Recent Submissions

  • Proposed Sual fish port inspected 

    Reyes, Jonas (Daily Tribune, June 24, 2021, on page B15)
    The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) recently conducted a site visit in this town for the planned construction of an improved PFDA-Sual Fish Port (PFDA-SFP). PFDA General Manager Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan ...
  • Who lost Scarborough? 

    (Daily Tribune, May 10, 2021, on page A4)
    Had former President Noynoy Aquino not resorted to subterfuge in dealing with China by employing the anarchist Antonio Trillanes IV as back channel, relations would not have deteriorated to the extent that the country’s ...
  • Gov't proceeds with WPS deals 

    Romero, Maria (Daily Tribune, August 16, 2021, on page B9)
    The Department of Energy (DoE) said that joint exploration with China will be pursued but it will also bid out service contracts for other areas in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) considered within Philippine territory. ...
  • Pilot whale returned to habitat 

    Lacson, Nonoy E. (Daily Tribune, September 9, 2021, on page B15)
    The Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC) in Sarangani province has released a 14 feet-long female Pilot whale to its natural habitat after it underwent a series of rehabilitation procedures after its ...
  • Young 'butanding' rescued 

    Echeminada, Perseus (Daily Tribune, August 31, 2021, on page B15)
    Municipal and barangay officials in Misamis Oriental reported that residents in the area have rescued a wounded baby whale shark or commonly known as butanding along the coast of San Vicente Village, in Baybay Casinglot, ...
  • 'Dolomite beach benefits people' 

    Villegas, Gab Humilde (Daily Tribune, August 31, 2021, on page A2)
    Taking a cue from President Rodrigo Duterte, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo on Monday defended the government’s controversial dolomite beach project that is part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation ...
  • Man dies in shark attack at Australian beach 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Daily Tribune, September 6, 2021, on page B14)
    A man has died following a shark attack in Australia despite the efforts of “incredibly brave” surfers and bystanders who came to his aid, authorities said Sunday. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was mauled by the shark ...
  • China warns off American warship in South China Sea 

    Global Times (Daily Tribune, September 10, 2021, on page B14)
    China’s military warned off Wednesday a US guided missile destroyer that allegedly trespassed into areas adjacent to a Chinese reef in the South China Sea without permission. Naval and aerial forces of the Chinese People’s ...
  • End war on nature 

    (Daily Tribune, June 30, 2021, on page B43)
    Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Oceans Day. The annual commemoration is a reminder of the major ...
  • Fish bone hospitalizes Uruguay's ex-president 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Daily Tribune, May 29, 2021, on page B14)
    Uruguay's leftist ex-president Jose Mujica, 85, will undergo surgery to remove a fish bone lodged in his throat, staff at the hospital where he was admitted told AFP.
  • Department of Tourism, Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving Memorandum Circular No. 2021-002 

    (Daily Tribune, June 16, 2021, on page B12)
    Amended health and safety guidelines governing the operations of dive establishments and liveaboard dive boats in the new normal.
  • Dredging for a better tomorrow 

    (Daily Tribune, April 18, 2021, on page B16)
    In line with its advocacy of giving the next generation of Filipinos a better tomorrow amid the challenge brought upon by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, multinational company San Miguel Corporation (SMC) ...
  • $1M flows in Pasig River cleanup 

    Ayeng, Raffy (Daily Tribune, June 10, 2021, on page B12)
    The International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Foundation has earmarked $1 million (P47.8 million) to support a financially sustainable river waste collection system along the 25.2 kilometers Pasig River. The ...
  • Rody, Noy meet on WPS 

    Blancaflor, MJ (Daily Tribune, May 21, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Along with other past leaders, President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to consider inviting former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III soon to discuss issues on the West Philippine Sea (WPS). The meeting would serve as an ...
  • Scarborough fiasco 

    Enrile, Juan Ponce Sr. (Daily Tribune, May 22, 2021, on page A1-A4)
    My Monday evening visit to Malacañang has evoked in my mind many more unanswered questions about the Scarborough loss to the Philippines. If there was an agreement between the Philippines and China to withdraw from ...
  • Biz group: 'Keep China as a friend' 

    Ayeng, Raffy; Guillang, Michelle (Daily Tribune, July 15, 2021, on page A6)
    A local business group composed of Filipino-Chinese businessmen on Wednesday sought a peaceful, wise and diplomatic solution to the still scorching sea lanes issue that puts a wedge on the Philippines-China relations. The ...
  • Fish poachers 

    Supnad, Mar (Daily Tribune, April 5, 2021, on page B15)
    Police nabbed on Sunday seven persons for alleged poaching at the fish sanctuary in the waters off Barangay Gabao, this town. Those arrested were from the Gaoat and Gamilde clan, all residents of Barangay Caterman and ...
  • Fisherfolk tapped in water lily cleanup 

    (Daily Tribune, March 18, 2021, on page A7)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is considering to tap fisherfolk in controlling the growth of water hyacinths, or water lilies, in major waterways, particularly in Pasig River and Laguna de Bay. ...
  • 49 beached whales die 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Daily Tribune, February 21, 2021, on page B13)
    Forty-six small whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, after rescue efforts succeeded in saving three others, local officials said Friday. Starting Thursday, at least 49 short-finned pilot whales arrived at a ...
  • U.S. warns China vs sea campaign 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Daily Tribune, February 21, 2021, on page B12)
    The United States on Friday warned China against the use of force in disputed waters as it reaffirmed its view that Beijing’s assertive campaign in the South China Sea is illegal. The State Department voiced “concern” about ...

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