Recent Submissions

  • Our President may need more help 

    Del Rosario, Albert (Manila Standard, June 9, 2018, on page A2)
    There appears to be an urgent need for our President to require a fuller briefing from his people as shown, for instance, by his reactions to developments in the South China Sea and, in particular, the West Philippine Sea. ...
  • Diners eat oysters from polluted bay 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 7, 2014, on page B4)
    Cage after cage, oysters destined for a sprinkling of lemon juice and a delighted diner are pulled from the majestic Chesapeake Bay, where 20 years ago they had nearly disappeared.“Those will be at the restaurants tomorrow,” ...
  • BFAR promotes 'ayungin' breeding 

    Estrada, Annah Leah G. (Manila Standard, April 15, 2014, on page B3)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources recently conducted a study on how to multiply the population of ayungin, an omnivorous silver-colored fish endemic to the Philippines. BFAR said it conducted the study as a ...
  • Lenten recipes with Century Tuna 

    (Manila Standard, April 16, 2014, on page C2)
    The Lenten season bring the challenge to make no-meat meals as appetizing and flavorful as possible. Thankfully, Century Tuna and nutritionist to the stars Nadine Tengco came up with delectable and filling Lent friendly ...
  • Lanao town wins peace by protecting fish areas 

    Tria, John (Manila Standard, November 15, 2018, on page B4)
    In this quaint, sun-kissed town on the shores of Illana Bay in Lanao del Norte, several communities show how working together can lead to cohesion and harmony among Muslim and Christian neighbors. By working together to ...
  • Boracay reopens for dry run from Oct. 15-25 

    Araja, Rio (Manila Standard, October 15, 2018, on page A3)
    An inter-agency task force in charge of the rehabilitation of Boracay will closely monitor compliance with the guidelines it has laid down to protect the resort island from destructive practices during its partial reopening ...
  • Fight vs plastic pollution up 

    (Manila Standard, October 4, 2018, on page A6)
    The International Coastal Cleanup 2018 has mobilized various companies and organizations in the shared advocacy of cleanup of bodies of water while fostering awareness on the global issue of marine debris. The Philippines ...
  • China, US destroyers in close ‘unsafe’ encounters 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, October 3, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer―forcing it to change course―in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday. ...
  • Party’s over: Gov't sets crackdown on beach revelry in reopened ‘Bora’ 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, October 4, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines’ top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of tourists after its six-month shutdown, authorities said Wednesday.President Rodrigo ...
  • 'Sea of Life' project to save Batangas reefs 

    (Manila Standard, August 30, 2018, on page B4)
    To help ensure the health of the country’s marine ecosystem, Gold Seas Tuna Chunks under General Nutrifoods Philippines Inc. recently embarked on the “Sea of Life” coral reef conservation project. The “Sea of Life” is an ...
  • Bohol fish market to serve as template for agri-tourism TienDA 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, August 20, 2018, on page B4)
    Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has called the newly launched Bohol Fish Market in Tagbilaran City “an overwhelming success” and plans to replicate it in various parts of the country. “The successful staging of the ...
  • Sievelike structure 

    Santos, Lino (Manila Standard, August 18, 2018, on page A1)
    This 16-foot giant whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is dead and found floating at the Navotas Fish Port in Metro Manila Friday, when authorities brought it upstream to be examined by the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources ...
  • Exploration with China not ‘harmful’ — Cayetano 

    Mariano, Nat (Manila Standard, August 13, 2018, on page A3)
    The framework for the proposed joint exploration hunt for oil and gas deposits with China in the West Philippine Sea will not be "harmful" to the country's territorial and sovereign rights, Foreign Affairs secretary Alan ...
  • Oh my GG! Fish import plan triggers protest 

    Cruz, Maricel; Campos, Othel V.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, August 23, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    A party-list lawmaker on Wednesday snapped at the Department of Agriculture for its planned importation of around 17,000 metric tons of galunggong (round scads), saying the move was not only an insult to Filipino fishers ...
  • Rehab of Laguna Lake, Manila Bay pushed 

    (Manila Standard, August 20, 2018, on page A6)
    Malacañang “ought to do a Boracay” on Laguna Lake and Manila Bay, which are both rotting fast due to unrestrained human activity, Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza said Sunday. Atienza’s remarks came amid reports that the price of ...
  • US, China warships in near clash 

    Del Rosario, Alejandro (Manila Standard, May 30, 2018, on page A4-A5)
    A not so prominently played up news item was a near clash between Chinese and American warships in the South China Sea last Monday. First reported by the New Times and confirmed by the Chinese foreign ministry was an ...
  • Boracay: Man vs Nature 

    Jurado, Eric (Manila Standard, May 6, 2018, on page A5)
    For one of those rare times in Philippine history, the government ordered the temporary closing of an island—for environmental reasons. Last month, Boracay, an island famous for its white sand beaches and for being one of ...
  • Duterte to assert PH win in sea row 

    Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, May 6, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte said he would assert the Philippines’ victory in an international court before his term ends in 2020 to get back the territory now occupied by China, as he blamed former President Benigno Aquino ...
  • PH repairs sea outposts 

    Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, May 27, 2018, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines has begun long-delayed repairs to its crumbling runway in the country’s territory in the disputed Spratly Islands, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative reported. The renovation in the Philippines’ nine ...
  • 28 fishermen in El Nido waters 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, August 4, 2018, on page A6)
    A coastal patrol boat of the Philippine Navy on Thursday rescued 28 fishermen from their sinking boat, some 35 miles northeast of El Nido municipality in northern Palawan. Capt. Cherryl Tindog, chief of the Public Affairs ...

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