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  • Arming Moro guerrillas with know-how, not guns 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 1, 1999, on page 18-19)
    Fish for peace? From a press statement of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (Seafdec AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo, comes this question: "Can peace and development finally come to Muslim ...
  • Watch how we fish 

    Habito, Cielito F. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 30, 2021, on page A8)
    You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” goes a popular saying in management circles. For our country’s fisheries, this can be a particularly dangerous thing. There is growing recognition that the “blue economy” — the ...
  • Chinese ships moored at Julian Felipe Reef since November 2020 

    Cabalza, Dexter (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 27, 2021, on page A4)
    The presence of Chinese vessels at a reef within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which had aroused the concern of President Rodrigo Duterte, was detected by a US-based research company as early as November ...
  • PH ramps up monitoring of Chinses vessels 

    Corrales, Nestor (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 29, 2021, on page A4)
    The military has been sending aircraft and ships to monitor the almost 200 Chinese vessels anchored at Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said late Saturday. He also said more ...
  • PH assessing cost of damage by China's reclamation in WPS 

    Salaverria, Leila B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 21, 2021, on page A5)
    The Philippines is now assessing the cost of the damage caused by China’s reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) so that it would have data to support its position should it decide to seek compensation, ...
  • Manila Bay project gets antitrust body's clearance 

    Canivel, Roy Stephen C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 20, 2021, on page B1-B2)
    The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the joint venture between the city government of Manila and developer Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. that plans to build “Manila Waterfront City” over ...
  • US challenges 19 nations' excessive maritime claims 

    Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 19, 2021, on page A9)
    The US defense department has cited China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam as among the 19 countries with “excessive maritime claims” that “if left unchallenged … could permanently infringe upon the freedom of the seas enjoyed ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 06, Series of 2021, 10 March 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 12, 2021, on page A4)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Coastal Waters of Inner Malampaya Sound, Taytay in Palawan; Sorsogon ...
  • Mariculture zone to boost Pangasinan 'bangus' industry 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 15, 2021, on page A8)
    The status of Pangasinan province as the country’s top “bangus” (milkfish) producer was further bolstered with the establishment of an 86-hectare mariculture zone park (MZP) in this coastal town facing the West Philippine ...
  • 66 tons of tilapia turn belly up in Ilocos Sur: Fish kill blamed on heat, ‘overpopulation’ of cages in San Vicente town’s Bantaoay River 

    Mugas, John Michael (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 22, 2021, on page A10)
    At least P7.3 million worth of tilapia were destroyed in the latest fish kill to hit San Vicente town in Ilocos Sur province, authorities said. Rogelio Rualizo, president of the San Vicente fishermen’s association, said ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 12, Series of 2021, 30 May 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 3, 2021, on page A7)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, ...
  • Misamis Oriental village execs eye suit vs sunken ship owners over cleanup cost 

    Jerusalem, Jigger J. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 3, 2021, on page A6)
    Officials of a village in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental province, are set to sue the owners of a sunken ship that caused an oil spill on their shores early last month. Sabas Tagarda Jr., village chief of Lower Jasaan, said ...
  • Ping pushes united tack on WPS 

    Gascon, Melvin; Salaverria, Leila (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 2, 2021, on page A4)
    Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson urged the country’s leaders to stand united on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue and stop bickering in public and exposing what could be exploited as a national weakness. “Isn’t it sad and ...
  • US backs PH amid China's new incursion in West PH Sea 

    Santos, Tina G.; Corrales, Nestor (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 30, 2021, on page A3)
    The US government reiterated on Monday that it stands by the Philippines amid the latest incursion of China in the West Philippine Sea. “The United States stands with our ally, the Philippines, in the face of the PRC’s ...
  • Sarangani town launches dive tourism program 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 4, 2021, on page C6)
    Scuba divers will have more options in exploring the undiscovered marine world of southern Mindanao with the recent launch of the dive tourism program of Glan, Sarangani. Held during the town’s annual Mahin Festival, the ...
  • Coast Guard, BFAR drive away Chinese vessels from PH shoal 

    Andrade, Jeannette I.; Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 6, 2021, on page A2-A3)
    The Philippines on Wednesday said its maritime patrols had twice driven Chinese vessels away from a shoal within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). It was the first time since President Duterte took office in ...
  • DENR to issue violation to vessel over waste water 

    Valenzuela, Nikka G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 1, 2021, on page A4)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will serve a notice of violation against the owner of the MV Sarangani, a vessel that was tagged as the source of waste water in Manila Bay. Jonas Leones, ...
  • Bill filled to strengthen Laguna Lake agency 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 15, 2021, on page S1/12)
    A Senator filed a bill to strengthen the powers of Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) for the rehabilitation of Laguna de Bay. Senator Richard J. Gordon filed Senate Bill No. 2047, which will repeal Republic Act No. ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 14, Series of 2021, 08 May 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2021, on page A9)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; coastal waters ...
  • What explains Duterte's behavior toward China? 

    Butuyan, Joel Ruiz (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2021, on page A6)
    It’s hard to imagine how any Filipino can be supportive of President Duterte’s submissive, fawning behavior toward China notwithstanding the latter’s belligerent claim over a huge area of our marine-rich waters. No matter ...

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