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What’s the TEA?

Our vision for the province is to fight poverty and make our province competitive by upholding discipline, teamwork, and solidarity among our people. This will stem from self-reliance and empowerment of our people to be able to participate in our TEA program – tourism, environmental protection, and agricultural development. Our TEA program intends to harness … Read more

A Dive Down Memory Lane

Months after the expedition, we asked Oceana’s Senior Campaign Manager Danny Ocampo to look back at his favorite photos from Panaon Island. It wasn’t an easy task given how biodiverse Panaon’s reefscape is, but Danny lists down his three photos and anecdotes that go with it.   Since returning to dry land a couple of weeks ago after the expedition, I only managed to sneak in one dive since I … Read more

Scientist Spotlight: Mar Saniano

For our final Scientist Spotlight, we feature no other than Oceana’s very own and Panaon Expedition Team Leader, Mar Saniano. From staying up late to watch documentaries on television, she ably coordinated the latest Oceana scientific expedition to protect the coral reefs of the Philippines.   What made you decide to become a marine scientist?  Early in my childhood, my sister and I were very fond … Read more

At Sea with Yvette Lee

  Yvette Lee is the Vice President of the Discovery Fleet but this award-winning underwater photographer found it hard to resist the call of the ocean. She volunteered to be part of the documentary team and we are more than thankful to have an eye like hers to capture the gems of Panaon.   Can you tell us about how you got started … Read more