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  • '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 ...
  • 15 fishermen rescued in Mindanao 

    Noriega, Richa (Tempo, February 27, 2021, on page 3)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued at least 15 local fishermen aboard a fishing boat which capsized in the waters of Mindanao during the onslaught of typhoon "Auring" last week. The PCG, citing the report from the ...
  • Baklang squid 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, February 8, 2021, on page 7)
    Ever heard of homosexuals in the sea world? Some squids have been known to display homosexual behavior when they’re in heat. They aren’t picky when it comes to seeking pleasure. This is especially so for the fierce Humboldt ...
  • Private enterprise must help clean up Metro rivers 

    (Tempo, February 1, 2021, on page 4)
    Manila Water announced last week that it has begun its massive cleanup of the San Juan River under an agreement with the national government and the three local government units of San Juan, Mandaluyong, and Quezon City. ...
  • More Navy ships to secure WPS 

    Recuenco, Aaron (Tempo, February 10, 2021, on page 2)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed on Tuesday to increase the presence of its Navy personnel in the disputed areas of the South China Sea, locally referred to as West Philippine Sea (WPS). The move was in ...
  • Dredging of Marikina river ongoing 

    Unite, Betheena (Tempo, February 27, 2021, on page 3)
    Dredging operations in Marikina River have started in an effort to increase its capacity in handling rainwater and prevent flooding in the city and nearby areas.
  • Galunggong no longer a 'poor man's fish' 

    Casinas, Jhon (Tempo, March 6, 2021, on page 1-2)
    Don’t ever call mackerel scad or ‘galunggong’ as a poor man’s fish anymore. Even poor families now can no longer afford to buy ‘galunggong’ due to sudden increase of its price, obviously impacted by the skyrocketing prices ...
  • Salmon, malikot 

    Atienza, Kim (Tempo, March 5, 2021, on page 10)
    Salmon is a preferred fish in the upscale market. With its surplus of fats, it is rich in Omega 3 oil and is considered among the healthiest foods to eat. But, did you know how hard it is to catch salmon? They live in the ...
  • AFP to deploy more ships in West Ph Sea 

    Recuenco, Aaron (Tempo, March 26, 2021, on page 3)
    Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), has ordered the deployment of Navy ships in the West Philippine Sea as China continues to defy the Philippine government’s demand ...
  • Chinese ships present in reef since Nov. 2020 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Tempo, March 28, 2021, on page 2)
    Chinese vessels have been swarming the Julian Felipe Reef long before the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) had discovered the more than 200 fishing vessels allegedly manned by Chinese militias early this month. Satellite images ...
  • Cleanup of polluted waters of Manila Bay under way 

    (Tempo, March 10, 2021, on page 4)
    After Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources cleaned up Boracay after five months in 2018, President Duterte told him to clean up Manila Bay next. The secretary looked at the problem ...
  • ₱460,000 dried seahorses seized in Bacolod port 

    Masculino, Glazyl Y. (Tempo, March 28, 2021, on page 3)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Negros Occidental seized about 15.2 kilos of dried seahorses worth P460,000 at the Banago port here Friday. PCG provincial head Capt. Ludovico Librilla Jr. said they were informed by the ...

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