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  • BFAR gets third golden bangus 

    Visperas, Eva (The Philippine Star, July 28, 2020, on page 9)
    Another golden bangus or milkfish was turned over to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Barangay Bonuan Binloc in this city yesterday. It was the third golden bangus donated to the BFAR since 2015. The ...
  • Divers haul ghost nets from submarine wreck in Greece's Ionian Sea 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 3, 2020, on page A14)
    Divers removed half a ton of abandoned fishing gear covering a British submarine that sank off the Greek island of Kefalonia in 1941 as well as other wrecks in an effort to protect the area’s loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins ...
  • Yellow zombie ideas on our China dispute 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, July 31, 2020, on page A1-A5)
    President Duterte’s comments on our disputes with China over the South China Sea in his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) have resuscitated Yellow zombie ideas. That phrase was coined by Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, ...
  • DENR to restore Boracay wetland recovered from Island settlers 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 31, 2020, on page A6)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said restoration work would soon begin in one of the nine wetlands on Boracay Island after it was recovered from illegal occupants. In a statement on Tuesday, the ...
  • Cimatu lobbles for law creating Boracay Island Development Authority 

    (BusinessWorld, July 31, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu called on lawmakers to pass the measure creating a permanent agency that will sustain developments under the Boracay rehabilitation program. “This is the opportune time to pass a law ...
  • Not a GOCC 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, July 31, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group General Manager Natividad Y. Bernardino said the BIATF’s version of the bill makes the BIDA a regulatory body while the local government retains its taxing authority. ...
  • Arbitration suit vs China: A colossal hoax 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, August 5, 2020, on page A1-A5)
    It has been a colossal hoax pulled off with astonishing success by the pro-American Yellow Cult: that the award handed down by an arbitral panel in the suit brought by former president Benigno Aquino 3rd and his government ...
  • Iloilo Fish Port on 72-hour lockdown 

    Cordero, Ian Paul (Panay News, August 3, 2020, on page 1-15)
    The Iloilo Fish Port Complex, a major center of fish trading and marine products processing in Region 6, is on a 72-hour lockdown beginning yesterday. Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the temporary closure of the facility “to ...
  • DENR set to restore Boracay ‘Dead Forest’ 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (Panay News, August 3, 2020, on page 13-14)
    Restoration work will soon begin on Boracay’s Wetland No. 6, also known as “Dead Forest,” after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) had successfully recovered the area from illegal occupants. DENR ...
  • In Dagupan, BFAR raises rare golden ‘bangus’ in stress-free pond 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 5, 2020, on page A8)
    Two rare golden “bangus” (milkfish) being raised by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) research center here are gaining public attraction, but their caretakers are keeping them away from visitors. They ...
  • Oslob whale shark watching resumes, limits no. of tourists 

    ANV (SunStar Philippines, August 1, 2020, on page 4)
    Oslob’s well-known whale shark watching ventures were officially reopened by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia when she formally relaunched the Province’s tourism activities on Friday, July 31, 2020. Accompanied by local officials ...
  • Fossil ng higante, 70M-taon na isda natagpuan sa Argentina 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Balita, July 8, 2020, on page 6)
    Isang higanteng 70 milyong taon na fossil ng isang isda na nabuhay kasabay ang dinosaurs ay nadiskubre sa Argentine Patagonia, sinabi ng isang grupo ng researchers nitong Lunes. Natagpuan ng Argentine paleontologists ang ...
  • US ibinasura ang Chinese claims sa South China Sea 

    Associated Press (AP) (Balita, July 15, 2020, on page 3)
    Diretsahang ibinasura ng administrasyon ni President Donald Trump ang halos lahat ng mga pangaangkin ng Beijing sa South China Sea. Sa dating U.S. policy, iginigiit na ang maritime disputes sa pagitan ng China at mas ...
  • Iwas-tensyon: PH 'di sasali sa drills sa South China Sea -- Lorenzana 

    Sadongdong, Martin A. (Balita, August 5, 2020, on page 2)
    Hindi makikilahok Pilipinas sa mga maritime drills kasama ang anumang bansa sa South China Sea (SCS) maliban kung ito ay gagawi sa loob ng 12-nautical miles exclusive economic zone (EEZ), idineklara ni Defense Secretary ...
  • Guimaras marks 1st year of sea tragedy 

    Guimaras PIO; PN (Panay News, August 4, 2020, on page 2)
    Guimarasnons marked the anniversary of what was deemed as the biggest sea tragedy in the island’s history yesterday with “Pagbangon,” a virtual ceremony in memory of those who died. It was exactly a year ago yesterday when ...
  • A year after Iloilo Strait tragedy, was justice ever rendered? 

    (Panay News, August 4, 2020, on page 7)
    The squall that capsized three boats in the Iloilo Strait between Iloilo City and Guimaras Island on Aug 3, 2019 did not only kill over 30 people. It also broke hearts and dashed dreams. Questions were raised. Were the ...
  • Survivor forgives PCG a year after Guimaras-Iloilo sea tragedy 

    Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, August 4, 2020, on page 8)
    A year after 31 people died when three passenger boats capsized along the waters separating the island province of Guimaras and Iloilo City, a survivor of the sea tragedy has forgiven the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for ...
  • Methods on how to clean up oil spill 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (Panay News, August 1, 2020, on page 4)
    An explosion in Power Barge 102 triggered an oil spill in Iloilo Strait last July 3, 2020. It affected coastal areas in Bo. Obrero, Lapuz where it is located and has reached other communities and even Guimaras Island ...
  • House inquiry on Iloilo oil spill, explosion pushed 

    (Manila Standard, August 3, 2020, on page A3)
    A congressman filed a House Resolution calling for an investigation into the July 3 explosion at a power plant of AC Energy Corp. at Zone 3, Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City that resulted in an oil spill. Ilocos Sur First ...
  • Cimatu lauds call for Boracay Authority 

    (The Manila Times, July 31, 2020, on page A9)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for calling Congress to pass a measure creating the Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) to sustain gains from the rehabilitation of the world-famous ...

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