Misibis Bay Resort in Cagraray Island, Bicol recently received the ANAHAW Level 1 Certification and was recognized during the ANAHAW – Philippine Sustainable Tourism Certification Awarding Ceremony on August 31, 2018 at the AG New World Manila Bay Hotel.
Present during the awarding ceremony were Misibis Bay Resort General Manager Carlo Librea, Enderun Colleges Director for Sustainability Engr. Edmond P. Maceda, Tourism Regulation Coordination Undersecretary and Resource Generation and Department of Tourism Concurrent Secretary’s Chief of Staff Arturo Boncato, Jr., European Union to the Philippines Programme Manager of Delegation Gabriel Dayre, GrAT (Center for Appropriate Technology) Chairman and Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR) for Sustainable Tourism Project Lead Dr. Robert Wimmer and ZCR project managers.
Misibis Bay Resort General Manager Carlo Librea shares that, “To receive an ANAHAW certification is an important milestone for Misibis Bay Resort. We will remain committed to help the Department of Tourism in this meaningful project that will assure our guests that they are staying with a truly sustainable and environment-friendly hotel.”
“The entire Enderun community is proud of this great accomplishment by Misibis Bay Resort. We thank and congratulate the management and staff for their tireless efforts in establishing a culture of sustainable tourism at the resort. The Anahaw award validates their efforts and serves to inspire other Enderun-managed properties to become champions of sustainability as well,” further adds Enderun Colleges Director for Sustainability Engr. Edmond P. Maceda.
Misibis Bay Resort is managed by Enderun Hospitality Management (EHM), a hospitality management solutions provider in the Philippines that primarily engages with local independent hotel and restaurant owners. Enderun Hospitality Management is one of the fastest-growing management groups in the country which now services 12 hotels in Manila, Bicol, Bohol, Boracay and Davao.
About Zero Carbon Resorts
Zero Carbon Resorts (ZCR) is a European Union funded project which was launched in 2010 with an ultimate goal of reducing the impacts of tourism activities and contribute to sustainable and inclusive development.
The ANAHAW – Philippine Sustainable Tourism Certification (PSTC) developed by the ZCR project led by GrAT (Center for Appropriate Technology) is a national certification in the Philippines for accommodation that empowers hotels and resorts with innovations and techniques that help them to save energy, water, fuel, and other resources, reduce waste and carbon emission, and improve their overall operational efficiency, thereby not only increasing profit but also initiating a more sustainable tourism industry. This certification is also a vital element for the sustainability of the ZCR for Sustainable Tourism Project in the Philippines.
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