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With respect and gratitude to the late Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez, who established research in the field of marine science in the country.
He was a National Scientist, University Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines, Visionary Academician, honest and dedicated Public Servant, a great mentor, co-founder, and the first Chairman of the Marine Environment and Resources Foundation (MERF) whose passion, as set out in the MERF article of incorporation, was to promote the marine sciences in the country by developing research; training excellent scientific personnel, and to contribute to the conservation and rational development of the country’s marine resources.
May we, members and staff of MERF, continue to keep this flame burning in our hearts.

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