Puerto Galera protection
Shore It Up, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation Inc.’s flagship program is celebrating another year of elevating environmental awareness and conserving aquatic life in coastal municipalities through this year’s Shore It Up Weekend. Shore It Up has chosen to revisit and deepen its commitment to Puerto Galera, the center of marine biodiversity. MPIFI president Melody del Rosario (second from left) and Puerto Galera Mayor Rocky Ilagan shake hands after signing an agreement that memorializes the beginning of the Marine Protection, Inspection, and Conservation Guardians Program in the area. MPIFI committed P1.5 million over three years to provide local Bantay Dagats with the technical knowhow and equipment to better protect and conserve the aquatic natural resources of Puerto Galera.