There is a time and a place to make a difference. The time is now. The place is the Verde Island Passage (VIP) skirting five provinces: Batangas, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, and Marinduque. The VIP is the bullseye of marine biodiversity and evolution. Through Science, Education, and Advocacy, the SEA Institute will ripple forth change and conservation, preserving precious yet vulnerable marine resources along the VIP.

Contact us or send us an email to know more.

Let’s be the change! Let’s make waves in the SEA!


Want to help conserve the Verde Island Passage, the “center of the Center” of marine shorefish Biodiversity? You can donate today and help in SEA Institute’s efforts in cleaning our backyard – the V.I.P.

You can directly support our Freediving for Marine Conservation crowdfunding effort at by clicking on this link.

Philippine Donors can deposit to our account:

Account Name: ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc-Bantay Kalikasan
Banco De Oro (BDO) Scout Albano Branch, Quezon City
Account # 393-0012892
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Send an email to: with a photo or scan of your deposit slip.

US and International Donors:

  • Visit
  • Use the Donate Now! button to donate through debit card or credit card.
  • Put SEA-VIP in the Message of Support window to ensure your donation reaches us.
  • Call our customer service at +1 (800) 527-2820 or (650) 508 6118

ABS CBN Foundation International has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Hence, all donations are tax-deductible expenses.