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  • Chevron extends La Union marine sanctuary project 

    (Manila Standard, June 18, 2019, on page B4)
    Reaffirming its commitment to support communities and the environment, Chevron Philippines Inc. marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants has extended its Marine Protected Area project in Barangay Poro in San ...
  • Villar wants to stop use of single plastic 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 20, 2019, on page A3)
    To avert the worst occurence that the country’s ocean will become a “virtual desert” by 2050 if plastic pollution continues, Senator Cynthia A. Villar wants to stop all types of single-plastic use. The senator, who will ...
  • A cut above the rest 

    Jurado, Emil P. (Manila Standard, June 18, 2019, on page A4-A5)
    No matter how the Chinese Embassy and Beijing try to downplay the ramming of a Filipino fishing vessel by saying that it was an ordinary maritime incident, from the looks of it and upon the testimony of the 21 crew members, ...
  • Facts, and versions of them 

    (Manila Standard, June 18, 2019, on page A4)
    The President is waiting for all facts to come in before commenting on the incident involving Chinese and Filipino vessels in Reed Bank on June 9. This supposedly explains his long silence on the issue, amid different ...
  • Locsin backs out of ban on survey ship 

    Blancaflor, MJ (Manila Standard, August 14, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Malacañang on Tuesday backed the order of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. banning Chinese survey ships in the country’s waters, only to withdraw his directive hours later. In a tweet, Locsin said the country ...
  • Palace: no need for NSC to convene 

    Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, June 30, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Malacañang said Saturday there was no need for President Rodrigo Duterte to convene the National Security Council to discuss the ramming incident in Recto Bank and the presence of foreign vessels in waters within the ...
  • Whale whispers beat predators 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, October NaN, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Female Atlantic right whales lower their voices to a whisper when communicating with their young to prevent “eavesdropping” by predators, researchers said Wednesday. Several species of adult whales rarely get hunted by ...
  • Orphaned dugong conservation star 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, July 5, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped spread interest in ocean conservation in the process. Found stranded on a ...
  • Aid to fishermen 

    Palmero, Manny (Manila Standard, June 29, 2019, on page A3)
    Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong (left), president of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, hands a replica check for P250,000 to some of the 22 fishermen whose boat was rammed by a Chinese vessel ...
  • Rody weighs in on 'accident' 

    Mariano, Nat; Araja, Rio N.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, June 18, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday described the ramming and sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in the Recto Bank a “little maritime accident,” adding that the Philippines is not ready to challenge China’s military might. ...
  • Reliving a rich seafaring past 

    (Manila Standard, July 28, 2019, on page D1)
    The Philippines, an archipelago, takes pride in its rich tradition of sailing and maritime trading even during the pre-Spanish period. One prominent boat, which belonged in the country's maritime past is the guinakit in ...
  • Shark refuge found in Galapagos 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, March 9, 2019, on page B3)
    A new breeding ground for endangered hammerhead sharks has been found in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador's government said. This natural refuge off the island of Santa Cruz is home to about 20 of the sharks, the environment ...
  • Diving in Camiguin 

    (Manila Standard, September 22, 2019, on page D1)
    A new diving haven in the Philippines emerges with the successful conclusion of the first Camiguin Dive Festival. An initiative of the Camiguin Provincial Government and the Department of Tourism-Region 10, the event ...
  • Groups alarmed at reef bleaching 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, March 22, 2016, on page B8)
    Environmental groups Monday urged greater action on climate change after the government sounded the alarm over severe coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The government said ...
  • River deadline: It’s December 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, August 15, 2019, on page A6)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Wednesday ordered a December deadline for the cleanup of Navotas City’s Bangkulasi River, one of the filthy water bodies that drain into Manila Bay. “Cleaning up the Bangkulasi River, ...
  • How much trash can you pick up from the beach in 5 minutes? 

    (Manila Standard, June 23, 2019, on page C1)
    The specially curated show, dubbed “Alon!,” shows photographs of surfers from the country’s six leading surfing communities—Siargao, La Union, Baler, Mati in Davao, Gubat in Sorsogon, and Sabang Daguitan in Leyte—each ...
  • 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 ...

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