By Kiersnerr Gerwin B. Tacadena, VERA Files
“Gutom (hunger),” Sen. Loren Legarda said is what’s in store for the Filipino people if destruction of the country's marine resources is not stopped.
Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Environment and Natural Resources, presented the grim scenario at the launching of a video documentary on Philippine Marine Biodiversity at the National Museum on International Earth Day.
Directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza and shot by underwater videographer, Robert Suntay, the documentary is part of a campaign to prod Filipinos to protect marine resources. It was produced in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Philippine Information Agency.
Legarda said protection of marine resources could be one of the many solutions to hunger experienced by Filipinos.
“We are rich in fisheries and coastal resources, and yet why is it that 3.9 million Filipino families were hungry in the lastRead More »from Docu exposes destruction of PH marine resources