OVERVIEW Cagbalete Island for many years was plagued with massive destruction of its surrounding waters and marine biodiversity. The once locals dubbed as the “Promise Land” due to the richness of its seas teeming with colors and life underwater is now down to pensive remnants of lifeless coral reefs trying to endure after the catastrophe caused by human negligence, greed and ignorance. Relentless dynamite fishing in the past have caused a major turn to the lives of the locals who were supposed to reap the abundance of this little paradise lying northeast of the country’s coastal waters. Instead, they are close to having…

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