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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 ...
    • Boracay sewage treatment responsibility of water utilities, says EU Chamber's Taus 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, September 22, 2018, on page B1)
      A Boracay resort owner said Wednesday that establishments on the island should not be obliged to put up their own sewage treatment plants because this is the job of water utilities. Boracay Island Water Company and Boracay ...
    • China says it's allowing Pinoy fishermen in Panatag 'out of goodwill' 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, June 13, 2018, on page 4-15)
      Beijing on Tuesday said it was allowing Filipinos to fish in Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea "out of goodwill." China's foreign ministry made the statement on Monday after a GMA 7 television report last week ...
    • 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 ...
    • Chinese boats off Pag-asa 'meant to take control of West PH Sea' 

      PN; ABS-CBN News; Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Panay News, April 1, 2019, on page 7-14)
      Hundreds of Chinese vessels that has been circling Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea are part of intimidation tactics meant to give Beijing control of the strategic waterway, an analyst warned Sunday. The Philippine ...
    • 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 creates Boracay inter-agency rehab task force 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, May 11, 2018, on page 3)
      Two weeks after the closure of Boracay, President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order creating an inter-agency task force that would “reverse” degradation on the island paradise. Under EO No. 53, which the President ...
    • Duterte transfers power to approve reclamation projects to his office 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, February 5, 2019, on page 12)
      President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order transferring the power to approve reclamation projects to the Office of the President. Duterte signed on Feb. 1 EO No. 74 transferring the Philippine Reclamation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Gordon says China is not a friend 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, April 8, 2019, on page 12)
      Beijing's actions are not that of a friend, Sen. Richard Gordon said, following the reported presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters off Pag-asa Island (Thitu Island). The military recently expressed ...
    • Gov't mulls reopening Boracay's Bulabog beach 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, January 20, 2019, on page 9)
      Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday said they are mulling reopening to the public the island's Bulabog Beach, which draws kiteboarding and windsurfing enthusiasts. Coliform level in the waters off the eastern side ...
    • Gov't to resolve water regulator issue in Boracay 

      ABS-CBN News (Panay News, June 22, 2018, on page B1)
      A task force leading the cleanup of Boracay has asked the Office of the President to decide which between two government agencies have regulatory powers over water concessionaires in the area, an official said Wednesday. ...
    • 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 'softness' on China's territorial claims not working- law expert 

      ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, May 7, 2018, on page 6)
      The Philippines' "soft position" on China's territorial claims in the South China Sea is putting the country at a disadvantage, an international law expert said Sunday. The Chinese army installed anti-ship and air-to-air ...
    • 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 ...