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  • 'Dolomite lang matatag' draws flak 

    Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, November 13, 2020, on page A4)
    Netizens on Thursday slammed Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority spokesperson Pircelyn Pialago after selfie photos they took at the Manila Bay with the so-called dolomite ...
  • Duterte won't ignore Hague ruling 

    (Manila Standard, November 13, 2020, on page A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte, appearing tough on the international arbitral ruling against China in 2016, told his fellow Southeast Asian leaders Thursday the determination by the Hague court as regards the disputed South ...
  • Fishing ban set in Visayan Sea 

    (Manila Standard, November 14, 2020, on page A4)
    Fishing within the Visayan Sea is prohibited for three months starting Nov. 15, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said. Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 167-3 series of 2013 established the closed season ...
  • Live reef fish trade in Palawan feared to kill of coral reefs 

    (Manila Standard, December 8, 2010, on page A6)
    The illegal live fish trade in the country is reaching alarming levels and is accelerating the distraction of massive coral reefs particularly in the Palawan area. "The trade of live fish reef fish in the country goes on ...
  • Danish fishermen hope to keep access to British waters in Brexit deal 

    Bas-Wohlert, Camille (Manila Standard, November 10, 2020, on page B3)
    In Thyboron, a port in western Denmark, the sky is grey and overcast and fishermen look just as gloomy as soon as the word Brexit is mentioned. Almost all of the 2,000 people who live here know a fisherman whose livelihood ...
  • El Nido reopens for tourism, resorts ready 

    (Manila Standard, August 24, 2020, on page A4)
    Palawan, voted World’s Best Island in 2020 by Travel + Leisure magazine, awaits visitors once more as it reopens its doors to tourism. Now under a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), and with the support of the ...
  • Tilapia project for Laguna, Batangas 

    Gunio, Butch (Manila Standard, November 6, 2020, on page A4)
    An initiative of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) is making tilapia farming accessible to beneficiaries in Laguna and Batangas. A total of 14 farmer ...
  • Zambo peninsula under fishing ban 

    Rimando, A. Perez. (Manila Standard, October 7, 2014, on page B6)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will implement a five-month ban against fishing for sardine fish, Tamban, in the waters of Zamboanga peninsula, Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi starting in November, a senior ...
  • BFAR declares closed season for Ludong 

    Estrada, Anna Leah (Manila Standard, October 3, 2014, on page B7)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has declared a closed fishing season for the high-value Ludong for the provinces of Cagayan, Abra and the Santa River in Ilocos Sur, a senior official said on Wednesday. ...
  • Mangrove forest safeguards Nasugbu coastlines 

    Llarena, Steph (Manila Standard, October 27, 2020, on page C4)
    A 10-hectare mangrove forest in a municipality in Batangas proves that lush vegetation is the ideal solution to common environmental problems and that it is “Instagrammable,” too—red swimsuit optional. Mangrove trees play ...
  • An oil boom? 

    Lopez, Tony (Manila Standard, October 28, 2020, on page B1)
    Share prices of once-dormant listed petroleum exploration companies have doubled and even more than quadrupled in recent days, from their March 2020 lows, thanks to the so-called lifting by President Duterte of the moratorium ...
  • 'China to turn over WPS structures to PH' 

    Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, October 6, 2020, on page A3)
    The structures, including the military facilities that China built on the West Philippine Sea, may end up with the Philippines once the “day of reckoning” comes, a lawmaker said Monday, adding the continuous building of ...
  • Cimatu: Stop politicing Manila Bay 

    (Manila Standard, September 20, 2020, on page A2)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu stood firm on his position to push through with the Manila Bay beach nourishment project as he took a swipe at critics of the government’s initiative. “Sadly, there are those who want us ...
  • 'Fish kill not linked to Bay rehab' 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, September 19, 2020, on page A3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday denied allegations that the fishkill near Baseco compound was caused by the crushed dolomite used in the Manila Bay beach ‘nourishment’ project. Antiporda issued ...
  • China denies SCS ruling anew: Envoy: ‘Consensus’ reached by Xi, Duterte is to ‘put aside’ arbitral decision 

    (Manila Standard, September 27, 2020, on page A1)
    China has underlined its non-recognition of the 2016 international arbitral ruling favoring the Philippines and nullifying Beijing’s nine-dash line claim over nearly all of the South China Sea, only days after President ...
  • Bay tourists defy protocols; police chief loses post 

    (Manila Standard, September 21, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The station commander of the Ermita Police in Manila was relieved over the weekend following the policemen’s failure to enforce social distancing during the opening of the "white sand beach" on Manila Bay. Manila Police ...
  • SC urged to cite DENR in contempt over sand dumping 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, September 25, 2020, on page A2)
    The Supreme Court has been asked to cite the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in contempt for allegedly dumping dolomite sand on Manila Bay, a move complainants said was a direct violation of the high court’s ...
  • Immigration standoff, pandemic hammer iconic US crab industry 

    Stein, Chris (Manila Standard, October 12, 2020, on page B3)
    As crab season arrived in Hoopersville, Maryland, locals began asking where Jose Bronero Cruz was. For two decades, he’d traveled from Mexico to the remote town to pick crab meat, but this spring, he did not arrive. Nor ...
  • UP savants warn against dolomite use 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, October 3, 2020, on page A2)
    Marine scientists from the University of the Philippines have warned that dumping dolomite sand at Manila Bay would not solve the environmental woes in the area. “There are no short-cuts to a cleaner environment. The use ...
  • DOE allows work to resume in WPS; China joint dev't up 

    Flores, Alena Mae S. (Manila Standard, October 20, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Private firms with service contracts in the West Philippine Sea received “resume-to-work” notices from the Department of Energy on Monday, after President Rodrigo Duterte lifted a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in ...

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