1,500 reef-damaging COTs collected in Batangas and Oriental Mindoro
Volunteer divers from Batangas and Oriental Mindoro together with Malampaya Foundation (MFI), Verde Island Bantay Dagat groups, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Batangas OCVAS and Oriental Mindoro Provincial Agriculture Office conducted collection of crown of thorns (COTs) in various areas in the Verde Island Passage area.
MFI Gives Thanks to Subic Partners
Subic, Zambales - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) gave thanks to its partners in the municipality of Subic, Zambales via a simple thanksgiving ceremony on April 21, 2015 to recognise the effective and fruitful partnership with the municipal and barangay local governments for community programs implemented from 2013-2014 that ranged from skills trainings, livelihood, employment generation, disaster preparedness and road safety.
MFI and Community Conservation Partner Perform Pioneering Restocking of Trochus Species
Malampaya Sound, Taytay, Palawan - Pioneering restocking of Tectus niloticus, a trochus species, was conducted by Malampaya Foundation and the community of Bgy. Tumbod in the proposed strict protection zone of outer Malampaya Sound in Taytay, Palawan on April 16, 2015.
Upgraded Hatchery and Marine Station Inaugurated
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) and Western Philippines University (WPU) formally inaugurated on April 15, 2015 the upgraded and expanded hatchery and marine station of WPU in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa.
MFI Turns Over 72-Capacity Dormitory to PPSAT
Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc (MFI) on April 15, 2015 formally handed over the administration and operation to the Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trade (PPSAT) the 72-capacity dormitory housing MFI's Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) program scholars.
MFI Taps National Scientist to Upgrade Seaweed Culture Practices in North Palawan
Taytay, Palawan - National Scientist Dr. Gavino Trono, known as the Philippines’ "Father of Seaweed Farming", was tapped by Malampaya Foundation Inc. to upgrade seaweeds culture practices in North Palawan in a training held on March 17-20, 2015 for fisherfolk organisations, LGUs from western Taytay and municipality of Linapacan, Western Phils University and independent seaweed farmers.
Conservation Covenant with IP's, LGU and Community Signed
Coron, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a conservation agreement on March 12, 2015 with Bgy. Bulalacao-based Tagbanauas, the local government and MFI-organized community organisation Samahan ng Mangingisda ng Barangay Bulalacao.
National Scientist for Marine Biology, New Shell VP for Communications Join MFI Board of Trustees
Manila, Philippines - National Scientist for Marine Biology Dr. Edgardo Gomez and Shell companies in the Philippines Vice President for Communications Ramon Del Rosario were elected today into the Board of Trustees of Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI).
MFI Chairman's 2005-2015 report
By year-end 2015, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) marked a decade of being SC 38’s main social arm working with communities in Malampaya’s areas of operation. Ten years ago when the foundation was in its infancy, we started with 11 staff members and our first program was the provision of solar systems to 449 barangay health centers and rural health units for the whole province of Palawan. We selected El Nido, Palawan, being closest to the Malampaya offshore platform, as the launch site of MFI and its first program.
600 Scholars of Skills and Livelihood Trainings in Subic Graduate
Subic, Zambales - Some 600 scholars graduated today at the last commencement ceremony to be held in Subic by Malampaya Foundation for its programs in the area. The scholars were graduates of the Sanayan sa Ikauunland ng Kakayahang Pangkabuhayan (SIKAP) at Project Galing at Negosyo Dulot ay Asenso (GANDA) programs geared for employment, self-employment and enterprise development and targets indigent women, youth and fisherfolk families.
Puerto Galera Ordinance for Mangrove MPA Passed
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro - Municipal ordinance number 2015-001 establishing and providing the operation and maintenance of the Puerto Galera Mangrove Conservation and Ecotourism area in barangays Tabunay and Dulangan was finally passed and enacted by the municipal council on February 11, 2015.
Active Oriental Mindoro Bantay Dagats Receive Insurance Coverage Cards
San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro - Active Bantay Dagat members in barangays Tacligan and Ilag of the municipality of San Teodoro received their Red Cross insurance and membership cards provided by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) as part of its Verde Island Passage conservation program in the province, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro.
Signing of Four Conservation Convenants Cap 2014 in Oriental Mindoro
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro - The signing of conservation convenants with four (4) community-based organisations and their respective local governments on December 2, 2014 capped the year 2014 in Oriental Mindoro for the Verde Island Passage Biodiversity Conservation Program.