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  • PH 'helpless' amid China buildup at Spratly 

    Delizo, Michael Joe T. (The Manila Times, August 11, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines cannot do anything but watch as China continues its military buildup and activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) despite the favorable verdict it got from an international arbitral ...
  • Asean disunity heightens sea tension- experts 

    Delizo, Michael Joe T. (The Manila Times, August 9, 2016, on page A3)
    The lack of unity among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in stopping China’s continuing construction work in disputed waters is increasing the conflict in the already tense West Philippine Sea ...
  • CDO river cited for economic importance 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, August 6, 2013, on page B2)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has named the Cagayan de Oro River Basin in Northern Mindanao as a water quality management area (WQMA), which includes an area best known for the popular sport ...
  • BFAR moves to conserve endangered fish species 

    Domingo, Leander (The Manila Times, August 7, 2013, on page A7)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is seeking out means to conserve several fish species in Cagayan Valley, which have been identified as endangered, some are becoming totally extinct. Dr. Jovita Ayson, ...
  • Effective protected areas management pushed 

    (The Manila Times, August 7, 2013, on page B4)
    The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenar-beit GmbH and the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau ...
  • Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades - study 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, August 8, 2013, on page A6)
    Bottlenose dolphins can remember each other's signature whistles for more than 20 years, a study said on Wednesday- the longest social memory ever observed in an animal. Elephants have long been credited with the animal ...
  • Cagayan coast guards release hawksbill turtle 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, August 8, 2013, on page A7)
    A haksbill sea turtle was released back to the sea by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) of the District of Northeastern Luzon in Barangay Punta in Aparri town. Named Rolanda, the sea turtle was turned over to PCG by residents ...
  • Agriculture output grows 1.44 percent in first half 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, August 8, 2013, on page B1-B2)
    The country’s agriculture sector grew by 1.44 percent in first half of 2013 on the back of stronger production in the fisheries, poultry and livestock subsectors, the Department of Agriculture reported on Wednesday. In a ...
  • Abad's wife vows to block Taiwan fish pact 

    Panti, Llanesca T. (The Manila Times, August 13, 2013, on page A7)
    Deputy Speaker Henedina Abad of Batanes, wife of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, has vowed to block any fishing agreement between the Philippines and Taiwan unless the Aquino administration will earmark funding for strict ...
  • Petron takes responsibility for oil spill 

    Mañalac, Sheila; Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, August 13, 2013, on page A6)
    PETRON Corp. on Monday admitted its pipeline in Cavite caused the spread of half a million liters of diesel fuel in Manila Bay which affected four towns and over 30 villages in the province. The Philippine Coast Guard said ...
  • 'Testicle-munching' fish found off Denmark 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, August 15, 2013, on page B6)
    A Danish fishermen made an unusual find in his nets recently when he discovered a pacu, a sharp-toothed cousin of the South American piranha with a reported penchant for testicles. " If they bite, they can bite hard ...
  • P2.5-M worth of smuggled 'Bangus' fry 

    Vergara, Benjie (The Manila Times, March 11, 2013, on page A3)
    Airport authorities seized some P2.5 million worth of smuggled live bangus (milk fish) fry that came in separate flights from Indonesia, Malaysia Singapore and Hong Kon. Col. Marlon Alameda, Bureau of Customs Enforcement ...
  • 9 held for illegal fishing off coast of Bulacan 

    Sausa, Raadee S. (The Manila Times, March 1, 2013, on page A7)
    Nine fishermen were apprehended for illegally fishing in the coastal village of Pamarawan, recently. Senior Supt. Joel Orduna, officer in charge provincial police director of Bulacan province, said that the that nine ...
  • Marine protected areas key to sustainable fishing in PH 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, September 30, 2019, on page A8)
    The effective management of marine protected areas (MPA) in coastal communities across the Philippines would help achieve sustainable fishing that could ensure the livelihood of small fisherfolk, as well as food security, ...
  • Humanity must rescue oceans to rescue itself, UN warns 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, September 26, 2019, on page A8)
    Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the United Nations warned Wednesday that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth’s frozen spaces in ways that directly ...
  • Fisheries profession 

    Acosta, Persida (The Manila Times, October 3, 2019, on page A3)
    My neighbor is a fisherman. His only child wants to follow in his footsteps, and he does not intend to go to college anymore. But my neighbor still convinces his son to go to college to have a better future. Can my neighbor’s ...
  • Asset rights in South China Sea 

    Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, November 20, 2019, on page A2)
    United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has urged all nations, especially claimants to the hotly contested South China (West Philippine) Sea, to take a stand publicly by asserting their sovereign rights and to adopt ...
  • Agriculture, fisheries top BARMM for investment 

    Jannaral, Julmuniri I. (The Manila Times, October 16, 2019, on page A7)
    The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is pushing for agriculture and fisheries as its top industries for foreign and local investments given its vast lands and rich water resources said Minister Abuamri ...
  • 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. ...

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