Why Should #iCommit To Protect Cebu’s Beautiful Corals?

Look what they are doing to our underwater treasures. So sad.
posted on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Rodel Montebon
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Cebu is rich in underwater resources, especially in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

Movenpick Cebu

We don’t call them as “treasures” for nothing. So we should treat them as how treasures should be treated.

Movenpick Cebu

These priceless underwater gems include beautiful beaches and marine life.

Just so you’ll know, we have a version of the Nemo, too.

Corals in Mactan

Beautiful, right? But guess what? These precious marine resources are slowly being destroyed. Watch the video below.

Throwing plastics and garbage is not the only reason that is destroying these treasures. Although their contribution to water pollution is large, but under the sea, something or someone is destroying the treasures, especially the corals.


The Lapu-Lapu City officials launched a campaign called the #iCommit Campaign.

The campaign was spearheaded by the city’s mayor herself, Hon. Paz Radaza, together with the Lapu-Lapu City officials.

Mayor Paz Radaza signing the #iCommit covenant.

By affixing one’s signature to the “covenant board,” officials and other locals vowed to protect the underwater treasures.

They promised to take care of them and be vigilant of any violators.

local police supports the #iCommit campaign. local supporting the #iCommit campaign A Korean national apologizes to the people as to what they have done to the corals.

Now, it’s our time to act and to care for our precious underwater treasures. Tweet or post a status with the hashtag #iCommit as to how you can help protect our underwater treasures.

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Let’s all help protect our underwater treasures.