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ASEAN hopes to expedite code of conduct on South China Sea — Singapore
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the disputed South China Sea but it isn’t realistic to expect an agreement within a year, Singapore’s defense ...
- February 8, 2018
The Philippines owned Spratly islands
After the stunning victory of the Philippines in its Spratly island claims at the UNCLOS court that decided that our country had the right to exploit its natural resources, the PROC, as expected, took several actions to ...
- February 12, 2018
Panatag island in the news
The Philippine Navy sent a new Beechcraft King C90 aircraft on a Maritime Air Patrol surveillance flight over Panatag island in the South China Sea west of Zambales last Wednesday. It flew about 800 feet above sea level ...
- February 5, 2018
Time to consider the creation of a Dep't of fisheries and aquatic resources
The recent decision of President Duterte to return the National Food Authority (NFA), the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) ...
- May 13, 2018
Sarangani tuna town gets P20-M sea wall from BFAR
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that Kiamba, a tuna-rich town in Sarangani, will get a P20 million worth of sea wall from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources(BFAR).
- February 15, 2018
On stout-hearted men (and women)
Before DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, there was Gina Lopez – the ex-future environment secretary of PDu30. She didn’t clear the Advise & Consent of Congress because of the strong lobby of miners’ vested interests. But, as the ...
- March 12, 2018
BFAR lifts sardine fishing ban in Zamboanga waters
Even as the government continuously implements a three-month ban on sardine fishing every year, the sardines industry in Zamboanga still ended up growing P20 billion, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said. The Department ...
- March 6, 2018
Enforcement boosted to protect Visayan Sea
The Iloilo provincial government is pushing for stronger law enforcement in protecting the Visayan Sea from illegal fishers. “We will not waver to effectively and efficiently enforce fishery laws and ordinances to preserve ...
- March 6, 2018
A collaborative province-led agriculture and fisheries extension model
Unfortunately, the rural extension was weakened by the well-intentioned Local Government Code of 1991 which devolved agricultural extension to the local government units (LGUs). True, devolution allowed for more democratic ...
- March 11, 2018
Villar scolds BFAR at Senate
At the inquiry of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, BFAR officials were grilled by its committee chairman, Villar, for supposedly snubbing the panel’s requests for reports on the implementation of the Republic ...
- March 20, 2018