Last April 8, the HSGI team and Regiment Cadets embarked on an maritime adventure. Geared to explore and preserve the beautiful island of Mactan and it’s surrounding islands, the main purpose of this outreach was to preserve the crystal clear waters that are home to numerous species of fish.
Once on the island of Mactan, everyone cleaned the coastal area of Lapu-lapu using enviornment friendly tools such as nets, dust pans & broom twigs.
Later in the afternoon, the team went on board sever banca’s (wooden boats commonly used for inter-island transportation in the Philippines) to visit the different surronding island destinations. With everyone excited and ready to swim, the team travelled to Nalusuan island with its famous bird and fish sancutaries and Caohagan, a small and peaceful island with a marine sanctuary teeming with colorful, vibrant and diverse marine creatures.
The last stop was Sulpa Island, one of the most visited islands near Mactan, Cebu. This island is part of the six satellite islands of Olango and offered a wide variety of activities such as diving, snorkeling and has one of the most visited fish sanctuaries, perfect for fish feeding!
As the day came to an end, everyone was able to reflect and appreciate the beauty of nature. Most importantly, everyone was able to help make a difference to the surrounding environment- something that HSGI greatly values.