The Philippines has been tagged the world’s third worst plastic polluter of oceans. The study by Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment revealed we generate 2.7 million metric tons of plastic garbage per year, 20 percent of which ends up in the ocean.
Hamilo Coast and WWF-Philippines’ partnership stands firmly on environmental programs aimed at ending plastic pollution and preserving its surrounding nature.
This incident is largely caused by inefficient waste disposal in the country and poor awareness of the problem, hence World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines, has been closely involved in coastal cleanups and other initiatives around the country to instill in Filipinos the importance of tackling this issue.
On its 11th landmark year, Hamilo Coast and WWF-Philippines’ partnership now stands firmly on environmental programs aimed at not just ending plastic pollution but also at preserving its surrounding nature.
Hamilo Coast, with the help of the environmental group, has gone way beyond annual coastal cleanups and has carefully practiced sustainability within its day to day operations.
Warriors of the waters
A vibrant underwater life, which includes giant clams, corals, and fish, thrives at Santelmo Cove.
Acknowledging that everything that happens on the ridge has a direct effect on the reef, WWF-Philippines and Hamilo Coast continue to implement programs for its Ridge to Reef Management.
Programs include the declaration of the premier beach resort town’s three coves into Marine Protected Areas, namely Pico de Loro and Etayo coves, and Hamilo Coast’s main marine sanctuary, Santelmo Cove, where giant clams are being cultivated and a vibrant marine life thrives.
Ongoing projects to protect coastal and terrestrial resources include mangrove reforestation, pawikan conservation, marine mammal rescue, and reef monitoring.
Hamilo Coast FREIA, the new luxury beach condo development at Hamilo Coast offers premium seaside living
We might all be living in congested cities but believe it or not, it's human nature to seek out bodies of water.
Our ideal vacation involves going to the beach or finding solace in hidden rivers, waterfalls and natural springs, and nothing makes small children happier than the chance to splash through puddles.
Besides happiness and relaxation studies show that being near the beach could also lead to better health. Living near the coast may be associated with better health because the seaside environment reduces stress. And people who took trips to the coast experienced more feelings of calmness and relaxation than those who visited urban parks or the countryside.
So I’m pretty sure if given the chance, we’d all be choosing to live somewhere near the beach. Imaging hearing the sound of the waves from your balcony before you sleep and being greeted by sea breeze and the beautiful sunrise every single day.
I’ve always dreamed of owning a vacation house or a place by the sea because its like being on a permanent vacation.
That is the feeling I get every time I visit Pico De Loro Cove
Located just three hours away from Manila in Nasugbu Batangas, Pico De Loro presents a most tempting escape especially now that summer has officially begun. Imagine walking along the pristine beach along Santelmo Cove before taking a quick dip either in the sea or maybe just spend the entire day lazing around the pool area while the kids enjoy a refreshing swim.
I first visited Pico de Loro last year for an event, and I can’t forget the gorgeous lagoon view from our hotel room. This time around, however, I got to explore even more of the facilities and activities you can do at Pico.
I got an invite for an overnight stay at Pico de Loro, Nasugbu Batangas last March 14.
We left Makati at around 8am together with blogger friend Martin of MartinJohnAndrade.com and SM/Hamilo Coast executives.
It did take us around 2 hours to reach the venue where we were greeted by Pico de Loro/SM Freia executives who joined us for late breakfast.
The breakfast buffet is more than satisfying..My favorite was the danggit, fried rice, omelette and congee.