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  • 'West Philippine Sea' appellation: Aquino's brainwashing trick, and a curse 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, June 9, 2021, on page A1-A5)
    Disregarding international conventions and practice, President Benigno Aquino 3rd in 2012, on his own, renamed as the "West Philippine Sea" a segment of the South China Sea. It is a term that would hobble our efforts to ...
  • Best Alternatives, VB consultancy highlight dangers of farming foreign fish 

    (The Manila Times, August 23, 2021, on page B8)
    As a sprawling outdoor destination, the Marikina River remains one of the few places left for Metro Manila's citizens to commune with nature during this pandemic. After the recent monsoon rains, dozens of people were seen ...
  • 132M giant clams spawned in 2020 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, June 12, 2021, on page B5)
    The Malampaya Foundation Inc. (MFI) reported having spawned 132 million giant clam species of Tridacna gigas (Taklobo) at the end of 2020, which will be deployed to effectively-managed marine-protected areas (MPAs) in ...
  • Fisherfolk in Dingalan, Aurora equipped with livelihood tool 

    (The Manila Times, June 14, 2021, on page B11)
    Life at sea is perilous, especially for fisherfolk, who do not have the means to properly monitor weather conditions. Many of them merely rely on the moon, the sun and the wind to predict changes in weather. The lack of ...
  • Sustained efforts needed to manage sardine stocks in Bicol waters 

    (The Manila Times, June 25, 2021, on page B11)
    Sustainable fisheries management is needed to protect the sardine population in the inner waters of Bicol Region, which provides the second-highest production of this much-favored fish, next only to Zamboanga Peninsula. ...
  • Glan town launches dive tourism 

    (The Manila Times, May 14, 2021, on page B14)
    Scuba divers and aquasports enthusiasts will have more options in exploring the undiscovered marine world of southern Mindanao with the recent launch of the dive tourism program of Glan, Sarangani. Held during the town’s ...
  • Protect oceans, UN tells nations 

    Xinhua (The Manila Times, June 10, 2021, on page B5)
    UN Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) called for efforts to protect the oceans. The recently issued Second World Ocean Assessment confirmed that many of the benefits that the global ocean ...
  • BFAR reports stabilized supply, price of galunggong 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, March 21, 2021, on page A3)
    After several weeks, the supply and price galunggong (round scad) have now stabilized, the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) said. In a statement, the DA-BFAR attributed the ...
  • DA launches own radio station 

    (The Manila Times, June 5, 2021, on page A8)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Luzon has launched its radio station DWEE 107.10 FM 'D' Ani Kita housed at the Pampanga Agricultural State University (PSAU) in Magalang, Pampanga. Agriculture Secretary William ...
  • International experts off Sri Lanka oil spill 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 5, 2021, on page B7)
    Foreign experts have been deployed to help Sri Lanka contain a potential oil leak from a burnt-out container ship partially sunk off Colombo, the ship's operator said Friday. Representatives from the International Tankers ...
  • Harnessing the power of people to fight coastal trash 

    (The Manila Times, June 4, 2021, on page B11)
    Early Sunday morning and members of the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara, the Rotaract Club of Marapara and Barangay 35 Council were busy picking up mountains of trash at the Reclamation Area of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. ...
  • World must address oceans crisis - UN 

    Xinhua (The Manila Times, June 3, 2021, on page B8)
    The world must harness "clear, transformative and actionable solutions" to address the ocean crisis, the president of the UN General Assembly said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as he opened a meeting to generate momentum ...
  • Kapitan Kress pays grand salute to fishermen as modern-day heroes 

    (The Manila Times, July 1, 2021, on page C3)
    JGO Ventures Corporation, the authorized distributor of Kress Elektrowerkzeuge in the Philippines has anchored its heart on supporting Filipino community causes. And together with Kress, the company pays homage to the valor ...
  • Coastal cleanup held in Cavite 

    Abrina, Dennis (The Manila Times, June 6, 2021, on page A7)
    To commemorate World Environment Day, the province of Cavite organized a massive cleanup along the 100-kilometer coastline of Tanza, Cavite. A joint project of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the Department of Environment ...
  • Carpio and Sison are PH's biggest liars: First of 3 parts 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, May 3, 2021, on page A1-A5)
    Former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio will go down in our history as one of the biggest liars ever, over a public discourse affecting our national interest. Only Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria ...
  • Limited fisherfolk role in FMAs protested 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 17, 2021, on page B3)
    International nongovernment organization Oceana urged the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to recall an order that limits the participation of local government units, fisherfolks, and key stakeholders in ...
  • On traditional fishing rights 

    Sasot, Sass Rogando (The Manila Times, July 25, 2019, on page A6)
    During the 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, he mentioned the concept of traditional fishing rights (TFRs). What is it? Is respecting the TFRs of foreigners in waters within the reaches ...
  • Marriott Manila leads the Sustainable Seafood Awareness Week 

    (The Manila Times, March 12, 2018, on page A8)
    A huge nationwide campaign is only fitting to be staged in the grandest venue in town. Hence, the 3rd Sustainable Seafood Week was launched nowhere else but at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, hosted by Marriot Hotel Manila. ...
  • Reef row: US plot in its 're-pivot' to Asia 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, April 7, 2021, on page A1-A5)
    US President Joe Biden couldn’t have picked more anti-China officials than US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. The two were at the head of former President Obama’s so-called ...
  • Stop overfishing, WTO tells member-countries 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, April 23, 2021, on page B4)
    The World Trade Organization chief called on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) on countries to wrap up 20 years of talks banning subsidies that contribute to overfishing and net a deal by July. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who took ...

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