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  • 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 ...
  • Fish depletion feared in WPS 

    Roxas, Patrick (The Manila Times, April 16, 2021, on page A7)
    The country faces possible fish shortage as some “240,000 kilos of fish are illegally taken from Philippine waters every single day Chinese fishing vessels massed at the West Philippine Sea [South China Sea],” according ...
  • How Julian Felipe Reef brouhaha impacts on CPP-NPA-NDF insurgency 

    Samonte, Mauro Gia (The Manila Times, April 17, 2021, on page A5-A6)
    A number of speculations has surfaced from the continuing controversy on the Julian Felipe Reef in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana appears the most persistent in hammering on the issue in the media ...
  • Military to probe boat chase in WPS 

    Maghanoy, Christian Crow; Ismael, Javier Joe; Tolentino, Reina C. (The Manila Times, April 10, 2021, on page A1-A8)
    The Department of National Defense (DND) on Friday said it would order the Armed Forces of the Philippines to investigate the incident Thursday in the West Philippine Sea where the boat chartered by an ABS-CBN news crew ...
  • Care for the oceans requires more than a 'month' 

    (The Manila Times, May 5, 2021, on page A4)
    The month of May here in the Philippines is designated as the “Month of the Ocean” and is intended to “highlight the conservation, protection and sustainable management of Philippine coastal and ocean resources,” according ...
  • Palace belies Xi-Duterte verbal fishing agreement 

    Calayag, Keith (The Manila Times, April 24, 2021, on page A2)
    Malacañang on Friday denied there was a verbal deal between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping, allowing China to fish in the West Philippine Sea. “There is no truth to the speculation of a purported ...
  • Carpio, Aquino regime disseminated spurious EEZ maps 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, February 10, 2021, on page A1-A5)
    Stupid, bungling or lying conspirators — you decide. For all their flag-waving shrieks that China is encroaching on our exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and must be fought even to the point of war — as Benigno Aquino 3rd ...
  • Navotas City cited for Manila Bay rehab 

    Calalo, Arlie O. (The Manila Times, March 15, 2021, on page A8)
    Navotas City was named top performer in the implementation of the Manila Bay Clean up, Rehabilitation and Preservation Program (MBCRPP). “In the past years, Navotas scored low in the MBCRPP. We strived to rework our ...
  • PH calls for restraint in maritime dispute 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E.; Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, April 12, 2021, on page A8)
    Manila has urged all parties with overlapping claims in the South China Sea (SCS) to adhere to the rule of law and exercise self-restraint. The Spratly Islands in the SCS are claimed in whole by China and in part by Brunei, ...
  • BFAR lifts fishing ban in Zamboanga Peninsula 

    Lagare, Jordeene B. (The Manila Times, March 2, 2021, on page B2)
    The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) on Monday lifted the 10th closed fishing season for sardines in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula). For a decade now, the closed fishing season ...
  • 5 rescued at sea off Davao city 

    Palo, Ruth (The Manila Times, April 19, 2021, on page A7)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Davao Oriental rescued five people after their boat capsized off the coast of Mati City in the province on April 17. In a report, the Mati City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ...
  • Managing complicated relationship with China 

    (The Manila Times, April 18, 2021, on page A4)
    To say that bilateral relations with China is complicated would be an understatement, given the escalating tension in the West Philippine Sea. But as we have said before, we should not demonize China. Our relationship with ...
  • Pangatalan Island in Palawan, elected as a sustainable island 

    (The Manila Times, April 13, 2021, on page B13)
    On September 15, the Philippine Embassy in Paris, received Frédéric Tardieu, president of Sulubaaï Environment Foundation (SEF), to sign an agreement between the French Fund for World Conservation and Sulubaai Environment ...
  • On top of disaster-resilient village, livelihood facilities: SMC gives Sariaya fisherfolk boats 

    (The Manila Times, March 6, 2021, on page B11)
    Just a few months after opening the Sariaya Fishermen’s Dock, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) made good on its commitment to continue helping fisherfolk relocatees at its new sustainable, disaster-resilient community in ...
  • 5 fishermen rescued off Davao 

    Palo, Ruth (The Manila Times, May 20, 2021, on page A7)
    Five fisherfolk from Sarangani Province were rescued in Davao Oriental after floating in the open sea for more than a day. The fisherfolk were identified as Yolando Gino, 55; Preceliano Cong, 31; Arnil Sulas, 28; Ronie ...
  • Swimmer dies in New Caledonia shark attack 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, March 1, 2021, on page B6)
    A 57-year-old man has died after a shark attack off an island in New Caledonia on Sunday, officials said. The amateur yachtsman was swimming near his moored boat off Maitre islet in the French Pacific territory when the ...
  • Chinese maritime militia invasion a hoax; Duterte should fire Lorenzana and Locsin 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, April 23, 2021, on page A1-A5)
    A month after the hysterics, sadly participated in by our own Defense and Foreign Affairs secretaries, the so-called “intrusion” by 200 Chinese “maritime militia in our territory” is turning out to be a hoax. It is a hoax ...

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