Aboitiz turns over rehabilitated Boracay wetland park to DENR and Boracay LGUAboitizEyes
The Aboitiz Group handed over the rehabilitated Wetland No. 4 now known as the Balabag Wetland Park to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during a turnover ceremony held on June 16, 2022. As a testament to the Group’s commitment to the preservation of biodiversity and environmental protection in the Boracay islands, the one-hectare lagoon area in Barangay Balabag has been transformed into a linear urban park in partnership with key national government agencies led by the DENR Region VI, the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), and the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The event was attended by DENR Acting Sec. Jim Sampulna, Former DENR Sec. Roy A. Cimatu, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Malay Mayor Frolibar Bautista, DENR USec. Ernesto Adobo Jr., EMB Exec. Director Natividad Y. Bernardino, DILG USec Epimaco Densing III, DOJ ASec Margaret Castillo – Padilla, TIEZA COO Mark Lapid, Dir. Martin Jose V. Despi from the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) and various representatives from project partners.
Aboitiz Group President and Chief Executive Officer Sabin M. Aboitiz emphasized how central partnerships such as this are to the Aboitiz Group’s Transformation journey. “The Aboitiz Group’s contribution to Boracay‘s rehabilitation is part of our commitment to co-create safe, empowered, and sustainable communities. As sustainability is a major part of our Great Transformation into the Philippines’ first techglomerate, we will continue to do our part to uplift and bring focus to environmentally and socially impactful initiatives for all our stakeholders. We are proud to have partnered with DENR, BMB, DPWH, TIEZA, DOT, and the LGU of Boracay to build the Balabag Wetland Park, a space that we hope continues to promote education for the community on the protection, conservation, enhancement, and rehabilitation of Boracay’s natural ecosystems,” said the Aboitiz chief.
Read more about this event here: https://aboitiz.com/aboitiz-turns-over-rehabilitated-boracay-wetland-park-to-denr-and-boracay-lgu/