Thursday, November 15, 2018

DepEd confirms Teachers are behind the viral starfish-throwing photo in Palawan



Teachers throwing starfish back to the sea in Palawan | Photo from GMA

The Department of Education (DepEd) revealed on Thursday that the people behind the viral starfish-throwing viral photo in Palawan are Teachers.

Abusive Teachers

The DepEd employees earned massive criticisms from the netizens, and from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources after posting photos while simultaneously throwing and abusing starfish back to the sea that went viral in the social media.

The DENR reacted to the photo saying “The Biodiversity Management Bureau has already notified the field office in Palawan and the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development.  An information campaign will also be prepared for this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.”


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They has also reminded the people on the importance of sustainable tourism which is "protecting and conserving the very source of their livelihood, which is their environment and natural resources, so that others can enjoy and appreciate these for a longer period of time,” the agency also replied to another tweet.

Teachers throwing starfish back to the sea in Palawan | Photo from PhilNews

The Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped sea creatures with five arms and a central disc that can usually found in the ocean.

Starfish must not be exposed to air while being handled as it would damage their water vascular system responsible for their movement, digestion and respiration. Instant death will occur upon the air exposure.

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Source: GMA News