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Inspiring Video Shows Local Celebrities Pleading to Save Philippine Destinations

Our local destinations may not last forever.
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The Philippines’ natural wonders and heritage sites are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and irresponsible tourists, which is why these celebrities banded together to enlighten Filipino and foreign tourists on how to practice sustainable and responsible tourism as they travel around the country.

The cast of celebrities is renowned for personally dedicating themselves to advocating for the protection and preservation of the Philippines’ natural wonders and cultural heritage sites. 

Angie Mead King, Erwan Heussaff, Nico Bolzico, Solenn Heussaff, Andi Eigenmann, Dimples Romana, Piolo Pascual, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Joyce Pring-Triviño, Matteo Guidicelli, Antoinette Taus, Marc Nelson, Iza Calzado, Kim Atienza, Ria Atayde, and Luis Manzano have all rallied together with the Department of Tourism in a campaign called Save our Spots

 “It’s more fun in the Philippines, but it’s more fun if it lasts,” begins the video. One by one, the celebrities urge Filipinos to discontinue seemingly normal practices that actually harm the environment and local cultures. Below are some of practices mentioned.

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  • Ask permission before taking pictures of locals
  • Don’t just touch the sites (whether these are buildings, structures, works of art, monuments, etc.)

The video drives the point that tourist destinations don’t always last, and tourist aren’t always making a habit of preserving them.

“Let us not neglect the Philippines. Though our destinations are already beautiful, we can always make them better while they’re there. Let’s make our destinations last—Save our Spots.”

Watch the video below.

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