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  • Enrile: Ruling on West Philippine Sea not meaningless 

    SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 19, 2021, on page 5)
    Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the 2016 The Hague ruling favoring Philippines over China in its claim in the West Philippine Sea is not meaningless, but the United Nations (UN) has no police power to enforce ...
  • I apologized only to China's foreign minister', says Locsin 

    Mabasa, Roy C. (Manila Bulletin, May 5, 2021, on page 2)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday said he apologized for his profanity-laden tweet against China only to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and not to the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines. This was ...
  • President Duterte's policies in the WPS 

    Carpio, Antonio T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 6, 2021, on page A6)
    Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque praised President Duterte’s policies in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as “careful, calibrated, and calculated.” In contrast, Roque assailed proposals from former foreign secretary ...
  • Duterte to China: Let Filipinos fish in peace 

    Kabiling, Genalyn (Manila Bulletin, May 5, 2021, on page 6)
    Fish, not war. With no plan to go to war over the West Philippine Sea dispute, President Duterte has appealed to China to just allow Filipinos to “fish in peace.” The President maintained that there was “no reason for ...
  • Processing plants for agri, marine products in Guimaras proposed 

    Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, May 6, 2021, on page 8)
    The small island province of Guimaras has to process its agricultural and marine products to spur more growth and development. Nelson Ynion, a retired ship captain and president of the American Association of Western Visayas ...
  • Duterte's calls on WPS issue heeded, not ignored, by China Roque 

    Geducos, Argyll Cyrus B. (Manila Bulletin, May 4, 2021, on page 3)
    Malacañang denied that China ignored President Duterte’s calls for the country to withdraw its ships from the disputed portions of the South China Sea, saying only a few are left since Duterte spoke about the issue. ...
  • Phl must take lead in WPS; US will support it' 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Romero, Paolo; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Flores, Helen; Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, April 27, 2021, on page 2)
    The Philippines should take the lead in protecting its territorial waters from China, with the United States only extending some support especially through joint patrols, Ambassador to Washington Jose Manuel Romualdez said ...
  • Locsin to China: Get the f**k out of Phl waters 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Punongbayan, Michael; Romero, Paolo; Talavera, Catherine; Macairan, Evelyn; Romero, Alexis (The Philippine Star, May 4, 2021, on page 3)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. yesterday told China to “get the f*** out” of Philippine waters as he filed two more diplomatic protests over the “incessant, illegal” presence of its fishing boats in the West ...
  • Fisherman waits for rescue while sitting on capsized boat 

    Rayos, Joenald Medina (Tempo, April 19, 2021, on page 5)
    A 40-year-old mechanical technician who went fishing survived a scary experience as he had to sit on his capsized wooden boat for hours under the scorching heat of the sun last weekend in Isla Verde in Batangas. Dennis G. ...
  • ₱57-M giant clam shells seized in Palawan 

    Magdayao, Aira Genesa (Tempo, April 15, 2021, on page 2)
    Authorities seized around five tons of giant clam shells during the Counteraction Operation (CAO) on Tuesday, April 13 in Puron Borbon, Barangay Panacan, Narra town. According to the report sent to Palawan News, the ...
  • 3 killed as boat capsizes off San Diego 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Manila Times, May 5, 2021, on page B9)
    A packed boat suspected of being used in a human smuggling operation capsized and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen others, authorities said.
  • Marikina River dredging to start Feb. 17 — DENR 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, February 15, 2021, on page S1/8)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced over the weekend that the Task Force Build Back Better (TF BBB) will begin dredging the Marikina River on Feb. 17. In a statement Saturday, the DENR said ...
  • 2 Palawan bays now free from red tide 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, February 11, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said the bays of Honda and Puerto Princesa in Palawan are now free from red tide contamination. In its third shellfish bulletin for the year, BFAR said shellfish harvested ...
  • Chinese vessels still in Spratlys, says task force 

    Aquino, Norman P. (BusinessWorld, May 13, 2021, on page S1/12)
    Hundreds of Chinese militia vessels were still scattered around the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, both within and outside Manila’s exclusive economic zone, according to a Philippine task force. In a statement, ...
  • PH not giving up an inch of its territory to China 

    Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, May 1, 2021, on page A2)
    Malacañang on Friday said the Philippines would not give up an inch of its territory to China, clarifying that President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he was indebted to China because of its vaccine donations does not ...
  • Over 200 Chinese ships spotted again in WPS 

    TPM; SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 13, 2021, on page 13)
    More than 200 Chinese maritime militia (CMM) vessels were again found in the West Philippine Sea, the National Task Force West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In a statement, the task force said ...
  • Butuanon River eco-fence, viewing deck completed 

    KFD (SunStar Philippines, March 27, 2021, on page 5)
    The Mandaue City is already one step closer to achieving the City’s Green Corridor master plan along the Butuanon River, after completing the second phase of the two projects constructed along the river. Mandaue City Mayor ...
  • Fisherman gunned down by Coast Guard officers 

    GPL; JKV (SunStar Philippines, March 28, 2021, on page 4)
    A fisherman was gunned down by personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday night, March 26, 2021, off the coast of Barangay Logon, Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan. Rolex Casebo, a resident of Sitio Sta. Cruz, ...
  • Tawilis Patrol,' scientists out to save prized Taal fish 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 11, 2021, on page A10)
    March and April are supposed to be a lean season for the “tawilis” (Sardinella tawilis) market, as catching the freshwater sardine is prohibited to allow it to spawn freely in its natural habitat in Taal Lake. But for ...
  • Filipina earn praise from Michelle Obama for conservation efforts 

    Baron, Gabriela (Manila Bulletin, April 25, 2021, on page 2)
    A Filipina environmentalist earned praise from former United States First Lady Michelle Obama for her conservation efforts. In celebration of Earth Day, Obama hailed licensed Filipina fisheries technologist Carmela Bagum ...

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