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  • Marikina River dredging begins 

    (Daily Tribune, February 15, 2021, on page A7)
    Dredging of the Marikina River will begin on Wednesday, 17 February, Task Force Build Back Better (TFBBB) announced over the weekend. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, who is also TFBBB chair, said pilot dredging will be ...
  • Fishers back despite restive Taal Volcano 

    Roson, John (Daily Tribune, February 20, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Fisherfolk are being allowed back into Taal Lake even if the volcano in it continues to show signs of restiveness. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported on Friday that nine tremors were ...
  • DA tops up pork, fish supply 

    Romero, Maria (Daily Tribune, February 18, 2021, on page A6)
    Some 2,600 live hogs transported from Mindanao as of yesterday are expected to fill in the supply gap and stabilize the price of pork in Metro Manila markets. Majority was sourced from South Cotabato while 580 hogs were ...
  • 300 Chinese ships in WPS 

    Roson, John (Daily Tribune, May 13, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    From 220 ships that scattered in April amid the Philippines’ Balikatan naval drills with the United States, the Chinese Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) militia now maintains 300 sea vessels within and in proximity to the ...
  • Coastal defense: The Philippine Marine Corps' newest mission 

    Espiritu, Benjamin (Daily Tribune, May 13, 2021, on page B11)
    “We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it?” The above is a quote made by Colonel Nathan Jessup in the movie A Few Good Men. He was talking of US military ...
  • More patrols bar intrusions 

    Roson, Jhon; Locus, Sundy; Blancaflor, MJ (Daily Tribune, May 14, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar is batting for a bigger presence of local law enforcers in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) to protect the country’s waters from intrusion by foreign ships. Eleazar ...
  • Zambo fishing companies embark on aqua-culture 

    Lacson, Nonoy E. (Daily Tribune, April 20, 2021, on page B9)
    The Southern Philippines (SoPhil) Fishing Association Inc. is expected to venture on “aquaculture of high-value fish” by utilizing more than 5,700 hectares of abandoned fishponds in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Sophil said ...
  • DND denies downplaying China's new coast guard law 

    Roson, John (Daily Tribune, February 13, 2021, on page B16)
    The Department of Defense (DND) on Friday denied speculations that it downplayed the effect of China's new coast guard law on Filipino fishermen. In a statement, Lorenzana took exemption to the statement of Sen. Risa ...
  • SMC boosts Tullahan river cleanup program 

    Yap, Julio Jr. (Daily Tribune, April 16, 2021, on page A8)
    San Miguel Corporation (SMC) on Thursday said that is on track to more than double its daily dredging of silt and trash for its P1 billion Tullahan-Tinajeros river system cleanup project from 600 metric to 1,500 metric ...
  • Defending country's border 

    (Daily Tribune, May 3, 2021, on page D24)
    If the Philippine government’s recent actions concerning the country’s territorial dispute are any indication, then the Duterte administration is making its stand known. From merely sending diplomatic protests, the government ...
  • 'Silent diplomacy' keeps peace at WPS 

    Blancaflor, MJ; Locus, Sundy; Ayeng, Raffy; Murcia, Alvin; Maralit, Kristina (Daily Tribune, April 16, 2021, on page A2)
    No confrontation marked the approach of a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ship and another vessel owned by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) towards the Chinese militia vessels swarming at the Julian Felipe ...
  • Pasig River cleanup starts next month 

    (Daily Tribune, April 22, 2021, on page A7)
    Preparations for the historic effort to clean up the Pasig River, to be fully funded by San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and jointly undertaken with the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Public Works and ...
  • Pasig River cleanup shifts into high gear 

    (Daily Tribune, April 25, 2021, on page B16)
    In a bid to intensify efforts in cleaning up the historic Pasig River, San Miguel Corporation (SMC), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are now ...
  • 'Pay P800B for ecological damage': China intrusion into WPS hit 

    Locus, Sundy (Daily Tribune, April 27, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    A number of senators on Monday condemned the illegal activities of China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) through a resolution that denounced the superpower country’s intrusion into the Philippine territory. China should ...
  • Rescue ships find more submarine parts 

    Xinhua (Daily Tribune, April 27, 2021, on page B13)
    The Indonesian Military (TNI) on Sunday afternoon said that rescue ships have found the location and more authentic evidence of wreckage of the missing submarine KRI Nanggala-402 in the ocean floor off Bali’s northern ...
  • ABS-CBN's reckless WPS news coverage 

    (Daily Tribune, April 18, 2021, on page A5)
    For a broadcast facility that is legally unable to go on the air because it has no legislative franchise to operate, ABS-CBN is still making its presence felt in the country via its continuing newscasts aired mainly through ...
  • PCG seizes P1.2-B fossilized 'taklobo' 

    Ayeng, Raffy (Daily Tribune, April 18, 2021, on page B14)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), together with other government agencies, apprehended the supposed selling of 200 tons of fossilized giant clams, with a market price of around P1.2 billion, resulting in the arrest of four ...
  • AFP plans new structures in WPS 

    Roson, John (Daily Tribune, April 23, 2021, on page A2)
    Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana on Thursday disclosed that the military is considering building new structures in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid China’s insistence that the ...
  • New lease in life for Bicolano fishermen 

    (Daily Tribune, April 16, 2021, on page B12)
    With that in mind, Que Rica has decided to re-establish the Fleet of Hope program. It was first launched in 2006 after a major typhoon, and was able to give away 30 bancas to affected fisherfolk. In 2020, it’s returned as ...
  • Oil spill detected in Manila Bay 

    Santos, Pat C. (Daily Tribune, April 27, 2021, on page A8)
    The Manila Department of Public Services (MDPS) called the attention of authorities regarding an oil spill in Manila Bay last Saturday. Kenneth Amurao, MDPS chief, reported to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso over the ...

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