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  • Divers haul ghost nets from submarine wreck in Greece's Ionian Sea 

    Reuters (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 3, 2020, on page A14)
    Divers removed half a ton of abandoned fishing gear covering a British submarine that sank off the Greek island of Kefalonia in 1941 as well as other wrecks in an effort to protect the area’s loggerhead sea turtles, dolphins ...
  • DENR to restore Boracay wetland recovered from Island settlers 

    Enano, Jhesset O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 31, 2020, on page A6)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said restoration work would soon begin in one of the nine wetlands on Boracay Island after it was recovered from illegal occupants. In a statement on Tuesday, the ...
  • In Dagupan, BFAR raises rare golden ‘bangus’ in stress-free pond 

    Sotelo, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 5, 2020, on page A8)
    Two rare golden “bangus” (milkfish) being raised by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) research center here are gaining public attraction, but their caretakers are keeping them away from visitors. They ...
  • Navotas fish port closed for disinfection 

    Valenzuela, Nikka G. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 1, 2020, on page A7)
    Navotas Fish Port Complex (NFPC), which supplies 70 percent of the fish requirements of Metro Manila, will be closed for 24 hours, for disinfection. The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority said the fish port would ...
  • Red tide kills 2 kids, Manila Bay shellfish banned 

    Avedaño, Christine O. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 6, 1996, on page 18-16)
    The Government yesterday banned the sale, consumption and gathering of shellfish in the whole of Manila Bay as two children became the first casualties of the red tide now sweeping the area. Health Secretary Carmencita ...
  • Boracay folk on creation of Bida: Long overdue 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 30, 2020, on page A5)
    Business owners and residents of Boracay Island said the creation of a government body to oversee development in the world-famous tourist destination in Aklan province was “long overdue,” as they welcomed President Rodrigo ...
  • Inventor of China's nine-dash line 

    Carpio, Antonio T. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 30, 2020, on page A6)
    The root cause of the South China Sea dispute is China’s nine-dash line that appears in the 1947 map invented by the Kuomintang Party, which controlled the Chinese government at that time. The 1947 map is titled “Location ...
  • Environmentalists want 'calumpang' trees preserved 

    Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 28, 2013, on page A14)
    Leave those native trees alone. Environmentalists made the appeal to property developers and the city government to preserve a cluster of 10 “bubog” or “calumpang” trees (Sterculia foetida) at the heart of the commercial ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 13, Series of 2020, 20 July 2020 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 25, 2020, on page A10)
    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: US sowing discord in South China Sea 

    Associated Press (AP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 15, 2020, on page A4)
    China on Tuesday described a U.S. rejection of its maritime claims in the South China Sea as completely unjustified and accused the U.S. of attempting to sow discord between China and the Southeast Asian countries with ...
  • What China fears is democracy 

    Mangahas, Mahar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 18, 2020, on page A7)
    Last Tuesday, Social Weather Stations released the following findings of its new survey of Filipino public opinion about China (SWS July 3-6, 2020 National Mobile Phone Survey—Report No. 3: “Stratbase ADR Institute sponsors ...
  • Cebu's whale shark watching enterprise lost ₱35M 

    Semilla, Nestle (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 18, 2020, on page A8)
    The town of Oslob in southern Cebu lost as much as P35 million in income after whale shark watching activities in the municipality were suspended for four months due to restrictions aimed to prevent the spread of the new ...
  • Palace: PH 'not waiving' maritime rights in S. China Sea 

    Salaverria, Leila B.; Pazzibugan, Dona Z. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 16, 2020, on page A5)
    The Philippines continues to “assert’’ its rights in the South China Sea even as it pursues bilateral ties with China, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday. “We have not waived, nor have we relinquished ...
  • HDO for HK vessel crew in boat collision 

    Yee, Jovic (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 16, 2020, on page A5)
    A local court stopped all 20 crewmen of a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship from leaving the country pending an investigation into the ship’s collision with a fishing vessel that left 14 mostly Filipino fishermen missing to ...
  • 2 dolphins given shelter in marine park 

    Macatuno, Allan (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 22, 2014, on page A5)
    Two injured spinner dolphins that were shipped to a marine theme park here for safekeeping after surviving blast fishing in Ilocos Norte and Zambales provinces have shown signs of recovery. Carlo Magno, Ocean Adventure ...
  • Del Rosario: Raise PH victory vs China to global community 

    Pazzibugan, Dona Z.; Aurelio, Julie M.; Andrade, Jeannette I. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 15, 2020, on page A3)
    The Philippines must raise to the global community its landmark victory against China’s incursions in the West Philippine Sea, former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Tuesday. Del Rosario led the Philippine ...
  • At home in Tambobo Bay 

    Pal, Irma Faith (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 19, 2020, on page A8)
    Emma Palallos was in her 20s when she first came to Tambobo Bay in the southern tip of Negros Oriental province in the late 1980s. This body of water shared by Barangays Bonbonon and Siit in the southern town of Siaton has ...
  • PH future is in the West Philippine Sea 

    Sung, Kim (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 17, 2020, on page A11)
    As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained, the United States rejects any People’s Republic of China (PRC) maritime claims within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone or continental shelf, and claims in waters ...
  • Fewer fish cages help revive Lake Buhi 

    Escandor, Juan Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 27, 2014, on page A9)
    Lake Buhi, the habitat of the world’s smallest edible fish locally called sinarapan, is showing signs of recovery three years after authorities launched a campaign to rid the freshwater body of excess fish cages and other ...
  • From mountain to the sea: PTT turns to mangroves with "BakaJuan" CSR project 

    (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 28, 2014, on page A10)
    From business to community service, PTT Philippines Corporation (PTTPC) is living up to its commitment to help build and develop a better society through corporate social responsibility projects on education, environment ...

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