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JOIN! Intl Coastal Cleanup...

JOIN! Intl Coastal Cleanup...

This September 20, 2014 at 6:00 in the morning is International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICC). Be counted and be a part of history.

Did you know?

The Philippines is the second largest participating country in the world with 182,408 volunteers for the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) 2013. Last year, volunteers collected 794,181.9 kilograms of trash and debris in 150,544 bags within 445.73 kilometers of beaches/shorelines, waterways and underwater areas.


In 2013, more than 27,000 volunteers including families, organizations from both private and corporate sectors participated in the International Coastal Cleanup.

These volunteers donated their time to remove more than 67,000 kilograms of debris from the 47 cleanup sites assigned in Subic Bay, Olongapo and Zambales.

The figures above can be supported with Helen Keller’s statement, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Through the data collected from Ocean Conservancy’s annual cleanup, innovations to develop materials, manufacturing processes and products that will interrupt the cycle of pollution has been made.

This September 20, 2014. Be counted and be a part of history.

Sign up as a site captain or volunteer! To register, send email to: or call (63 47) 252-5000 for more details.

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The International Coastal Cleanup Zambales is organized by The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation together with
the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR) Philippine Fleet, in partnership with Metro Pacific Investments Foundation (MPIF), in cooperation with Ocean Conservancy and ICC Philippines, in partnership with Ayala Harbor Point Mall, and in cooperation with the Olongapo City Government, the provincial government of Zambales and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority including the Department of Tourism – Region III - all collaborating in one of the largest volunteer efforts in the world for ocean preservation.

Feel free to visit the resources below where you may watch the ICC documentary and some photos from of our recent environmental undertakings.

ICC 2013:
ICC 2012:
Photos of the Consultative Dialogue on Environment & Livelihood with Sec. Neric Acosta:
Sampaloc Cove ~ Earth Hour 2013:
Save Capones Island ~ Earth Day 2012:

About ICC Zambales:

The Lighthouse Marina Resort together with the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians has been spearheading clean-ups and other environmental awareness campaigns since 2009. Our goal is to make people of Subic and Zambales aware of the problems as well as the solution in dealing with our ocean, river and waterway trash/debris. The data collected in the International Coastal Cleanup is used to educate people and create solutions to the problems of solid waste and litter.

Our objective has always been to unite everyone in cleaning up our ocean, rivers and waterway and inspire people to change their ways on dealing with trash. With that said, education is the key to the success of our endeavor If people will not change their lifestyle towards waste, our efforts to clean our oceans will be almost impossible. To win the battle to change people’s minds and hearts is a matter of lifting their levels of awareness.

The Philippines officially joined the ICC in 1994 through the initiative of the International Marinelife Alliance (IMA), an environmental NGO funded by the US AID. In 2006, ICC Philippines, a volunteer group headed by former Vice President of IMA was created to assume coordination of ICC nationwide. In 2012, the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) headed by Rear Admiral Danilo G Cabalde PCGA was designated by the Ocean Conservancy as co-National Coordinator of ICC Philippines. The PCGA is a voluntary uninformed non-government organization, formed with a military structure supporting the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) - Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), in promoting maritime safety, maritime search and rescue and marine environment protection. ICC Philippines and PCGA are both committed to promote and protect our coasts and waterways, to inspire changes in the behaviour towards marine debris and bring about a stronger alliance for trash free seas.

What makes the ICC unique, aside from the simultaneous and coordinated global execution, is the emphasis on organized scientific data collection. Volunteers are requested, not only to pick up trash but also to count every item collected and record in a standardized data card. Through the data collected from Ocean Conservancy’s annual cleanup, innovations to develop materials, manufacturing processes and products that will interrupt the cycle of pollution has been made.

The ocean supplies much of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. That means no matter where you live, your life depends on the ocean. The health of our ocean directly affect us and our ability to manage impacts on the ocean will make a critical difference in sustaining the resources and ecosystems that we need to thrive.

Indeed, without effective engineering and policy interventions—combined with citizen action— that break the chain of marine debris, ocean trash will continue to be out of control, and the impacts on wildlife, on our economy and on human health will only get worse.

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Department of Tourism - Region III (Central Luzon)
Paskuhan Village, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
Phone: (63 45) 961-2612 / 5617 / 625-8525
Contact: Ronaldo P. Tiotuico - Regional Director
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Recipient: (Best Ecotourism Project - Mt. Pinatubo): PATA Gold Intl Award 2001, Kalakbay Natl Award 2001, ASEANTA Intl Award 2002
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