THE PHILIPPINE TRANSMARINE Carriers-Carlos Salinas Jr. Foundation has launched a children?s storybook, ?On Tatay?s Boat,? recently at Manila Ocean Park.

The PTC-CSJ Foundation was organized by the Salinas family in honor of Carlos Salinas Jr., who passed away in 1992 at the age of 25.

In his memory, the foundation aims to carry out the family?s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The PTC-CSJ Foundation supports programs on education and people empowerment; marine environmental awareness and protection; livelihood promotion; and literacy, art, music and sports development.

In August 2009, the PTC-CSJ Foundation, together with Outlook Pointe Foundation, launched ?Sagip,? a storybook writing competition on the theme ?Saving our seas,? to foster English literacy and promote marine environmental awareness.

Over 500 entries were submitted from a wide range of contestants ages 7-84. ?On Tatay?s Boat,? by Cey Enriquez, was declared winner. The book is illustrated by Nels Yumul.

At the launch, 80 children from Fort Bonifacio and West Rembo Elementary Schools were invited to listen to five out of the 10 short-listed entries, culminating in the reading of ?On Tatay?s Boat.? Special guest was director Ramon Espeleta of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.