The Save Palawan Seas Foundation, Inc. was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit association on July 29, 2005 founded by Mr. Jacques Branellec as aquaculturist and Mr. Manuel Cojuanco as agriculturist and individuals whose business interests in pearl culture operating in Palawan. The Foundation was formally established in response to the continuous degradation of the environment, both marine and terrestrial, in the province of Palawan. To avoid conflict of interests, in the islands of Bancalaan, Dalahican and Gabung in the town of Taytay, Palawan were selected as the main project sites where none of the businesses of the incorporators operate. It is the desire of the members of the foundation as well as the donees to provide livelihood projects suited to the target areas where the beneficiaries are situated and through Information and Education Campaign so that target communities become aware of the impact of the continuous degradation of the environment especially the sea. Its main office is located at 706 National Life Insurance Building, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The Foundation has 1 regular staff, 7 project-based staff, 1 volunteer and 5 members of the Board of Trustees. Its purposes (V-M-G), among others, are” to create workable livelihood alternatives for coastal communities, which are economically rewarding and environmentally sustainable and to develop effective conservation and management strategies that will facilitate the long-term sustainable use of the marine and aquatic resources of the Province of Palawan, to undertake and sponsor livelihood programs and activities, the development of income-generating opportunities for indigent families and less privileged beneficiaries.” The organization now focuses on organic vegetable farming, seaweed farming, bee farming, handicraft making and medical outreach projects. Its sources of income include donations from different corporations and
Save Palawan Seas Foundation, Inc.
(02) 810-0266 L162
Melinda de Luna, President
Ian Llorando, Executive Director
31-F, 31st Floor, Philamlife Tower, Bel-Air, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
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