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  • Malampaya Foundation spawns native, biggest giant clams 

    (Manila Standard, July 1, 2019, on page A3)
    The first ever in-situ spawning of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, Tridacna gigas, was commenced by Malampaya Foundation and partners to help increase its declining population at Western Philippines ...
  • China broaches joint probe on boat ramming 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, June 21, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    China has proposed a joint investigation with the Philippine government of the ship-ramming incident where a Chinese vessel hit and sank a Filipino fishing boat anchored near Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea to achieve ...
  • Locsin junks 'verbal deal' with China 

    Requejo, Rey E.; Mariano, Nat; Blancaflor, MJ; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, July 4, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    President Rodrigo Duterte’s purported verbal agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping allowing Chinese fishermen to fish within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone cannot be implemented, Foreign Affairs Secretary ...
  • Tongue in a cheek 

    (Manila Standard, July 1, 2019, on page A4)
    Called out for his remarks on how difficult it was to determine the exclusivity of the country’s exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea because “it’s under water,” Senate President Vicente Sotto III last week ...
  • Indonesia beefs up sea patrols amid China spat 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, January 5, 2020, on page A4)
    Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said Saturday, following a diplomatic spat over "trespassing" Chinese vessels. Military aircraft and three warships ...
  • Laguna's pangasius fish program launched 

    (Manila Standard, December 24, 2010, on page A6)
    Laguna Gov. Jeorge Ejercito Estregan officially led the launching of the Pangasius Industry Development Program Livelihood Backyard Fish Farming at the Provincial Capitol for public markets and supermarkets in the province. ...
  • Govt eyes Korean help to put up seaweed farm 

    Domingo, Ferdie G. (Manila Standard, April 19, 2010, on page A2)
    The government plans to develop a P220-million seaweed farm in hundred-hectare site in Aurora, Quezon, using Korean technology to produce ethanol, an official said Sunday. The Science Department and Congressional Commission ...
  • The PAWIKAN: PAuWIin sa KAragataN Project 

    (Manila Standard, April 22, 2010, on page C6)
    The project started as a community work project of Ramon Flores, EDNPI member in the Municipality of San Juan, Batangas. He has worked with the communities there for almost five years and has successfully prevented the ...
  • Penguins get chance to explore zoo 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, May 2, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    One cute group is making the most of Singapore’s partial virus lockdown—penguins at the city-state’s zoo, who are being given the run of the empty complex and reveling in the chance to do some exploring. With the zoo closed ...
  • Grossly misinterpreting ‘Isang Dagat’ 

    Kapunan, Rod (Manila Standard, May 2, 2020, on page A5)
    There is now a brouhaha of protest over the song “Isang Dagat” composed by the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Huang Xilian. The song was dedicated to the Filipino people to help ease the suffering they now ...
  • Fishers group rejects Chinese ban at WPS 

    Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, May 5, 2020, on page A3)
    The militant national fishers group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) on Monday denounced and rejected the Chinese fishing ban in the South China Sea that will run from May 1 to August 16, ...
  • US warship tests ‘freedom’ at sea 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, May 1, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through waters near the Paracel islands in the South China Sea, challenging China’s claim to the area, the Navy has said. The USS Barry undertook the so-called “freedom of navigation ...
  • Mindoro giving Gensan a run for its money 

    Evora, Robert A. (Manila Standard, October 12, 2012, on page A3)
    Facing the fish-rich West Philippine Sea, this part of the island province holds a candle to General Santos City. "There's a great potential for Occidental Mindoro, particularly Mamburao, to be the net tuna capital," said ...
  • Quarantine pastimes of the bored and curious 

    Llarena, Steph (Manila Standard, April 3, 2020, on page B4)
    While others are busy inventing new dishes, others are occupied studying their groceries. Facebook user Diuvs De Jesus, for instance, did a “comparative analysis” of local canned sardines brands—because he can. He broke ...
  • The Body Shop, Planet CORA lead coastal cleanup 

    (Manila Standard, April 14, 2020, on page B3)
    Eco-conscious cosmetics and skin care brand The Body Shop teamed up with non-profit organization Planet CORA to lead a coastal cleanup at Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA). The cleanup activity ...
  • ‘Protest new Sino claims in WPS‘ 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 21, 2020, on page A2)
    A retired Supreme Court justice and a former diplomat have urged the government to lodge a diplomatic protest against China for establishing two districts in Hainan province. Former Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio ...
  • PH files protest over twin China WPS ’volations’ 

    Requejo, Rey E. (Manila Standard, April 23, 2020, on page A2)
    The Philippines has filed two protests with China over the pointing of a radar gun at a Philippine Navy ship and for declaring parts of Philippine territory as part of Hainan province, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy ...
  • ‘China should pay PH for WPS damages’ 

    Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, April 23, 2020, on page A3)
    Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday demanded that the Chinese government should shoulder the costs of the Philippines’ COVID-19 response, in reparation for the annual losses the country has incurred due to China’s damage ...
  • China names Islands; move to roil neighbors 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, April 23, 2020, on page A6)
    China on Tuesday defended its naming of 80 islands and other geographical features in the South China Sea in a move likely to anger neighbours as the country asserts its territorial claims. A joint announcement of the names ...
  • China pushes sea aggression, uses virus aids as camouflage 

    (Manila Standard, April 28, 2020, on page A2)
    China is using its aid to other countries in the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent pushback in its continuing aggression in the disputed South China Sea, a maritime law expert said Monday. Beijing is also using other claimant ...

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