Recent Submissions

  • Farmers, fisherfolk to get subsidies for SSS contributions 

    (The Philippine Star, April 21, 2014, on page A-29)
    Farmers' monthly contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) as self-employed members will be fully subsidized by the Department of Agriculture (DA). Apart from farmers, fisherfolk will also be added to the list of ...
  • CNN gets rare look at Chinese militarization of SCS 

    Katigbak, Jose (The Philippine Star, August 12, 2018, on page 3)
    A US Navy reconnaissance plane flying over the Spratly island chain in the South China Sea where Beijing has turned low-lying coral reefs into military garrisons got warned six times by the Chinese military to leave “Chinese ...
  • 'Some Boracay firms still release wastewater into sea' 

    Tupas, Emmanuel (The Philippine Star, August 12, 2018, on page 12)
    Some establishments in Boracay are still discharging untreated wastewater into the sea, according to an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). “There are still indicators that they release ...
  • BAR develops new oyster culture technology 

    Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, March 3, 2013, on page B6)
    The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) is developing a culture process for an oyster specie found in Surigao to increase local supply and tap its export potential to China and South Korea where there is demand. BAR and ...
  • La Union placed under state of calamity due to oil spill 

    Elias, Jun (The Philippine Star, March 4, 2013, on page A-28)
    The provincial board of La Union, upon the request of Gov. Manuel Ortega, has approved a resolution placing the province under a state of calamity due to the oil spill. Vice Gov. Aureo Nisce told The STAR that provincial ...
  • 'Be nice to sharks' 

    Thomas, Harry K. Jr. (The Philippine Star, March 10, 2013, on page 14)
    The most recent shows that globally, on average, 38 million sharks are traded annually for their fins. Although some international fisheries organizations have banned shark fining, regulating trade of shark fins and other ...
  • BFAR warns vs jellyfish attack in Bataan 

    Sapnu, Ric (The Philippine Star, March 12, 2013, on page A-21)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has warned the public against possible jellyfish attacks in the waters of Bataan. In a report here, Danny Abrera, BFAR- Bataan head, said the black jellyfish are common in the ...
  • Oil spill affects more towns in Ilocos Norte 

    Lagasca, Charlie; Molina, Teddy; Catindig, Raymund (The Philippine Star, March 5, 2013, on page A-19)
    An oil spill in the waters of Ilocos Sur and La Union has spread to three more towns in ilocos Norte. Reports yesterday said the oil spill has reached coastal villages in the towns of Currimao, Badoc and Bacarra. Arthur ...
  • Agri-fisheries and food industries working group 

    (The Philippine Star, July 4, 2004, on page B4)
    Various agri-fisheries and food industries stakeholders in the country met recently to map out a plan for the enhancement of competencies of their sectors. Fisheries and Food Industries (AFFI) from Dr. Rolando Dy of the ...
  • NSO conducts agro-fisheries census 

    (The Philippine Star, March 5, 2013, on page B-8)
    The National Statistics Office (NSO) is conducting the 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF), the sixth in a series of decennial agriculture census and the fifth in the decennial census of fisheries in the country. ...
  • Salted dried fish fried rice 

    (The Philippine Star, April 10, 2014, on page D-1)
    Serves two or one hefty eater. There is no rule of thumb about what components: cooked rice (make mine brown); any dried salted fish like tuyo tamban o lapad (including the ready-to- serve bottled kind), danggit, palad, ...
  • 'Crising stalls Tubbataha salvage 

    Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 20, 2013, on page A8)
    The salvage operation for the US Navy minesweeper USS Guardian, which has been stuck in the Tubbataha Reefs off Palawan for over a month, suffered another setback after tropical depression “Crising” struck parts of Mindanao ...
  • Tough challenges ahead as Boracay starts anew 

    Gascon, Melvin; Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 27, 2018, on page A2)
    Makati City office worker Dhes Mercado Felt exhilarated as the boat docked at Cagban Port on Friday morning. "Celebrating my 28th birthday here makes it extra special," Mercado said, panning her Go-Pro camera for a video ...
  • Oceana sues gov't over vessel monitoring system 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, October 21, 2018, on page B4)
    Oceana Philippines is set to sue the government for failure to install vessel monitoring for all commercial fishing vessels. The company said it would proceed with its plan to file a continuing mandamus against the Department ...
  • 'US warship sails near South China Sea area' 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Philippine Star World, October 2, 2018, on page 13)
    An American warship has sailed through waters off the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, in the latest implicit challenge to Beijing's sweeping territorial claims in the region, the Pentagon said on Sunday. ...
  • Was 6-month Boracay closure worth it? Stakeholders weigh in 

    Rendon, Jennifer; Romero, Alexis; Ramirez, Robertzon; Sy, Marvin (The Philippine Star, October 28, 2018, on page 1-9)
    Despite financial losses and other difficulties, most if not all of the stakeholders said the six-month closure of Boracay Island was worth it. Aklan Gov. Florencio Miraflores said the past six months had been a difficult ...
  • Motor banca program gets uplift from DOF 

    Mercurio, Richmond (The Philippine Star, August 21, 2018, on page B9)
    The Maritime Industry Authority's motor Banca upgrading campaign is getting a lift from the Department of Finance. marina is teaming up with the DOF to encourage the upgrading of wooden vessels into fiber-reinforced plastic ...
  • Fishermen lambast galunggong importation 

    Cervantes, Ding (The Philippine Star, August 19, 2018, on page B3)
    A group representing the country’s small fisherfolks decried yesterday the government’s plan to allow the liberal importation of scud fish or galunggong. Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) ...
  • Cebu fishing hero wins int’l Ocean Awards 

    (The Philippine Star, August 19, 2018, on page B3)
    A fisherman from San Remigio, Cebu, who almost lost his life fighting illegal fishers in Tañon Strait, is one of the five winners of the 2018 Ocean Awards, conducted by two international groups both based in the United ...
  • No need to be nasty, Rody tells Chinese patrols 

    Mendez, Christina; Katigbak, Jose (The Philippine Star, August 19, 2018, on page 10)
    With the Philippines and China supposedly friends, the Chinese military does not have to be “nasty” by threatening Filipinos conducting maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea especially around the Spratlys where the ...

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