2 24 DENR and DOT Diving Activity in Mabini 1Divers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headed by Regional Executive Director Bagani Fidel A. Evasco together with the team from the Department of Tourism Regional2 24 DENR and DOT Diving Activity in Mabini 2 Director Tanya Rabat Tan recently conducted a two-day site validation activity in Kopiat Island and other coral sites in Mabini, Davao de Oro. The team also visited and validated some of DENR-XI’s coral rehabilitation sites within the Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape (MPLS).

The activity aims to promote sustainable travel that will benefit local communities while minimizing environmental impact and, at the same time, educate and encourage travelers and divers to play their part in protecting the environment for future generations.

With DENR and DOT are the Philippine Commission for Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD) led by Executive Director Marco Angelo Ancheta, PCSSD Commissioner Dr. Fred Medina, Philippine Navy Naval Special Operations Unit (NAVSOU) 7 Lt. Arnold B Duque PN, Davao Gulf Divers headed by Iñigo Taojo, Philippine Coast Guard, the Provincial Local Government Unit of Davao de Oro - Provincial Tourism Office Davao de Oro headed by Prescila Decena, the Municipality of Mabini, and Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation.