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  • Know your marine assets and potentials (Last of 2 parts) 

    Santos, Gil H. A (The Manila Times, September 25, 2017, on page B5)
    From the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) data bank researchers can see the huge potential of the Asean members’ ocean, mangroves and coral/reef resources. The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia ...
  • US will defend PH in a South China Sea war? Don't bet on it 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, March 4, 2019, on page A1-A5)
    In another instance of Philippine media’s boundless faith in the country’s former colonial master, nearly all newspapers the other day banner-headlined US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo’s claim that America will ...
  • Seaweed can become a major food source 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, March 21, 2019, on page B5)
    Scientists at a university in Japan have decoded the genome of the popular brown seaweed ito-mozuku (Nemacystus decipiens), providing data that could someday be critical to local farmers along the tropical coastline of ...
  • Speaker backs shrimp study 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Manila Times, November 1, 2005, on page A6)
    House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. this weekend endorsed the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' research on vannamei white shrimps being undertaken here. De Venecia said the research by the bureau's National Integrated ...
  • Climate change will end sea dispute – Locsin 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, April 8, 2019, on page A1-A7)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday claimed rising sea levels brought about by climate change would eventually wipe out structures and artificial islands built by China in the contested Kalayaan (Spratly) ...
  • Drive for waterways rehab gets boost 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 3, 2019, on page B2)
    A campaign to recover waterways in Metro Manila got a boost on Tuesday after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) signed a memorandum of understanding with the SM Prime Holdings Incorporated for the ...
  • Public agendas and private interests in ICC/South China Sea 

    Steinbock, Dan (The Manila Times, April 8, 2019, on page A4-A5)
    In February, the US-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) released a heavily promoted report alleging that China sought to intimidate Filipinos into ceasing construction work on the Pag-Asa Island (Thitu) in ...
  • Farmers hit by drought seek cash aid 

    Pilapil, Jaime R. (The Manila Times, April 12, 2019, on page A8)
    Farmers and fishermen hit hard by El Niño are seeking cash assistance from the government. Their leaders Emmanuel Rosario, Roberto Aleroza and Ireneo Cerilla narrated their sad plight in a news conference on Thursday in ...
  • Dolphin found dead in Cebu 

    Rosell, Rhea Ruth (The Manila Times, March 12, 2019, on page A7)
    A female bottlenose dolphin was found dead by fishermen on Sunday night floating about 20 meters away from the shoreline of Barangay Atabay, Alcoy town, South Cebu. Cindy Plando, fisheries coordinator of the Municipal ...
  • PH to file protest if China drives away Pinoy fishers 

    Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, March 26, 2019, on page A2)
    The Philippine government would file a protest against China if reports that Filipino fishermen were being driven away from the Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) by Chinese Coast Guards were confirmed, Malacañang said on ...
  • DILG to LGUS: 'Revoke business permits of polluters' 

    Narra, Roy D. R. (The Manila Times, March 20, 2019, on page A8)
    The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered 178 local government units (LGUs)in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) to revoke ...
  • Greenpeace ship campaigns vs plastics 

    Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, March 1, 2019, on page A7)
    The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace’s flagship vessel, will arrive this Friday in Manila for the “Ship the Plastic Back” tour and will join millions of Filipinos rallying against plastic pollution. Angelica Carballo Pago, ...
  • BFAR maintains Q1 fish output estimate despite El Niño 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, April 10, 2019, on page B2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has maintained its growth projection in national fish production for the first quarter of the year, noting minimal losses from droughts and dry spells. “We are still ...
  • PH protests Chinese vessels near Pag-asa 

    Villanueva, Ralph U.; Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, April 2, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    MANILA has filed a diplomatic protest against China, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said, after the military over the weekend reported more than 600 Chinese vessels had been circling Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the ...
  • Palace to China on PH Island: ‘Get away from Kota’ 

    Villanueva, Ralph U.; Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, April 11, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines has heightened its rhetoric against China, with Malacañang calling on Chinese vessels supposedly seen near the Philippine-owned Kota (Loaita) Island to “go away.” In a news briefing on Wednesday, Palace ...
  • Pag-asa Island? Oops, arbitration award ruled it’s just a rock 

    Tiglao, Rigoberto D. (The Manila Times, April 8, 2019, on page A1-A5)
    Our Pag-Asa Island in the Kalayaan Island Group (KIG), as well as three other features that Marcos had called islands when he annexed the area in 1978 through his Presidential Decree 1596, are all in the Spratly Islands, ...
  • Chinese presence near island 'illegal' 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E.; Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, April 5, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday declared the presence of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the Kalayaan Island Group “illegal.” The DFA said Pag-asa Island is part of the Kalayaan or Spratly ...
  • Lorenzana also changes tune, hits China's Spratlys claim 

    Reyes, Dempsey; Villanueva, Ralph U. (The Manila Times, April 15, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    China has been relying on an “imagined historical claim” over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Sunday, as he also stepped up his rhetoric against Beijing. This was after ...
  • PH protects Chinese fishing at Panatag 

    Villanueva, Ralph U.; Reyes, Dempsey (The Manila Times, April 17, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Foreign Affairs department has formally protested China’s reported mass harvesting of giant clams at the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, which Malacañang on Tuesday called as an “affront” to the Philippines. A ...
  • Go pushes trainings for farmers, fishers 

    (The Manila Times, April 12, 2019, on page A7)
    MONKAYO, Compostela Valley: Former special assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has pushed for agri-entrepreneurship training and mentorship for small farmers and fisherfolk to provide them with ...

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