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  • Sea-level rise threatens 311, 000 US homes 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, June 19, 2018, on page B7)
    About 311,000 coastal homes across the United States with a collective market value of about $120 billion in today's dollars are at risk of chronic flooding by 2045, a report issued yesterday by the Union of Concerned ...
  • Govt crackdown led to cleaner beaches - Puyat 

    Servallos, Neil Jayson (The Manila Times, December 21, 2018, on page A4)
    The crackdown on erring tourism establishments has paid off, the Department of Tourism (DoT) said on Thursday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the government's thrust in improving tourist spots led to the ...
  • DENR eyes major Manila Bay rehab 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, December 17, 2018, on page A8)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) bared plans to rehabilitate Manila Bay using the same scheme adopted in Boracay. In a statement on Sunday, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said the agency is ...
  • La Union’s poor fishers get safer fiberglass boats 

    Garcia, William Jun (The Manila Times, December 13, 2018, on page A7)
    The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) has given the first 36 fiberglass-reinforced plastic fishing boats to six coastal towns here for the marginal beneficiary-fisherfolk’s ...
  • Climate scientist debunks ‘sea level rise alarm,’ UN climate agenda crumbling 

    Makabenta, Yen (The Manila Times, December 14, 2018, on page A4)
    Many Filipinos have bought the climate change (global warming) dogma for two key reasons: First, they swallowed the claim of sea level rise, and they got scared by the thought that the Philippines as a Pacific island nation ...
  • Gold Seas Tuna sustains coral rehabilitation 

    The Times (The Manila Times, December 13, 2018, on page B5)
    Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila, in partnership with Gold Seas Tuna Chunks, recently held an underwater exhibition of which the exhibition pieces became artificial coral reefs. In 2011, JCI Manila launched project ...
  • Marine Protected Area to be established Infanta 

    Martinez, Thaddeus (The Manila Times, June 21, 2018, on page B5)
    The local government of Infanta, Quezon, has commenced in setting up a Marine Protected Area (MPA). in Barangay Dinahican, a location that impacts the safety and survival of coastal communities in Infanta, especially during ...
  • More fisheries mgmt areas seen key to cutting imports 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, September 29, 2018, on page B2)
    The country will no longer need to import fish if the government declares more Fisheries Management Areas (FMA), as doing so will ensure sustained productivity and enough supply for the market, an environment lawyer said. ...
  • World famous Iloilo kapis being revived 

    (The Manila Times, November 15, 1999, on page 5)
    The long-gone window pane oyster industry in this province is now being revived through the collaboration of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department (Seafdec-AQD) and the Panay Gulf Development ...
  • Manila Bay rehab begins: 3 restaurants ordered closed 

    Modesto, Catherine A. (The Manila Times, January 28, 2019, on page A3)
    Thousands of volunteers descended on Manila Bay on Sunday, the start of a massive rehabilitation scheme that aims to restore the bay’s “beauty and bounty.” As the clean-up unfolded, the Laguna Lake Development Authority ...
  • Duterte forms body to expedite Bay rehab 

    Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, February 22, 2019, on page A3)
    President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of an inter-agency task force to speed up the rehabilitation of the Manila Bay. Administrative Order 16, signed by Duterte on February 19, takes effect immediately. “The ...
  • LLDA sanctions 18 bay polluters 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, February 20, 2019, on page A8)
    The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) on Tuesday ordered the closure of five establishments found to have been polluting Manila Bay. The agency also issued notices of violation and ex-parte orders to a dozen ...
  • Philippines rejects Chinese sea patrol 

    Bauzon, Bernice Camille V. (The Manila Times, February 28, 2013, on page A6)
    The Philippine government expressed its objection to China’s plan to intensify patrols on the contested islands and waters in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Raul Hernandez, spokesman of the department of foreign ...
  • Manila Bay reclamation: Profiting off the Filipino people's patrimony 

    Dulay, Dodo (The Manila Times, February 19, 2013, on page A1-A5)
    It seems “resurrecting” discredited reclamation projects along Manila Bay is back in vogue. Not too long ago, we wrote about how the voided PEA-Amari contract of the Ramos administration was reportedly being re-packaged ...
  • Priapium fish 

    (The Manila Times, February 18, 2013, on page A1)
    The priapium fish can only be found in Lake Mainit, the fourth largest lake in the Philippines, located in Surigao del Norte province. It is known to be benthopelagic, which means that it can live and feed at any depth. ...
  • Salvage ops on US ship starts today 

    Depasupil, William B. (The Manila Times, February 18, 2013, on page A7)
    After over a month of preparations, the long- delayed actual salvage operation for the minesweeper USS Adventure, which got stuck at the Tubbataha Reef, will finally push through, according to a Philippine Coast Guard ...
  • DENR warns against invasive species importations 

    Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, February 18, 2013, on page A3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has warned the public against the importation of exotic animals, in light of the increasing cases of the so-called bioinvasion that threaten the survival of local wildlife ...
  • China to patrol disputed sea 

    Bauzon, Bernice Camille V. (The Manila Times, February 26, 2013, on page A2)
    China will conduct its "routine" fishery patrols in the disputed Kalayaan (Spratly) Islands and Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) amid tensions with its neighbors over the ownership ...
  • US pledges compensation for Tubbataha Reef 

    Bauzon, Bernice Camille V. (The Manila Times, February 4, 2013, on page A3)
    The US government is prepared to provide “appropriate compensation” to the Tubbataha Reef for the damages caused by the grounding of the USS Guardian there in mid-January. In a statement, the US Embassy in Manila said ...
  • Pining for a clean Pasig River 

    Herrera, Ernesto F. (The Manila Times, March 12, 2013, on page A4-A5)
    When I was a child, my father used to tell me stories about how they would take a dip in the Pasig River and they could see plenty of fish as well as the stones and the sand on the river bed and bank. I myself don't remember ...

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