We aim to appreciate and spread the good, improve the bad and to celebrate the beautiful as a way of advocating sustainable tourism in Moalboal. All too often, we tend to highlight the good and seem oblivious to the areas needing improvement. By exposing the less beautiful aspects of our town, we’re creating opportunities for those who love Moalboal as much as we do to contribute in improving our town.
It’s too easy to be detached from our environment specially when we are faced with our own problems. Some locals in the underprivileged neighbourhood who barely have food on their plate or access to proper sanitation facilities won’t probably be thinking about disposing their waste properly and how it would impact our environment. When a person’s basic needs are not met, it can very difficult to be thinking of the bigger picture.
– by Anonymous with common sense
We can’t be cleaning up the plastics forever. We have had volunteers from all around the world came to help us but we have realized that cleaning everyday is not a sustainable way to solve this problem. It takes the participation of the local government, businesses, and the community in raising awareness, education, and creating positive reinforcement to achieve change. Let’s do this together!
While there are issues that need to be addressed, let’s get inspired in conserving the beauty of our town by reminding us of how fortunate we are to live here.
Being part of the largest protected marine area in the Philippines , Tañon Strait, which covers 521, 018 hectares, is the body of water that separates Cebu and Negros islands that goes all the way to Bohol Sea in the south and Visayan Sea in the north.
Teeming with 14 species of dolphins and whales, 70 species of fish, 20 species of crustaceans, and 18,830 hectares of coral reef, being in the waters of Moalboal has plenty of opportunities to encounter such diverse marine life.