News for February, 2013

Evangeline Eban-White | February 20, 2013

In support of its core work in the Philippines, CCEF is attempting to establish mutual relationships with members of the Filipino organizations in English-speaking countries around the world. Our most recent bond was forged by Vangie White, one of the founders of CCEF, and a board member. The occasion was the 43rd Annual Installation of Officers of the Filipino Women’s League (FWL) on January 27 in Wahiawa, Honolulu, USA, at which Vangie was invited to be member.

Aileen Maypa | February 20, 2013

A research collaboration between Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (CCEF) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) was made official last January 8 with a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the two parties represented by (see photo from left to right) CCEF’s Executive Director, Atty. Liza-Eisma Osorio; CCEF’s Research Director, Dr. Aileen Maypa; FIT student Robert Fidler (Master of Science in Marine Biology) and his adviser, Dr. Ralph Turingan (Professor and Chairperson of FIT’s Marine Biology Program).

Mario Gasalatan | February 20, 2013

The Camiguin Coastal Resource Management Project (CCRMP) launched five Marine Protected Area Ambassadors (mascots) in the municipalities of Mahinog, Sagay, Mambajao. Catarman and Guinsiliban. It also inaugurated two interpretive centers to the Municipalities of Mambajao and Guinsiliban during the celebration of the 45th year founding anniversary of the Province of Camiguin. The CCRMP was subcontracted to CCEF by the New Zealand Aid Programme (NZAP) in 2012.

Aileen Maypa | February 20, 2013

The severe loss of life and damage to infrastructure from Typhoon Pablo (known internationally as Bopha), was well publicized around the world. Large portions of Mindanao and the central Philippines were devastated by the late-season typhoon for a damage estimated at Php 36.949 billion nationwide and affected 711, 682 families or 6,243,998 people in more than 3,000 villages in 34 provinces .