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  • ADB supports Palawan tourism devt project 

    Gonzales, Anna Leah E. (The Manila Times, October 24, 2019, on page B4)
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is working with the Department of Tourism (DoT) in preparing a tourism development project that will ensure a sustainable environment for El Nido and Coron in Palawan. “Palawan is known as ...
  • Pasig River 

    Palafox, Felino A. Jr. (The Manila Times, October 3, 2019, on page A7-A8)
    Since Rajah Sulayman’s rule before the Spanish colonizers arrived in our land in the 16th century, the Pasig River was already a lively and bustling waterway — a source of aquatic wealth, commerce, and cultural influences. ...
  • Vietnam accuses China of sea encroachment 

    Global Times (The Manila Times, September 20, 2019, on page B12)
    Vietnam has accused Beijing of direct encroachment on the disputed Nansha Islands at the South China Sea due to its frequent guarding in the guise of conducting marine reserves research. But China’s Foreign Mi­nistry ...
  • Aquaculture pushes Q3 fish output 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, November 18, 2019, on page B2)
    The country’s fish production increased by 1.8 percent to 990,140 metric tons (MT) in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, with improvements noted in aquaculture farming, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its ...
  • Pasig River: The dying vein of Manila 

    Mejia, Gab (The Manila Times, November 22, 2019, on page A5)
    It is just a single flow of water that has given rise to the complexity and diversity of all life that we know of today. Rivers are the foundations of civilizations throughout the course of human history, from the Nile, ...
  • Sardine fishing banned in R-9 until December 

    Rimando, Antonio P. (The Manila Times, November 18, 2019, on page A5)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will lift its three-month ban on sardine-fishing in conservation areas of the Zamboanga Peninsula on December 1, according to a top official of the agency. BFAR Region ...
  • Kapis conservation in Iloilo pushed 

    (The Manila Times, August 8, 2000, on page 3)
    Agriculture Undersecretary for Fisheries Cesar Drilon has enjoined Ilonggos to protect the kapis shells in their coastal waters. Drilon made the appeal during a recent dialogue with fisherfolk concerning the protection of ...
  • Residents urged to evacuate due to oil spill 

    Cancel, Fatima Ceilo B.; Cueto, Francis Earl A.; Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, June 24, 2013, on page A3)
    Residents of Manila living along the Pasig River were advised to evacuate their homes on Sunday as authorities investigate an oil spill from a warehouse in Santa Ana, Manila. Outgoing Mayor Alfredo Lim of Manila on Sunday ...
  • Marine reserves in coastal areas sought 

    (The Manila Times, June 3, 2013, on page A7)
    A lawmaker over the weekend vowed to re-introduce in the 16th Congress a measure seeking to establish marine reserves for aquatic resources in coastal provinces, cities and municipalities of the country. Rep. Marcelino ...
  • Customs sues coral consignee 

    (The Manila Times, June 2, 2011, on page A7)
    The Bureau of Customs said that they are filing cases today before the Department of Justice against the consignee of an illegal shipment of corals in the country. Customs Commissioner Angelito Alvarez said consignee ...
  • Cyclocheilichtyes schoppeae 

    (The Manila Times, June 3, 2013, on page 1)
    This species is endemic to Palawan, and could be found in Abungan River, Taytay to the Babuyan River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan province. The population of Cyclocheilichtyes schoppeae is being threatened by the continuous ...
  • Endangered Cagayan eel gets $1.8M lifeline 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, June 4, 2013, on page A1-A2)
    A London-based conservationist group has committed $1.8 million to save the endangered Cagayan eel. The fund, to be provided by the Global Conservation International (GCI), will support local efforts to protect and save ...
  • Dagupan illegal fish cages cause widespread pollution 

    Mañalac, Shiela T. (The Manila Times, June 5, 2013, on page A7)
    Illegal fish pens that have mushroomed along the Dagupan river is not only affecting the city but also its adjacent towns of Binmaley and Lingayen that share the waterway are affected as well. This was according to Dr. ...
  • S. Korean airlines ban shark fin as cargo 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 21, 2013, on page B7)
    South Korea’s two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, said on Thursday they had both decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy. Korean Air, which ...
  • Scientists to revive extinct giant Galapagos tortoises 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 19, 2013, on page B7)
    Scientists will try to revive two species of giant Galapagos tortoises thought to have been extinct by breeding genetic relatives in captivity, experts leading the effort said. The Galapagos Islands, located 1,000 kilometers ...
  • Vietnam, Beijing set up fishery hotline 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 21, 2013, on page B7)
    China and Vietnam have agreed to set up a hotline to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, where clashes between fishermen have stoked tensions between the countries, state media reported on Thursday. The agreement was ...
  • Boundary agreement for PH, Indonesia nears 

    Villanueva, Ralph U. (The Manila Times, June 24, 2019, on page A4)
    Soon, the Philippines’ and Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundaries at the West Philippine (South China) Sea will be delimited, Malacañang said on Sunday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the delimitation ...
  • New species found in whale shark's mouth 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 29, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    A whale shark’s mouth might not seem like the most hospitable environment for a home, but Japanese researchers have found there’s no place like it for a newly-discovered shrimp-like creature. The tiny inhabitants — dubbed ...
  • 'Sagip Saka' IRR is DA's framework 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, October 28, 2019, on page A3)
    To effectively raise the incomes of farmers and fisherfolk, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, author and proponent of the Sagip Saka Act, said its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) would serve as the framework for the ...
  • WestMinCom asks fishing firms' help 

    Rimando, Antonio P. (The Manila Times, October 29, 2019, on page A7)
    The Western Mindanao Command ( WestMinCom) wants large fishing fleets here to be enlisted with naval reserves to help secure the vast southern Philippine sea waters against terrorists and pirates. WestMinCom chief Lt. Gen. ...

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