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Catanduanes Gov. Boboy Cua saves a sea turtle

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Catanduanes Gov. Boboy Cua has come to aid of a turtle who needed to return to its home.

Cua, in a Facebook post, shared that a constituent sought his assistance about an Olive Marine Ridley Turtle that needed to be marked and returned to its natural habitat.

The turtle was caught by a resident of Carorian, Bato.

Cua said he got in touch with the Environment Department for the geo-tagging of the turtle and its release in Virac.

He also took the opportunity to remind the people of the province that Catanduanes has a Save our Sea Turles ordinance that encourages those who would catch the turtles to bring these to the capitol so that they could be tagged and brought to where they should be.

Catanduanes is a safe space for the turtles!

“SAVE OUR SEA TURTLES. Ngayong araw, Abril 15, inilapit sa ating opisina ni Ginang Gina Camacho ang isang Olive Marine Ridley Turtle para mamarkahan at maibalik ito sa kaniyang natural habitat. Agad-agad tayong nakipag-ugnayan sa DENR para sa mabilisang pag-geo tag at pagpapalaya nito sa barangay Igang, Virac. Ang nasabing pawikan ay nahuli ni Mr. Jose Templonuevo sa Carorian, Bato.

Ating muling panawagan na mayroon tayong Save Our Sea Turtles Ordinance na nanghihikayat sa mga makakahanap o makakahuli ng mga pawikan na idala ang mga ito sa ating kapitolyo para maitag at maibalik sa kanilang natural na tahanan,” Cua posted.