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  • 'Quinta' losses: Damage to WV agri, fishery reaches P132M 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA); PN (Panay News, November 5, 2020, on page 11-14)
    Typhoon “Quinta” left P132.63 million worth of damage to rice, high-value commercial crops (HVCC) and the fishery sector in the provinces of Western Visayas. Department of Agriculture (DA) regional executive director Remelyn ...
  • South China Sea code of conduct could be signed by next year 

    Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, November 5, 2020, on page S1/10)
    National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. on Wednesday said discussions on the South China Sea Code of Conduct is continuing and could be finalized by next year. In a virtual briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Esperon ...
  • ‘Quinta’, ‘Rolly’ leave P5-B agri damage 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee; Lagare, Jordeene B. (The Manila Times, November 5, 2020, on page A5)
    Agricultural damage and losses caused by Typhoon “Quinta” (international name: “Molave”) and Super Typhoon “Rolly” (“Goni”) reached P4.56 billion, data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed. Total volume of ...
  • South China Sea as zone of peace 

    Carpio, Antonio T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 5, 2020, on page A8)
    The Philippines and China have already signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) and the terms of reference (TOR) to jointly cooperate in exploiting the oil and gas in the West Philippines Sea. The missing element is ...
  • Yolanda's unlikely heroes 

    Gabieta, Joey (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 15, 2020, on page A8)
    Before this Leyte provincial capital and regional center of Eastern Visayas was battered by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) seven years ago, many residents had been treating their mangrove forests as ...
  • Cagayan River dredging, planting of 200 M trees proposed 

    De Vera-Ruiz, Ellalyn (Manila Bulletin, November 17, 2020, on page 2)
    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has proposed the immediate dredging of Cagayan River and planting of some 200 million tree seedlings on low-lying agricultural areas in Cagayan ...
  • Rules (not might) make right in SCS 

    Miller, Christopher (The Philippine Star, December 7, 2020, on page 1-5)
    This week, on my first trip to the Indo-Pacific region as Acting Secretary of Defense, I look forward to reiterating the United States’ commitment to a Free and Open Indo Pacific. Over the last four years, a growing number ...
  • Presence of Chinese ships in disputed sea 'legitimate' 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, December 8, 2020, on page A2)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff on Monday said some Chinese vessels spotted in the West Philippine (South China) Sea were on legitimate missions. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said just the same, all ships, ...
  • Proposed fisheries dep't budget estimated at P2B 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 8, 2020, on page S1/2)
    A separate fisheries department will cost about P2 billion a year to run if the budgets of the agencies currently dealing with fisheries are combined, a former industry regulator said. In a virtual briefing Monday, Asis ...
  • Red tide ban up in 2 Bicol provinces 

    Dematera, Cet (The Philippine Star, December 8, 2020, on page 14)
    After more than five years, gathering, selling and transporting of shellfish from Sorsogon Bay and the municipal waters of Mandaon and Milagros, both in Masbate, have been prohibited by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic ...
  • Creation of fisheries dep't pushed 

    Miraflor, Madelaine B. (Manila Bulletin, December 8, 2020, on page B-5)
    A group of agricultural stakeholders has resurrected the call for the creation of a separate Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR), saying that Filipinos’ high protein requirement is already enough reason ...
  • Dredging of Cagayan Bicol rivers approved 

    Enano, Jhesset O.; Arguelles, Mar S.; Adonis, Meg (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 17, 2020, on page A5)
    The government has endorsed the dredging of the Cagayan and Bicol rivers following the deadly floods that hit Cagayan Valley region in northern Luzon and Bicol region in southern Luzon during the onslaught of successive ...
  • Dredging Cagayan River to stop floods - DENR chief 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, November 17, 2020, on page A7)
    Dredging the lower part of the Cagayan River will save the province of Cagayan from severe floods, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said, adding that this has already been approved ...
  • Boat carrying relief goods capsizes in Albay 

    Luces, Niño N. (Manila Bulletin, December 1, 2020, on page 6)
    A motorized banca carrying relief goods to residents affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses in San Miguel Island in Tabaco City in Albay province capsized on Sunday due to strong waves. Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5) ...
  • Girl, 3, drowns as pumpboat capsizes 

    Desacada, Miriam; Zoleta, Michelle (The Philippine Star, December 2, 2020, on page 9)
    A three-year-old girl drowned while five other passengers were injured when their pumpboat capsized off the coast of Borongan City in Eastern Samar on Monday. The victim was declared dead on arrival at the the Eastern Samar ...
  • Mangroves seen more beneficial to seaside residents than fish farms 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, December 3, 2020, on page S1/4)
    Mangroves are more beneficial to fishing communities than fish farming, which employs few workers, a marine scientist said at an online forum organized by Oceana Philippines. Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera said Wednesday that ...
  • DENR to plant bamboo trees along Cagayan River banks to mitigate flooding 

    De Vera-Ruiz, Ellalyn (Manila Bulletin, December 3, 2020, on page 3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to plant bamboo trees along the banks of the Cagayan River to help mitigate flooding in communities that were submerged during the onslaught of typhoon ...
  • BFAR-8 issues red tide warning in 14 Eastern Visayas bays 

    Marticio, Marie Tonette (Manila Bulletin, December 4, 2020, on page 8)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-8) has warned against red tide in at least 14 bays in Eastern Visayas. Based on the laboratory examination conducted by the BFAR-8 Regional Marine Biotoxin Laboratory, ...
  • 9 Boracay businesses charged with forestry, water violations 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, December 4, 2020, on page S1/2)
    The government has charged nine Boracay establishments with illegally occupying protected forest land on the island, the Environment department said. The violations involve rules laid down under the revised Forestry Code ...
  • BFAR raises red tide warning over parts of Leyte, Samar islands 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 4, 2020, on page S1/2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised the red tide warning over parts of Leyte and Samar and discouraged consumption of shellfish harvested from those waters. The advisory covers shellfish from ...

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