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  • Reclamation plan worries Navotas fisherfolk 

    Subingsubing, Krixia (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 18, 2017, on page 1)
    Around 100 members of Navotas City’s fishing community took to the water on Tuesday in protest against a 650-hectare reclamation project on Manila Bay, which they said would displace around 20,000 people. Setting off on ...
  • Anilao photo tilt to draw more than 200 divers from all over 

    Jambora, Anne A. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 7, 2017, on page D6)
    One of the biggest underwater macro photography competitions in the world, the Anilao Underwater Shootout is again happening in Mabini, Batangas, better known as Anilao. This was announced in the first Dive Philippines ...
  • China hits us for sail-by near disputed islands in South China Sea 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 2, 2018, on page 10)
    China on Friday scolded the United States for sending naval vessels close to disputed islands in the South China Sea where Beijing has built military installations. The United States and its allies periodically send planes ...
  • Reviving our rivers 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 2, 2018, on page 11)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu’s recent directive for a national river cleanup hardly merited mention in the roiling national conversation, but, done properly, the program could have far-reaching impact across generations ...
  • Water hyacinths choke Rizal town: State of calamity declared to clear Laguna de Bay, aid fishers 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 18, 2017, on page A13)
    Thick beds of water hyacinth in Laguna de Bay have prompted the local government of Cardona in Rizal province to declare the town under a state of calamity. Swaths of the aquatic plant, stretching to about 2 kilometers ...
  • How Tagbanua tribesmen protect the 'mermaids' of Palawan 

    Yan, Gregg (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 20, 2019, on page A16)
    Wearing fins from recycled plastic containers, tough Tagbanua tribesmen have become the protectors of the dugong, those gentle marine mammals that have become prey to poachers in Northern Palawan. The dugong (scientific ...
  • Asean ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea 

    Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 20, 2019, on page A2-4)
    Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar’s ...
  • DENR: Manila Bay swimmable by December 

    Gascon, Melvin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 13, 2019, on page A2)
    It may not end up like the turquoise waters of Boracay or El Nido, but the hyperpolluted Manila Bay would at least be swimmable after a major rehab by the end of the year, officials promised on Saturday. An interagency ...
  • Series of bilateral talks leading calm for South China Sea 

    Munitalks (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 11, 2017, on page A2)
    With the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit happening in Manila, a discussion about the Code of Conduct on South China Sea (SCS) is expected to be brought up by its participating leaders. With ...
  • Du30: China to fast-track sea talks 

    Tubeza, Philip C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 16, 2017, on page A1-A4)
    China has promised the Philippines that it would fast-track the negotiations for the proposed code of conduct for claimants in the South China Sea, according to President Duterte. Mr. Duterte said he pressed Chinese officials ...
  • Bolinao asks vessel owners to stop spill 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 14, 2013, on page A12)
    The town government of Bolinao, Pangasinan, has asked the owners of the sunken ship, MV Harita Bauxite, to immediately stop the vessel's oil from spilling into the West Philippine Sea to prevent further damaging coastal ...
  • Navy stops Panatag patrol: National security adviser says decision meant to ease tension in disputed waters 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 14, 2017, on page A8)
    The Navy has stopped sending patrols to the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to ease tension with China, the national security adviser, Hermogenes Esperon Jr., said here last week. “We do not send Navy ships to the area anymore. ...
  • What the world has to say about the South China Sea dispute 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 16, 2017, on page A8)
    The South Sea (SCS) dispute has been ongoing for the past years. Nevertheless, progress is happening as the countries involved in the dispute focus on bilateral talks to address the issue, with countries around the world ...
  • 2 major PH-initiated agreements up for signing by Asean leaders 

    Pazzibugan, Dona Z. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 12, 2017, on page A2)
    Two landmark agreements by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) that were initiated by the Philippines more than a decade ago would be sealed next week under Manila’s chairmanship of the 10-nation ...
  • Oil spill hits Sorsogon villages 

    Jaucian, Michael B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 14, 2017, on page A9)
    An oil spill, said to have come from a cargo vessel battered by strong winds as Tropical Storm “Salome” was crossing the Bicol region last week, had spread to at least 10 villages here, officials said. Mayor Manuel Fortes ...
  • PH needs fisheries dep't, aquaculture experts say 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 30, 2017, on page A9)
    The government needs to create a Department of Fisheries in order to improve fish production for domestic consumption and for export, leading aquaculture experts said here on Tuesday. Rafael Guerrero, the scientist who ...
  • Maynilad launches project to revive Pasig river 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 17, 2018, on page A9)
    Maynilad Water Services Inc. has launched the “Sagip Estero, Balik Sigla” project, which aims to improve the water quality in the esteros and tributaries of the Pasig River before water is released back into the river and ...
  • Joint naval patrols by PH, neighbors urged 

    Ramos, Marlon (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 6, 2018, on page A6)
    The Philippines should take a bold step in defending its sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea by encouraging neighboring states to conduct with it joint freedom of navigation patrols in the hotly contested South China ...
  • Sea row splits Trillanes, Cayetano 

    Yap, DJ; Orellana, Faye (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 6, 2018, on page A1-A6)
    Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday called Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano a “political snake” for shedding his loyalty to the Aquino administration at the height of the South China Sea row in 2012 and ...
  • Beijing permanently stations rescue ship in spartlys 

    Mangosing, Frances G.; Avendaño, Christine O.; Pazzibugan, Dona Z. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 3, 2018, on page A6)
    China is stationing a search and rescue ship on its man-made island on Philippine-claimed Zamora Reef in the Spratly archipelago, in a “gray zone tactic” to assert its ownership of the disputed feature in the South China ...

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