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  • House inquiry on Iloilo oil spill, explosion pushed 

    (Manila Standard, August 3, 2020, on page A3)
    A congressman filed a House Resolution calling for an investigation into the July 3 explosion at a power plant of AC Energy Corp. at Zone 3, Bo. Obrero, Lapuz, Iloilo City that resulted in an oil spill. Ilocos Sur First ...
  • Carpio: No to war, but assert rights on SCS 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, July 29, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines can still assert its sovereign rights over its territories in the South China Sea without going to war, retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said Tuesday. "Vietnam, Malaysia and ...
  • On the President's SONA on the West Philippine Sea 

    del Rosario, Albert (Manila Standard, July 30, 2020, on page B1)
    During the President’s State of the Nation Address on July 27, 2020, our President admitted that there was nothing he could do against China’s unlawful incursions into our West Philippine Sea. In his own words, our President ...
  • SMC plants 25k mangroves in Bulacan 

    (Manila Standard, July 30, 2020, on page A3)
    The San Miguel Corporation has started planting 25,000 mangroves on 10 hectares of coastal area in Hagonoy, Bulacan—the first of a total 190,000 mangroves to be planted over 76-hectares in Bulacan and Central Luzon. The ...
  • Aussies join naval drill in PH Sea 

    (Manila Standard, July 24, 2020, on page A2)
    In efforts to keep international waters “free and open,” five Australian warships have joined American and Japanese navies in conducting military exercises in the Philippine Sea in a reciprocal show of strength as tensions ...
  • Hinatuan Mining coral garden project a success 

    (Manila Standard, July 24, 2020, on page A4)
    Hinatuan Mining Corp. (HMC), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), has announced the success of its coral nursery project on the island of Hinatuan in Tagana-an, Surigao del Norte. The coral nursery initiative, designed ...
  • PH to focus on its ’own interest,’ ’agree to disagree’ on SCS issue 

    Barcelo, Vito; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 15, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The Philippines will focus on its own interests in the South China Sea (SCS) after China rejected a Philippine government appeal that it comply with an arbitral ruling that invalidated its claim to nearly all of the disputed ...
  • Lipstick on a pig 

    Wong, Ching (Manila Standard, July 17, 2020, on page B1)
    Chinese officials may spout off about cooperation and friendship, but as long as Beijing refuses to recognize our legitimate claims over the West Philippine Sea, Filipinos will continue to regard them with suspicion—and ...
  • The lure of mindoro fishermen's ancient way 

    Evora, Robert (Manila Standard, March 25, 2014, on page B6)
    Marginal fishermen in Mindoro Strait are on a roll in the the world’s yellow fin market, attracting buyers with their ancient practice of slapping the sea with their lines and beating expensive commercial operations using ...
  • Tri Bangus@Dagupan triathlon set April 13 

    (Manila Standard, March 24, 2014, on page A7)
    As it celebrates its annual Bangus Festival this year, the City of Dagupan in Pangasinan takes its turn to shine in multisports events as it invites triathletes to take part in the Tri-Bangus @ Dagupan Invitational Triathlon, ...
  • Growing resistance to Beijing aggression 

    Oxales, Orlando (Manila Standard, July 13, 2020, on page B1)
    Tensions have reached new levels four years after the arbitral decision declared unlawful and without basis Beijing’s absurd “nine-dash line” territorial claim of 1.3 million square miles in the South China Sea (SCS). For ...
  • Tensions rising in disputed sea as China, US hold war games 

    (Manila Standard, July 14, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Tensions are rising anew in the West Philippine Sea or the South China Sea, as the United States and China are taking hardline stances and ramping up war games with their respective navies in the disputed waters, with the ...
  • Savings on seaweed through S&T 

    Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, January 24, 2020, on page B4)
    Seaweed farming has long been a reliable source of income for coastal communities in the Philippines, fringed by waters of the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf, the city of Zamboanga is no stranger to the seaweed trade. Four ...
  • Fishers group criticizes DENR over Manila Bay rehab claim 

    Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, January 28, 2020, on page A6)
    The decrease of coliform levels in certain areas of Manila Bay does not equate to development of the rehabilitation, as it still does not address the sources of pollution that deteriorates its marine environment, a statement ...
  • 'Declare Manila Bay reclamation-free zone' 

    Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, January 29, 2020, on page A6)
    As the Department of Environment and Natural Resources marks the first year of Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program with bragging about lower coliform levels in Manila city bayside, former Anakpawis Party-list Rep. Ariel ...
  • People affected by oil spill should be paid—solon 

    Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, July 7, 2020, on page A3)
    A party-list lawmaker on Monday said the owner of the barge carrying petroleum products that blew up off Iloilo City should pay for the environmental degradation caused by the spill and the economic losses that it caused ...
  • 4 survive aircraft accident in Zambo 

    Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, July 8, 2020, on page A8)
    Four persons on board a training aircraft survived after their plane ditched near the sea wall of Sinunuc Boulevard in Zamboanga City Tuesday morning. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesperson and chief ...
  • Barge spills oil in Iloilo; owner faces penalty 

    Flores, Alena Mae S.; Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, July 6, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    The Environment department will fine the owner of a barge that spilled oil in Iloilo on Friday, Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said Sunday. He said the department will notify the Ayala-controlled AC Energy Inc. over its ...
  • Search for missing fishers, gov't urged 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 4, 2020, on page A3)
    Senator Grace Poe on Friday urged government authorities to augment and mobilize resources to scour the waters for 14 Filipinos missing after their fishing boat collided with a Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel off the coast ...
  • PH laws to prevail in ship collision case 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Manila Standard, July 2, 2020, on page A3)
    The collision between a Philippine fishing boat and a Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel off the coast of Occidental Mindoro last June 28 is “an issue of enforcement of Philippine laws,” Malacañang said on Wednesday. “Although ...

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