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  • China: Islands 'reasonably' expanded 

    Bencito, John Paolo; Fabunan, Sara Susanne (Manila Standard, December 26, 2017, on page A1-A2)
    China admitted expanding its islands in the disputed South China Sea, with continued construction in the challenged islands covering about 290,000 square meters or 29 hectares this year alone, state paper People’s Daily ...
  • Kerry: US avoiding maritime conflict 

    Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, July 28, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Washington wants to avoid confrontation in the South China Sea, after meeting with Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay to discuss the Philippines’ victory over China before ...
  • NSC meets today amid sea dispute 

    Bencito, John Paolo (Manila Standard, July 27, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte will convene the 35-member National Security Council today to discuss the pressing issues facing the country before a delegation led by former President Fidel Ramos faces Beijing for talks over ...
  • Solon slams Palace remark on Chinese fishing at WPS 

    Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, January 20, 2019, on page A3)
    An opposition lawmaker on Saturday expressed his dismay over Malacañang’s response on the reported massive presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea.“ Malacañang has dismissed the matter as mere ...
  • Can the DENR hack it? 

    Hilario, Ernesto M. (Manila Standard, January 22, 2019, on page A5)
    This Sunday (Jan. 27) the Department of Environment and Natural Resources begins implementing a 10-year plan costing a whopping P42 billion to revive Manila Bay from decades of pollution and urban blight. You will recall ...
  • DENR to lead 'Bora-like' rehab of Manila Bay 

    Barcelo, Vito (Manila Standard, January 12, 2019, on page A3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Friday said it will lead the rehabilitation of Manila Bay starting Jan. 27 similar to the successful rehabilitation of Boracay to address mounting pollution on Manila’s ...
  • Contraband 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, January 25, 2019, on page A3)
    Seized endangered species products, including elephant ivory tusks, pangolin scales and shark fins, are shown at a press conference at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound in Hong Kong.
  • Manila Bay in critical condition, says Cimatu 

    Araja, Rio; Cruz, Maricel (Manila Standard, January 22, 2019, on page A3)
    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Monday urged government offices, including the local governments, around Manila Bay to set a good example to private establishments—residential and commercial ones—on the compliance with ...
  • Fisherfolk group wants 'pro-people' Manila Bay rehab 

    Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, January 25, 2019, on page A3)
    A national federation of fishermen and fishworkers on Thursday called for a more “pro-people” rehabilitation of Manila Bay. Pablo Rosales, Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Mangingisda chairperson, expressed disappointment over ...
  • Agriculture production grew just 0.56% in 2018 

    Campos, Othel V. (Manila Standard, January 24, 2019, on page B1)
    Agriculture and fishery production, which accounts for less than a fifth of the gross domestic product, grew by 0.56 percent in 2018, slower than the 4-percent expansion in 2017, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority ...
  • SC panel convenes for Bay rehab 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, January 21, 2019, on page A2)
    The Supreme Court will convene its committee tasked to monitor the implementation of its 2008 order to rehabilitate and revive Manila Bay, an official said Sunday. ​“The committee on the Manila Bay cleanup should convene ...
  • Batangas farm owners warned vs waste in rivers 

    (Manila Standard, January 21, 2019, on page B4)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Calabarzon has warned livestock farm owners in the province against dumping wastes into rivers. Lawyer Maria Paz G. Luna, DENR Calabarzon Executive Director, said the ...
  • Review draft plan on tuna fishing—Villar 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, November 4, 2017, on page A3)
    Citing warning by experts that our seas would become “virtual deserts” by 2050 due to overfishing, Senator Cynthia Villar said she wants to review the draft plan and various inputs and recommendations of industry players ...
  • Nature reserve in Las Piñas- Parañaque area 

    (Manila Standard, November 4, 2017, on page C1)
    Thinking of a place to bring your family on weekends? Try bringing them to the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA), an urban sanctuary where visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of the ...
  • PH turn Scarborough into a 'no- fishing zone' 

    Bencito, John Paolo; Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, November 22, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will soon issue an executive order making the lagoon portion of Scarborough Shoal a “marine sanctuary and no-fishing zone,” which is now being guarded by Chinese Coast Guard ships, officials said ...
  • Miriam hits complacency on sea dispute 

    Araneta, Macon R.; Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, March 4, 2016, on page A1-A2)
    Presidential candidate Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Thursday slammed the administration of President Benigno Aquino III for being complacent on the West Philippine Sea dispute, and for being confident that the ...
  • Japan cuts out middleman to help struggling fishermen 

    Bloomberg (Manila Standard, February 7, 2017, on page B4)
    Ryohei Nomoto wants to put fresher sashimi on your plate, and more money in the wallets of Japan’s struggling fishermen. His venture airfreights freshly caught fish from across Japan, processes them on the grounds of Tokyo’s ...
  • Fisherfolk want moratorium on boat, fish registration 

    Araneta, Sandy (Manila Standard, February 7, 2017, on page A3)
    The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas on Monday called for a temporary suspension of some of the provisions on the amended Fisheries Code of 1998 or Republic Act 10654, ...
  • Exxon allots billions to turn algae into fuel 

    Bloomberg (Manila Standard, November 5, 2017, on page B2)
    One of the world's biggest oil companies is pumping more than $1 billion a year into alternative forms of energy from algae engineered to bloom into biofuels and cells that turn emissions into electricity. The funds from ...
  • PH shuns US help on sea dispute 

    Bencito, John Paolo (Manila Standard, November 11, 2017, on page A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will not be asking for any military assistance from Washington to help wage against Beijing amid the growing concerns in the region on the Continued Chinese militarization of the ...

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