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  • Chinese vessels leave WPS after radio challenge from PH 

    (SunStar Philippines, May 6, 2021, on page 4)
    Chinese militia vessels left the area near Sabina Shoal in the West Philippine Sea after they were challenged by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the National Task Force-West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said. In a report on ...
  • Just paper, Duterte describes arbitral ruling 

    Peralta-Malonzo, Third Anne (SunStar Philippines, May 8, 2021, on page 5)
    President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea dispute lacks teeth and could not be enforced. In another televised briefing Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Duterte said China’s President Xi ...
  • PH gives China 'presumption of good faith' in waste dumping issue 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (SunStar Philippines, July 15, 2021, on page 3)
    Malacañang is awaiting results on the probe into reports that Chinese vessels are dumping raw sewage into contested areas of the South China Sea. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque emphasized that it is important to ...
  • PH protest Chinese Coast Guard's actions 

    (SunStar Philippines, May 4, 2021, on page 5)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has protested the shadowing, blocking, dangerous maneuver and radio challenges by the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessels conducting legitimate maritime ...
  • Over 200 Chinese ships spotted again in WPS 

    SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 13, 2021, on page 3)
    More than 200 Chinese maritime militia (CMM) vessels were again found in the West Philippine Sea, the National Task Force West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) said on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. In a statement, the task force said ...
  • DA Administrative, Circular No. 02, Series of 2021 

    Department of Agriculture (DA) (SunStar Philippines, March 15, 2021, on page 7)
    Subject: Partial Suspension of Section 3 (a) of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264, Series of 2020 (Regulation on the catching, possession, transporting, selling, trading and exporting of mangrove crablets, juvenile ...
  • DA Administrative, Circular No. 02, Series of 2021 

    Department of Agriculture (DA) (SunStar Philippines, February 16, 2021, on page 7)
    Subject: Partial Suspension of Section 3 (a) of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264, Series of 2020 (Regulation on the catching, possession, transporting, selling, trading and exporting of mangrove crablets, juvenile ...
  • Philippines protests Chinese maritime militia ships in WPS 

    SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, March 23, 2021, on page 3)
    (Updated) Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he has filed a diplomatic protest with China over the presence of around 220 Chinese vessels believed to be manned by maritime militia in the West Philippine Sea ...
  • From China with love 

    (SunStar Philippines, March 26, 2021, on page 4)
    The Philippines received 600,000 doses of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccines last month, and recently, we got another shipment of 400,000. In between those two batches of goodwill, our friendly donor moored over 200 Chinese militia ...
  • Public asked to protect mangrove ecosystem 

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-3 (SunStar Philippines, May 19, 2021, on page 1-11)
    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) asked the public to protect mangrove forests in Central Luzon to help save Manila Bay and sustain the region's coastal resources. DENR Regional Executive Director ...
  • Masinloc-Oyon bay passes water quality parameters 

    Flora, Ian Ocampo (SunStar Philippines, May 12, 2021, on page 2-15)
    The water quality of the 7,558-hectare Masinloc Oyon Bay Protected Landscape and Seascape (MOBPLS) in the towns of Masinloc and Palauig in Zambales has passed the water quality parameters of containing acceptable levels ...
  • Pawikan of the gulf 

    Lumawag, Reuel John F. (SunStar Philippines, May 24, 2021, on page 1-2)
    May 23 marks World Turtle Day, which was started by the American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990. According to the group, "The day was created as a yearly observance to help people celebrate ...
  • Night fishing in Oslob 

    Madamba, Ted (SunStar Philippines, March 7, 2021, on page 4)
    Summer is the peak season when schools of glistening kalamputi are drawn to the drumming of the wooden boats and the glare of the bright lights. A mix of newly spawned fish species, kalamputi are silver white fishes that ...
  • Tubigon fisherfolk earn from bangus harvest 

    (SunStar Philippines, March 1, 2021, on page 12)
    The Kapunungang Mananagat sa Potohan in Tubigon town, Bohol earned more than P151,000 from its recent harvest. The fisherfolk group harvested 1,265 kilograms of milkfish, or “bangus,” on Jan. 29, 2021 from its floating ...
  • Face masks in River 

    Llemit, Ralph Lawrence G. (SunStar Philippines, May 20, 2021, on page 2)
    A local environmental group is calling for a regulation of recreational activities within the Panigan-Tamugan River after several solid wastes were recovered, including several face masks and face shields, during a clean-up ...
  • DFA protests China's fishing ban, says it's a violation 

    SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 20, 2021, on page 3)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has protested China’s fishing ban that covers parts of the West Philippine Sea over which the “Philippines exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction.” In a statement, ...
  • DFA protests China's fishing ban, says it's a violation 

    SunStar Philippines (SunStar Philippines, May 20, 2021, on page 14)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has protested China’s fishing ban that covers parts of the West Philippine Sea over which the “Philippines exercises sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction.” In a statement, ...
  • Locsin: PRRD correct not to take arbitral award to UNGA 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (SunStar Philippines, May 20, 2021, on page 3)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday the Duterte administration is right not to take the 2016 landmark arbitral ruling on the South China Sea before the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) because ...
  • Sarangani Bay marks Ocean Month 

    Sarangani PIO (SunStar Philippines, May 10, 2021, on page 10)
    As part of the celebration of the “Month of the Ocean” this May, the Protected Area Management Office - Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (Pamo-SBPS) together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region ...
  • Activities regulated in watershed areas 

    Llemit, Ralph Lawrence G. (SunStar Philippines, May 24, 2021, on page 3)
    Trekking activities in watershed areas in Davao City are now strictly prohibited, while recreational activities in these areas will be regulated, the Watershed Management Council (WMC) ordered in a resolution. The Davao ...

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