Zambales has been commended by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Philippines as the Top Province in the 2014 ICC Volunteer Turnout. An awarding ceremony transpired during the 45th Earth Day Anniversary last April 22, 2015 by Commodore Gerry Reyes, Director of the Marine Environmental Protection, PCGA, assisted by RADM VALENTIN B PRIETO JR PCGA, Director Auxiliary District CGADNCR-CL, and COMMO SALVADOR G TIANGCO JR PCGA, Director MARSAR Support Group and Concurrent Deputy Director Auxiliary District for Operations Coast Guard Auxiliary District National Capital Region Central Luzon. Among the honorees were Zedrik Avecilla, Director of Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF), Hon. Ramon Lacbain, Vice Governor of Zambales and Derrick Manuel, General Manager of Ayala Harbor Point Mall.
Additional information about Earth Day
Earth Day is celebrated every 22nd of April and as people come together for this advocacy, a series of events were set in place at the Moonbay Beach of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone:
April 22 | 6:00 am Beach Cleanup at the Lighthouse Beachfront
April 22 | 3:00 pm Commendation at SBMA Boardroom
April 23 | 5:00 pm Yoga and Healthy Cooking Demo
April 24 | 5:30 pm Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding
April 25 | 8:00 am Underwater and Coastal Cleanup of Subic Grande Island
April 25 | 5:00 pm Subic Xtreme Summer Beach Party
LMRLF donated partial of the committed Php10,000 donation to Sampaloc Cove, that was announced during from Earth Hour 2015 Program. This fund will be used to buy a pump motor for the boat of Chief Carlito "Tom" Romanban. Since Sampaloc Cove is only accessible by boat, this would enable them to navigate through the waters and help with their livelihood.
The ripple effect reaches different organisations and individuals. It's a privilege to meet people who share a common goal in making a difference for our planet.
The team also visited the 2nd Maritime Conference held in the Subic Bay Exhibition & Convention Center last April 24, 2015.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF), together with its team, made a trip to the Mango Festival in Zambales last April 17, 2015.
Their visit allowed them to speak with Governor of Zambales Hon. Hermogenes Ebdane and Provincial Administrator at Provincial Government of Zambales, Jun Omar Ebdane in regards to the upcoming International Coastal Cleanup on September 19, 2015.
This superceded a visit to San Felipe Municipality led by its Mayor, Hon. Carolyn Fariñas. She took the group for a spin at the 4x4 Zambales Off Road Challenge before they visited Liwa Beach to speak with key persons from that community.
Support from the locals, including one of the matriarchs, who is referred to as “Mama Pheobe”, openly welcomes the group and ideas of boosting eco-tourism.
Support local and embrace the ripple effect for a better community.
It's definitely an honor to be invited in the Awarding of Plaques of Appreciation and a commendation for Zambales as Top Province 2014 ICC Volunteer Turnout! There will also be a signing of Support for Environment Action On Climate Change and Sustained Cleanup on Earth Day, April 22, 2015 with RADM VALENTIN B PRIETO JR PCGA
(Director Auxiliary District CGADNCR-CL)
Hon. ROLEN C. PAULINO SR
Mayor, City of Olongapo
Hon. RAMON G LACBAIN II
Vice-Governor, Province of Zambales
International Vice Commodore JESUS E AVECILLA JR
International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR)
President, Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation
HARBOR POINT MALL
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
111st Auxiliary Squadron
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Thank you to everyone who believed in the cause and continue to take part in this campaign for clean seas.
Together, we made this possible!
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
Dedicated in creating a wave of change to help preserve our environment