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  • G7 sends strong message to china 

    Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 28, 2016, on page A1-A4)
    With a keen eye on the Philippines’ legal battle with China over territory in the South China Sea, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) advanced democracies have agreed to send a strong message on the importance of ...
  • China harassment of PH fishers stop, but occupation continues 

    Macatuno, Allan (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 24, 2016, on page A9)
    Filipino fishermen venturing out to the Scarborough Shoal, a rich fishing ground some 200 kilometers from the coast of the province, are enjoying a respite from Chinese coast guard harassment, but the continued presence ...
  • Fisher folk key to marine conservation-WWF 

    Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 17, 2013, on page A5)
    Conserving the country’s precious marine resources begins with showing fisher folk that protecting natural habitats will redound to more money for them, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines). “Local ...
  • Meet the Australian lungfish 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 18, 2013, on page K6)
    At Las Farolas, the newest tourist destination in Frontera Verde Drive beside Tiendesitas on Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City, one of the top freshwater fish attractions is the Australian Lungfish which has been observed to be ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No.19, Series of 2013, 05 August 2013 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 7, 2013, on page B2-2)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the bureau of fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfish collected at Dumanquillas bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga ...
  • Oil spill reaches barangays 

    Asutilla, Carine (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 20, 2013, on page A2)
    The oil leaking out of the St. Thomas of Aquinas, the passenger ferry that sank Friday evening off Talisay City after colliding with a cargo vessel, has reached five barangays (villages) of Cordova town. In a press release, ...
  • Defenders of marine sanctuary win award 

    Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 25, 2013, on page A14)
    In a remote coastal village in Zamboanga del Sur, the task of protecting a marine sanctuary falls upon a six-person team of environmental workers who keep the sea and mangrove forest safe from greedy commercial fishers. ...
  • Cavite gov downplays diesel spill destruction 

    Cinco, Maricar; Santos, Tina; Olchondra, Riza; Tubeza, Philip (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 10, 2013, on page A1-A2)
    A diesel oil spill on Manila Bay that raises potential environmental and health hazards and threatens to ruin the capital’s vital fishing industry has “95-percent” evaporated, leaving only “a thin film” of fuel on the ...
  • Helping coral reefs with beads of faith 

    Arguelles, Mar S. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 8, 2013, on page A20)
    In what could be the first of its kind in the world, a 65-meter-long artificial reef shaped like a rosary was dropped into the Albay Gulf off the coastal town of Sto. Domingo in Albay. The structure symbolizes the “Our ...
  • WWF hails Ilocos fisher as ‘environment hero’ 

    Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 3, 2013, on page A4)
    For saving a dolphin trapped in a fishing net, a 63-year-old fisherman from Ilocos Norte has been named the latest “Hero of the Environment” by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines. Francisco Vergara, who ...
  • Paje stresses need to save Coral Triangle 

    Yap, DJ (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 25, 2013, on page A4)
    Environment Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday said more action was needed to save the reefs of the Coral Triangle, an important marine area encompassing Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines, amid growing threats ...
  • Oil spill damage estimate: ₱6.5M 

    Asutilla, Carine (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 25, 2013, on page A7)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas has estimated that at least P6.5 million in damage compensation should be paid by those who would be held responsible for an oil spill that ...
  • Revenge of the 'Pawikan': 5 dead after eating sea turtle meat 

    Gabieta, Joey A. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 23, 2013, on page A12)
    Five persons died while 153 others were taken ill after eating the meat of a sea turtle that was found dead on Aug. 17 in Arteche, a town in Eastern Samar. Marlon Gabril, a fisherman who found the sea turtle and later sold ...
  • 'Butanding' lifts town's tourism industry 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 9, 2013, on page A10)
    Next to the Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, this coastal town is emerging as Pangasinan province’s new ecotourism destination due to the presence of whale sharks near its shorelines. The whale sharks, locally ...
  • Chinese vessels enter 2 more PH islands' waters 

    Mangosing, Frances; Andrade, Jeannette I.; Pazzibugan, Dona Z.; Salaverria, Leila B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 18, 2019, on page A2)
    After swarming Pag-asa in the Kalayaan Island Group, Chinese vessels believed to be part of China’s maritime militia have been seen close to two other Philippine-occupied islands in the South China Sea. Some of the Chinese ...
  • Duterte admin asked to heed SC order protecting PH reefs 

    Aning, Jerome; Chiu, Patricia Denise M.; Gascon, Melvin; Salaverria, Leila B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 5, 2019, on page A1-A6)
    President Rodrigo Duterte and other government officials must enforce the Supreme Court’s writ of kalikasan order directing them to protect and rehabilitate the marine environment in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), former ...
  • Transparency demanded in PH-China deals on WPS projects 

    Aurelio, Julie M.; Yap, DJ; Dumlao-Abadilla, Doris (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 27, 2019, on page A6)
    Any deal on joint development in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) should respect the country’s sovereignty over these waters and recognize that they are part of Philippine territory, Sen. Grace Poe said on Friday. The ...
  • Sea row tackled at Duterte, Xi meet 

    Dumlao-Abadilla, Doris (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 27, 2019, on page A3)
    While China has continued to downplay the 2016 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) ruling favoring the Philippines’ territorial rights, tension between the two countries have subsided following the ...
  • Jellyfish sighting sours 'butanding' season 

    Ostoria, Rey Anthony (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 13, 2019, on page A12)
    With just five days before its Butanding Festival, Donsol town in Sorsogon province had limited its whale shark interaction due to sightings of the deadly box jellyfish in local waters. Mayor Josephine Alcantara-Cruz, in ...
  • Enchanting island of waterfalls, beaches 

    Udtohan, Leo (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 5, 2019, on page A10)
    It may be known for potions and witchcraft, but the island-province of Siquijor is more than that. Its white sand beaches and sparkling blue waters can give Boracay Island in Aklan province a run for its money. If beaches ...

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