Leading telecom company in the Philippines partners with Pusod Inc. to boost eco-tourism. Pusod, Inc. is a non-stock and non-profit organization whose mission is protect and enhance the ecosystems of the Philippines. Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center is located in Sitio Lipute, Barangay Kinalaglagan, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas, Philippines, just an hour drive from Manila.
Globe and Pusod, Inc. wants to work together to protect Taal Lake and educate the community. Located at the navel (pusod) of Batangas, the body of water needs cleaning up. There have been different measures to clean up Taal Lake but it still needs funds to maintain the expenses of the project.
“We call our CSR activities Globe of Good,” said Miss Apple Evangelista, CSR Manager of Globe Telecom. “Our core value in preserving the environment and helping the fishermen surrounding Taal Lake by way of giving them opportunities and discover other means of livelihood are welcomed by the community,” she further added.
In order to raise funds needed to further maintain the project of cleaning Taal Lake, Pusod Inc. encourages eco-tourism. There are different water sports activities that you can try like kayaking, wind surfing and paddle boarding. You can also camp out overnight to enjoy the view and the stars at night. Kapit Pusod is also there to allow guests to sleep over in a cocoon-like bedroom beside the natural water straight from the mountains.
“We are vigilant in protecting Taal Lake, and its eco-system,” said Miss Ann Hazel Javier, Executive Director of Pusod, Inc. “A protection management program has been developed, which also include education to residents of coastal communities,” she further added.
I admire the advocacy of Globe Telecoms and Pusod, Inc. to protect Taal Lake and at the same time boosting eco-tourism in the country. I had so much fun with my visit at Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Lake. It feels good to be able to help in an advocacy that not only helps the ecosystem, but also the tourism of the country.
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