Monthly Archives: January 2014

Major investment in higher education and R&D is key to fulfilling the Aquino Social Contract with the Filipino people

An excellent article written by U.P. Vice-President for Academic Affairs Gisela P. Concepcion and also a professor at the Marine Science Institute. The article explains how investment in higher education and research and dissemination provides the knowledge-based foundation for the long-term fulfillment of the Aquino Social Contract. Read the whole article by Dr. Concepcion at the Philippine Star, [...]

Dr. C. Montaño is PCAARRD Most Outstanding Researcher/Scientist

Dr. Nemesio “Coke” Montaño was chosen as PCAARRD Pantas Awardee for 2013 as Most Outstanding Researcher/Scientist during the 346th PCAARRD Governing Council Meeting that was held on 3 October 2013. As Pantas awardee, Dr. Montaño received a PhP2M research grant, PhP300,000 cash prize and a trophy that was given during the PCAARRD Exhibits and Awarding [...]

Bolinao champions giant clam cause

Bolinao maintains its position at the forefront of giant clam conservation, thanks to the efforts of newly-elected Mayor Arnold Celeste and the Bolinao Sangguniang Bayan, with eco-tourism as one of their top agenda. About 14,000 cultured Tridacna gigas broodstock are found in ocean nurseries in Bolinao’s municipal waters, these broodstock being used by the UP [...]

UPMSI: Regional Center of Excellence (RCoE) on Coral Reef Research and Marine Protected Areas

The Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines (UP-MSI) has been designated by Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) as its Regional Center of Excellence (RCoE) on Coral Reef Research and Marine Protected Areas. The recognition took place during the opening of the Fifth East Asian Seas Partnership [...]