Marine Protected Area Forum and Coral Reef Summit

Last August 15 and 16, 2013, the Marine Protected Area Forum and Coral Reef Summit was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati



We were happy to get invited to attend the awards night for the Philippine Marine Protected Area Awards.



Mr. Philippine Travel Blog himself while waiting for the awards ceremony to start.

The objective of the awards was to identify and acknowledge the efforts of the best MPA areas around the Philippines.

Ms. Earth Philippines

The hostess of the night was the very beautiful and stunning Ms. Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee delos Reyes with Ms. Philippines Air 2013.


Keynote guest speaker for the night was the Honorable Senator Loren Legarda.


Senator Loren mentioned a lot of things regarding the protection of the marine areas of the Philippines. She even mentioned that she was willing to support the initiative of protecting our waters.


Here’s a shot of Senator Legarda receiving a bouquet of flowers



Here’s a shot of the finalists of the Marine Protected Areas.


Special thanks to our friend from Calatagan Marine Protected Area, Jessie delos reyes who invited us. And congratulations for being one of the finalists!


All awardees received 15,000 php as prize money.


Except for the 3rd place – 35,000 php


2nd place  – 50,000 php


1st place 100,000 php


Here’s a look at the trophies.



Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.