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 five (5) years ago. The two local celebrities joined a five-day scuba diving trip to the Park.
One of the objectives of the Tubbataha Youth Ambassador (TYA) program is to enhance the interpersonal skills of the youth. The program engages the youth in outreach activities such as the pre-departure briefing for tourists, which offer them a chance to interact with visitors.
Photo Credits: Emma Tura (TMO)