Chairman of the Board's 2016 Report
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.”
First set of BEST Palawan scholars in scaffolding graduates
Puerto Princessa, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation’s (MFI’s) first set of Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) vocational scholars in scaffolding in Palawan graduated yesterday during the annual Paskuhan sa Palawan celebration of the Malampaya joint venture partners.
MFI wins another Best Civil Society Organization Gawad Kalasag award
Malampaya Foundation (MFI) received yet another regional Gawad Kalasag Award, winning Best Civil Society Organization in the search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Assistance of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) 4-B.
Coron, MFI formalize partnership
Coron, Palawan — The local government of Coron and Malampaya Foundation (MFI) formalised a long-running partnership for programs such as marine biodiversity conservation, waste management, livelihood, enterprise development and disaster preparedness.
Best Oriental Mindoro marine protected area and Bantay Dagat Teams awarded
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro — The best-managed marine protected areas and Bantay Dagat groups in the province were jointly awarded today by the provincial government, Malampaya Foundation (MFI) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) at the biennial Sustaining MPAs Through Awards and Recognition (STAR) awards.
Over 2,000 youths reached for education on marine biodiversity conservation
Over 2,000 youths were reached in 2016 by information education campaigns (IECs) on marine ecosystems biodiversity and conservation through school-based information outreach and youth camps conducted jointly by Malampaya Foundation and its local government and non-government partners in North Palawan, Oriental Mindoro and Batangas City.
Palawan Conservation Agreements signed, renewed
Linapacan and Taytay, Palawan – Malampaya Foundation recently renewed conservation agreements (CA’s) and signed two new covenants to continue its conservation work and commitments in the municipalities of Linapacan and Taytay, Palawan.
Eight Conservation Agreements renewed, two new forged in Oriental Mindoro
From the northernmost to the southernmost select coastal barangays, Malampaya Foundation (MFI) renewed eight and signed up two new barangay-based conservation agreements in the province of Oriental Mindoro.
Malampaya Foundation, provincial government of Oriental Mindoro renew, strengthen partnership
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro – The provincial government of Oriental Mindoro (PGOM) and Malampaya Foundation (MFI) renewed its memorandum of agreement yesterday for partnership and cooperation on marine biodiversity conservation, livelihood, social enterprise development, disaster preparedness and other support programs for coastal communities in the province.
Coral transplantation conducted in several conservation sites after coral bleaching forecast
Coral nurseries established in eight of Malampaya Foundation’s marine conservation sites have been utilised for coral transplantation in degraded, damaged and destroyed reef areas due to dynamite and poison fishing.
Bringing conservation to the community level
Grassroots conservation is a tedious task especially with the quality time, attention and focus an organisation must invest in order to make a difference at this level.
Wall murals speak conservation
In almost all conservation partner communities of Malampaya Foundation (MFI) from North Palawan to Oriental Mindoro, one will find murals with marine conservation themes.
195 BEST Batangas scholars complete technical education
Batangas City — One hundred ninety-five (!95) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) scholars completed their technical-vocational education recently in Batangas City with majority being processed for employment locally and internationally.
From Toxic to Organic: shift to environment-friendly farming bears big fruit, literally
Culion, Palawan — For Culion-based vegetables farmer Danny “Bong” Cabanizas, 35, the shift from countless years of conventional farming using harmful chemicals to natural and bio-dynamic organic farming was a major life-changing revelation.
47 BEST Tourism scholars graduate
Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Forty-seven (47) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) Tourism scholars of Malampaya Foundation, Inc. (MFI) graduated on August 5, 2016 in a ceremony held at Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Forty-seven (47) Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) Tourism scholars of Malampaya Foundation, Inc. (MFI) graduated on August 5, 2016 in a ceremony held at Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
The 47 graduates consisted of 24 scholars for housekeeping and 23 for food and beverage services who completed their courses over a period of three months at the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA) accredited Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trades (PPSAT).
MFI, Deped launch pioneering curriculum manual for ecological waste management
Batangas City — The Department of Education (Deped) Batangas City and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) launched on August 2, 2016 a pioneering curriculum guide for teachers to creatively integrate ecological solid waste management into the education of public schoolchildren.
Coron’s largest Marine Protected Area launched
Coron, Palawan — The municipality of Coron’s largest marine protected area (MPA) to date was launched on July 26, 2016 by partners who worked tirelessly to meet social and legal requirements for the establishment of locally-managed protected areas.
Former BEST Batangas scholars land rewarding work in Japan
Ten (10) former Bridging Employment through Skills Training (BEST) scholars in Batangas now find themselves conversing mainly in Nihongo since being deployed last May 2016 to work at Mitsubishi-Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) in Kure and Nagasaki, Japan.
MFI-supported Puerto Galera people's organisation shares profits with community
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro — As a simple gesture of charity, residents of two communities that maintain a pro-environment mangrove pathway project in Puerto Galera share the blessings of their labor by distributing school needs to the children of their barangays.
New 739-hectare MPA launched at Lajala, Coron
Coron, Palawan — Various stakeholders celebrated the launch of an expanded marine protected area on June 22, 2016 at Lajala, Coron that was legislated on March 21, 2016 through municipal resolution number 50 series of 2016.
Back-to-back El Nido Conservation Agreements signed
El Nido, Palawan — Two conservation agreements were succesively signed in El Nido on May 26, 2016 in barangays San Fernando and Teneguiban to bind and strengthen partnerships for community-based coastal and marine resource management that utilises a comprehensive approach that include components on rehabilitation, ecological resource assessment and monitoring, social mobilisation and socio-economic improvement.
SHORE Program bags Philippine Quill award
Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) Shoreline Communities Onwards to Resiliency (SHORE) program was awarded on May 17, 2016 a Philippine Quill Merit Award in the category of communication management in corporate social responsibility.
Coral Nurseries poised for rehabilitation of blasted reefs in eight MFI marine conservation sites
Oriental Mindoro and North Palawan — Coral nurseries established in eight of Malampaya Foundation Inc.’s (MFI) conservation sites in Oriental Mindoro and Northern Palawan are now poised for rehabilitation of severely damaged reefs mainly caused by blast fishing, anchor damage and marine pollution.
Earth Day celebrated in Puerto Galera through propagules planting at mangrove conservation area
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro — Community stakeholders planted propagules and conducted coastal clean-ups in this municipality’s new mangrove conservation and eco-tourism site to commemorate Earth Day 2016.
Marine Protected Area guardhouses seen to enhance community-based environment laws enforcement
Oriental Mindoro and Palawan — The turn-over of marine protected areas (MPA) guardhouses in various municipalities of Oriental Mindoro and North Palawan are seen to improve and upgrade the level of enforcement of environment protection laws in the coastal and marine areas.
Coron, Linapacan partners honored
Coron and Linapacan, Palawan — As part of its 10th year anniversary celebration, Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) recently honoured its partners in the municipalities of Coron and Linapacan through the awarding of partnership appreciation plaques to different institutions and organisations that work with MFI for various programs.
Third Coron conservation agreement signed
Coron, Palawan — A third conservation covenant for Coron was signed by Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) on March 17, 2016, this time with Marcilla-based organisations Samahang Katutubong Tagbanua ng Barangay Marcilla, Indigenous Cultural Community-Marcilla, Marcilla Seaweeds Growers Association and the Marcilla bgy. local government.
MFI and Bgy Lajala sign MOA for solar-powered water system
Coron, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a memorandum of agreement with barangay Lajala to partner for a level 3 community solar-powered water system in cooperation with the local government of Coron and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Malampaya Clinical Laboratory opens doors
Batangas City, Batangas — The Malampaya Clinical Laboratory, located in barangay Ambulong, opened its doors to the public on March 16, 2016, to provide secondary medical laboratory services to the vicinity's populace.
MFI-supported El Nido organisation diversifies enterprise
El Nido, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation (MFI)-supported cooperative Pagkakaisa Pagtutulungan Kalikasan ay Pakaingatan (PPKP) recently diversified its enterprise to include a tour booking office fronting the Buena Suerte Baranggay Hall.
Conservation covenant signed with outer Malampaya Sound community
Taytay, Palawan — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) signed a conservation covenant with Bgy Banbanan-based community organisation Samanahan Pangkaunlaran ng Banbanan (SAPAKABA), Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape Protected Area Office (MSPLS-PAO) and the bgy local government to progress a community-based marine conservation program on the western side of the outer Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape.
Malampaya Sound new 8,000-hectare management zone finally launched
Taytay, Palawan — The new 8,000-hectare management zone within the Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape (MSPLS) was launched on January 20, 2016 by the El Nido-Taytay Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Area Office (DENR-PAO), local government of Taytay, barangays Liminancong and Tumbod and Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI).
MFI receives third Gawad Kalasag award
Tagaytay City, Tagaytay — Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) received its third regional Gawad Kalasag award on January 14, 2016 at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay as 2015 Best Civil Society for Humanitarian Assistance from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council IV-A.