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  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 20, Series of 2020, 02 October 2020 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 7, 2020, on page A5)
    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 Pincesa City in Palawan; Coastal waters ...
  • Sampaloc Lake clean-up mired in controversy 

    Mallari, Delfin T. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 3, 2000, on page 15)
    Some 7,000 city residents on Tuesday proclaimed the start of a multisectoral campaign to save Sampaloc Lake from extinction. Students, teachers, senior citizens, government officials and employees, and religious members ...
  • Beguiling Basilan 

    Guerrero, Amadís Ma. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 27, 2000, on page D6)
    On board SuperFerry 6 en route to Zamboanga City last December, I discovered that one of my cabin mates was a Marine corporal bound for Jolo. When he learned that I was going to Basilan, where he had been previously stationed ...
  • Consensus on the South China Sea 

    de Jesus, Edilberto C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 3, 2020, on page A7)
    “We must remain mindful of our obligations and commitment to the Charter of the United Nations and as amplified by the 1982 Manila Declaration on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes. The Philippines affirms ...
  • This week's milestones: Oct. 8, 1998 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 4, 2020, on page A10)
    The marine reserve in the municipalities of El Nido and Taytay in Palawan province was declared a protected area, known as El Nido-taytay Managed Resource Protected Area, through Proclamation No. 32 signed by then President ...
  • Highland fishing 

    Lapniten, Karlston (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 4, 2020, on page A10)
    Age-old fishing practices of villagers continue to preserve and sustain life in the rivers of this farming town in Mountain Province. Tributaries of the Siffu River that zigzag through the town serve as crucial lifeblood ...
  • Pangasinan townsfolk rediscover mangrove forest 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 3, 2020, on page A8)
    After six months in quarantine, residents of Bani in western Pangasinan are rediscovering one of their town’s most treasured natural resources: the Bangrin mangrove marine protected area. The 42.2-hectare lush forest, which ...
  • Arctic Sea ice shrinks to second lowest on record 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 23, 2020, on page A8)
    Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists said Monday, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region. ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 19, Series of 2020, 19 September 2020 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 23, 2020, on page B4)
    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, Bohol; Tambobo and Siit Bays, Siaton and Bais ...
  • Cimatu: Use of crushed dolomite in Manila Bay remains an option 

    Semilla, Nestle; Israel, Dale (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 27, 2020, on page A13)
    The continued use of crushed dolomite to enhance the shores of Manila Bay will remain an option amid the environmental issues surrounding its extraction from a town in Cebu. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, in a visit in ...
  • Fishers groups raises alarm over Cavite reclamation project 

    Cinco, Maricar; Reyes-Estrope, Carmela (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 27, 2020, on page A13)
    A militant fishers group warned that an ecologically disastrous reclamation of hundreds of hectares of the Manila Bay off the coastline of Cavite province, which would also displace hundreds of small fishers, violated a ...
  • Chinese fishing fleet stirs up waters in Peru 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 27, 2020, on page A9)
    Peru’s Navy on Friday was carefully watching a fleet of around 250 Chinese fishing vessels that had sailed just outside the Andean country’s waters, angering the domestic fishing industry and sparking a Twitter war between ...
  • COVID brings Pangasinan town's salt industry to a standstill 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 28, 2020, on page A8)
    Warehouses storing salt harvested in the town of Dasol in Pangasinan province would have been empty by this time of the year. But since March, when the community quarantine was imposed by the government to control the ...
  • Batangas dive operators seek Anilao reopening 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 1, 2020, on page A8)
    Dive operators in Mabini town in Batangas province are asking national government agencies to consider allowing the underwater sport to resume, citing it as a much safer activity this time than leisure travels to the beach. ...
  • Great escape to El Nido 

    Supetran, Bernard L. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 30, 2020, on page B2-3)
    Hollywood actress Rachel Weisz, while shooting for Bourne Legacy, called this archipelagic town as the “Emerald City” and “paradise island”. But for us Filipinos, we simply call it the “World’s Best Island” based on the ...
  • Group seeks gov't help for fisherfolk 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 29, 2020, on page B2)
    An industry group is urging the government to provide more assistance to local fisherfolk as the demand for fish exports remained weak because of the trade restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a virtual press ...
  • DENR probes mining firms in 'Manila beach' project 

    Semilla, Nestle; Israel, Dale; Valenzuela, Nikka G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 26, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday suspended two mining companies in Cebu that provided the crushed dolomite for the controversial Manila Bay “beach nourishment project” of the environment department after they ...
  • Animal shows back at Subic Marine Theme Park 

    Aglibot, Joanna Rose; Visaya, Villamor Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October NaN, 2020, on page A8)
    Marine theme park Ocean Adventure will resume its animal shows and other leisure activities here on Saturday, seven months after its closure at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Dolphin and sea lion shows are scheduled ...
  • Binay: Dolomite beach not part of 2008 SC writ of mandamus 

    Ramos, Marlon (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 10, 2020, on page A6)
    The Supreme Court did not order the government to rehabilitate Manila Bay by dumping crushed dolomite on the artificial white sand beach that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) created on a 500-meter ...
  • Fish growers ask gov't: 'Reconsider' import plan: Aquaculture industry may suffer same fate as rice producers, warns group 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 12, 2020, on page A6)
    Fish growers in Taal Lake in Batangas province have opposed the government’s plan to import fish, saying this could only stall the industry’s recovery from damage wrought by Taal Volcano’s eruption and the low market demand ...

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