Recent Submissions

  • Pining for a clean Pasig River 

    Herrera, Ernesto F. (The Manila Times, March 12, 2013, on page A4-A5)
    When I was a child, my father used to tell me stories about how they would take a dip in the Pasig River and they could see plenty of fish as well as the stones and the sand on the river bed and bank. I myself don't remember ...
  • Yes, Senate must investigate how Aquino, Trillanes and Del Rosario lost Panatag 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto (The Manila Times, June 18, 2018, on page A1-A4)
    Sen. Loren Legarda, the chairman of the Senate’s committee on foreign relations, said the other day that she welcomed a probe into the country’s handling of its territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea. That ...
  • Law enforcers deployed to protect 'Ludong' 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, November 4, 2015, on page A7)
    As part of the government’s conservation effort, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the region has deployed law enforcers to protect the most expensive fresh water species. BFAR Director Milagros Morales ...
  • US defense chief warns of conflict in disputed sea 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, November 9, 2015, on page A1-A2)
    SIMI VALLEY, United States: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) that land reclamation efforts and a military build-up in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) could lead to conflict ...
  • Why South Korea will stay out of the South China [West PH] Sea 

    Stratfor Global Intelligence (The Manila Times, November 10, 2015, on page A5)
    Several countries have been courting an increasingly active Japan to support them in asserting their maritime rights in the South China Sea against China's expanding presence. But South Korea may be slow to follow Japan's ...
  • PH welcomes US ships in disputed sea 

    Bauzon, Bernice Camille V. (The Manila Times, October 14, 2015, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines on Tuesday welcomed Washington’s plan to send ships near China’s man-made but disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), noting that it is within the concept of international law. In a ...
  • Garbage at sea 

    Pimentel, Brenda V. (The Manila Times, May 22, 2019, on page B8)
    The success of any initiative to prevent garbage from being discharged at sea demands the interminable cooperation and support of various stakeholders including but not limited to government (at the local and national ...
  • New fishing boats, gears bring better income to fisherfolks in Quezon 

    (The Manila Times, May 20, 2019, on page B7)
    The coastal communities in the Quezon province are gifted with rich natural resources, both in land and sea. It is a major coconut producer and fishing thrives in Tayabas Bay. Despite these advantages, the province still ...
  • Planning initiatives for Laguna Lake 

    Palafox, Felino A. Jr. (The Manila Times, May 16, 2019, on page A5)
    While the rehabilitation of Manila Bay is well underway, I believe revitalization efforts must encompass other bodies of water, such as Laguna Lake, which are sources of environmental pollution that eventually flows into ...
  • Fishers’ shelter built on Batanes Island 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, May 28, 2019, on page A7)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) turned over to the Batanes provincial government on Monday a multi-purpose shelter in Mavulis Island, Itbayat for local fishing and not a Marine ...
  • Go fish in troubled waters - Lorenzana 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, May 30, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Filipino fishers should continue fishing in contested waters despite a ban announced by China, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. The summer fishing ban, which started on May 1, covers the Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, East ...
  • ‘DFA should handle sea row’ 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, May 31, 2019, on page A2)
    Sen. Loren Legarda on Thursday said she had decided not to conduct any public hearing on alleged Chinese incursions in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) because the “sensitive issue” must be handled by the Department ...
  • ‘China’s most destructive boats’ again poaching at Scarborough 

    Servallos, Neil Jayson N.; Ayeng, Raffy (The Manila Times, May 22, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Fleets of Chinese vessels have returned to disputed areas in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) to harvest endangered giant clams, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative-Center for Strategic and International ...
  • Earth Day 2019: Protect our species 

    (The Manila Times, April 22, 2019, on page B4)
    Scientists point this massive decline to habitat destruction, exploitation and climate change as the driving forces for the loss of half of the world’s wild animal population. On to marine life, more than 650,000 marine ...
  • Convert Pag-asa into a tourist resort 

    Dulay, Dodo (The Manila Times, April 23, 2019, on page A5)
    Since the Chinese are profiting from the natural resources within our exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea by mass harvesting giant clams in Scarborough Shoal and in some instances, off the shores of ...
  • Remember Quemoy and Matsu in war-gaming the South China Sea 

    (The Manila Times, April 23, 2019, on page A4)
    The language that has lately characterized statements from both sides of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) points to the need to consider the consequences of words before they are spoken. Philippine Foreign Affairs ...
  • Duterte on sea dispute with China: 'Let's stick to talking' 

    Villanueva, Ralph U. (The Manila Times, April 23, 2019, on page A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte said he prefers to address the country’s sea dispute with China in a diplomatic manner, stressing he wanted to protect the Philippines from an unwanted war with Beijing over the disputed South ...
  • Duterte urged to discuss Pag-asa in China visit 

    Ismael, Javier Joe (The Manila Times, April 24, 2019, on page A3)
    Sen. Ana Theresia “Risa” Hontiveros on Tuesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to bring up the issue of Chinese vessels around Pag-asa (Thitu) Island when he visits China this week. Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary ...
  • Esperon wants Pag-asa Island declared protected area 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, April 25, 2019, on page A8)
    The Philippines is considering declaring Pag-asa (Thitu) Island and the eastern part of the Kalayaan Island Group (Spratly Group of Islands) as maritime protected areas (MPA), National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon ...
  • UST researchers bare potential anti-cancer properties in local seaweed 

    (The Manila Times, April 25, 2019, on page E4)
    A University of Santo Tomas (UST) research group, headed by National Research Council of the Philippines-Pharmaceutical Science Project member and UST Laboratory Equipment and Supplies Office Administrator Prof. Ross ...

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