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RADM Geronimo P. Reyes PCGA

Coastal Clean-up

Thirty-five (35) years of involvement in, and management of, projects related to environmental and ecotourism concerns, coastal resources management, wildlife preservation and habitat management, scientific studies, dive instructions, resort management and emergency protocols (BLS).

  • Holds a Bachelors Degree in Science (Zoology) from the University of the Philippines; Masters on Marine Biology in 1980

HE IS PRESENTLYCONNECTED IN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS AS:

  • Deputy National Director for Administration

            National Auxiliary Main Office (NAMO)

            Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA)

  • National Coordinator,

            International Coastal Cleanup – Philippines

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

  • Research on marine fisheries
  • Fishery Law enforcer
  • Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) advocate and practitioner
  • Emergency Response certified
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Open Water Scuba Instructor of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
  • Technical Diving Instructor of the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD)
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Instructor-Trainer, and Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor
  • A professional underwater videographer / cinematographer / resource person and celebrity for:

Foreign Film (French Movie): Slaves of the Sea (Esclaves de Mer). Director of Photography (underwater scenes)

International documentary television environmental features:

CNN – Our Planet with Gary Stryker

National Geographic Channel series: Sea Stories and Earth Pulse’ Heroes of the Planet,

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) – Blue Planet,

Public Broadcasting System (California-based) – Global Tribe

French TV Documentary – Thalassa

 

      Local Networks:

Lakbay TV

ISLA – the Advocacy Channel

Born to be Wild GMA 7

Among his SignificantPROJECT INVOLVEMENTs are:

  1. Retrieval of Bodies of Passengers of the M/V St. Thomas Aquinas which sank off Cebu in August 2013;
  1. Retrieval of the right engine of Cessna 2442, the ill-fated plane of the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, 26 August 2012 in Masbate

Worked on scientific studies abroad, such as, Marine Biological and Ecological Survey of the surviving Coelacanth (primitive fish, Latimeriasp) fish in the Republic of Comores, East Africa; Survey and Assessment of Selected Areas in Fiji, South Pacific and Christmas Island in Kiribati, Central Pacific.

Applied Research Studies (Research Assistant / Study Leader):

–   Population Studies on Marine Turtles in the Philippines,

–   Dugong (sea cow) Marine Biological Studies in Northern Palawan,

–  Control and Management of the Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) in El Nido and Coron, Northern Busuanga, and Batangas;

–  Survey, Assessment and Mapping of Coral Reef Areas using Remote Sensing  Technology;

 

4 UNPUBLISHED PAPERS: on LIVE REEF  

  1. Mapping of Shallow-Reef Areas Using Remote Sensing in Bolinao, Pangasinan
  2. Assessment of the Live Reef Fishery in the Republic of Marshall Islands
  3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: the Live Reef Fishery
  4. Rapid Assessment of the Live Reef Fish Trade in Kiribati

He is also the go-to dive instructor of the stars – Luis Manzano, Jennelyn Mercado, Gerald Anderson to name a few.