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  • Remember to 'waste no water' 

    (Tempo, March 27, 2022, on page 4)
    Water is life. So, if water is life, then easy access to fresh water is a basic right that each and every person in this world must enjoy. The reality, however, is far from it. United Nations data revealed that 2.2 billion ...
  • COVID-19 and WPS issue: Focal points of significance to UN 

    (Tempo, October 23, 2021, on page 4)
    On the national security front, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has provided the legal underpinnings for the Philippines — and ASEAN member countries — to continually assert the importance of ...
  • Boat capsizes in Ormoc; 1 dead, 15 rescued 

    Marticio, Marie Tonette (Tempo, September 26, 2021, on page 1-2)
    A female crew member was killed, while 15 were rescued, two of which were injured when a ferryboat capsized at Ormoc City Port, Brgy. District 2, Ormoc City, Friday night (September 24). Initial investigation disclosed ...
  • 2 Chinese fishermen rescued in Palawan, 2 others found dead 

    Noriega, Richa (Tempo, August 9, 2021, on page 2)
    Two Chinese fishermen were rescued while two others were found dead from a life raft that was found drifting off the waters of Rizal, Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Saturday, Aug. 7. In an incident report, ...
  • 5 fishers rescued after boat capsized in Davao Oriental 

    Tejano, Ivy (Tempo, May 20, 2021, on page 3)
    Five fishermen from the province of Sarangani were rescued after floating off the open sea for more than a day. Authorities identified the rescued fishermen as Yolando Gino, 55 years old; Preceliano Cong, 31; Arnil Sulas, ...
  • Isdang tao 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, October 18, 2021, on page 4)
    Nature is full of quirks, outrageous discoveries. Twitterworld was abuzz sometime back when someone posted a picture of a rare kind of fish which had a human-like mouth, complete with teeth. The strange creature had full ...
  • Ihi ng penguin 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, October 15, 2021, on page 8)
    Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine. Unlike all birds, penguins do not have a urethra or bladder. They turn their waste into uric acid. Wikipedia says this is secreted out as waste alongside ...
  • A reminder on the problem of pollution in Manila Bay 

    (Tempo, February 18, 2021, on page 4)
    Two decades after the Supreme Court ordered 13 government agencies led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to clean up Manila Bay, its waters remain unfit for human contact, filled with viruses ...
  • Black sea 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, September 13, 2021, on page 5)
    Why is it called the Black Sea? I discussed this a bit on Kaunting Kaalaman, one of my segments on “TV Patrol.” Long, long ago, the Black Sea was once a freshwater lake. Today, it is known for its brackishness and “blackness.” ...
  • Giant turtles 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, September 10, 2021, on page 4)
    Susan Roces takes care of two giant turtles at her Greenhills home as shown in a recent video. Given to her as gifts in 2012, the pets are grown and allowed to roam the garden and greet visitors. Talk about keeping turtles, ...
  • Fisherman endures big waves to save colleague 

    Noriega, Richa (Tempo, July 31, 2021, on page 3)
    A fisherman braved the bad weather as he swam amid huge waves to seek for help for his colleague who was left alone at sea after their boat capsized in Ternate, Cavite on Thursday, July 29. Jessie de Ocampo, of Naic town, ...
  • 'Little Merman' completed historic Mactan Island swim 

    Cordova, Calvin (Tempo, April 27, 2021, on page 1-7)
    Mission accomplished. Open-water swimmer Cleevan Kayne Alegres made history Monday when he became the first person to swim around Mactan Island. The 5’3” swimmer nicknamed “Little Merman” completed the lung-busting ...
  • Boat capsizes in Davao Oriental; 5 rescued 

    Noriega, Richa (Tempo, April 19, 2021, on page 3)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported yesterday the rescue of five passengers from a capsized motorbanca off Mati City in Davao Oriental. In an incident report, the PCG said the motor banca departed Barangay Macabol, ...
  • Body of missing crew retrieved after boat explosion in Zambo 

    Jocson, Liza (Tempo, April 18, 2021, on page 2)
    The body of a missing crew member of a vessel that exploded at a private wharf in Zamboanga City yesterday was retrieved by rescuers Saturday morning, April 17. The crew member was identified as Rene Jimlani, a crew member ...
  • PH quietly celebrates May as Month of the Ocean 

    (Tempo, May 11, 2021, on page 4)
    By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 37 issued by President Joseph Ejercito Estrada in 1999, the month of May was declared as the Month of the Ocean (MOO). Perhaps preoccupied by the pressing demands of containing a ...
  • World's deepest shipwreck reached in PH 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Tempo, April 5, 2021, on page 1-2)
    A US Navy destroyer sunk during World War II and lying nearly 6,500 meters below sea level off the Philippines has been reached in the world’s deepest shipwreck dive, an American exploration team said. A crewed submersible ...
  • Fisherman waits for rescue while sitting on capsized boat 

    Rayos, Joenald Medina (Tempo, April 19, 2021, on page 5)
    A 40-year-old mechanical technician who went fishing survived a scary experience as he had to sit on his capsized wooden boat for hours under the scorching heat of the sun last weekend in Isla Verde in Batangas. Dennis G. ...
  • ₱57-M giant clam shells seized in Palawan 

    Magdayao, Aira Genesa (Tempo, April 15, 2021, on page 2)
    Authorities seized around five tons of giant clam shells during the Counteraction Operation (CAO) on Tuesday, April 13 in Puron Borbon, Barangay Panacan, Narra town. According to the report sent to Palawan News, the ...
  • 'Little Merman' ready for historic swim 

    Cordova, Calvin (Tempo, April 24, 2021, on page 4)
    An open-water swimmer nicknamed “Little Merman” is all set for a gargantuan task. History beckons for petite swimmer Cleevan Kayne Alegres as he tries to become the first-ever to circumnavigate the Mactan Island. Alegres’ ...
  • Manila Bay rehab project on right track - DENR 

    Chavez, Chito (Tempo, January 18, 2021, on page 3)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) stressed Sunday that the government is on the right track in the implementation of the Manila Bay rehabilitation project. DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste ...

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