Catbalogan celebrates Philippines’ Month of the Ocean (MOO) 2018

May is celebrated annually in the Philippines as the Month of the Ocean (MOO) by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 issued in 1999.

The observance of the MOO aims to highlight the importance and significance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and marine resources.

This year’s theme, “STAND UP, SAVE OUR REEFS” emphasizes the cause and effect relationship of our actions towards the environment and the ecosystem services and goods that the oceans provide to create a flourishing community.

In light of the current issues in our coral reefs, we are also highlighting the need to make a stand and save our front line barriers against coastal calamities.

Moreover, this 2018 is celebrated as the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), which aims to increase awareness and understanding of coral reefs, and to further conserve and manage valuable coral reefs and associated ecosystems.

(Photos by the Official Gazette of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines and DENR)

http://ncr.denr.gov.ph/…/87-regional-articles-defa…/300-moto

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