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  • BFAR moves to curb prices of galunggong 

    (Manila Standard, March 12, 2021, on page A2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is looking at the scales to lower prices of Blue Mackerel Scad or Shortfin Scad or galunggong, dubbed as the “poor man’s fish,” which have risen to as high as P240 per kilogram. ...
  • Australia weights in on Chinese boats' intrusion 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, March 25, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    Australia on Wednesday joined the United States and Japan in expressing concern over Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea after Manila protested the presence of more than 200 Chinese vessels moored near the Julian ...
  • What now after Xi's rejection 

    Oxales, Orlando (Manila Standard, September 2, 2019, on page A5)
    The recent statement of Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo reported that, as committed, President Duterte was, "steadfast in raising with President Xi concerns central to the Philippine Sea which include the ruling ...
  • DFA fires off protest vs. 220 Chinese vessels' presence off Palawan 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, March 22, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    More than 200 Chinese fishing vessels believed to be crewed by militia have been spotted “in line formation” near a disputed reef west of Palawan Island, the National Task Force on the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said, ...
  • US warship sails through China-held isle 

    (Manila Standard, September 15, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    The US Navy said one of its destroyers had sailed close to the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday, asserting international freedom of navigation rights in the contested waters. The USS Wayne ...
  • DENR to remove illegal structures 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, September 14, 2019, on page A6)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Friday vowed to go after illegal structures along the Pasig River and all esteros in Metro Manila. Cimatu said the crackdown would harmonize the government’s rehabilitation efforts for ...
  • Big 3-kilo tilapia caught in Pasig estero in Manila 

    (Manila Standard, July 15, 2019, on page B4)
    The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission caught a fresh tilapia – which weighed over three kilograms with a length of 20.5 inches – from the Estero de San Miguel, a tributary of the Pasig River, last week. PRRC Executive ...
  • Study: PH losing ₱62b yearly to illegal fishing 

    Campos, Othel V. (Manila Standard, March 11, 2021, on page A3)
    The Philippines has been losing approximately P62 billion annually to illegal fishing based on a study released by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) ...
  • Duterte treads gingerly on China 

    Pañares, Joyce Pangco; Requejo, Rey (Manila Standard, February 13, 2021, on page A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte said he cannot afford to put up a brave front against China despite repeated incursions and provocative actions in the West Philippine Sea. “I am walking on a tightrope, actually. I cannot afford ...
  • Chinese disown dredging ship 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, February 4, 2021, on page A2)
    The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Wednesday debunked reports the dredging ship recently seized by Philippine Coast Guard off Bataan came from China. “Initial investigation on the identity of MV Zhonhai 68 by relevant Chinese ...
  • China defends Coast Guard law 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Barcelo, Vito; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, February 2, 2021, on page A2)
    The Chinese Embassy in Manila on Monday said China's new law authorizing its Coast Guard to shoot foreign vessels sailing through its claimed areas in the disputed South China Sea conforms with international law. The embassy ...
  • Two die in Bicol as boat capsizes; flooding worsens 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, January 4, 2021, on page A2)
    Meanwhile, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol said Sunday it was verifying reports of two deaths after bad weather triggered flooding and caused a boat to capsize in the region. In a report, the OCD said it was ...
  • PH, China score each other's sea claims tack 

    Fabunan, Sara D. (Manila Standard, October 1, 2014, on page A1-A2)
    Speaking at separate venues, Chinese Ambassador to Manila Zhao Jianhua and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario presented contrasting positions on the long-standing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Late ...
  • More agri, fishery students sought 

    Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, January 13, 2021, on page A3)
    A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday pushed for the enactment of a bill to attract incoming college students to choose and complete a course in agriculture and fisheries. AAMBIS-OWA Rep. Sharon Garin stressed the need for ...
  • Cagayan River sandbars to be removed 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, January 15, 2021, on page A5)
    To help reduce severe floods in Cagayan Valley” drastically,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will remove sandbars along the constricted section of Cagayan River—the Magapit Narrows—by late January or ...
  • China's gunboat diplomacy 

    (Manila Standard, January 28, 2021, on page B1)
    While Chinese President Xi Jinping preached global cooperation and warned of “arrogant isolation” in a video address to the World Economic Forum this week, China prepared to carry out a new law that allows its coast guard ...
  • Incoming AFP chief well-versed in Chinese incursions in WPS 

    Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, January 28, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Army commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana as the next chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to succeed General Gilbert Gapay, Malacanang said. “We are confident that General ...
  • PH blasts China's law on SCS 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, January 28, 2021, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest against China over its law authorizing its coast guard to shoot foreign vessels in areas it claims in the disputed South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin ...
  • Trash traps set up along rivers in CL 

    Malabanan, Jess (Manila Standard, December 16, 2020, on page A4)
    Garbage thrown into the river will no longer be drifted to Manila Bay areas as the local government units and environmental authorities in three Central Luzon provinces set-up their respective trash traps along major rivers ...
  • US vows to be 'more assertive' in responding to sea violations 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, December 19, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The US military warned Thursday (Friday in Manila) its warships would be “more assertive” in responding to violations of international law, citing in particular Beijing, which it said had expansionist ambitions in the South ...

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