Ms. Jozen Curva, the project manager of The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation and Senior Marketing Executive of The Lighthouse Marina Resort, presented the ICC Campaign at the PATA “Pinoy Chikka” event held at the SMX convention center last July 31, 2014.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation once again stood forth to further promote and assess this year’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) in cooperation with the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) and Olongapo City working groups at The Lighthouse Marina Resort, last July 30, 2014
During the meeting, suggestions and plans were presented to develop and facilitate a more efficient cleanup of ICC this September.
Once more, Olongapo City and SBFZ working groups pledge their support and commitment for trash-free seas. The team hopes that the ICC will not just make any difference to the local residents of Olongapo City and SBFZ, but will also create a drive and passion to continue environmental endeavors for a better community in the future.
President of The Philippine Surfers Academy (PSA) Mr. Paolo Manuel Soler and Supervisor for PSA Head Office and Surf Coach Trainee Mr. Earl Calunsod, visited the Lighthouse Marina Resort before heading to a weekend surfing event in Pundaquit, Zambales.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRF) and PSA share a common affinity for the water, environment and ocean preservation. With this great opportunity, they can encourage more people to create awareness and be a part of this years’ International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).
PSA has expressed their support through imparting themselves as volunteers to this noble event. A wave for change is coming indeed.
Back Row: Rodel Mayor Division Chief of SBMA Tourism, Director Ronaldo Tiotuico DOT III, Director Zed Avecilla Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation and Julius Macam of SBMA Tourism / Front Row: Rackie Delos Reyes SBMA Tourism, Jem Camba OIC SBMA Tourism, Fritz Manuel SBMA Tourism, Jozen Curva Project Manager of The Lighthouse Legacy Foundation, Ana Suanes ICC Secretariat and Nida Rojo SBMA Tourism
The SBMA Tourism group together with The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation Team sat down with Director Ronaldo Tiotuico Department of Tourism (DOT) Region III to discuss plans that will continue to uplift tourism efforts in Subic Bay. Director Tiotuico expressed his ideas and believes in the opportunities that ecotourism brings, which supports our endeavors for a better community.
He has pledged his support by confirming his attendance as a guest speaker for the Environmental Summit on September 12-13 to speak about Eco Tourism/Community Based Mobilization. Furthermore, DOT III will support the ICC campaign through an information dissemination.
The ICC Press Launch is scheduled on August 8 from 10am-12pm at Ayala Harbor Point Mall in Subic Bay.
SAGS Commodore and Lighthouse Marina Resort President Jun Avecilla together with Commodore Ricky Sandoval greeted the Philippine Coast Guard officers led by LT Jan J Terazona as they stopped by The Lighthouse Marina Resort for a night of fellowship.
The fine organization as the Philippine Coast Guard takes responsibility of securing sea lanes, marine biodiversity and ecosystem and territorial boundaries of the country. They have expressed their support for the International Coastal Cleanup, which represents volunteers uniting for trash-free seas and ocean preservation.
Read all about it!
The International Coastal Cleanup, Zambales has been published last Sunday, July 13th in the Manila Bulletin (page D-19).
Preparations are certainly underway for the biggest volunteer efforts in ocean preservation. Don't forget to sign up as a volunteer or site captain!
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF) sat down with Marketing Manager Mr. Argee Gomez of Harbor Point to discuss pocket events that are in line with the ICC 2014. This will allow interaction with the community and work towards the goal of changing the behaviors towards trash.
Here are the events lined up:
Press/Media Launch (August 8)
Recyclable Regatta (August)
Recyclable Fair (August)
Leave No Trace Workshop (August)
Waste Management Seminar
Environmental Summit in SBMA (September 12-13)
ICC Day (September 20)
Environmental Concert (September 20)
Film Competition and Film Viewing
Art to Trash Exhibit
Instagram Photo Contest
These activities will bring fun and education that hopes to inspire and encourage citizen action. Register now and be counted as one of the many who will make a difference for Mother Earth.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF) met with the Public Affairs Office (PAO) of Olongapo City to discuss initial coordination plans of gathering Local Government Units, The Environmental Sanitation and Management Office (ESMO) and site captains from 2013 for an ICC post report meeting. This will enable the core groups and organizing team to discuss best practices and methods to further improve the upcoming cleanup on September 20.
Mr. Anthony Bayarong of PAO has pledged their support with the public awareness campaign through an LED truck, radio ad, and information dissemination. He also suggested, that the additional participation of ESMO (Environmental Sanitation and Management Office), is essential, to regulate the wastes or debris that will be collected by the volunteers on the actual clean up.
The core team expressed their ideas in segregating the wastes that can be sold, from the ones to be discarded. This will enable more government support and sustainability for the campaign. A coordination meeting to gather all previous site captain’s represented by each of the 17 barangays is scheduled at The Lighthouse Marina Resort this week.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation Team (LMRLF) did a video call meeting with Former President of Earth Day Network, EVP for Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS) and Pres. Elect for Zero Waste Society of the Philippines.
Mr. Bert Guevara has been an integral part of this “movement for change” that the group stands for. He has been supporting the campaign in the last three years. His credibility and expertise on waste management is rooted from his list of achievements. This includes his experience as Barangay Captain of Sun Valley in Paranaque for thirteen years, which he turned into a model barangay in ecological solid waste management. He was also a Representative of National Liga ng mga Barangay and a part of the National Solid Waste Management Commission, a policy-making and oversight body created under R.A. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act) under the Office of the President and chaired by the DENR Secretary.
He will be one of our resource speakers for the upcoming Environmental Summit on September 12-13 in Subic Bay Exhibitions and Convention Center located at the heart of the Freeport Zone. He will tackle waste management handling, coming up with alternative waste programs, and his concept for a Full Waste Recovery and Recycling Program.
This is in line with the International Coastal Cleanup campaign that aims to prepare a disaster management plan for Zambales but at the same time encourage people to recognize that the root of this problem is also related to the way humans have exploited the planet.
The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation (LMRLF), Ayala Harbor Point, SBMA Ecology Center and Subic Bay Tourism met in preparation of the International Coastal Cleanup on September 20, 2014. The objective of the International Coastal Cleanup has always been to inspire people to change their behaviour towards the environment and take action in protecting it. This year, to make this event more meaningful, the organizing committee is planning to hold an environmental summit on September that aims to unite government leaders and private business in a discussion on how we can all live in a sustainable environment.
This meeting was participated by SBMA Tourism represented by OIC Ms. Jem Camba and Ms. Rackie Delos Reyes, together with the Division Chief of SBMA Ecology Center, Ms. Lillia R. Alcazar with her colleague Ms. Rj Mallari and Ayala Harbor Point Marketing Manager Mr. Argee Gomez, and General Manager Mr. Derrick Manuel.
Mr. Zed Avecilla, the Sales and Marketing Manager of Lighthouse Marina Resort and Director of LMRLF, led the discussion and brainstormed with the group. The program entails two days that includes distinguished guest speakers and useful seminars alongside activities directed towards the leaders of the community. With the help of Ayala Harbor Point, the group aims to reach a broader audience. Mr. Avecilla emphasized that local residents and even students, need to build the right intentions for the environment. In doing so, this will also help in promoting the tourism of Zambales, especially Subic Bay as an eco-friendly destination.
By tapping influential key persons, they have the ability to bring the campaign down to the household levels, especially the youth, who plays an important role in this campaign. It all comes down to training the next generation. The youth can be honed and shaped into citizens that use the power of their voice to help care for their planet. It’s not just about creating a better world for the children, but making the children better for the world.
At the end of the day, PROBLEMS can be turned into OPPORTUNITIES. And as the famous saying goes, “Coming together is just a beginning. Keeping together is a progress and working together is success.”
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