The CVIF, in partnership with Antonio, Bernardita and Children for Sports, Technology, Arts, Religion and Science (ABCSTARS), Inc., hosts the JAZC Marine Sciences Laboratory, with gratitude to Atty. J. Antonio Z. Carpio (JAZC), Jr., who gave his unstinting support since 1992 during the earliest stages of our scientific and pedagogical pursuits in Jagna, Bohol. Work in this laboratory aims to give students, mentors, and the community: Advanced training in scientific and mathematical methods used in biochemical marine studies facilitated through the CVIF Dynamic Learning Program; Globally competitive marine research and development; Social relevance with awareness of extensive marine biodiversity in the Bohol Sea and the value of purposive marine resources preservation and development.


Recent Developments and Highlights

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Regional Science Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), April 28-29, 2022

The CVIF JAZC Marine Sciences Laboratory won 3rd place in the Poster Competition



Catalogue of Species: Marine Molluscs in Jagna Bay, Bohol

The Central Visayan Institute Foundation will be publishing a catalogue of species of molluscs in Jagna bay. This is part of the research funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Region 7, entitled "Studies and Creation of a Gene Bank of Phylum Mollusca from Bohol Sea," completed in December 2021

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Welcome Dr. Janneli Lea A. Soria, new Director of the CVIF JAZC Marine Sciences Laboratory

Dr. Soria obtained her PhD in Earth Science at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and her MS and BS (Geology) at the University of the Philippines (Diliman). She handles our Senior High School STEM Earth Science Subject and Research.



  • Ongoing Project:

    • The CVIF has an ongoing project entitled "Marine Mollusc Diversity and Water Quality In Jagna Bay."

  • Previous Projects:​​

    • ​​In December 2021, JAZC-MS completed the project entitled “Studies and Creation of a Gene Bank of Phylum Mollusca from Bohol Sea.” 

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  • The CVIF was included in a project “Collaboration on Resource Management among Academe and Local Communities (CORAL)” managed by De La Salle University - Manila in collaboration with the University of the Philippines at Diliman. This is funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) under the Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities (DARE TO) program. Phase 1 of the project started on 1 February 2019 and Phase 2 has recently bee

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