In connection with the worldwide Earth Day celebration, Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark, Mactan, Cebu in partnership with the Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk – Reduction & Management Office (LLCDRRMO) spearheaded the annual Earth Day Clean-up Dive in parallel to its commitment to protect, conserve and rehabilitate the city’s beleaguered environment last Sunday, April 22, 2018.
For this year’s clean-up dive activity, the 5-star waterpark resort, true to its vow in keeping the natural beauty of Mactan Island as its crown priority, hosted almost a hundred of environmentally dedicated divers from Mactan Island and Metro Cebu.
LLCDRMO Head Andy Berame encouraged Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark, Mactan, Cebu to keep this activity alive that it may serve as inspiration and guide for other resorts to make programs and activities in protecting the environment.
Since President Rodrigo Duterte rang the alarm bell on the Boracay beach mess, all of the Philippines are cleaning up land and sea. Ever since, Bohol, Oslob, and Mactan and other tourist destinations have become environment-conscious. It has become a great opportunity for them to flaunt their environment conservation efforts, a hailing chance to capture the limelight especially in the tourism industry.
The Earth Day Clean-Up Dive activity is geared to collect trash and other waste items that threaten our delicate underwater marine ecosystem, particularly the coral reefs. This year’s celebration will be dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics and water pollution.