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  • Yangtze turtle facing extinction 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 16, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The world’s rarest turtle has moved a step closer to extinction after a female specimen died in a Chinese zoo, leaving behind just three known members of the species. The Yangtze giant softshell turtle, believed to be above ...
  • Shoring up a fishing town's marine ecosystem 

    (Manila Standard, April 16, 2019, on page C2)
    The environmental situation in Medina, a fishing town in Misamis Oriental province, has been experiencing a 180-degree turn since the municipal government embarked on a comprehensive marine protection and conservation ...
  • 'Manila Bay establishments must set up own sewerage plants' 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, April 22, 2019, on page A3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is now requiring all establishments within the Manila Bay area to connect to existing sewer lines or set up their own sewerage treatment plants to ensure that wastewater ...
  • DPWH set to dredge Manila Bay 

    Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, April 23, 2019, on page A6)
    The Department of Public Works and Highways will deploy two huge amphibious dredging machines to beef up the cleaning operations of Manila bay which is expected to be completed by July 2019. Public works undersecretary ...
  • Rehabilitation of rivers ensured 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 9, 2019, on page A6)
    he heavily polluted Parañaque River and Estero Tripa de Gallina waters are flowing to rehabilitation efforts. This, after SM Prime Holdings Inc., led by its chairman Henry Sy Jr., in partnership with the Department of ...
  • A strong, united stand 

    (Manila Standard, April 8, 2019, on page A4)
    After exhibiting a tolerance that his critics misinterpreted as weakness, President Rodrigo Duterte last week took a strong stand against Chinese aggression in the West Philippine Sea, where Beijing has deployed more than ...
  • PH takes a swipe at China: Slams ‘assault on sovereignty’ as Chinese vessels swarm WPS 

    Mariano, Nat; Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 11, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    While the Philippines remains on friendly terms with China, the government will continue to assert the country’s sovereignty if it comes under attack, the Palace said Wednesday, even as Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro ...
  • Spratly Islands ours—China: But Palace won’t back down on PH own claim 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, April 13, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    China on Thursday repeated its claim over the Spratly Islands after Malacañang slammed the persistent presence of Chinese vessels in the West Philippine Sea. “The Nansha Islands are China’s territory, which is backed by ...
  • 2 former PH officials sue China leader before ICC 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, March 22, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Former government officials accused Chinese President Xi Jingping of crimes against humanity for his actions in the South China Sea, bringing their complaint to the International Criminal Court on March 15, just two days ...
  • Du30 to China: Back off from Pag-asa 

    Mariano, Nat; Ramos-Araneta, Macon; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, April 6, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Beijing to back off from a disputed island in the South China Sea, warning of possible military action if China “touches” it amid rising tensions over the key waterway. Duterte, aiming ...
  • Impunity in the South China Sea 

    Abelgas, Val (Manila Standard, April 6, 2019, on page A5)
    With the government either defending, justifying or simply doing nothing about China’s aggressive actions, the country’s giant neighbor has become even bolder to pursue its “creeping invasion” of the disputed territories ...
  • Red tide still up in several areas 

    Campos, Othel V. (Manila Standard, April 6, 2019, on page A3)
    Shellfishes collected at San Pedro Bay in Western Samar, Lianga Bay in Surigao del Sur, and the coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol are still positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the ...
  • SC Justice fears Sino takeover of PH assets 

    (Manila Standard, March 24, 2019, on page A2)
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is apprehensive over the Chico River irrigation loan agreement between the Philippines and China, saying the latter could seize oil and gas-rich Philippine assets in the West ...
  • From predators to protectors: RP Energy moves to save endangered 'pawikans' in Zambales 

    (Manila Standard, February 23, 1999, on page B4)
    It used to be that these delicate eggs hatched by gentle creatures from the sea ended up in fisherfolk’s household pots. They were a delicacy, and also a source of livelihood. Back in the 1990s, even earlier, marine turtle, ...
  • Saving Manila Bay 

    Zozobrado, Bob (Manila Standard, February 24, 2019, on page D1-D2)
    I can just imagine how many romantic relationships blossomed on Manila Bay. I remember, when I was new here in Manila, and that was around half-a-century ago, I still didn’t have too many friends from here and had a lot ...
  • Closed fishing seasons violators detected 

    (Manila Standard, February 25, 2019, on page A3)
    Illegal fishing activities thrive in the Visayan Sea during the enforcement of the three-month closed fishing season, lawyer Gloria Estenzo Ramos, vice president of Oceana Philippines said over the weekend. Oceana, the ...
  • A love affair with coral reefs 

    Licuanan, Wilfredo (Manila Standard, February 25, 2019, on page B3)
    I was five years old when I got to see my first coral reef back in Bantayan Island off Cebu, where my Yaya Yoly was from. I didn’t know how to swim then, so all I could remember from the experience is the few minutes of ...
  • Preserving Philippine marine life 

    Gabac, Rhosedel Grace (Manila Standard, February 28, 2019, on page C3)
    The melting of the polar ice caps, frequent and stronger typhoons, the thinning of the ozone layer--these are just some of the telltale signs of Global warming. It is no longer a myth or a conspiracy theory, that’s why ...
  • Having heart in service key to Pasig rehab 

    Miclat, Alysa Chrizelle Ng; Duran, Peter Paul (Manila Standard, March 22, 2019, on page C3)
    In 1999, the Philippine Government, under the administration of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada, created the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission or PRRC Executive Order (EO) No. 54, as amended by EO No. 65. he PRRC, a ...
  • 3k cu m of trash silt in Bay rehab 

    Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, May 23, 2019, on page A6)
    The Metro Manila Development Authority announced on Wednesday it has collected at total of 3,018 cubic meters of rubbish and silt from Roxas Boulevard and waterways as part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project in nearly ...

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