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Lake Sebu in 7th Episode of Protected Areas Series

January 19, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the 7th episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring Lake Sebu, which is part of the Allah Valley Protected Landscape.

“The Allah Valley Protected Landscape, where Lake Sebu is located, is home to our dreamweavers, the T’boli. Their creativity and imagination in weaving and metal crafting are inspired and nurtured by an abundance of plants, birds, mammals and reptiles all around them,” said Legarda.

“However, history shows that their relationship with nature has also been quite challenging and this is what this episode of Our Fragile Earth looks into,” she added.

The protected areas documentary series was narrated and conceptualized by Legarda, directed by Brillante Mendoza and produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

“This series aims to educate citizens on our protected areas, which are critical in conserving our biodiversity that is essential to our existence and survival. Through this documentary series, Filipinos will learn more about our protected areas—the richness of these areas and the challenges in conservation. We want Filipinos to appreciate the unique natural heritage that we have and enjoin everyone to protect them,” said Legarda.

Protected areas are identified portions of land and water set aside by reasons of their unique physical and biological significance, managed to enhance biological diversity and protected against destructive human exploitation. There are 240 identified protected areas in the country.

Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines airs every Saturday7:45 a.m., on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with replays every Sunday1:45 p.m.