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    • Palace wants more info on proposed Boracay closure 

      Romero, Alexis; Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, April 3, 2018, on page 1-2)
      Malacañang has ordered agencies to elaborate on their recommendation to close Boracay island on April 26 after they submitted a two-paragraph letter on the matter. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said ...
    • DA chief vows to improve agriculture, fisheries output 

      Yasa, Dolly (The Daily Guardian, November 18, 2017, on page 5)
      Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol vowed to improve the production in the agriculture and fisheries of the country. Piñol was one of the guest speakers of the 11th National Shrimp Congress held at the ...
    • 'Red Tide' still affects Visayas Bay - BFAR 

      Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, November 14, 2017, on page A7)
      The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned against consumption of shellfish collected in coastal areas which are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) based on the latest laboratory results ...
    • Water hyacinths choke Rizal town: State of calamity declared to clear Laguna de Bay, aid fishers 

      Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 18, 2017, on page A13)
      Thick beds of water hyacinth in Laguna de Bay have prompted the local government of Cardona in Rizal province to declare the town under a state of calamity. Swaths of the aquatic plant, stretching to about 2 kilometers ...
    • Solon slams Palace remark on Chinese fishing at WPS 

      Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, January 20, 2019, on page A3)
      An opposition lawmaker on Saturday expressed his dismay over Malacañang’s response on the reported massive presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea.“ Malacañang has dismissed the matter as mere ...
    • Can the DENR hack it? 

      Hilario, Ernesto M. (Manila Standard, January 22, 2019, on page A5)
      This Sunday (Jan. 27) the Department of Environment and Natural Resources begins implementing a 10-year plan costing a whopping P42 billion to revive Manila Bay from decades of pollution and urban blight. You will recall ...
    • Regional cooperation in marine environment protection 

      Pimentel, Brenda V. (The Manila Times, January 22, 2019, on page B7)
      The subject is timely as the rehabilitation of the waters of Manila Bay gains Presidential attention — a call we made in this column several months back. In Singapore last week, the focus shifted to the regional level at ...
    • Palace leaving increased SCS presence to security agencies 

      Romero, Alexis; Jaymalin, Mayen (The Philippine Star, January 15, 2019, on page 8)
      Malacañang is leaving it to security agencies to deal with the reported “massive” presence of Chinese ships in South China Sea areas that are being claimed by the Philippines. A recent article by American think tank Asia ...
    • How Tagbanua tribesmen protect the 'mermaids' of Palawan 

      Yan, Gregg (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 20, 2019, on page A16)
      Wearing fins from recycled plastic containers, tough Tagbanua tribesmen have become the protectors of the dugong, those gentle marine mammals that have become prey to poachers in Northern Palawan. The dugong (scientific ...
    • DENR eyes P.2-M daily fine for Manila Bay polluters 

      Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 16, 2019, on page 11)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will impose fines of up to P200,000 per day on establishments found to have contributed to the pollution of Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. The computation ...
    • Study highlights growing toxic brine problem 

      Reuters; Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, January 17, 2019, on page B5)
      The world’s thirst for fresh water is causing a salty problem. Desalination plants around the world are producing enough brine waste to swamp an area the size of Florida with a foot of salty water every year, according to ...
    • DENR: All set for Manila Bay rehab 

      Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 22, 2019, on page 11)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other concerned agencies are all set for the Manila Bay rehabilitation, which will start on Sunday, an official said yesterday. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said ...
    • How to rehab Manila Bay- earth lawyer Oposa 

      Bondoc, Jarius (The Philippine Star, January 18, 2019, on page 13)
      Twenty years ago this month a band of law students and conscientious citizens filed an ambitious lawsuit to make the government clean up Manila Bay. At the time, Jan. 1999, people already were complaining about the stench, ...
    • DENR to lead 'Bora-like' rehab of Manila Bay 

      Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, January 12, 2019, on page A3)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday said it will lead the rehabilitation of Manila Bay starting Jan. 27 similar to the successful rehabilitation of Boracay to address mounting pollution on Manila’s ...
    • 3-month fishing ban on Visayan Sea ends in Feb. 

      Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, January 6, 2019, on page 3)
      The closed season in the Visayan Sea for sardines, herrings and mackerels that started on Nov. 15, 2018 would end next month. “Prohibiting fishers from catching them will increase the population of these species. It is ...
    • Trials and triumphs of a 'Bantay Dagat' 

      Dua, Josel-An E. (The Manila Times, January 17, 2019, on page B6)
      Being a protector of the environment is never an easy feat. The crusade is paved with enormous challenges and sometimes threats from people and groups intending to advance their self-interest. For Vicente “Enteng” Mahinay, ...
    • Globe pushes biodiversity conservation in Siargao 

      Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 4, 2019, on page D3)
      Following its recent rehabilitation efforts in Boracay, Globe Telecom launched an awareness campaign on marine biodiversity conservation in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, considered the surfing mecca of the Philippines. ...
    • Is tobacco the next 'miracle crop'? 

      Flora, Ian Ocampo (SunStar Philippines, May 6, 2018, on page 6)
      Tobacco juice, tobacco dust juice and tobacco lime are not only for traditional organic insecticide used in domestic gardening but also for mainstream commercial agriculture. Tobacco has been proven effective against a ...
    • SEAFDEC-BFAR to conduct on-site training on freshwater aquaculture in North Cotabato 

      PN (Panay News, February 23, 2019, on page B10)
      Responding to the call of Mindanaons, SEAFDEC and BFAR will conduct on-site training of freshwater aquaculture on Feb. 25- 28, 2019 on land-locked areas in North Cotabato. Kabacan, North Cotabato is the first on-site ...
    • Historical Quote of the Week 

      PN (Panay News, February 19, 2019, on page 7)
      "Iloilo is the site of the first research international center in the fishing industry with the establishment of SEAFDEC in Tigbauan, Iloilo."