Staff and volunteers of Redondo Peninsula Energy (RP Energy) released 60 new turtle hatchlings at a sea turtle conservation site in San Narciso, Zambales in line with the company’s Protect the Bay Initiative.
PawiCare Hatchery is currently managed by an environmental organization Katimpuyog Zambales, helping them are the local fisherfolks called La Paz Rangers and the local government of San Narciso.
“We admire the malasakit of the PawiCare volunteers who stay up all night to help preserve our rich biodiversity. Their story is worth replicating throughout the country,” according to Litz Santana, Vice President and Head of External Affairs at Meralco PowerGen, the parent company of RP Energy.
“I believe every Filipino, especially kids, should experience a pawikan-releasing activity at least once in their lifetime,” said Jason Gavina, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer of RP Energy.
“This is how we can effectively teach them the value of protecting our environment while at the same time, learning more about our rich biodiversity,” he added.
Protect the Bay is RP Energy’s CSR program to protect and conserve Subic Bay. Its members include: SBMA, LGUs, private sector to civic organizations such as JCI Olongapo, Kabalikat Civicom, and the Rotary and Rotaract Clubs.
Activities like coastal clean-up, recycled art competitions, river clean-ups, information drives, environmental forums, and other related programs are conducted by the group.
RP Energy is the developer of the 2×300 MW coal-fired power plant in Subic Bay.