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  • Asean water security concerns: Focus on the Mekong River 

    Tolentino, Amado S. Jr. (The Manila Times, July 23, 2022, on page A4-A5)
    Conflicts over water are ancient. According to the US-based Pacific Institute which specializes in water policy, water conflict appears to have occurred for the first time 4,500 years ago when a king named Urlama diverted ...
  • US finds 'deepest shipwreck' from WW2 off PH 

    (The Manila Times, June 26, 2022, on page A1-A2)
    A US Navy destroyer sunk during World War 2 has been found nearly 7,000 meters (23,000 feet) below sea level off the Philippines, making it the world's deepest shipwreck ever located, an American exploration team said. The ...
  • A fish-eye view 

    Hofileña Jr., Saul (The Manila Times, June 18, 2022, on page A6)
    CHINA is at it again. Like the North Korean rocket man who fires ICBMs worth millions of dollars at the sea, for no reason at all but to scare his neighbors while his people are starving and remain unvaccinated, China ...
  • Oil deal with China should benefit Filipinos - Go 

    Ismael, Javier Jose (The Manila Times, September 1, 2022, on page A2)
    SEN. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Wednesday reminded the government to prioritize the interest of the Filipino people amid proposals for joint energy exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) between the Philippines ...
  • Gensan bats for fisheries department 

    Sumangil, Franz (The Manila Times, September 1, 2022, on page A9)
    The stakeholders of the tuna fishing industry in General Santos City are pushing for the creation of a department for fisheries and aquatic resources to achieve the full potential of the country's fisheries sector. Currently, ...
  • Japan gives P337M to Filipino farmers, fisherfolk 

    (The Manila Times, September 5, 2022, on page B11)
    The government of Japan has donated P337.5 million to support new initiatives by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Food Program (WFP) for farmers and fisherfolk affected by Typhoon ...
  • BFAR exec denies shortage of sardines 

    Cariaso, Bella (The Manila Times, September 6, 2022, on page A2)
    THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Monday denied a shortage in the supply of tamban or sardines amid reports of unavailability in the wet market of the fish. In a radio interview, BFAR spokesman Nasario ...
  • Dredging operations held in Bulacan rivers 

    Silverio, Frederick (The Manila Times, September 6, 2022, on page A7)
    The provincial government of Bulacan conducted simultaneous dredging operations in rivers and creeks in the City of Malolos and the town of Hagonoy on Saturday. Despite the rain, Gov. Daniel Fernando visited the locations ...
  • Giant sperm whale dies in Dimasalang, Masbate 

    Barcia, Rhaydz (The Manila Times, June 30, 2022, on page A10)
    The sperm whale (Physeter catodon) that was stranded on June 25 in the shallow waters of Dimasalang, Masbate died on June 26. "A giant sperm whale was stranded, struggling, breathing, and swimming in the shore of Banahao ...
  • SMC leads cleanup of Bulacan rivers 

    Silverio, Frederick (The Manila Times, June 25, 2022, on page A10)
    San Miguel Corp. (SMC) announced on Thursday, June 23, that the company will soon start cleaning up rivers belonging to the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System in Bulacan. This is after the SMC has reached its goal of ...
  • 'World's biggest' freshwater fish netted in Cambodia 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 22, 2022, on page A1-A9)
    A fisherman on the Mekong River in Cambodia has hooked the biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, scientists said — a 300-kilogram stingray. The giant freshwater stingray, which measured 4 meters (13 feet) from snout to ...
  • Deadly starfish invades Sarangani 

    Sumangil, Franz R. (The Manila Times, June 19, 2022, on page A8)
    A possible outbreak of the crown-of-thorns starfish poses a threat to the livelihood of fishermen in Sarangani, an official at the Protected Area Management Office of the Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (SBPS) said on ...
  • Cimatu lauds call for Boracay Authority 

    (The Manila Times, July 31, 2020, on page A9)
    ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu has lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for calling Congress to pass a measure creating the Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA) to sustain gains from the rehabilitation of the world-famous ...
  • Aquaculture operators seek animal protein importation 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 21, 2022, on page B5)
    AMID the temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild pigs and related products originating from Italy due to a reported case of African swine fever (ASF), several stakeholders from the aquaculture sector are ...
  • Bagac sea mishap leaves 4 dead, 1 missing, 45 rescued 

    Esconde, Ernie (The Manila Times, June 27, 2022, on page A8)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) substation in Morong, Bataan on Sunday reported that four fisherfolk died, one missing, and 45 were rescued when the fishers' boat capsized due to strong waves while fishing along the ...
  • Robin hopeful PH-China oil talks will continue 

    Ismael, Javier Jose (The Manila Times, June 29, 2022, on page A3)
    SENATOR-elect Robinhood Ferdinand "Robin" Padilla is hopeful that negotiations between the Philippines and China on the joint oil and gas exploration in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) will soon resume and whatever differences ...
  • Tourists rescue sea turtle off Aurora 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, June 25, 2022, on page A10)
    A mother sea turtle has been successfully returned to the Pacific Ocean after it was rescued in Barangay Ditawini, Dinalungan in Aurora province by local tourists from the upland town of Ambaguio in this province. Nuepe ...
  • Lack of funds hinders agricultural research 

    Basa, Ave (The Manila Times, September 17, 1987, on page 1)
    The country's agricultural research and extension program is being hampered by lack of funds, according to Agriculture Secretary Carlos Dominguez Jr. In a speech before participants to the seminar on aquaculture development ...
  • Seafdec to host ADSEA '87 

    (The Manila Times, August 20, 1987, on page 7)
    The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (Seafdec) celebrates its twentieth anniversary next month with a seminar-workshop for senior aquaculturists on Sept. 8-12 at the Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City.
  • ADSEA '87 

    (The Manila Times, September 10, 1987, on page 1)
    "Aquaculture Developments in Southeast Asia '87" opened Sept. 8 at the Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City.

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