[photo courtesy of PalawanIsland.org]
In a surprising news yesterday, Nickelodeon announced that it will build an underwater resort theme park in Coron, Palawan.
Aside from the political goings-on in my country today, it is very rare that I get pissed off with news that I read. What else is new, right?
But this. This is a low blow.
Palawan is one of the last ecological frontiers in the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary. It is one of the few pristine beaches that you can confidently swim in where the waters are crystal clear and you do not fear of chemical contamination.
Who in the world thought of this? Worse, who in his right mind approved it?
Nickelodeon has the gall to say that development will “advocate ocean protection.”
Ocean protection my ass.
This will ruin Coron.
I have very fond memories of Palawan and I choose to come back to it regularly because the beaches are clean and fresh.
I love Coron as it is.
To my fellow environmental advocates, to those who love Coron, Nickelodeon has no business to be in Palawan!
Please be part of the petition and sign up.
[Image courtesy of Save Philippine Seas]