Bugsay is a conservation organization and was founded by:

1.Ming, an environmentalist and native of Camotes Island.

2.Errol "Budoy" Marabiles,

a multi awarded artist musician who specializes in installation arts.

3.Emmanuel Bayot Jr.,

a.k.a. Amitabha,
a physical and spiritual well being instructor.

Their goal is conserving and improving the environment of Camotes Island and the life of its people.

Bugsay wishes to come up with steady and consistent long term projects which will make the Camoteños prefer non destructive and highly sustainable economic activities.

Bugsay, like the native boat paddle it is named after, believes in slow, smooth but decisive strokes that will bring the people and the place to a balanced ecology, a sustainable environment and a socially responsible economy.

Bugsay feels that before any form of socio-economic activity is endorsed, the people should be made aware of the following:

1)     The ill effects of existing destructive means of making a living.
2)     Similar destructive methods which should be kept out of the place.
3)      The  environment-friendly non destructive alternative to these methods
4)     The long term benefits of these non destructive methods towards attaining a sustainable environment
5)     The inter-connectedness between the life of their environment and their personal lives   .
6)     The inter-connectedness between their immediate environment and the whole of nature.
7)     That there are other healthier and more prosperous lifestyles other than what they are currently practicing and that they can, should they choose, live them. 

Bugsay plans to introduce these awareness via art, music, literature, physical excercises, health lectures and livelihood seminars. 

Bugsay, in relation to the awareness drive it espouses, endorses the following activities:
1)     To get statistics on the people’s health and diet habits;     
2)     To encourage a balance diet and excercise-inclusive daily routine
3)     To conduct pro-recycling creativity workshops
4)     To introduce environmental-friendly handicrafts;
5)     To promote eco-tourism     
6)     To set up a marine sanctuary
7)     To set up a cooperative.

Bugsay particularly targets women and children for most of its activities because it feels they are the marginalized sectors of the Camotes community.

Bugsay includes the following topics under lecture forum activities:

1)     environmental awareness
2)     Women’s health
3)     Family planning
4)     Laws covering marine life and practices
5)     Contagious diseases and epidemics

ugsay includes the following in the culture/entertainment activities:     

2)     dance
)     drama
4)     film showing (by CCP sineklab, Cebu chapter)
5)     story telling (local myths)
6)     balak/sugilanon sessions  

Bugsay will be coming up with longer, more concrete and more extensive programs that will stay on course with this existing program’s objectives.

Bugsay states its goals and rationale on/of art as: the awareness of the inter-relation of art and environment; the awareness that recycling can be a source of new exciting ways of making art; that  new ways of looking at often discarded objects can improve the environment as it minimizes waste while giving birth to new art forms. This in turn, Bugsay hopes, will give rise to an alternative art view and foster local aesthetics.

Bugsay envisions a holistic approach to a dynamic life that will not separate mind and body, soul and flesh, man and environment, which it will plan to achieve thru proper diet, exercise and meditation. 

Our social and spiritual endeavor is focused on the development and upliftment of the Youth

Cardio-Kickboxing Workshop with the Camotes Children
Cool down was followed with Yoga and meditation

Dietary Awareness Program

After a rigorous work-out, the kids had a hearty appetite !

Ming rallies the support of Mr. Guevarra,
Municipal Councillor of Taliwang Bas, Esperanza


Donation and Gifts to
so they may continue their services
to the less privileged is highly appreciated !!!

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