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  • Cimatu wants to ban parked vessels on Pasig River 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 16, 2019, on page A18)
    Aside from illegal structures built beside the Pasig River and its tributaries, Environment Secretary and now Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) Chair Roy Cimatu will also address yet another “eyesore:” illegally ...
  • China on 'combat patrols' over disputed islands 

    Reuters; Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 7, 2016, on page A17)
    China’s Air Force sent bombers and fighter jets on “combat patrols” near contested islands in the South China Sea, in a move a senior colonel said was part of an effort to normalize such drills and respond to security ...
  • Photos show China militarizing Spratly islands 

    Reuters; New York Times News Service (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 10, 2016, on page A1-A13)
    When President Xi Jinping of China visited President Barack Obama at the White House in September last year, he startled many with reassuring words about his intensions for the Spratly Islands, a contested area where the ...
  • Pangasinan city bids 'bangus' goodbye 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 3, 2016, on page A19)
    Goodbye, bangus. Hello, tulya and tahong—and tourism? This fourth-class city hosting Pangasinan province’s prime tourist destination, the Hundred Islands National Park, won’t be producing bangus (milkfish) anymore, citing ...
  • Demolition of fish pens in Laguna Lake starts 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 10, 2016, on page A8)
    Two fish pens, occupying about 100 hectares in the Laguna Lake, were demolished early Tuesday as part of the government’s effort to ease the overly congested water body covering parts of Laguna and Rizal provinces and Metro ...
  • Armed conflict in sea row feared 

    Torres, Estrella (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 4, 2016, on page A2)
    Diplomats and experts warned Wednesday of a heightened risk of armed conflict in disputed waters in the South China Sea due to a lack of cohesion among members of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). ...
  • China prefers peace with PH 

    Tulfo, Ramon (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 4, 2016, on page A10)
    China appreciates President Digong’s pronouncement that the country will not go to war over Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal which, based on the ruling of The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration, is a part of the ...
  • No guarantee China will honor code of conduct 

    Torres, Estrella (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 20, 2016, on page A6)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said China’s agreement to the general framework of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea was not enough guarantee of Beijing’s commitment to peacefully settle disputes in the ...
  • FVR mission to focus on tourism, fishing 

    Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 10, 2016, on page A13)
    Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Tuesday said he wanted to focus on points of common interest with China such as tourism and commercial fishing as part of efforts to smooth relations with Beijing roiled by the South China ...
  • BFAR putting up 50 municipal ports 

    Domingo, Ronnel W. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 1, 2013, on page B2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has set a target of putting up over the next three years at least 50 municipal port projects all over the country. BFAR Director Asis G. Perez said in an interview that the ...
  • No more fish to catch, or spilt fuel to collect 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 11, 2013, on page A1-A6)
    Wearing the face masks given to them by health and social workers, Rodolfo Lasca, 49, and two neighbors arrived at the village basketball court yesterday to claim their emergency rice ration. Ever since a huge diesel oil ...
  • Oil sludge removal starts in Ilocos 

    Sotelo, Yolanda; Cardinoza, Gabriel; Arzadon, Cristina; Balbin, Leoncio Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 1, 2013, on page A20)
    Using shovels, rakes and dust pans, and even spoons, government employees, residents, fishermen and volunteers from different towns of La Union tediously scooped and gathered the coagulated oil that had reached coastal ...
  • UP's 'CSI' helps catch illegal wildlife traders 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 26, 2019, on page A6)
    When officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) learned that some eateries in Barangay Pasil in Cebu City were selling steaming bowls of turtle stew, they first needed to make sure that the ...
  • Online seafood shop a welcome new wave 

    Aspiras, Reggie (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 12, 2019, on page C3-C4)
    Delivered right at your doorstep, as you like it, is not how seafood is bought. But it’s what Marvin Jason Tan of Marvs Boqueria wants to keep his grandmom Maria Castro’s seafood stall in Arranque Market relevant in the ...
  • Palace: the president will definitely raise Hague ruling in meeting with Xi 

    Aurelio, Julie M. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2019, on page A6)
    There is no stopping President Rodrigo Duterte from speaking his mind about the 2016 arbitral ruling on the South China Sea dispute and other issues affecting the country’s interests. The President’s longtime aide, Sen. ...
  • Japan may dump radioactive water into the sea-minister 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 11, 2019, on page A14)
    Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada said on ...
  • Polluted San Juan River to undergo rehab 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 19, 2019, on page A17)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has entered into a partnership with the Aboitiz Group to spearhead the rehabilitation of San Juan River, earlier identified as one of the most polluted waterways ...
  • Beach clearing starts in Siargao: DENR, DILG vow to save surf spot from environmental woes suffered by Boracay 

    Mascariñas, Erwin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 23, 2019, on page A12)
    The government has started a crackdown on illegal structures on the beaches of Siargao Island, a booming tourist destination in Surigao del Norte province, taking off from lessons in the environmental rehabilitation of ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource, Shellfish Bulletin No. 16, Series of 2019, 09 September 2019 2017 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 10, 2019, on page B6)
    Based on the latest results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected ar Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; Coastal waters of Dauis ...
  • PH's capitulation: How we may end up with a 'Waste Philippine Sea' 

    Penaflor, Ted P. II (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 9, 2019, on page A17)
    In 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines in a case the latter filed against China. Ordinarily this cause célèbre, which the Philippines won, is a reason for national ...

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