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  • The things that count 

    (Manila Standard, March 21, 2005, on page B4)
    Bonifacio Comandante (what a symbolic name) may not grab as many headlines as the Abu Sayyaf or prized boxer of 18 years certainly deserves the gratitude of Filipinos. Comandante's victory remind us of another admirable ...
  • Mangudadatu eyes Dept. of Fishing, Aquaculture 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, March 26, 2019, on page A5)
    Maguindanao's second district congressman, now senatorial aspirant Zajid Mangudadatu is eyeing a separate department that will focus on the development of the fishing and aquaculture industry to address the plight of the ...
  • Herbalife Nutrition PH joins Manila Bay Cleanup Drive 

    (Manila Standard, March 6, 2019, on page A6)
    Herbalife Nutrition Philippines officials, employees, and distributors recently took part in the Manila Bay Cleanup Drive, an initiative in line with the nutrition company’s corporate philosophy and sincere objective of ...
  • Enrile favors negotiation on disputed West PH Sea 

    (Manila Standard, March 23, 2019, on page A5)
    With former Philippines government officials lodging a complaint in the International Criminal Court against Chinese President Xi Jinping for activities in the disputed South China Sea, former Senate President Juan Ponce ...
  • Enrile raises concerns of Bicol fish sector 

    (Manila Standard, April 5, 2019, on page B4)
    Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, now seeking his fifth term in the Senate under the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino party, ended his three-day sortie in Bicol for the May 13 elections on a high note. Enrile met with ...
  • Senate adopts 'sagip saka' measure 

    Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, March 3, 2019, on page A3)
    The House of Representatives led by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has expressed optimism that the proposed “Sagip Saka Act” will soon get enacted. This came after the Senate adopted House Bill HB 8857 which institutes ...
  • 'Villagers can help revive Manila Bay' 

    (Manila Standard, March 25, 2019, on page A3)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is counting on barangay leaders to do their share in the Manila Bay rehabilitation by cleaning up the esteros, rivers, and tributaries that flow into the polluted bay. “It is the barangay ...
  • The plastics in our ocean 

    (Manila Standard, March 26, 2019, on page C1)
    On March 15, a dead whale washed ashore on the beaches of Compostela Valley. An examination on the carcass revealed the cause of death were “starvation and dehydration” after it was found that it ingested 40 kilograms of ...
  • Stop throwing trash in creeks, DENR urges residents 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, April 2, 2019, on page A6)
    Residents along major waterways in the metropolis have been urged to become environment-conscious by not throwing trash in creeks and rivers to help fast-track the cleanup of Manila Bay and its tributaries. During the ...
  • PH protests Chinese tactics 

    Mariano, Nat; Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 2, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest against China over the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea, the Palace said Monday, even as it disputed a report that there ...
  • PH verifying ‘harassment’ in WPS 

    (Manila Standard, March 7, 2019, on page A2)
    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday ordered the military to validate a report of Kalayaan Mayor Roberto del Mundo who claimed that Filipino fishermen were being harassed by the Chinese in a sandbar near Pag-asa ...
  • Contraband 

    Cruz, Norman (Manila Standard, March 4, 2019, on page A6)
    As the world marks the 6th World Wildlife Day on Sunday, March 3, the Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport seized 1,500 live turtles of different sizes and types concealed in the luggage of an arriving ...
  • SC affirms legality of Boracay six-month closure last year 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, February 13, 2019, on page A3)
    The Supreme Court has affirmed the legality of the six-month closure of Boracay Island last year. Voting 11-2, the SC resolved to dismiss the petition filed by three residents in the world-renowned tourist destination ...
  • 'Tubbataha' to cut US ship in 4 sections 

    Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, March 26, 2013, on page A3)
    On the final stage of dismantling a US ship that ran aground on Tabbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, salvor ships and crew will cut the hull in four sections this week and bore holes for steel cables of giant cranes that will ...
  • Sea chase: PH assures Vietnam of fair inquiry 

    Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, September 26, 2017, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines on Monday assured Vietnam it will conduct a fair and thorough investigation into the deaths of two Vietnamese fishermen during a sea chase involving the Philippine Navy off the coast of Pangasinan on Saturday. ...
  • Manila, Beijing soft pedal on Sino vessels in WP Sea 

    (Manila Standard, October 6, 2017, on page A1-A2)
    Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua and Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday downplayed the supposed presence of Chinese vessels in the West Philippines Sea as disclosed by Magdalo Party-List Rep. Gary ...
  • Pangasinan takes part in Coastal Cleanup Day 

    See, Dexter A. (Manila Standard, September 22, 2017, on page B3)
    A throng of Capitol employees and volunteers from various national government agencies and organizations participated in the provincial government-organized coastal clean-up held at the stretch of Lingayen Beach here. An ...
  • Vietnam slams China over its drills in South China Sea 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, September 7, 2017, on page A6)
    Vietnam has delivered a sharp rebuke to China over its military drills in the South China Sea, the second such warning in a week as the tensions rise between the countries over the disputed waterway. China and Vietnam have ...
  • BFAR bans imported fishery products 

    Ebreo, Ben Moses (Manila Standard, September 24, 2017, on page B3)
    The Cagayan Valley regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources will be imposing the ban on sale of imported fish and fishery products in local wet markets. Officials also warned fish transporters and ...
  • New species of crabs found in Mindanao 

    (Manila Standard, September 3, 2017, on page A1-A2)
    Biologists claim to have discovered a new species of freshwater crab in Mindanao, which would be added to 1,300 species of such crabs distributed throughout the tropics and subtrropics. One of the marine biologists behind ...

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