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    • Paje welcomes win of Tubbataha Reef Act 

      (Manila Standard, October 17, 2012, on page A3)
      Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje on Saturday welcomed the recognition of Republic Act 10067, or the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Act, as one of the world's best environmental policies. The law, which ...
    • Albay fishers get support 

      (Manila Standard, October 23, 2012, on page A6)
      Poor and marginalized Albay fisherman can now look forward to a more sustainable livelihood after their provincial government provided them vital fishing gear. The Albay office in Makati City said their provincial government ...
    • 5 fishermen lost at sea, land in Vietnam 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, February NaN, 2013, on page A3)
      Five Filipino fishermen, who had engine trouble and had been floating aimlessly in the Sulu Sea for about a week, were sighted and rescued by Vietnamese fishermen off the southern province of Khan Hoa in Vietnam, the ...
    • Trump's son call US plan to dismantle ship 'stupid' 

      Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, February 1, 2013, on page A2)
      Donald Trump Jr., the son of real estate mogul Donald Trump, blasted Washington on Thursday for agreeing to cut into sections the USS Guardian, the US minesweeper which crashed into the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan on Jan. ...
    • US aid for reef rehab up 

      Pañares, Joyce Pangco; Solmerin, Florante S. (Manila Standard, February 4, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      The United States government has unveiled a package of targetted assistance, including a P4 million grant for coral restoration research, for the Tubbataha Reef which has been damaged by a US Navy minesweeper that got ...
    • The sorry state of our reefs 

      Quiboloy, Apollo (Manila Standard, February 4, 2013, on page A5)
      In a voyage that should merit a “What Went Wrong?” episode, an American minesweeper equipped to spot mines as small as a basketball smashed into a protected reef the size of 2.4 million basketball courts. For that blunder, ...
    • Fishing season boosts tuna catch 

      Evora, Robert A. (Manila Standard, February 6, 2013, on page A8)
      The fishing season imposed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in waters of the Visayas and Mindanao seas has increased the tuna catch in this island and boosted the region's fishing industry. Sablayan municipal ...
    • Tubbataha sets April timetable 

      Zurbano, Joel E.; Pañares, Joyce Pangco (Manila Standard, February 8, 2013, on page A3)
      Task Force Tubbataha targets removal of USS Guardian by April 9 Coast Guard commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said on Thursday. “The timetable is April but it will depend on sea and weather condition in the area,” ...
    • Reclamation eyes Manila boom 

      Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, February 14, 2013, on page A6)
      Manila stands to earn about P10 billion in real estate taxes and create 200,000 jobs from the P12-billion reclamation in Manila Bay. At Wednesday’s Balitaan sa Aloha Hotel, Edmund Lim, vice chairman of Manila Gold Coast ...
    • 2nd salvage ship arrives at reef today 

      Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, February 16, 2013, on page A2)
      The United States has sent salvage ship Jascon-25 to Tubataha Reef to cut to pieces and remove the USS Guardian, a minesweeper, that ran aground in the protected marine sanctuary, coast guard officials said on Friday. Coast ...
    • Ship sinks off Luzon, oil spill threatens area 

      Solmerin, Florante S.; Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, February 19, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      The Office of Civil Defense on Monday confirmed the reported oil spill in Bolinao, Pangasinan, coming from a Myanmar ship that sank there Sunday afternoon, killing a Burmese crewman, hurting seven and causing 14 others to ...
    • DENR eyes rehab of Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Palawan 

      Araja, Rio N. (Manila Standard, February 27, 2013, on page A3)
      As government start the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, plans are also under way to transform the waters of Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Palawan swimmable by May, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. ...
    • DFA reacts strongly vs China Sea patrol 

      Fabunan, Sara Susanne D. (Manila Standard, February 28, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      The Philippines on Wednesday "strongly objected" to China's announcement that it would intensify its supervision and control over the contested islands and waters in the West Philippine Sea. In a text message, Foreign ...
    • China ship conks out near tubbataha reef 

      Zurbano, Joel E.; Solmerin, Florante S. (Manila Standard, March 6, 2013, on page A3)
      The Coast Guard has dispatched its search-and- rescue ship to help the crew members of a Chinese vessel whose engine quit southwest of the Tubbataha Reef, an official said Tuesday. The BRP Pampanga was deployed to help the ...
    • Smuggled fish 

      Espiritu, Sonny (Manila Standard, March 11, 2013, on page A3)
      Airport police district commander Marlon Almeda turned over to Ben Curativo, officer-in-charge of the airport Fisheries Quarantine Service, 210 boxes of snuggled live fish fry that arrived from Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
    • 'Tubbataha' to cut US ship in 4 sections 

      Zurbano, Joel (Manila Standard, March 26, 2013, on page A3)
      On the final stage of dismantling a US ship that ran aground on Tabbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, salvor ships and crew will cut the hull in four sections this week and bore holes for steel cables of giant cranes that will ...
    • Gov't urged to save its seas from overfishing 

      Araja, Rio N.; Pañares, Joyce P. (Manila Standard, June 8, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      At least 13 fishing grounds in the Philippines have been heavily fished and the declining stocks will force local fishermen to go beyond the country's boundaries toward the Malaysian and Indonesian seas to look for catch, ...
    • Lake Buhi, home of unique PH fish, gets attention 

      Tuyay, Francisco (Manila Standard, June 9, 2013, on page A3)
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has designated the Lake Buhi Watershed in Camarines Sur as a water quality management area in a bid to protect the lake that is home to the Mistichthys luzonensis, locally ...
    • Port boosts Pangasinan fishing sector 

      Baldovino, Roman (Manila Standard, June 10, 2013, on page A8)
      Pangasinan 4th District Rep. Gina de Venecia said a fish port in Dagupan will be realized soon after House Bill 4445 mandating its establishment was approved without amendment by the Senate last Thursday. "For many decades, ...
    • Fishery hotline set for Beijing, Hanoi 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, June 22, 2013, on page B4)
      China and Vietnam have agreed to set up a hotline to resolve disputes in the China Sea, where clashes between fishermen have stoked tensions between the countries, state media reported Tuesday. The agreement was signed by ...