A significant milestone has been achieved in marine conservation with the establishment of a permanent pawikan (sea turtle) hatchery in Seafront Residences, Calubcob II, San Juan, Batangas. This new sanctuary, named the Seafront Pawikan Sanctuary, represents a dedicated effort to protect and nurture these endangered creatures.

Beyond the hatchery, the sanctuary will soon feature a mini museum, providing educational insights into the life and preservation of sea turtles.

This project is a collaborative effort between Aboitiz Foundation and the University of the Philippines Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP IESM). UP IESM is the implementing unit of the Pawikan Conservation project of Aboitiz Foundation for its SeaFront Residences in San Juan, Batangas. The project goes through the Diliman Science Research Foundation, Inc, and is currently is in its seventh year.

The Project Leader is Lemnuel Aragones, PhD, and is supported by his current Research Assistant (RA) Isay Navarro, and previouos RA, Janine Bobadilla. Together, Aragones, Navarro and Bobadilla authored the Seafront Pawikan Monitoring Guidebook which will be published and available soon.