Tubbatah Reef and Pangasinan Oil Spill: Reflection of Nature’s Exhaustion

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Tubbatah Reef and Pangasinan Oil Spill: Reflection of Nature’s Exhaustion

Over a million years, as humanity starts to seek convenience and life preservation, our environment is greatly affected from the time that industrial revolution began until now when the height of technology is unstoppable. Smoke fumes from factories, harmful chemicals thrown in the water ways, poor waste disposal and other malpractices of humans toward our environment caused our mother earth to count its remaining breathes. Several issues and incidents have been reported about the devastation of our natural resources due to the careless hands of man were a great shock for those who are aware, an alarming phenomena for those who care and just a scoop of news for those who are not interested and paying no importance for our environment. The latest environmental issues today are the incidents that happened in Tubbatah reef and Pangasinan.
Clashed Tubbatah Reef Before, the Tubbataha Reef in our native tongue, Bahurang Tubbataha is an atoll coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in Sulu Sea, Philippines composing of two huge atoll (the North Atoll and South Atoll) and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef. The park is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) located 150 kilometres southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan according to the reefs' official website but according to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the reefs are 181 kilometres southeast of Puerto Princesa City. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan, which is located roughly 130 kilometres to the northeast of the reef. According to the official website of the Natural Marine Park, Tubbataha covers 97,030 hectares while UNESCO measures the reefs at 130,028 hectares . In December 1993, the UNESCO declared the Tubbataha Reefs…...

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