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  • PH, countries called to protect marine ecosystem for shark species 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, October 26, 2017, on page B5)
    Marine conservation groups have urged the Philippine government to pass a comprehensive law to protect and conserve all shark species in the country even as it called the world’s nations to ensure protection of whale sharks ...
  • '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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Manila Bay is an opportunity 

    Ongpin, Ma.Isabel (The Manila Times, January 18, 2019, on page A4)
    I am very impressed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as well as the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Tourism joining hands to tackle the rehabilitation of Manila ...
  • Why we should care about vulnerable coastal communities 

    Brett, Nigel (The Manila Times, January 18, 2019, on page A5)
    According to UN statistics, approximately 40 percent of the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of the coast, and overall the world’s coastal population is increasing faster than the total global population. At ...
  • Naic eyed for relocation of Manila Bay squatters 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, January 22, 2019, on page A8)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said Naic town in Cavite could be a potential site for the relocation of informal settler families living near Manila Bay in Parañaque City. Benny Antiporda, DENR ...
  • Coral transplant raises Barrier Reef survival hopes 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, November 27, 2017, on page A8)
    Coral bred in one part of the Great Barrier Reef was successfully transplanted into another area, Australian scientists said on Sunday, in a project they hope could restore damaged ecosystems around the world. In a trial ...
  • Trump offers to 'mediate' on sea row 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, November 13, 2017, on page B5)
    US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart Sunday he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea, which Beijing claims most of. “If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let ...
  • BFAR disperses 210,000 fingerlings in Cagayan 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, November 3, 2017, on page B5)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) on Thursday said it has dispersed 210,000 fingerlings to underutilized bodies of water under its Balik-Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa (BASIL) project. ...
  • US to keep patrols in South China Sea 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, August 17, 2018, on page A1-A8)
    Despite a warning from the Chinese Navy, the United Staes will continue patrolling the South China Sea, (West Philippine Sea), a US Defense official said on Thursday. Randall Schriver, US defense assistant secretary for ...
  • Filipinos reject Duterte stance on sea dispute 

    Villanueva, Ralph U. (The Manila Times, November 21, 2018, on page A1-A8)
    An overwhelming majority of Filipinos reject the country’s policy of “doing nothing” against China’s intrusion in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), a survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) found. The survey, ...
  • Haribon: Kaliwa dam a biodiversity threat 

    Amante-Gamboa, Kitty (The Manila Times, November 22, 2018, on page B4)
    According to the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool curated by BirdLife International, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, ...
  • Joint oil search with China legal - Palace 

    Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, November 21, 2018, on page 1-2)
    Malacañang on Tuesday assured the public that the Philippines’ proposed joint oil and gas exploration with China in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) will stand legal scrutiny.Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo made ...
  • High-value fish breeding can sustain PH aquaculture 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, August 10, 2018, on page B5)
    High-value fish species such as Yellowfin tuna is a potential breeding specie that can help establish sustainable tuna aquaculture in the Philippines, a communication think-tank said. Best Alternatives, an environment ...
  • Science points to the sea as new source of global warming 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, August 27, 2013, on page B7)
    Ocean that grow more acidic through man's fossil fuel burning emissions, can amplify global warming by releasing less of a gas that helps shield Earth from radiation, study said on Sunday (Monday in Manila). And the authors ...
  • DFA to file protest vs Chinese incursion in WPS 

    Bauzon, Bernice Camille V. (The Manila Times, August 20, 2014, on page A2)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday assured that it will file within this week a diplomatic protest against pressence of China's newsurvey vessels at Recto (Reed) Bank in the South China Sea (West Philippine ...
  • Study aims to conserve galunggong, espada 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, November 2, 2017, on page A2)
    Teeming with more than 3,000 species of fish, other sea creatures and corals, the Philippines is considered a marine sanctuary. The country, which has one of the world’s longest coastlines, has vast fishing grounds that ...
  • Duterte: Sea row better left untouched 

    (The Manila Times, November 13, 2017, on page A2)
    The maritime dispute will not be on the agenda of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit, given that President Rodrigo Duterte had declared the issue “is better left untouched.” The President on Sunday ...
  • 12 Chinese jailed for illegal fishing 

    Bauzon, Bernice Camille V. (The Manila Times, August 6, 2014, on page A7)
    Twelve Chinese fishermen were handed long prison terms on Tuesday for illegal fishing in the Philippines after their ship ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef. The 12 were arrested in April last year after their boat hit and ...

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