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(Above photo taken from one of our resorts – La Isla Bonita Talikud Island Resort)

Samal Island’s local authorities and with the supervision of Ms. Araceli Lanoy Ayuste, Chief Executive Officer of Punta del Sol Group of Companies and President of Samal Island Tourism Council in Mindanao, furthers its effort to soundly follow the rules and regulations of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This can be found under the Executive Order No. 192 which the agency is mandated to implement its responsibilities for the conversation, management, development, proper use of the countries environment, natural resources, and lands of the public domain.

In strengthening the unity of working together with our local government, we encourage the local communities and fellow resorts in Samal to intentionally protect and preserve the beauty and health of our environment. We shall make positive steps to help prevent tragic incidents of environmental mismanagement specifically with relevance to sewage and waste disposal which would ruin our island’s pristine beach fronts and natural environment.

In fact, Ms. Ayuste said, “There are also suppliers approaching us for sewage treatments as well as recycling materials such as plastics and bottles for the grounded waste materials could be used as by-products such as construction materials”.

Furthermore, it is all about following thoroughly the laws and policies of our government with our proactive action to enhance a greener environment, clean air, clean water, solid waste management, intensified forest protection and anti-illegal logging, enhanced biodiversity conservation and increasing coastal and marine ecosystem. As Ms. Ayuste added, with tourists arriving this summer, “We can’t overpopulate the island because; the main product of the island is our nature.”

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