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  • Envoy thanks PCG for rescue of seven Chinese fishermen 

    (Manila Standard, January 29, 2023, on page 2A)
    The Chinese Embassy in Manila thanked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for rescuing seven Chinese fishermen found drifting off Eastern Samar after their boat sustained hull damage. Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said the ...
  • Project delays in Manila Bay 'not good' for PH investors 

    (Manila Standard, September 27, 2023, on page A5)
    Delaying a decision on reclamation projects in Manila Bay “will not do the country good,” Palawan Representative Jose Alvarez said. According to Alvarez, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will soon ...
  • Biodiversity thriving with clean rivers 

    (Manila Standard, September 25, 2023, on page B4)
    Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh traded the ocean for New York State’s Hudson River, declaring at the end of his epic 517 kilometer journey downriver on Wednesday that “we can never become complacent when it comes to protecting ...
  • PCG steps up WPS patrol to protect fishers 

    Lopez, Vince (Manila Standard, January 23, 2023, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippine Coast Guard has increased the number of its patrol vessels in the West Philippine Sea after Chinese vessels drove away a Filipino fishing boat in Ayungin Shoal on Jan. 9. In a statement, the PCG said the ...
  • The clear path to resolve the SCS dispute 

    del Rosario, Albert (Manila Standard, January 26, 2023, on page A4)
    Last week on January 19, 2023, during his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. remarked the South China Sea Dispute “keeps you up at night, keeps you up most of the time…It’s ...
  • President tells PCG to defend both coastlines, nationals 

    Lopez, Vince; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, January 27, 2023, on page A1-A2)
    President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has reminded the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to always be ready and aware while guarding the country’s maritime boundaries, especially in the West Philippine Sea. During the oath-taking of ...
  • Solons move to guard WPS areas 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, January 26, 2023, on page A2)
    The proposed measure aimed at declaring certain areas in the Kalayaan Group of Islands (KGI) in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as protected areas is now ready for transmission to the House plenary for sponsorship and debate. ...
  • Speaker assures fishers displaced by oil spill of P200m cash aid 

    Cruz, Maricel; Campos, Othel (Manila Standard, September 21, 2023, on page A1-A2)
    The House of Representatives will help secure P200 million in direct cash assistance for some 8,000 fishermen who lost all sources of livelihood as a result of the oil spill in Oriental Mindoro, Speaker Martin Romualdez ...
  • MMDA joins coastal cleanup day activities in Manila Bay 

    Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, September 17, 2023, on page A4)
    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Saturday joined International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day activities in Manila Bay as part of its commitment to save the environment. MMDA general manager Procopio ...
  • PH, 60 countries sign treaty protecting high seas 

    Requejo, Rey (Manila Standard, September 22, 2023, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines joined over 60 other countries at the United Nations in signing the first-ever treaty on protecting the international high seas, raising hopes that it will come into force soon and protect threatened ...
  • Villar seeks clear commitment to protect, preserve Philippine seas 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, September 18, 2023, on page A5)
    Senator Cynthia Villar on Sunday called for all Filipinos to have a clear commitment to protect Philippine seas. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian pushes the enactment of a law that would establish Philippine maritime zones and ...
  • No fishing ban, just avoid breeding sites, says Marcos 

    Dantes, Charles (Manila Standard, September 24, 2023, on page A2)
    President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday clarified that he would not impose a fishing ban on breeding sites, saying he was merely requesting fisherfolk to avoid areas where there is natural propagation. Mr. Marcos ...
  • Massive fish kill hits waters off Cavite City-PCG 

    Lopez, Vince (Manila Standard, November 16, 2023, on page A5)
    The Philippine Coast Guard is monitoring a massive fish kill phenomenon in the waters off Barangay 61, Cavite City on Nov. 13. Over 200 sacks of dead fish have been collected from the Cañacao Bayin Cavite City since Monday, ...
  • PCG responds to oil spill in City of Naga 

    Lopez, Vince (Manila Standard, September 5, 2023, on page A3)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has responded to an oil spill incident involving the Motorized Tugboat (MTUG) Sugbo 2 in the waters off Naga Anchorage, in City of Naga in Cebu Province on September 3. The PCG deployed ...
  • Bataan expands ties with La Union for Pawikan preservation 

    (Manila Standard, September 10, 2023, on page B4)
    Another successful venture to preserve the majestic sea turtle species in Bataan concluded on August 25, 2023, as the Provincial Government of Bataan partnered with the Provincial Government of La Union through the sponsorship ...
  • China biggest source of imported fish for PH amid poaching-Recto 

    Cruz, Maricel; Campos, Othel (Manila Standard, September 26, 2023, on page A1-A2)
    While it imposes a fishing blockade in the West Philippine Sea, China has become the country’s biggest source of imported fish, some of which was poached from Philippine waters, Batangas Rep. Ralph Recto said Monday. In a ...
  • 'Alarming': Rozul Reef stripped of its corals 

    Dantes, Charles; Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, September 17, 2023, on page A1)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Saturday reported massive coral harvesting in Rozul Reef in the West Philippine Sea where Chinese militia vessels were seen swarming. AFP Western Command head Vice Admiral Albert ...
  • US, Vietnam warn China on SCS 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, September 12, 2023, on page A2)
    The United States and Vietnam warned on Monday against the “threat or use of force” in the disputed South China Sea, days after the latest clash involving Chinese vessels. President Joe Biden and Vietnam’s Communist Party ...
  • PH, China fishing talks improve 

    Lopez, Vince (Manila Standard, June 21, 2023, on page A1-A2)
    President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said fishing talks between the Philippines and China have progressed, despite recent reports of Filipino fishermen being blocked by Chinese vessels off Pag-asa Island, and the ...
  • Fishing vessel with 70,000 liters of oil sinks off Calatagan coast 

    (Manila Standard, August 29, 2023, on page A2)
    A fishing boat with 70,000 liters of diesel sank off the coast of Calatagan, Batangas on Sunday, At least 13 crew members of the Anita DJ II fishing boat were rescued, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Monday. The Anita ...

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