Jesus, please. No.
And please don’t give us that “advocate ocean protection” excuse—everybody knows building even a fraction of the planned a 400-hectare underwater development in Palawan no less will disrupt
kill the Philippines’ last ecological frontier.
Sorry, we’re getting ahead of the story. So the big story is that Nickelodeon, on Monday, announced it plans to build an underwater resort and theme park in Palawan.
According to Ron Johnson, an executive vice president of Viacom, mother company of Nickelodeon, Palawan was chosen because is has “some of the most beautiful beaches in the world today,” reports GMA News.
Opening in 2020, the resort will feature restaurants and lounges 20 feet below sea level.
Viacom partnered with Coral World Park, which insisted that the resort will not harm the environment. #yeahright
Vince Cinches of Greenpeace Southeast Asia had said “it is sad and alarming because a theme park that big will not promote environmental protection.”
On Facebook meanwhile, the Save Philippine Seas organization has started to mobile netizens to sign the online petition calling on the local government of Palawan, Nickelodeon and Coral World Park to junk their plan. You can sign the petition here.
According to the GMA story, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development said the project had yet to be approved.
Yeah, keep it that way.