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Netizens start petition vs Nickelodeon theme park in Palawan


By MB Online

Environmentalists and netizens expressed their concern by signing a petition against the Nickelodeon’s Underwater Theme Park development in Palawan.

PHOTO: Grabbed from Bataris | Manila Bulletin

PHOTO: Grabbed from Bataris | Manila Bulletin

On Tuesday, Viacom International Media Networks (Nickelodeon) unveiled that they are planning to build a 400-hectare underwater resort and theme park in Coron, Palawan.

In a statement emailed to AFP, Ron Johnson, Executive Vice President of Viacom International Media Networks (Nickelodeon), stated, “(Palawan) is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world today.”

Alarmed by the announcement, Anna Oposa, the Executive Director of Save Philippines Seas created a petition, which stated “No to Nickelodeon’s Underwater Theme Park in Palawan.”

At around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the campaign reached 68,290 signatures. The number of supporters are continuously increasing for the petition can still be shared through social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

The petition stated, “Contrary to the press statement that the underwater theme park would ‘advocate ocean protection,’ it will accomplish the exact opposite.”

“By building artificial structures, you will undeniably damage and disrupt Palawan’s marine ecosystems — our Last Frontier,” according to the campaign. (Maria Aranza Peralta)

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  • Catalyst of Change

    Andaming backward thinking na Filipino talaga.

    We should welcome this kind of development, considering that it promotes tourism and therefore it is for the good of the country. All that is needed is strict supervision in order not to destroy the present ecological set up and maintain the balance. Anyway, progress development and environmental preservation can go hand in hand.

    • anne_mobile

      Hindi ganyan ang iniisip ng malalaking kompanya. SILA pa rin ang pinakamakikinabang dyan.

      Walang katumbas na halaga ang natural na ganda ng karagatan. Hindi ba mas mainam ang maappreciate ng mga kabataan ang natural na ganda ng kalikasan kaysa sa artipisyal na park na gagawin nila?

      Hindi ba turismo rin ang pagpo-promote ng natural beaches at wildlife? Mas gusto mo ba yung hukayin ang dagat para makita ng tao ang dagat o yung mag-snorkel ang mga bata at makita ang dagat?

  • passing by

    Please sign and share here: www(dot)bataris(dot)org(dot)ph/petitions/no-to-nickelodeon-s-underwater-theme-park-in-palawan

  • anne_mobile

    Wala talagang gustong iwang normal na gawa ng Inang Kalikasan ang mga gahamang kompanyang yan.

    Sinong may gustong HUKAYIN ang DAGAT para lang sa ganyang venture na sila naman talaga ang higit na makikinabang? KALOKOHAN YAN.