CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD'S 2018 REPORT
The year 2018 saw continuing growth in our programs’ impact, with several triumphs achieved, big and small.
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.
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.