The collaborative efforts of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Tanggol Kalikasan, and various national agencies and stakeholders culminated in a successful three-day National Summit for West Philippine Sea (WPS) held on August 2-4, 2023, in Pasay City.
The summit entitled, “Tugon ng Lokal at Sambayanan: Buhay at Kabuhayan, Isang Pagsasama-sama para sa Kanlurang Dagat ng Pilipinas”, aims to raise public awareness about the importance of safeguarding and engaging in sustainable management in the West Philippine Sea and educate the public about the various government initiatives, programs and projects and activities related to this cause.
The conclusion of the summit underlined the commitment and cooperation of various stakeholders to share the common vision of safeguarding the West Philippine Sea. These collective efforts will undoubtedly pave the way for a more secure, sustainable, and prosperous future for the West Philippine Sea.
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