Punta Dumalag Turtle Sanctuary

Davao City, Davao del Sur

The Punta Dumalag Turtle Sanctuary, also called the Pawikan Sanctuary or Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, is located on Punta Dumalag in Matina Aplaya, Davao City, Davao del Sur.

Punta Dumalag Turtle Sanctuary News

  • Bulletins Keith Bacongco Wins Photojournalist Of The Year Award At Globe Media Excellence Search

    Bulletins Keith Bacongco Wins Photojournalist Of The Year Award At Globe Media Excellence Search

    Manila Bulletin photographer Keith Bacongco won the Photojournalist of the Year award at the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) held Wednesday night at the Marco Polo Davao.

    Bacongco bested other photographers in Mindanao with his photo titled "Back to the Sea."

    Now on its sixth year, the Globe Media Excellence Awards began starting in 2012 as a search for excellent journalists and has since had an excellent roster of winners under its wing.

    This year, MB columnist John Tria was also among those nominated as Columnist of the Year.

    The 2017 GMEA had its Visayas and Mindanao legs a ...

  • DLPC Releases Another Set Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    DLPC Releases Another Set Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    Just three weeks after the release of the new set of pawikan hatchling, another batch of baby pawikans was set out to the sea at the Cleanergy Park in Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya Davao City last November 10, 2017.

    A total of 70 baby pawikans were released, giving a total number of 1,023 hatchlings released for the year. These baby sea turtles came from the 7th nest discovered last September 14 at the Cleanergy Park.

    Present during the release were the Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. employees led by Community Relations Manager Fermin Edillon together with the visitors from the Abo ...

  • DLPC President Jim Aboitiz Leads Release Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    DLPC President Jim Aboitiz Leads Release Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. President Jaime Jose "Jim" Aboitiz witnessed the dash of 161 pawikan hatchlings during their release last October 20 at the shore of the Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

    Davao Light EVP and COO Rodger Velasco and some employees together with Matina Aplaya Barangay officials, and representatives from different organizations, who support Pawikan Conservation efforts were also present during the release of the hatchlings.

    The following day, seven more hatchlings were released to the sea after they were dug out from the nest and were ...

  • DLPC Releases New Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    DLPC Releases New Batch Of Pawikan Hatchlings

    Last September 21, Davao Light welcomed a new batch of baby sea turtles, which are believed to be the endangered Hawskbill Turtles, at the Cleanergy Park.

    These hatchlings came from the fifth pawikan nest discovered last July 29, 2017 at the biodiversity park. A total of 158 baby pawikans were released on the same day the eggs were hatched.

    On September 23, validation was done on the latest reported sea turtle tracks spotted along the shores of the park. A nest was confirmed and this is the eigth nest found this year. The validation was witnessed by the group organized by the Rotary Club ...

  • Davao Light Welcomes 5th Pawikan Nest In Cleanergy Park

    Davao Light Welcomes 5th Pawikan Nest In Cleanergy Park

    On a bright sunny morning of July 29, 2017 pawikan tracks were seen on the shoreline of the outdoor biodiversity park, popularly known as the Cleanergy Park located at Sitio Punta Dumalag, Matina Aplaya, Davao City, which led to the discovery of a pawikan nest in the park, the 5th for the year. Cleanergy Park is a project of Davao Light, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation. It is a biodiversity park that is aimed to preserve the pawikan nesting grounds, be a home of many thriving bird species and help maintain ecological balance for other sea and land creature ...

  • Aboitiz Group To Plant 9 Million Trees By 2020

    The Aboitiz Group of Companies here is pushing to plant 11,500 trees by the end of the year, according to a statement from the company.

    This, after the Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. (DLPC) planted an estimated 3,300 molave seedlings and mangrove propagules, as well as fruit bearing trees, at the Aboitiz Cleanergy Park, Purok Punta Dumalag in Barangay Matina Aplaya.

    This was the Mindanao Aboitiz company?s contribution to its group-wide simultaneous tree-planting across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last July 15.

    Erramon I. Aboitiz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aboitiz ...