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DAVAO CITY — Around 100 hatchlings were released back to the sea at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, Punta Dumalag, Wednesday last week.
The hatchlings are believed to be members of the critically endangered species, Hawksbill Sea Turtle.
This project is in cooperation with the City Government of Davao, Aboitiz Foundation, Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources XI (DENR XI).
In an interview, DLPC Community Relations Manager Mr. Fermin Edillon said, “We believe na dapat ang mga kompanya, dunay not only social responsibility but we should also be environmentally responsible as well”.
There are also five (5) turtles at the park’s conservation area which were named Kadayawan, Cuaco, Babak, Sta. Cruz, and Panabo. The turtles were named after the place where they were rescued. These turtles are being treated and shall be released to their natural habitat eventually.
Present during the releasing were Mr. Fermin Edillon of DLPC, Atty. Sherwin Quilatan of DLPC Legal Affairs, DOLE XI Assistant Regional Director Atty. Randolf Pensoy and Mr. Johnwyn C. Maruhom of DENR XI.