As we embark on a new chapter, the VIP CORALS proudly presents the highlights of our first quarter of 2024. From groundbreaking research awards to enlightening interviews, immersive fieldwork experiences, and impactful educational initiatives in marine conservation, our journey continues to be marked by dedication, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to our mission. Join us as we celebrate the milestones and accomplishments that have illuminated our path towards a sustainable marine future.


The VIP CORALS have again, woven together a narrative of innovation, collaboration, and impact, setting the stage for even greater achievements in the chapters to come. As we conclude our journey through the fourth quarter of 2023, let’s take a moment to revel in the array of achievements that adorned our journey through innovation and collaboration.


Amidst the dynamic third quarter, the VIP CORALS has achieved numerous achievements, navigating through the wonders of marine science and conservation with enthusiasm and resolve. These accomplishments serve as mere building blocks toward a future where oceans thrive, and nature’s wonders endure for generations to come. Here’s a peek into the VIP CORALS as we propelled through the third quarter of 2023, sparking fresh waves of advancement and creativity.


Our team at the VIP CORALS has been making waves and leaving a lasting impact on various fronts in the 1st half of the year. From diving into the depths of coral restoration to navigating the murky waters of environmental advocacy, we’ve been on a thrilling journey of discovery and action. Here’s a glimpse into the dynamic world of VIP CORALS as we kickstarted the first quarter of 2023.



A strong end to 2022 as VIP CORALS reach the final leg of fieldworks of the past projects of the center. The last quarter was a fruitful end to a productive year which were comprised of seminars, symposiums, trainings, fieldworks, and extension activities. Here’s a look of how VIP CORALS ended 2022.

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Reaching past the halfway mark of this year, we would like to share an update on the accomplishments of our research center. Fieldworks, trainings, center and project activities have already transpired. And as we are nearing to closeout year 2022, our focal vision have only remained steadfast. We hope that our quarterly updates have been in service to apprise the community in support for all of the activities governing research and our utmost serviceability on maintaining commitments, tie-ups, and to reach other sectors as well. See what makes our research center productive and passionate in this slideshow.

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As we reach the first half of 2022, the VIP CORALS have been able to maintain its utmost efforts on research and service for the Verde Island Passage and to our local communities. The continuance of projects with supporting activities and events to LGUs, NGOs, and to the whole academic community has been well. To see a glimpse of what our research center has been doing, our accomplishments for the past 2nd Quarter is featured in the gallery below:



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Dr. Saco’s exit presentation entitled “Green tide blooms in the Philippines: Implication to the coastal ecosystems and insights to research opportunities” on his stint as Balik Scientist spearheaded the start of a fruitful year for VIP CORALS. See how VIP CORALS started the 1st Quarter of 2022 in our gallery below:


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Preliminary assessment of potential farming sites for commercially important seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii in Lobo, Batangas, Philippines

Alecs L. Persia, Chryzantine Joy W. Domingo, Kathrina Joy D. De Austria, Jayvee Ablaña Saco

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The Tides: Lows & Highs of a Researcher

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VIP CORALS Highlights of Accomplishments 2021

          In this 2021, VIP CORALS have been blessed to stay healthy despite the pandemic we are in. And in turn, we are able to stay true to our vision and made 2021 a prolific year in line with the standards of VIP CORALS. As we feel even more elated to be in service for the whole purpose of the marine research in 2022 and the years to come, for now, we present you a summary of our accomplishments in 2021. May you still be part of our mission and service. VIP CORALS thank you all for your continued support!

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