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  • Rody to Sino envoy: We're concerned about your ships 

    Salaverria, Leila B.; Cabalza, Dexter (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 26, 2021, on page A4)
    President Rodrigo Duterte has told the Chinese ambassador that the Philippines was concerned about the large number of Chinese vessels at Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef and reasserted the international arbitral tribunal’s ...
  • Japan challenges incursions by Chinese ships 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 9, 2021, on page B3)
    Japan said Monday it has protested to China over two incursions into Japanese territorial waters that come after Beijing enacted legislation toughening its response to violations of its maritime territory.
  • US warships in South China Sea as Beijing ups Taiwan pressure 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 25, 2021, on page A7)
    A US aircraft carrier group led by USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the American military said on Sunday, as Taiwan reported that another large flight of Chinese ...
  • PH protests Chinese ships in WPS 

    Aning, Jerome; Santos, Tina G.; Corrales, Nestor; Enano, Jhesset O.; Andrade, Jeannette I. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 22, 2021, on page A3)
    The Philippines has expressed concern that some 220 vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, were spotted on March 7 in the disputed South China Sea, the latest example of tensions in the crucial ...
  • PH military chief Chinese vessels' formation suspicious 

    Yap, DJ; Santos, Tina G.; Aurelio, Julie M.; Galvez, Daphne (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 25, 2021, on page A4)
    The Armed Forces chief, Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, on Wednesday said the military-style formation of about 200 Chinese vessels at a reef within the country’s 370-kilometer exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea ...
  • Local fish prices steadily going down 

    Ocampo, Karl (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 24, 2021, on page A3)
    Prices of local fish in Metro Manila have been steadily declining following the lifting of the three-month ban on fishing in the country’s major fishing grounds. The price of galunggong (roundscad) fell to P180 a kilogram ...
  • Chinese ships still at reef near Palawan-AFP chief 

    Andrade, Jeannette I.; Santos, Tina G.; Yap, DJ; Salaverria, Leila B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 23, 2021, on page A4)
    The chief of the Philippine military on Monday confirmed that there were still Chinese ships at Julian Felipe Reef near Palawan province, two weeks since more than 200 vessels were seen there by a Philippine Coast Guard ...
  • DU30 talking to Beijing envoy about West Philippine Sea incursion 

    Salaverria, Leila B.; Cabalza, Dexter; Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 24, 2021, on page A2-A4)
    President Rodrigo Duterte plans to talk to the Chinese ambassador about China’s latest incursion in the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang said on Tuesday, after Manila filed a diplomatic protest over the presence of more ...
  • Goats go surfing, help kids overcome fear 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 24, 2021, on page A1-A4)
    As cheering children and men frantically paddle their inflatable surfboard through the frothy Pacific waves onto the beach, one passenger placidly sits in the bow taking it all in—a large, white goat. California surfer ...
  • Fish and sea creatures 

    Jimenez-David, Rina (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 30, 2014, on page A17)
    If you’re walking or driving down Manila’s streets this morning and find yourself in the midst of sea creatures—turtles, fish, crabs, squids, dolphins and maybe even a mermaid or merman (what we call siokoy)—don’t be ...
  • Siargao reptiles thrive as tourism pauses 

    Mascariñas, Erwin M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 31, 2021, on page A11)
    As tourism ground to a halt in Siargao, environmental officials in the coastal town of Del Carmen in Surigao del Norte province saw a record number of sea turtle rescues. From March to November last year, the Municipal ...
  • Coast Guard seizes Chinese dredger for illegal entry 

    Ramos, Marlon; Refraccion, Greg; Aglibot, Joanna Rose; Visaya, Villamor Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 30, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized a Chinese dredger for “illegal and unauthorized presence” in Philippine waters more than a year after it was cleared to leave the country, the Coast ...
  • Palace hope China won't use force in WPS 

    Salaverria, Leila B.; Gascon, Melvin; Santos, Tina G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 26, 2021, on page A4)
    Countries must abide by their obligations under international law, which generally prohibits the use of force, Malacañang said on Monday after China last week adopted a law that would allow its coast guard to fire on foreign ...
  • Blast fishing blamed for dolphin deaths in Camarines Sur 

    Arguelles, Mar S. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 27, 2021, on page A10)
    Thirteen of 25 dolphins stranded on the shores of Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province on Tuesday died from what fisheries officials described as injuries suffered from blast fishing. A necropsy performed on the ...
  • PH company wants to build bigger Navy ships to patrol seas 

    Cabalza, Dexter (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 18, 2021, on page A5)
    A local shipbuilder is considering building bigger vessels for territorial defense and patrolling of the country’s waters in the near future. Propmech Corp. said it was “definitely interested” to work with the government ...
  • More than 1,000 baby sea turtles to be released in Tayabas Bay 

    Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 7, 2020, on page A8)
    More than 1,000 baby sea turtles locally known as “pawikan” will be set free to their natural habitat in Tayabas Bay off Sariaya town, Quezon province, starting this month until January next year, authorities said. The ...
  • Iloilo kids help protect sea turtles 

    Villa, Hazel; Pagador, Juliana Rose (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 7, 2021, on page A5)
    In the village of Atabayan here, a female turtle has returned to her birthplace to make the sandy shore as her own nesting ground. Her 68 eggs were discovered by fisherman Rodrigo Traifalgar on the chilly morning of Oct. ...
  • Mangrove Propagation and Information Center: Shoring up, Cordova's Marine Ecosystem 

    Supetran, Bernard (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 31, 2021, on page A7)
    Cordova, the smaller and lesser-known half of Mactan Island in Cebu, is arguably the best-kept secret in central Philippines. Situated just a few minutes from the aerial gateway to the south, this 956-hectare coastal ...
  • Pampanga wetland named site of 'International Importance' 

    Orejas, Tonette (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 4, 2021, on page A1-A5)
    The 3,667.31-hectare Sasmuan Pampanga Coastal Wetland (SPCW) has been listed as a “wetland of international importance” under the Ramsar Convention standards, an official said on Wednesday. Martha Rojas Urrego, secretary-general ...
  • 'Galunggong' prices to go down amid supply hike 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 4, 2021, on page A3)
    Expect the price of mackerel scad, more popularly known as galunggong, to go down in Metro Manila in the coming weeks due to a projected hike in supply after the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources opened fishing in Palawan.

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