#JuanEffectSiargao: CEB Supports Sustainable Tourism in Siargao Island

Siargao has an uncanny charisma that truly enchants you. The easygoing and mellow vibe of the island will put you in a trance, and for most of us living in a fast-paced, hustle and bustle of a big city – the soothing calmness is just what we inadvertently long for.

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

Siargao

This very allure of Siargao is what makes it vulnerable to abuse. In the coming years, Siargao will be opening the island to more tourists – accommodating cruises and more foreign visitors with the opening of their international airport. That’s in the timeline of two to three years. Tourism will provide the island with more opportunities for employment and business, but with expansion of tourism comes issues – mostly concerning negative effects to habitats and the ecosystems.
best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

To mollify the adverse effects of the tourism growth in the island, Cebu Pacific Air institutes “Juan Effect” sustainable tourism project, with Siargao as its pilot scope. A partnership with the Department of Tourism, “Juan Effect” aims to mitigate the impact of tourist arrivals on the environment in Siargao.

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

A #JuanEffect mural at one of the walls in Cloud 9

As an initial approach, Juan Effect has contributed forty-five plastic bottle receptacles to be installed in key tourist areas of Siargao where visitors can put in their plastic bottle wastes. The plastic amassed through the receptacles will then be made into eco bricks, or recycled.

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

Fr L-R: Benny Antiporda, DENR Usec for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns; Bingo Matugas II, Cong of 1st district, Surigao del Norte; Arlene Tena, Director for Passenger Sales of Cebu Pacific; Berna Romulo-Puyat, Sec of DOT; Hon. Arturo Carlos Egay, Vice-gov of Surigao del Norte; Howard Lance Uyking, DOT Asec for branding and marketing communications.

#JuanEffect also encourages the local people of Siargao, and all Filipinos,  to do their part as well. Through little acts like simply throwing trash in their proper bins, bringing of   reusable water bottles and ecobags, if we all cooperate and do our share, it can truly make a big impact to the health of our environment.
Juan Effect Advocates Erwan Heusaff, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Kyle “Kulas” Jennerman, together with fast rising visual artist and muralist Anina Rubio, introduced the initiative to the students of Dapa Elementary School and the rest of the baranggay, encouraging and inspiring them to do their share in this conservation effort.

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

Mural by Anina Rubio

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

Juan Effect Advocates Kulas, Jasmine and Erwan

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

The advocates with Ms. Berna Romulo-Puyat and Muralist Anina Runio

best travel blog, best travel blog in the philippines, travel, cebu travel blog cebu, cebu fashion blogger men, cebu fashion bloggers, best male travel blogger in Cebu, Cebu travel blogger, male cebu fashion blogger, doyzkie buenaviaje, andrew buenaviaje, Juan Effect, Juan Effect Siargao, Ceb to Siargao, Manila to Siargao, Siargao Philippines, Surfing in the philippines

Jasmin and Erwan

Cebu Pacific has been mounting flights in and out of Siargao for the past ten years – the very first airline to do so. Since then, the island has become a popular tourist destination, on top of maintaining its status as a world-class surfing spot. Cebu Pacific Air flies up to four times a day between Siargao and Cebu, and once daily between Manila and Siargao, using its fleet ATR 72-600 aircraft, which has the lowest fuel consumption and lowest environmental footprint in its category.

Read more about Juan Effect by visiting their official page, JuanEffect.com.

0 comments
1 like
Prev post: A Quick Winter Bliss in Niseko JapanNext post: The Latest Sneakers at The Athlete’s Foot Cebu

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *