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  • Strong case seen vs Chinese, Taiwanese fish farm bosses 

    Gabieta, Joey A. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 3, 2018, on page A9)
    A social welfare officer here said the two Chinese nationals and a Taiwanese, who owned a fish farm where human trafficking victims were rescued in a recent raid, were not off the hook as evidence against the foreigners ...
  • Turtle haven in Mati under threat 

    Alconaba, Niko (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 30, 2013, on page A11)
    The Amihan Boys are considered the “guardians of Dahican.” The group of 25 boys and young men, all residents of the village of Dahican, started as mere skim boarding enthusiasts nine years ago. Since then, they have become ...
  • ‘Galunggong’ imports to stabilize fish prices 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 17, 2018, on page A8)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allowed the importation of “galunggong” (round scad) to address the rising prices of the fish variety in the market. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol signed an administrative order ...
  • Big aquaculture company bulldozes Borneo mangroves 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 2, 2018, on page A6)
    Not long ago, the clearing had been home to mangroves, saltwater-loving trees that anchor a web of life stretching from fish larvae hatching in the cradle of their underwater roots to the hornbills squawking at their crown. ...
  • Women nurture fish sanctuaries 

    Barrameda, Shiena M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 3, 2014, on page A15)
    Expertly maneuvering her small boat through the waves of the Pacific Ocean toward her coastal home on Caringo Island in Mercedes, Camarines Norte province, Susan Aseron, 36, gave a last gaze at the fish and coral sanctuaries ...
  • The magnificent mangroves of panay 

    Labiste, Ma. Diosa (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 8, 2004, on page A18)
    Unlike the bamboo or coconut, the mangrove has yet to take its place as a "tree of life " in Philippine lore, despite being ubiquitous, useful and magnificent. If names given to places indicate popularity, mangroves probably ...
  • More lessons on mangroves 

    Nuyda, Doris Gaskell (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2004, on page 2)
    Recently, I received a copy of a new book, "Handbook of mangroves of the Philippines-Panay," and felt I was being given an extended lesson on mangroves. The book is written by a four-person team composed of Jurgenne H. ...
  • Disease threatens Sorsogon aquaculture industry 

    Escandor, Juan Jr.; Arevalo, Gil Francis (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 19, 2004, on page B2)
    The deadly white spot syndrome virus has infected prawn farms here, threatening to wipe out Sorsogon's aquaculture industry. The WSSV was first reported in 1993 in China and Japan and the disease has spread to the other ...
  • Shark tales in RP : The good, the bad 

    Contreras, Volt (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 16, 2004, on page A1-A22)
    At first, the villagers of Barangay Namucon of Tigbauan town showed genuine concern for the giant fish when they saw it lying on their beach on Nov. 4, "heaving and suffering from what looked like a spear wound," according ...
  • The Boracay syndrome 

    David, Randy (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 28, 2018, on page A14)
    Boracay — that tiny island at the northern tip of Panay, a destination renowned for its fine white sand beaches, shallow gentle waters, and all-day partying — recently reopened to tourists after being abruptly shut down ...
  • Boracay houses demolished: Clearing of wetlands in resort island starts as settlers plead for relocation 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 14, 2018, on page A17)
    Rogie Ascaño came home from work on Saturday, finding four rooms of his house demolished by a team supervised by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The team also tore down three houses built in a ...
  • Cleanup no match to 'traveling' trash on Legazpi beach, rivers 

    Ostria, Rey Anthony; Barrameda, Shiena; Bobis, Maite Denise (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 9, 2018, on page A1-A10)
    Below the “Legazpi” signage on the boulevard that offers a breathtaking view of Mayon volcano is a shoreline that remains dirty despite repeated community cleanup drives. Residents believe that garbage strewn on the beach ...
  • Senator says PH should not rely on China for protection 

    Salaverria, Leila B.; Avendaño, Christine O.; Nonato, Vince F. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 8, 2018, on page A3)
    It is a “fatal mistake” for the administration to think China, or any other country, would defend Philippine interests, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said on Monday after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that China had assured ...
  • From PH rise, Duterte urged to proceed to Panatag, WPS 

    Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 12, 2018, on page A11)
    A maritime law expert is urging President Duterte not to make next week’s visit to the Philippine Rise a “sideshow with colorful but empty utterances of protecting sovereignty and sovereign rights.” Jay Batongbacal, director ...
  • PH outdone by rivals in developing reefs 

    Mangosing, Frances G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 8, 2018, on page A1-A5)
    As China steps up the transformation of seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago into sprawling military outposts, other claimants have also strengthened their stakes in the South China Sea, except the Philippines, which has ...
  • Senate to probe Chinese Missiles 

    Yap, DJ; Nonato, Vince F. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2018, on page A1-A19)
    The Senate will investigate the reported deployment by China of missiles on three Philippine-claimed reefs in the Spratly archipelago, and press the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to explain how it will respond to ...
  • PH, US hold drills amid fresh West Philippine Sea concerns 

    Mangosing, Frances G.; Aning, Jerome (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2018, on page A4)
    At a naval base facing the South China Sea, hundreds of Philippine and US marines retake a “threatened” area as part of their annual military drills. Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Salamat, Philippines Balikatan exercise director, said ...
  • Lack of resolve 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2018, on page A12)
    President Duterte has a standard response to critics who point out that despite the government’s deferential stance toward China, it has virtually taken over several reefs and islets within the Philippines’ exclusive ...
  • PH must review foreign policy strategy amid Chinese missile deployment 

    del Rosario, Albert (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2018, on page A19)
    The discovery of China’s deployment of missiles on three Philippine reefs in the Spratly archipelago is deeply concerning but not the least bit surprising. If one has dealt with China, of certainty is the stark inconsistency ...
  • Duterte: China has promised to protect PH 

    Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2018, on page A19)
    China has assured the Philippines that it will come to its aid in the event of external threats, according to President Duterte. "China said, 'We will protect you. We will not allow the Philippines to be destroyed. We are ...

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