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PSU crafts MOA with PPSRNP

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan (PIA)--The collaboration between academic institutions and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) will help produce further studies within the park and explore 95 percent of its cave system, said Palawan State University (PSU).

Geologist Jonas Arcilla from Palawan State University (PSU) said that the partnership will help explore the environmental and archeological significance of caves within the national park.

The academe is also looking forward to exploring, through studies, the other caves located in the province of Palawan, as well as the impacts of a changing climate.

"Sa part ng PPUR, yong activities na yon ay nagiging capacity-building activities for them. Kapag nagawa properly yon, they themselves kaya nila makapag-conduct ng studies on their own. Sa part ng academe ay magandang exchange ng academe itself, batuhan ng information," he said.

Puerto Princesa Underground River at Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan (Photo by Rachel Ganancial)

Jones Tabojara, Cave Management Specialist of PPUR, added that the expertise of academe will be helpful for the park management to discover more about the caves as it cannot be done immediately.

Aside from PSU, PPSRNP is also collaborating with other academic institutions for climatological studies to be expanded to corals.

"Sa caves siguro, estimate lang baka nasa limang porsyento. More or less, napakalawak nitong cave system natin at hindi sa ganon kadaling panahon. Time by time, little by little, idudugtong natin sa tulong ng experts natin, sa academe," he said. (RPG/PIA Mimaropa-Palawan)

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