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  • 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 ...
  • DENR Bataan cleans trash from coastal areas 

    Gunio, Butch (Manila Standard, October 20, 2020, on page A4)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bataan has led a coastal cleanup here of water lilies and other trash. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Raul Mamac headed the removal of hyacinths ...
  • President asserts arbitral award rejecting China's claims in SCS 

    Pañares, Joyce Pangco (Manila Standard, September 23, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    In an unprecedented move to assert the country’s position on the South China Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte raised the 2016 arbitral award that rejected Beijing’s excessive nine-dash-line claim before the United Nations ...
  • Duterte lauded for sea stand: Allies, critics call it a victory for invoking PH arbitral award before UN 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon; Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, September 24, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Critics and allies alike of President Rodrigo Duterte praised him Wednesday for invoking before the United Nations General Assembly a 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration that struck down China’s excessive ...
  • Du30 defends Manila Bay Sands; Lauds Cimatu, slams Leni, other critics 

    Pañares, Joyce Pangco (Manila Standard, September 22, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday defended the Manila Bay Sands project that covered a portion of the baywalk with crushed dolomite to make it look like a white sand beach. Duterte also pushed back at critics including ...
  • Isko asks to barricade Bay Sands 

    Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, September 22, 2020, on page A2)
    Manila Mayor Francisco Domagoso on Monday asked the Environment department to barricade the Manila Bay Sands area in the city after people crowded it at the weekend and ignored social distancing. Domagoso also discouraged ...
  • 'Boat ramming': Chinese told to pay P12m to Pinoy fishermen 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, September 18, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has said the Chinese government will have to pay P12 million the 22 fishermen and owner of M/V Gem-Ver rammed by a Chinese fishing vessel off Recto Bank on June 9 last year. Citing a ...
  • Del Rosario repeats SCS plea 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, September 23, 2020, on page A2)
    Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Tuesday reiterated his call on President Rodrigo Duterte to bring up for enforcement before the United Nations the Philippines’ 2016 arbitral victory against China ...
  • DFA: Conflict in WPS only with China 

    (Manila Standard, September 23, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines’ conflict in the West Philippine Sea is only with China and not with the other claimants in the area, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday. He dismissed suggestions that the Philippines ...
  • House assures DENR of support 

    Cruz, Maricel; Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, September 11, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Several ranking lawmakers have expressed House support to the P384-million Manila Bay project and that they see no valid objection to it, with one of them asserting that the use of dolomite to beautify the shoreline could ...
  • SMC set to expand, dredge Tullahan river 

    (Manila Standard, February 25, 2020, on page A6)
    San Miguel Corporation’s P1-billion initiative to dredge and expand the Tullahan river system, will not only give the Manila Bay rehabilitation project a major boost—it will also help solve flooding in Bulacan, ahead of ...
  • Indonesia detains Viet fishing boats 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, March 6, 2020, on page B3)
    Indonesia says it has detained dozens of crew from Vietnamese boats fishing illegally in waters that were the scene of a diplomatic spat with China earlier this year. The maritime ministry said five fishing boats and some ...
  • DENR vows to restore 2 rivers in Marinduque 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, March 3, 2020, on page A6)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Monday promised to take all interventions to restore two Marinduque rivers hit by “one of the worst mining and environment disasters in the Philippine history. “We ...

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