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  • Provinces start to reel from El Niño 

    Gamil, Jaymee T.; Alipala, Julie; Magbanua, Willamor; Sotelo, Yolanda; Cardinoza, Gabriel; Adriano, Leilanie; Visaya, Villamor Jr.; Reyes-Estrope, Carmela; Arguelles, Mar S. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 12, 2019, on page A6)
    At Laoag City in Ilocos Norte province, farmers have started harvesting crops such as corn earlier than scheduled before these are laid to waste due to rising temperatures. Some fishpond operators have also been harvesting ...
  • In Sarangani, dolphin, whale sightings mean bay is healthy 

    Fernandez, Edwin O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2019, on page A7)
    Large groups of marine mammals have been seen in Sarangani Bay, an indication that the area declared protected by the government last year is healthy and safe for the sea creatures, according to an environment official. ...
  • Crusaders against plastic pollution spread the word in Palawan 

    Brun, Victor (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 16, 2019, on page D2)
    Race for Water expedition, the world’s largest solar-powered vessel, just ended a two-week stopover in Palawan. The expedition’s goal is a crusade against plastic pollution in the ocean. After 10 days in Puerto Princesa ...
  • Lowly ‘labahita’ may yet help heal Tubbataha atolls 

    Yap, Dj (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 9, 2013, on page A1-A20)
    They aren’t the most beautiful fish in the sea, but the labahita may just be what the Tubbataha Reefs need to regenerate after being bruised by the intrusions of two foreign vessels earlier this year. With the presence of ...
  • Oyster shells, slippers form giant maps of the Philippines 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel; Martinez-Clemente, Jo (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 12, 2013, on page A6)
    The easiest—and maybe the cheapest—way of displaying a giant Philippine map may be to cut it out from a Styrofoam board, mount it on plywood, and paint it. But the marketing group of a shopping mall in Rosales, Pangasinan, ...
  • Lakeside property regards environment as ‘first customer’ 

    Salazar, Tessa R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 29, 2013, on page B2-3)
    The isolated town of Buhi in Camarines Sur is home to the world’s smallest fish, the Mistichthys luzonensis, known among the natives as sinarapan. But Buhi, and its picturesque lake where the fish live, is also home to the ...
  • DA allots ₱1B to lending program for farmers: Rural banks urged to roll out innovative financing schemes 

    Domingo, Ronnel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 14, 2013, on page B2-4)
    The Department of Agriculture has set aside ₱1 billion for a lending program to help farmers, fishers and rural entrepreneurs and has also called on rural banks to provide rural folk greater access to funds. In a statement, ...
  • Dagupan reclaims fishponds for growth centers 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 17, 2013, on page A20)
    The city government plans to reclaim unprofitable or abandoned fishponds to develop new business growth centers, and decongest downtown Dagupan, acting Mayor Belen Fernandez said on Friday. Fernandez said the government ...
  • Gov't agencies declare war on fish 'invaders' 

    Domingo, Ronnel W. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 20, 2013, on page A18)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) has rallied nine other government agencies to intensify the war on clown knife fish infestation at Laguna de Bay. The BFAR ...
  • PH yellowfin tuna output up 25%: WCPFC lifts ban on the fishing of tuna in some parts of Pacific 

    Domingo, Ronnel W. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 25, 2013, on page B2)
    The lifting of the ban on harvesting yellowfin tuna in the Pacific boosted domestic production by 25 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, both in volume and in value, according to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics ...
  • Giant clams serve as magnets for fish in Bohol 

    Matus, Carmel Loise (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 2, 2013, on page A9)
    The Bohol provincial government has reported an increase in fish density in the province’s seawaters, just three months after giant clams were seeded in four marine protected areas (MPAs). Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto said ...
  • Fish pens not needed, say execs 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 2, 2013, on page A12)
    Even without fish pens, the bangus (milkfish) industry in this bustling city will continue to thrive. City Agriculturist Emma Molina made this assurance on Thursday to allay fears that the milkfish industry here will ...
  • All about fish and fishing 

    Bernas, Joaquin G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3, 2013, on page A17)
    What can legally be said about the incursions of Chinese fishing and other vessels into Philippines waters/ The first thing, of course, is to look into the laws that govern the seas. The importance of the seas flows from ...
  • ‘Butanding’ bring revenue to Pangasinan town 

    Cardinoza, Gabriel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3, 2013, on page A12)
    Resorts and boat owners in this coastal town have been cashing in on the presence of “butanding” (whale sharks) here. Lina Paculan, a chambermaid at Sierra Vista Resort in Barangay (village) Nibaliw here, said more tourists ...
  • Understanding the arbitral award 

    Panganiban, Artemio V. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 4, 2019, on page A9)
    The arbitral award or judgment, dated July 12, 2016, was issued unanimously by the five members of the Arbitral Tribunal Constituted Under Annex VII of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (that is how ...
  • 'Outraging' 

    Garcia, Ed (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 20, 2019, on page A9)
    Outraging” is a word seldom used, but it somehow perfectly sums up the current mood of many citizens, as our government flounders from one explanation to another in trying to accommodate contradictory positions regarding ...
  • The Chinese invasion 

    Collas-Monsod, Solita (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 10, 2019, on page A12)
    At the beginning of July, or last month, Sen. Leila de Lima immediately raised a red flag (no pun intended) when she read that a Chinese-Filipino had bought the former Island Cove Resort off Kawit, Cavite, and was transforming ...
  • Defense chief on Chinese ships: Why the secrecy? 

    Ramos, Christia Marie; Aurelio, Julie M.; Gascon, Melvin (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 10, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has stepped up criticism on Chinese ships sailing unannounced into Philippine waters, in what may be taken as a signal of souring relations between the Philippines and China despite ...
  • Man's ruin pushes 7,000 species to the brink 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 20, 2019, on page A7)
    Mankind’s destruction of nature is driving species to the brink of extinction at an “unprecedented” rate, the leading wildlife conservation body warned on Thursday as it added more than 7,000 animals, fish and plants to ...
  • Duterte's 'agreement' with China 

    David, Randy (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 28, 2019, on page A8)
    Basking in the glory of his record-breaking high approval ratings in the latest opinion surveys, President Duterte began his fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) by highlighting the minuscule 3 percent that disapprove ...

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