Another batch of hatchlings released at Cleanergy Park

DAVAO Light and Power Co., Inc welcomed another batch of pawikan hatchlings and released them to the open waters of the turtle sanctuary, known as the Cleanergy Park, last April 18, 2017 in Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

The pawikan hatchlings came out to witness the world exactly during the anticipated week of its hatchday from its discovery last February 21. Out of the 172 eggs, 141 baby turtles hatched. A day after, another two hatchlings joined the family. These were also immediately released to the sea.

Present to witness the releasing of the hatchlings were the employees from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources XI, Rotary Club of East Davao President-elect Alvin Orteza, Apo Agua Infrastructura General Manager Ones Almario, Matina Aplaya barangay officials and some of its residents.

The Davao Light team as represented by AVP for Reputation Enhancement Rossano Luga and Procurement and Logistics Department Head Adriano Po Jr. also witnessed the event.

“We will continue to encourage the people to help in preserving and saving these endangered pawikans. We will not stop in taking worthy initiatives to save them from extinction even after releasing them.” Davao Light Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon said.

For this year, a total of 498 pawikan hatchlings were already released back to the sea at the Cleanergy Park

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