News and Blog

The lone Masked Booby is lonely no more 

On 26 October 2019 around noontime, Tubbataha marine park rangers spotted two Masked Boobies (Sula dactylatra), instead of the usual solo individual, while conducting their quarterly seabird monitoring in Bird Islet.  The masked boobies were hanging around the ‘plaza’ – the unvegetated area in the middle of Bird Islet in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.  According […]

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Tubbataha Youth Ambassadors Joins National Reading Month Celebration

On 29 November 2018, the Tubbataha Youth Ambassadors joined the celebration of the National Reading Month with a theme: “Pagbasa: Susi sa Magandang Kinabukasan”, in Tumarbong Elementary School (TES), Brgy. Tumarbong, Roxas, Palawan. From left to right: Jorvin Amar Macabuhay,TYA; Janin Bolasa, TYA; Ms. Ma. Retchie Pagliawan, TMO-Research Officer; Joveil Velasco, TYA; Estela Vega, TYA; […]

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2018 Young Guardian of the Sea Campaign

The Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) launched its public outreach program and this year’s Young Guardian of the Sea Campaign. Every year Office brings this campaign to different schools and communities in Puerto Princesa and Palawan to increase the awareness of children and the youth on the importance of the marine environment. Grades 3 to 6 […]

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PCG meets TMO and dive operators on PCG MC 10-14 Implementation

On 28 November 2018, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Marine Environmental Protection Unit conducted a dialogue with local scuba dive operators in a meeting organized by the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) to discuss the implementation of Memorandum Circular (MC 10-14), Prevention of Pollution from Sewage. PCG representatives stressed that the purpose of the circular is […]

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Tubbataha joins EAS Congress 2018

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is featured in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) booth at the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress happening today until Thursday at the Iloilo Convention Center. Experience Tubbataha’s underwater magnificence through the virtual reality goggles.   EAS Congress is organized by the DENR and Partnerships in Environmental Management for […]

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Tubbataha Video Ranked 19th on CIFFT…

The video, Tubbataha: A National Treasure, recently ranked 19th out of 146 film entries in the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT).  The World’s Best Tourism Films will be awarded by the end of the year.  The CIFFT 30th Grand Prix will be held in Vienna, Austria. The Tubbataha video was produced by the […]

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Tubbataha Youth Ambassadors meet WWF-Philippines Ambassador Luis Manzano

On 31 May 2018, TYAs Janin Bolasa and Estela Tubbataha met World Wildlife Fund-Philippines Marine Conservation Steward Luis Manzano and local celebrity Jessy Mendiola, while conducting a pre-departure briefing on a liveaboard vessel in Puerto Princesa.  Manzano is a well-known fundraiser for WWF-Philippines and is an avid scuba diver whose last visit to Tubbataha was […]

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Tubbataha Seabirds: All-time High

On May 11 – 16, TMO conducted its second quarter seabird monitoring in TRNP with ornithologists, volunteers and staff.  Bird and South islets as well as Jessie Beazley Reef and other sand cays in TRNP were visited to count the breeding population of seabirds.  Here are some of the highlights of this year’s trip. The […]

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TUBBATAHA REEFS VIDEO WINS BEST FILM PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY AWARD IN TERRES CATALUNYA

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] The video, Tubbataha: A National Treasure, won the Terres De L’Ebre Award, the Best Film Promoting Sustainability one of the two main prizes during the Terres Catalunya Tourism Film Festival, Tourfilm 2018. The video was produced by […]

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