Since its inception, the Save Palawan Seas Foundation has supported the long-term conservation and protection of marine resources, while providing income to the
local communities that protect the coastal environment through various livelihood projects.
One of SPSF’s newly-launched projects is its hog raising initiative, wherein piglets were dispersed in Sitio Bilaya — the first community to benefit from this undertaking.
On Friday, September 30, 2022, the SFSF team arrived at Sitio Bilaya, where the team placed tarpaulins at the venue and started the day’s activities. Reesha Caplos, the host and one of SPSF’s project coordinators, started by calling on Arlon Mendoza, one of the community beneficiaries, to lead the prayer. Followed by this was an opening message by Rolly Zapanta Sitio, the leader of Sitio Bilaya, who expressed his immense gratitude to SPSF and Terramar for their support to his community.
SPSF’s coordinator for the Hog Raising Project, Kay Cumla, gave a thorough explanation of the purpose of the day’s project, thanking the community for their trust and support in the foundation. Concluding the activity was Cheryl Clarin, the assistant manager of Terramar, who explained how and why Terramar supports the foundation’s mission — to sustain the environment and offer sustainable livelihood alternatives to the neighboring islands.
Once all the speeches were given, the piglets were handed over to the beneficiaries, who signed the “Kasundaan sa Pag-aalaga ng Baboy” documents.