About Us

About Malampaya Ecotours

Malampaya Ecotours was born in Palawan at the end of 2016 as a new concept travel agency. It was founded by biologists as a tool to develop tourism packages promoting sustainability, community development and conservation. Malampaya Ecotours dismisses the benefit-based aproach of conventional tourism, but does not give up to implement a competitive business model. The company is convinced that only strong alternatives pose a real choice to shift current archetipes towards a more eco/human-friendly industry.

Our goal is to create a thriving economy in depressed areas by basing on ecotourism. Ecotourism provides long-term livelihood with a minimum impact, improving people’s life while preserving the quality of their environment. This ends up setting a link between conservation and welfare, and thus the seedling of a major cultural change.

Who we are

Robert D. Himpayan

Robert D. Himpayan

Aquatic Biologist

Mr. Himpayan is a biologist who is currently working in the private sector as sales manager. Robert’s mastering of marketing and good management skiils are key to our company.

Deseree L. Abalo

Deseree L. Abalo

Aquatic Biologist

Ms. Abalo is an aquatic biologist engaged in the conservation of Palawan wildlife. She has extensive experience as tour guide, environmental educator, and project manager.

Shemarie E.Hombre

Shemarie E.Hombre

Aquatic Biologist

Shemarie Hombre is an aquatic biologist of academic background who has long worked as museum curator. She has a broad knowledge of Palawan biodiversity.

Leslie A. Bacani

Leslie A. Bacani

Aquatic Biologist

Ms. Bacani graduated in Aquatic Biology at WPU (Western Philippines University). Leslie has outstanding people skills and is a dedicated environmental educator.

Ivan M. Mendez

Ivan M. Mendez

Conservation Biologist

Mr. Mendez is an avian biologist and biodiversity expert with more than 15 years experience. He has worked on conservation in countries such as Spain, Qatar, and Indonesia.

The six pillars of our work

Sustainability

All our projects are eco-friendly and sustentable

Community

Only a thriving community cares of environment, only a thriving environment cares of community

Education

One can only protect what is seen as valuable and can only value what is known

Science

As biologists, we base in science to improve our model

Fair trade

The resources we exploit belong to local people, who must be the main beneficiaries of our work

Conservation

Conservation is at the end our ultimate goal, as well as the element encompassing all the previous objectives