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  • Sampaloc Lake clean-up mired in controversy 

    Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 3, 2000, on page 15)
    Some 7,000 city residents on Tuesday proclaimed the start of a multisectoral campaign to save Sampaloc Lake from extinction. Students, teachers, senior citizens, government officials and employees, and religious members ...
  • Diving in Moalboal 

    (BusinessWorld, August 23, 1996, on page 42)
    Diving sites have to meet a number of practical requirements. On top of list is the weather. You can can only dive during nice weather. For this reason, tropical countries score very high.
  • The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources joins the Agri-Food Fair at the PNB Multi-Purpose Hall, General Luna Street, Iloilo City from March 7-11, 2000 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Panay News, March 7, 2000, on page 11)
    Our Share Vision: A modernized smallholder agriculture and fisheries; a diversified rural economy that is dynamic, technologically advanced and internationally competitive. Its transformation is guided by the sound practices ...
  • Carbon dioxide threatens: Tropical coral reefs 

    (Manila Bulletin, February 3, 2000, on page B-11)
    As if there weren't already enough threats to coral refs, now scientists from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) have found that carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolved in seawater could be a direct threat to these ...
  • Southern Ocean soaks up carbon dioxide 

    Roach, John (Manila Bulletin, February 3, 2000, on page B-11)
    Manmade carbon dioxide is being soaked up by the cold waters of the Southern Ocean and transported to the dep waters of the subtropical ocean, researchers reported. Manmade carbon dioxide makes the water acidic. The acidity ...
  • Cimatu: Stop politicing Manila Bay 

    (Manila Standard, September 20, 2020, on page A2)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stood firm on his position to push through with the Manila Bay beach nourishment project as he took a swipe at critics of the government’s initiative. “Sadly, there are those who want us ...
  • To the people who helped clean our waters and coasts: Congratulations for a job well done! 

    (Manila Bulletin, October 12, 1999, on page 5)
    They were businessmen, professionals, government officials, and company executives. They were also fisherfolk, laborers, famers, students, teachers, and market vendors. But for one day, last September 18, along the Bataan ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Second Visayas Forum, April 20-22, 1999 

    PN (Panay News, May 25, 1999, on page 12)
    Thirteen Regional Directors from all over the country of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), a newly-reconstituted line bureau of the Department of Agriculture (DA), gathered, April 20-22, 1999, for the ...
  • The millennial aura of Aurora 

    Leveriza, Mike (Manila Bulletin, November 14, 1999, on page G-8)
    When the Scandinavian once get to see the sunrise in far-flung Aurora province, he told his hosts that it was good they named their province after the dawn aurora borealis glows over in his own country. In 1979, director ...
  • MPD exec axed over Manila Bay beach crowd 

    Servallos, Neil Jayson; Cayabyab, Marc Jayson; Cabrera, Romina; Romero, Paolo (The Philippine Star, September 21, 2020, on page 1-2)
    The police station commander in charge of the Manila Bay area was sacked yesterday after crowds that gathered to see the newly opened beachfront featuring artificial white sand failed to observe social distancing amid the ...
  • 11 dolphins beached in Dagupan 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel L. (The Manila Times, March 18, 2000, on page A5)
    Eleven spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), ten of them with bullet wounds, ran aground at dawn Thursday on a sandy beach at a coastal village in Barangay Bonuan here. Four of them was already dead and four others had ...
  • Under the sea engagement 

    Bautista, Rowena A. (Manila Bulletin, March 4, 2000, on page C-4)
    Award winning music composer-arranger Danny Tan is brimming with a different kind of engagement nowadays. Danny started with s 25-gallon complete set of gold fish. The next day, he wanted to have more creatures swimming ...
  • Ecological time bomb ticks at Macajalar Bay ... everyone in the area points to everyone else as the culprit 

    Reyes, Lina Sagaral (BusinessWorld, September 21, 1999, on page 15)
    A palpable gloom hangs over this coastal community in Northern Mindanao, where a murky green growth in the waters has been an unwelcome annual visitor since 1994. Smelly and ever-spreading, the green blight that appears ...
  • Algae scourge triggers hunt for culprit 

    Reyes, Lina Sagaral (BusinessWorld, September 20, 1999, on page 14)
    For five years now, between the months of June and August, an iridescent tangle of green algae has been showing up in the shallow waters off Macajalar Bay, 30 kilometers west of Cagayan de Oro City. At first, residents of ...
  • Palawan holds solution to shrimp industry's woes 

    Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, April 3, 2000, on page B-6)
    Palawan may yet hold the key to the survival of the country's moribund shrimp industry. The reason: the wild shrimps in its waters are genetically diverse. In fact, of the wild shrimps from the waters off five provinces ...
  • Beguiling Basilan 

    Guerrero, Amadís Ma. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 27, 2000, on page D6)
    On board SuperFerry 6 en route to Zamboanga City last December, I discovered that one of my cabin mates was a Marine corporal bound for Jolo. When he learned that I was going to Basilan, where he had been previously stationed ...
  • Manila asks BFAR: Probe bay fish kill 

    Cayabyab, Marc Jayson; Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, September 19, 2020, on page 8)
    The city government of Manila has asked the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to look into the fish kill in Manila Bay along the Baseco seawall in Tondo that groups blamed on the dolomite sand project, an ...
  • 'Fish kill not linked to Bay rehab' 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, September 19, 2020, on page A3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday denied allegations that the fishkill near Baseco compound was caused by the crushed dolomite used in the Manila Bay beach ‘nourishment’ project. Antiporda issued ...
  • China denies SCS ruling anew: Envoy: ‘Consensus’ reached by Xi, Duterte is to ‘put aside’ arbitral decision 

    (Manila Standard, September 27, 2020, on page A1)
    China has underlined its non-recognition of the 2016 international arbitral ruling favoring the Philippines and nullifying Beijing’s nine-dash line claim over nearly all of the South China Sea, only days after President ...
  • Bay tourists defy protocols; police chief loses post 

    (Manila Standard, September 21, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The station commander of the Ermita Police in Manila was relieved over the weekend following the policemen’s failure to enforce social distancing during the opening of the "white sand beach" on Manila Bay. Manila Police ...

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