Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Takbo Para sa Taklobo

The idea is good, so I posted this on Aspire.

As part of the implementation of the Subic Bay Integrated Coastal Management Plan, the Ecology Center would like to invite you to join the “Takbo para sa Taklobo” fund raising campaign.

Taklobo or Giant clams are colorful mollusks that fastened themselves on coral reefs and stay there for the rest of their lives.
These animals are considered integral part of coral reef system for they function to provide habitat and food for different marine animals.

We all know that, coral reefs are the rainforest of the sea, thus, loss of coral reefs leads to destruction of other marine resources.

Hence, one way to rehabilitate this important marine ecosystem is through giant clam seeding.

We appeal to all locators, schools and all interested stakeholders to be part of this meaningful event on December 10, 2010, Friday 5:00 AM at the Subic Bay Waterfront Area. Proceeds of this event will go to the “Adopt-a-Giant Clam Program” of SBMA.

Thank you and we look forward to a colorful Subic Bay through this meaningful partnership with your company.

For more information and clarifications please look for Ms. Rhea Jane Pescador at 047-252-4656.

Environmental Monitorinf Specialist



Running is one of the best aerobic exercises for physical conditioning of heart and lungs. It helps our body to ensure the efficient transport of blood nutrients and oxygen and is proven to reduce the risk of heart attack.

Running is also considered as a great stress reliever which and may even relieve mild depression. As a weight-bearing exercise, running also increases bone density, which can fend off osteoporosis..“Taklobo” the local name for giant clams are integral part of coral reef system that serves as habitat for diverse forms of marine life.

Taklobo are colorful mollusk which are self-sustaining when they reach their adult size, because their mantle with brown symbiotic algae is capable of photosynthesis.

They reproduce by mass spawning releasing millions of sperm and eggs into the reefs thereby attracting more fishes in the area. Takbo and Taklobo are two important things that sustain life both for marine organism and human beings.

Joining the marathon will enhance healthy heart and body at the same time giving life to ocean waters by supporting the giant clam seeding program in Subic Bay.

Proceeds of this event will go to the “Adopt-a-Giant Clam Program” of SBMA. Reseeding the ocean with giant clams will make the coral reef system healthy thus providing habitat and food for different of marine animals.

- To raise fund for giant clam seeding in Subic Bay
- To increase public awareness in giant clam and marine resource management
- To encourage stakeholders to participate in managing the Subic Bay natural resources


Participants of all ages can register a week before the event through the designated or authorized representative and coordinators and through the SBMA –Ecology Center. A registration fee of fifty pesos (P50) will be collected.

The marathon will be consisting of 3 kilometers and 5 kilometers track starting at the Boardwalk, Waterfront Road SBFZ, at 5:00 in the morning.

Monitoring and control of traffic will be facilitated by the Traffic Unit of the SBMA Law Enforcement Department.

A short program before and after the marathon will be conducted by the Ecology Center. The program will serve as awareness campaign.

DATE: December 10, 2010, Friday

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