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  • Agriculture can save the Philippines from COVID-19 havoc 

    Docena-Asuelo, Belen (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3, 2020, on page A9)
    A resounding yes to “Hope in agriculture” (Editorial, 5/24/20). As a country with vast untapped agricultural lands and abundant bodies of water, we need to revive the agriculture sector. And this global pandemic made us ...
  • Otters find new playground on island in Tawi-Tawi 

    Alipala, Julie (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3, 2020, on page A10)
    They are known as “anjing laut,” the Malay word for “sea dogs,” in neighboring Sandakan, Sabah, according to Tawi-tawi residents who occasionally visit that part of Malaysia. But on Tawi-tawi’s Taganak Island, where the ...
  • DA seeks World Bank funding for fisheries project 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 3, 2020, on page A13)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking a $200-million fund from the World Bank to finance its Fisheries and Coastal Resiliency (FishCoRe) project to improve the country’s fishery production and protect the “blue ...
  • 7 countries send observers to monitor PH case vs. China 

    Calleja, Niña P. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 26, 2015, on page A8)
    Seven countries, including claimants Malaysia and Vietnam, have sent observers to the second round of arguments in the case that the Philippines brought against China in a United Nations arbitral court in The Netherlands ...
  • Rename the South China Sea 

    Torres, Rene (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 17, 2019, on page A18)
    We should work on the change of the name of South China Sea to South Asian Sea. This is a puny move but will help put China in its proper place. I suggest that we initiate moves in the proper world forum, perhaps the United ...
  • Singapore otters’ lockdown antics spark backlash 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 1, 2020, on page A1-A4)
    Singapore’s otters, long adored by the city-state’s nature lovers, are popping up in unexpected places during the coronavirus lockdown but their antics have angered some and even sparked calls for a cull. With the streets ...
  • BFAR wants to relocate Pangasinan’s fishpond zones after fishkill 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 1, 2020, on page A8)
    After a massive fishkill on May 20, the aquaculture areas in Kakiputan Channel in Bolinao and Anda towns, Pangasinan province, should be relocated due to their deteriorating water qualities there, according to officials ...
  • DA launches integrated urban fish-garden farming 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 28, 2020, on page B3)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) is bringing urban garde­ning closer to homes as it formally launched its urban aquaponics program early this week, which will provide interested municipalities with the proper equipment ...
  • Duterte extends term of Boracay rehabilitation task force 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 24, 2020, on page A10)
    The term of the interagency task force undertaking the rehabilitation of Boracay Island has been extended by another year. President Duterte issued Executive Order No. 115 on May 11 extending the term of the Boracay ...
  • ‘We could be facing our last, best chance to save our species’ 

    Suntay, Robert; Honasan, Alya B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 24, 2020, on page 1)
    The ocean is my deepest love! It is my soul mate. It is what makes my most joyful experiences possible: filming and going on dive trips with Studio H2O (watch our underwater series, “Wreck Hunters,” on iWant TV), doing ...
  • PH Navy vessel docks at Pagasa Island port 

    Andrade, Jeannette I. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 21, 2020, on page A1-A3)
    The Philippine Navy’s BRP Ivatan (LC298) made history last week for being the first Navy vessel to dock at the newly constructed port at Pagasa Island on the West Philippine Sea. In a statement issued on late Tuesday, Naval ...
  • Hope for the crocs 

    Mascariñas, Erwin M.; Cinco, Maricar; Baraoidan, Kimmy; Miranda, Romar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 5, 2020, on page A12)
    The Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) is among the local species categorized in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species as “critically endangered,” with its ...
  • 12-kg tagged turtle set free 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, December 15, 2010, on page A18)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday released a 12-kilogram Olive Ridley turtle, that kept returning to a village in Pangasinan, into the Lingayen Gulf. The turtle ( Lepidochelys olivacea), whose ...
  • Boracay residents question swimming ban 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 18, 2020, on page A5)
    As many areas shift to loosened quarantine measures, several residents of Boracay have questioned the continued ban on swimming along the island’s famous white beach. They called on the local government of Malay town in ...
  • A threat to PH sovereignty 

    Diana, Rodel James (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 12, 2020, on page A7)
    China has never had sovereignty over Taiwan. Roque, a former International Law professor, neglects to see this, and his statement is a window to the Duterte administration’s stance on China. However its minions twist it, ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 10, Series of 2020, 07 May 2020 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 9, 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 Coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Balite Bay, ...
  • China’s song, Cebu’s COVID-19 tunes 

    Escoda , Isabel (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2020, on page A9)
    Apparently believing it can lull Filipino sensibilities with some schmaltzy video music, China has unleashed its propaganda machine with a song online. Ostensibly promoting harmonious relations, the video is obviously also ...
  • LGUs' fresh produce purchases rising, DA Chief says 

    Ocampo, Karl R.  (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 9, 2020, on page A14)
    Local government units (LGUS) have bought P1.58 billion worth of agriculture and fishery products directly from farmers and fishermen since the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was imposed in mid-March, the Department ...
  • BFAR raises red tide alert in 3 provinces 

    Ocampo, Karl R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 9, 2020, on page A4)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned consumers against eating shellfish at this time due to another red time contamination. Shellfish from Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Balite Bay, Mati ...
  • Vietnam protests Beijing's 'fishing ban' in South China Sea 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 9, 2020, on page A7)
    Vietnam protested on Friday what it called China’s unilateral fishing ban in the disputed South China Sea from May 1 to Aug. 16, weeks after it said Vietnamese boat had been rammed by a Chinese maritime vessel. “Vietnam ...

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