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  • Boundary agreement for PH, Indonesia nears 

    Villanueva, Ralph U. (The Manila Times, June 24, 2019, on page A4)
    Soon, the Philippines’ and Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundaries at the West Philippine (South China) Sea will be delimited, Malacañang said on Sunday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the delimitation ...
  • New species found in whale shark's mouth 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 29, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    A whale shark’s mouth might not seem like the most hospitable environment for a home, but Japanese researchers have found there’s no place like it for a newly-discovered shrimp-like creature. The tiny inhabitants — dubbed ...
  • 'Sagip Saka' IRR is DA's framework 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, October 28, 2019, on page A3)
    To effectively raise the incomes of farmers and fisherfolk, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, author and proponent of the Sagip Saka Act, said its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) would serve as the framework for the ...
  • WestMinCom asks fishing firms' help 

    Rimando, Antonio P. (The Manila Times, October 29, 2019, on page A7)
    The Western Mindanao Command ( WestMinCom) wants large fishing fleets here to be enlisted with naval reserves to help secure the vast southern Philippine sea waters against terrorists and pirates. WestMinCom chief Lt. Gen. ...
  • Opening of floating kubo, fishing competition in Muntinlupa 

    (The Manila Times, October 28, 2019, on page B7)
    Mayor Jaime Fresnedi scores a fish during the launching of Floating Kubo and the 10th JRF Fishing Competition on October 19 at Bayanan Baywalk, Muntinlupa City. The activities aim to promote the area as an eco-tourism hub ...
  • The 'New Thinking' to expand agri exports 

    Dar, William (The Manila Times, October 24, 2019, on page A1-B5)
    The headlines and news generated lately from the Department of Agriculture (DA) were mostly related to rice. But with the coming holidays it will not only be rice that will be consumed in greater quantities during the usual ...
  • Dutch inventor's 'The Interceptor' to rid world's waters of plastic 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, October 28, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    A Dutch nonprofit group committed to ridding the world’s waters of plastic on Saturday unveiled its latest invention, a floating garbage-collection barge called “The Interceptor.” It is built by The Ocean Cleanup, which ...
  • 'Duterte to push for sea code' 

    Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, October 29, 2019, on page A3)
    President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to push for the completion of the long-delayed code of conduct in the South China Sea when he attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Thailand this week, ...
  • Mangroves, reefs reduce loses from disasters – UN 

    Gonzales, Anna Leah (The Manila Times, June 24, 2019, on page A4)
    The Philippines was able to save more than $1 billion in losses because of its natural systems, according to a World Bank report. In its Lifelines: The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity report released last week, the ...
  • Poaching case vs China in danger of dismissal 

    Canlas, Jomar (The Manila Times, July 10, 2019, on page A2)
    A petition before the Supreme Court seeking to protect the marine environment in Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal and Panganiban (Mischief ) Reef in the South China (West Philippine) Sea is in ...
  • Palace: Let China fish in PH waters 

    Valente, Catherine S. (The Manila Times, June 26, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines will not stop China from fishing in the country’s territorial waters, Malacañang said on Tuesday amid calls on the government to make Recto (Reed) Bank an exclusive fishing ground for Filipinos. Recto Bank ...
  • Sharks sold in Malaysia wantonly 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Manila Times, October 11, 2019, on page B5)
    Activists are concerned about the basket-loads of baby sharks available for sale at the fish market here. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) members in Miri posted pictures of baby sharks on their chat groups that were taken ...
  • Carcass of female whale found 

    Barcia, Rhayz D. (The Manila Times, October 10, 2019, on page A5)
    The carcass of a young female sperm whale found dead at Tabgon village in Caramoan town last October 5 underwent necropsy to determine the cause of death and to preserve the skeleton for scientific display to the public. ...
  • Technologization could boost PH agriculture 

    Cariño, Conrad M. (The Manila Times, October 11, 2019, on page H4)
    When it comes to understanding the vital role of technology and innovation in boosting the agriculture sector, newly appointed Agriculture Secretary William Dar is very much abreast of developments. For that and more, he ...
  • Palace: Cabinet execs to discuss boat sinking 

    Villanueva, Ralph U.; Jalea, Glee; Tamayo, Bernadette E.; Dela Cruz, Divina Nova Joy; Piad, Tyrone C. (The Manila Times, June 17, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned the Philippines against politicizing the boat’s sinking, which it described as a “ordinary maritime incident.” The Filipino boat’s crew — rescued by a Vietnamese vessel — has claimed ...
  • Public interest should guide PH action on Reed incident 

    (The Manila Times, June 17, 2019, on page A4)
    The government has come under growing pressure from all sides to take an aggressive action on the recent Reed (Recto) incident in the contested South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) and is itself anxious to find a resolution ...
  • P3-B fish-cage program exclusive, risky - group 

    Gomez, Eireene Jairee (The Manila Times, June 10, 2019, on page B2)
    The P3-billion fish-cage installment program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) may benefit only the big-fish corporations and endanger the marine and aquatic environment, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ...
  • Govt echoes China line 

    Gonzales, Anna Leah E.; Tamayo, Bernadette E.; Ayeng, Raffy; Villanueva, Ralph U. (The Manila Times, June 18, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    A Chinese vessel caused the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in disputed waters, but it remains to be seen whether the “ramming” was intentional, the government said on Monday. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, who ...
  • China damaged reefs in disputed sea - US official 

    Delizo, Michael Joe T. (The Manila Times, March 30, 2016, on page A1-A8)
    The United States will work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and other countries with claims to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to address the colossal destruction perpetuated by China on ...
  • Boat-ramming incident: Manila to hale Chinese to court 

    Valente, Catherine S.; Dela Cruz, Divina Nova Joy (The Manila Times, July 9, 2019, on page A8)
    The Philippine government would hale to court the captain and crew of the Chinese ship that rammed a Filipino fishing boat near Recto (Reed) Bank if the Chinese government failed to impose sanctions against them, Malacañang ...

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