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  • 31 LGUs sign petition banning single-use plastic 

    (The Manila Times, November 23, 2020, on page C5)
    A petition for a nationwide ban on the use of single-use plastic has been signed by 31 coastal local government units (LGUs). Faced with twin problems of massive flooding and uncontrollable material waste, LGUs in the ...
  • 8 villagers face raps for illegal fishing in Leyte Gulf 

    Abrematea, Nestor L. (The Manila Times, January 12, 2021, on page A5)
    A former Leyte barangay (village) chairman and seven other persons were slapped with a criminal complaint before the Leyte Prosecutor’s Office of the Department of Justice here after they were caught illegally fishing at ...
  • US presidents and the West Philippine Sea 

    Aquino, Ranhilio Callangan (The Manila Times, November 9, 2020, on page A1-A5)
    I do not think we should be dependent on auguries at all, considering that it is our exclusive economic zone and our continental shelves that are at stake. Whether the Potus be Trump or Biden, what credibility and ascendancy ...
  • BFAR to distribute milkfish fingerlings in La Union 

    Garcia, William Jun (The Manila Times, October 9, 2014, on page A6)
    Mayor Pablo Ortega on Tuesday led the distribution of rehabilitation milkfish fingerlings to fishermen from six villages whose fishponds dried up due to April’s intense summer heat. The milkfish fingerlings came from the ...
  • Scientists sound alarm over ocean acidification 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 9, 2014, on page B6)
    Ocean acidification has risen by a quarter since pre-industrial times as a result of rising carbon emissions, casting a shadow over the seas as a future source of food, scientists warned on Wednesday. In the past two ...
  • Pagbilao Bay and Tayabas Bay 

    (The Manila Times, October 13, 2014, on page A2)
    Pagbilao Bay and nearby Quezon National Park are a few kilometers to the east of Lucena City and about 100km southeast of Metro Manila. The bay lies at the northwest end of the large, sweeping Tayabas Bay, which has extensive ...
  • Dredge rivers, ease floods - Pacquiao 

    Ismael, Javier Joe (The Manila Times, November 18, 2020, on page A2)
    Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao proposed the dredging of rivers and water tributaries in low-lying and catch-basin areas in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan to ease flooding. The chairman of the Senate public ...
  • Is creation of a Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources a good idea? 

    Adriano, Fermin D. (The Manila Times, December 24, 2020, on page B5)
    A number of stakeholders in the fishery sector had been calling for the establishment of a Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DFAR), separate from the Department of Agriculture (DA). Its proponents cite two ...
  • 'FMAs need science-based management policies' 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, December 13, 2020, on page B2)
    Data, knowledge and management measures must be properly applied to efficiently implement science-based policies for designated fisheries management areas (FMAs) in the country, experts urged on Friday. During the first ...
  • DENR, GCash, WWF, Biofin to plant 365,000 trees 

    (The Manila Times, December 15, 2020, on page B11)
    IPO Watershed, which supplies fresh water to 20 million people living or working in Metro Manila, will be bolstered with hundreds of thousands of new trees next year.Through donations generated from GCash, the Department ...
  • ‘Quinta’, ‘Rolly’ leave P5-B agri damage 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee; Lagare, Jordeene B. (The Manila Times, November 5, 2020, on page A5)
    Agricultural damage and losses caused by Typhoon “Quinta” (international name: “Molave”) and Super Typhoon “Rolly” (“Goni”) reached P4.56 billion, data from the Department of Agriculture (DA) showed. Total volume of ...
  • Presence of Chinese ships in disputed sea 'legitimate' 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, December 8, 2020, on page A2)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff on Monday said some Chinese vessels spotted in the West Philippine (South China) Sea were on legitimate missions. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said just the same, all ships, ...
  • Dredging Cagayan River to stop floods - DENR chief 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, November 17, 2020, on page A7)
    Dredging the lower part of the Cagayan River will save the province of Cagayan from severe floods, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said, adding that this has already been approved ...
  • SMC hires Taliptip residents for airport, river cleanup projects 

    (The Manila Times, December 7, 2020, on page B10)
    San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is hiring former residents of Barangay Taliptip in Bulacan – site of its upcoming P740-billion Manila International Airport project – as heavy equipment operators for its ongoing P1-billion ...
  • DA urged to consult agriculture stakeholders 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, November 12, 2020, on page B5)
    Agriculture stakeholders across the country are urging Agriculture Secretary William Dar to hold consultations with them, saying the failure to do led to the failure of the implementation of the two-decade-old Agriculture ...
  • Manila to tighten watch on West PH Sea 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, July 24, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines will be able to keep a tighter watch on the West Philippines Sea (South China Sea or WPS) when a satellite launched by a country in Europe kicks off, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said ...
  • Where he stands: Duterte affirms arbitral ruling, rebukes China 

    (The Manila Times, September 25, 2020, on page A6)
    President Rodrigo Duterte surprised many nations, and maybe even himself, with his forthright and strong virtual address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 22. Mincing no words, the President ...
  • Understanding the simmering US-China rivalry in the SCS: Last of 2 parts 

    Corpus, Victor N. (The Manila Times, September 25, 2020, on page A8)
    The two factors described above are the main reasons why China built those seven artificial islands in the South China Sea. For China, it is a matter of survival. When the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague ...
  • Nestlé, Pure Oceans launch Basura Bangka waste management 

    (The Manila Times, October 2, 2020, on page B11)
    Food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé Philippines and marine conservation social enterprise Pure Oceans have partnered to design, procure and operate a prototype boat called Basura Bangka to transport plastic waste from ...
  • BFAR lifts shellfish ban in Bataan 

    Esconde, Ernie B. (The Manila Times, December 9, 2010, on page A7)
    “Shellfishes harvested in the Bataan coastal waters are now safe for human consumption and likewise the gathering, harvesting and marketing of shellfishes in the area are now permitted,” the bureau advisory said. Mayor ...

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