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    • Boracay may reopen in 4 months - DILG 

      ABS-CBN News; Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Daily Guardian, April 28, 2018, on page 2-17)
      Boracay island may be reopened to tourists in July, instead of being shuttered for 6 months as planned, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Thursday. President Rodrigo Duterte had ordered ...
    • China, ASEAN agree for framework for South China Sea code of conduct 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, May 21, 2017, on page 11)
      China and Southeast Asian countries agreed on Thursday to a framework for a long-mooted code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea, China's Foreign Ministry said. China and the members of the Association of Southeast ...
    • DENR exec: 5 of 9 Boracay wetlands still not cleared 

      PN; ABS-CBN News (Panay News, October 26, 2018, on page 9)
      Five out of 9 wetlands in this famed island resort have yet to be cleared of informal settlers and illegal structures, according to an official from the Environment department. DENR undersecretary Benny Antiporda said this ...
    • Duterte: PH may soon gain fishing rights in Scarborough Shoal 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, October 24, 2016, on page 4)
      The Philippines may soon gain fishing rights in the highly disputed Scarborough Shoal, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Oct. 23, 2016. During his visit to typhoon "Lawin" victims in Cagayan, Duterte told local fishermen ...
    • 'Environment, economic growth can go together' 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, November 20, 2016, on page B9)
      Environment secretary Gina Lopez has stressed the importance of preserving the environment while growing the economy as governments around the world seek the cap global warming. Speaking at a climate change summit in Morocco ...
    • Fatal sea mishap: 3 Ilonggos onboard sunken ship in Vietnam 

      De Los Santos, Maricyn A. (The Daily Guardian, January 5, 2015, on page 1-7)
      Three Ilonggos were among the crewmembers of an ill-fated cargo ship which sank in Vietnam waters over the weekend, a Vietnam news agency reported. The Department of Foreign Affairs said the families of the crew members ...
    • Japan firm seeks to spawn salmon farm revolution 

      Natsuko, Fukue (Manila Standard, March 1, 2018, on page A4-A5)
      In a mountainous area near Tokyo, the water in a tank is a murk of writhing grey salmon, slithering past each other as they angle for food. They are part of an experiment that Sogo, chief operating officer at FRD Japan, ...
    • Manila, Beijing in 'very serious conversations,' says DFA official 

      Placido, Dharel (The Daily Guardian, June 2, 2018, on page 12)
      The Philippines and China are in "very serious conversations" over Beijing's activities in the South China Sea, a foreign affairs official said Friday. Government agencies are "not being remiss in their duties" even if the ...
    • Only 38 of over 1,500 Boracay businesses follow env't rules 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, May 30, 2018, on page 13)
      Only 38 out of 1,552 establishments fully complied with business and environment rules in Boracay according to Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III. Densing, one of the officials leading the island resort's ...
    • Palace defends Boracay closure as economic growth slows 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, August 10, 2018, on page 13-14)
      Malacañang on Thursday defended the government’s decision to close top tourist destination Boracay after an economic manager cited it as one of the reasons for the slow economic growth in the second quarter. Presidential ...
    • PH wants China to make first move on S. China Sea row 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, October 25, 2016, on page 2-7)
      Your move, China: After winning an arbitration case against China, the Philippine government is now looking to Beijing to make the first move in reviving talks to resolve the South China Sea dispute. "We would hope that ...
    • Renaming Benham Rise to 'Philippine Rise' eyed 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, April 4, 2017, on page 3)
      The government said Saturday it was studying the possibility of renaming Benham Rise to "Philippine Rise," to strengthen the country's rights over the resource-rich undersea plateau. Manila's move came after Chinese survey ...
    • Russia to buy $2.5B in fruits, fish from PH, agri chief says 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, May 24, 2017, on page B1-B2)
      Russia will buy $2.5 billion worth of fruits and fish from the Philippines over the next 12 months under an agreement that will be signed during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Moscow this week, his agriculture minister ...
    • Senator: sustain use of agri, fishery enhancement fund 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, September 21, 2015, on page 6)
      Senator Cynthia Villar has sponsored a committee report on the bill seeking the continued use of the fund that will help farmers and fisherfolk improve their production and competitiveness. The Agricultural Competitiveness ...
    • 'Time to assert tribunal ruling on West PH Sea' 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, November 7, 2016, on page 9)
      The Philippines should now strategize how it can assert its tribunal victory over China in the South China Sea dispute, a former government lawyer said. The Hugue Tribuna Court's ruling in favor of the Philippines serves ...
    • Tourist arrivals up by 8.4 percent in August even with Boracay closure 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, October 15, 2018, on page B1)
      The Department of Tourism has also released a new list of Boracay establishments where tourists may stay once the island reopens. Romulo-Puyat said the island’s reopening on Oct. 26 is just the first phase of the island’s ...
    • Tourist arrivals up in May despite Boracay 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, July 7, 2018, on page 7)
      Tourist arrivals in the country increased in May compared to the previous month despite the closure of Boracay island, the Department of Tourism said Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered that the world-renowned beach ...
    • 'Wild, wild west': Only 38 of 1,552 Boracay firms follow gov't rules 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, May 30, 2018, on page B1)
      Only 38 out of 1,552 establishments in Boracay complied fully with business and environment rules, one of the officials leading the island's cleanup said Tuesday. Boracay was like the "wild, wild west," where some businessmen, ...
    • With sole regulator status: Tieza sees better water services when Boracay reopens this Oct. 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, October 6, 2018, on page B1)
      The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) said it expects more competition between the two water service providers in Boracay after TIEZA was recognized as the sole regulator for the service on the ...