PANABO CITY – A team from the University of the Philippines Mindanao, under their Applied Biodiversity Research for Holistic Advancements in Mindanao (ABRAHAM) Program and FishDive Project, paid a visit to Davao del Norte State College, last February 24, 2022, to discuss a Memorandum of Agreement for future collaborations, specifically on documenting marine species diversity in the Sulu-Celebes Seas biogeographic regions and the creation of its database.

The ABRAHAM Program is spearheaded by Dr. Cleto L. Nañola, Jr., alongside the program’s researchers and assistants. They were received by College President Joy M. Sorrosa, Vice President for Academic Affairs Girley S. Gumanao, Director for Research and Development Mark Ronald S. Manseguiao, and other staff.

Aside from DNSC, other partners for the program include; Davao Oriental State University, Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Mindanao State University Sulu, Mindanao State University – Tawi-Tawi College of Technology, and Oceanography, and the Philippine Genome Center Mindanao.