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Agapito “Mang Pete” Perno used to be a “bosero” or “spotter” for dynamite-wielding fishers off the coast of Batangas in the Philippines. He now patrols the marine protected areas of Etayo, Santelmo, and Pico de Loro in Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, fending off illegal fishers. He has a question regarding further protection of those three marine protected areas.
Answer from CTKN Expert
Paolo Pagaduan has a Community Development degree from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and is WWF-Philippines’ project manager for Hamilo Coast. In the course of establishing marine protected areas in Nasugbu, his project team went through the entire social process of holding educational trips and consultations with villagers such as Agapito Perno.