Bataan's Pawikanfest

A few months ago, we got this letter:


Bataan takes great pride in showcasing the natural wealth and diversity of our various tourist attractions, among which is our long shoreline of pristine beaches and the various habitat that it nurtures. In cognizance of the concerted effort to preserve our-eco-system, the BTCFI has seen fit to support the community based Pawikan (sea turtles) Conservation Project in Nagbalayong, Morong.

We have lined up different activities on November 29 and 30, 2007 such as the “Save the Pawikan” Walk For a Cause, Beach Concert, Kite Flying, Street Dancing Competition, Beach Volleyball Competition among schools, and the climax of the festival will be the releasing to the sea of thousands of pawikan hatchlings by provincial and local officials, residents, conservationists and guests. The activities will immensely help us to showcase and promote the beautiful beaches of Morong and its nearby town of Bagac, the nesting grounds of the pawikans.

We intend to make this activity an annual event which would be nationally known and be recognized as the PAWIKAN FESTIVAL IN BATAAN. An event that can possibly generate considerable income for the locality and thus help alleviate poverty in our province.

In this regard, we would like to invite your group to support and take part on this activity for an environmental cause.

Thank you and hoping for your favorable response.


How can we say no to this opportunity to set thousands of pawikan hatchlings free? It’s a great way to celebrate our partnership with the Center for Environmental Awareness and Education  (  who have been our sources of envi-info for our past projects. 

Sama kayo. Let’s celebrate the beauty of  Bataan!

Chillitees, Sound and the  lockeddown hip hop artists will perform by the shores of Nagbalayong beach in Morong. While we make sure little pawikans make it to the shores.  You are cordially invited to make this drive.  Admission to the concert is free.  Just like the turtles.
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