Wednesday, September 5, 2012

International Coastal Cleanup 2012

I attended a Photojournalism Workshop administered by and Lighthouse Marina Resort  last September 2, 2012. My favorite part of the workshop is the photo walk, we were asked to snap some photos and to choose  just 2 to be presented to the panel for  critiquing in terms of technicality and of course the most important part is the story. After lunch I walked around the Lighthouse going to the other establishments along the beachfront and came up with this shot:

I selected this photo because it tells a story.  Lighthouse is the #1 Hotel in Subic Bay, it represents tourism and luxury, ironic to see a pile of garbage just a few steps away. Sad to day no matter how much these beachfront establishments will clean up their place, the cycle will just go on and on unless we learn the importance of dumping our garbage the proper way.    

In line with this sad reality, on September 15,2012 the Lighthouse Marina Resort together with Metro Pacific Investment Corp, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and other partners will represent Subic Bay, Olongapo and Zambales in joining the global movement with more than half-a-million people in 100 countries remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches and waterways all over the world.

And all of us are invited to participate!

Activity : Shore It Up! International Coastal Cleanup 2012

Date/Time: September 15 / Saturday/ 6:00am

- Lighthouse Marina Resort
- Subic Bay Boardwalk (PMAP)
- Seorabeol Hotel (Rotary Club of Downtown
- Mabayuan (Rotary Club of Subic Bay)
- Kalaklan (JCI Olongapo)
- Subic Town (Rotary Club of Subic)
- IBA, Zambales ( Rotary Club of Iba)
- Masinloc (Rotary Club of Masinloc)

Volunteers may opt to bring their own :
Cleaning materials (trash bags, rake, shovel,
pail) Refreshments and snack. Pen and paper
for data recording

Proper attire - comfortable beach clothes,
hat, gloves Thick-soled shoes or sandals
Sunscreen, insect repellent

I would love to join but unfortunately that's my flight schedule for a work assignment overseas. I'm posting this here as my contribution, I hope I can encourage some of you to participate. Hoping for your support! Let's aim for a cleaner tomorrow for our kids!


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  1. Nice shot, Vivi! I don't know much about Subic so thank you for sharing this information. :)

  2. This is what Filipinos need to join... if there is really disciplines in cleaning up we won't be having flooding problem... hope the illegal loggers would be cleaned up too.. :D

    1. Haha sana nga! Naku #1 problem din yan illegal loggers. Unfortunately big politicians din backer ng mga company na yan. ;(

  3. I agree on what you said about the garbage. The problem is really with us because we lack discipline. Anyhow, I love the photo :) Medo bitin so mooooooore, hehe!

  4. yes i believe in cleanliness, its going to bring the best in activity and removal illegal dirts

  5. Ang dumi talaga ng mga dagat natin,people don't have discipline to put the garbage in the trash,Sana matuto na mga Pinoy, kaya binabaha at napopolllute ang dagat natin.

    1. Yeah mam Tess, napakaganda ng beaches natin, world class. But we have to learn how to protect it. We don't want tourist KC Sabi natin Sila sumisira sa place natin, but actually it's us, we don't know how to take care of it on our own. ;(