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  • DA rolls out suggested prices for agri products 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee; Cueto, Earl A. (The Manila Times, June 26, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    The Department of Agriculture imposed on Monday suggested retail prices (SRP) for selected agricultural products being sold in Metro Manila. Among items subjected to the SRP, the scheme is regular-milled rice, which suggested ...
  • Pompeo, Locsin discuss sea row 

    Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 27, 2018, on page A7)
    US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, called newly appointed Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on the phone on Friday (Manila time) and discussed the tension in the South China Sea, among other issues. Pompeo spoke with ...
  • Study reassesses fish oil, Vitamin D benefits 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Manila Times, November 12, 2018, on page B5)
    Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ...
  • Text inquiry service for fish prices available 

    (The Manila Times, August 4, 2004, on page B6)
    Fish farmers can now get updates on the wholesale and retail prices of milkfish and tilapia for Metro Manila through their mobile phones. Such information can be made available by sending inquiries via text message to ...
  • Release of rare turtle in Quirino postponed 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, August 22, 2013, on page A7)
    The release of a very rare and regarded as endangered soft-shelled turtle to its habitat in the Addalam River here was postponed for tourists to have a good look of its broad head, short snout and frog-like facial features. ...
  • Fish getting smaller, but costlier—SWS 

    Mariano, Nat (Manila Standard, October 19, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    Majority of Filipinos believed fish and seafood products available in markets have become smaller, and more expensive, and that there is less variety compared to a decade ago, an independent pollster said Thursday. A Social ...
  • Beijing : finish sea code in 3 years 

    Villanueva, Ralph (The Manila Times, October 14, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    A rule book to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea should be finished in three years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, insisting his nation does not seek “hegemony or expansion.” Li’s comments ...
  • 200 Boracay firms fined 

    Gomez, Eirenee Jairee (The Manila Times, October 30, 2018, on page A3)
    The Pollution Adjudication Board of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) fined 219 business establishments in Boracay, collecting a total of P43 million for violation of environmental laws. The PAB ...
  • DENR allows citizen arrest vs litterbugs in Boracay 

    Philippine News Agency; PN (The Manila Times, October 21, 2018, on page 7)
    Residents will be authorized to arrest whoever they catch littering in this famed island resort, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Environment undersecretary for solid waste management and ...
  • Biodiversity assessment seen to aid Boracay sustainability 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, October 27, 2018, on page B1)
    An underwater cleanup joined by at least 50 divers was held to mark the start of the biodiversity assessment of coastal and marine areas on the island on Oct. 23. Twelve sacks of assorted trash, mostly plastic and bottles, ...
  • Boracay reopening poses new concerns for residents, businesses 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 20, 2018, on page A12)
    When a demolition team arrived on Aug. 17, Mary Ann Casidsid pleaded for one more day to move out her family’s belongings before they tear down her house in one of the wetlands on Boracay Island. The clearing of the Boracay ...
  • Low water levels causing chaos in Germany 

    Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 28, 2018, on page A17)
    A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland ...
  • Saving biodiversity at Verde Island Passage 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 21, 2018, on page A18)
    Casting a fishing line with a coral sinker and a plastic-bottle reel, children as young as 8 years old catch their next meal from the pebbled shore of Barangay San Andres here. Most of the women are at home, raising hogs ...
  • Things are heating up in the South China Sea 

    Saludo, Ricardo (The Manila Times, October 18, 2018, on page A1-A5)
    It’s been slow in coming. But next month, the United States Navy, maybe with some allied warships in tow, will stage what it bills as its largest defense exercise in the South China Sea — bringing the superpower confrontation ...
  • Govt will protect PH territory- Cayetano 

    Vergara, Benjie L. (The Manila Times, August 1, 2018, on page A3)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano reiterated the Duterte administration’s commitment to protect the country’s territory and economic rights in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “We are very serious about protection ...
  • China will of course merely ignore you 

    Santos, Gil H. A. (The Manila Times, May 7, 2018, on page B6)
    The latest geopolitical development in the tension-filled South China Sea is Beijing’s installation of ballistic missiles launching pads in three atolls in the West Philippine Sea—Zamora, Kagitingan and Panganiban Reefs—all ...
  • China lands aircraft on another PH reef 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, May 11, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    A Chinese military aircraft has landed on the last of three airstrips it had built at the disputed Spratly Islands, at a reef claimed by the Philippines that is close to an island occupied by Filipino troops. The Asia ...
  • Fish output slightly down to 972,910 MT in Q3 – PSA 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, November 19, 2018, on page B2)
    The country's fish production slightly decreased in the third quarter of the year as output from commercial and municipal fisheries declined, the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its latest Fisheries Situation ...
  • Great barrier reef gets biggest coral re-seeding 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, November 29, 2018, on page B6)
    Scientists have launched the largest-ever attempt to regenerate coral on the endangered Great Barrier Reef by harvesting millions of the creatures’ eggs and sperm during their annual spawning. The researchers said Wednesday ...
  • Dry run set ahead of Boracay reopening 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee; Cueto, Francis Earl A. (The Manila Times, August 24, 2018, on page A2)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will hold a dry run on October 15 to 25 to find out what else needs to be done before Boracay Island opens its doors anew to tourists on October 26. Environment ...

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