The UPMSI recognizes the DENR as a long-standing partner in its quest to conduct research and render public service to the Filipino. Indeed, many UPMSI graduates have gone on to work for the DENR—UP graduates who remain committed to UP’s principles of honor and excellence. Hence, the UPMSI remains willing and open to extending its services to the DENR, no matter the passing opinions of the day.

The UP Marine Science Institute reaffirms its commitment to a partnership with the DENR and other government agencies as it clarifies some points regarding “cost of services” following DENR Undersecretary Antiporda’s recent comments.