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  • Government-protected areas leave avenues for exploitation 

    Cinco, Elinando B. (Manila Bulletin, May 11, 2018, on page 10)
    There are a few probable reasons why the country’s protected areas – there are 240 of them – can easily be intruded into by scheming persons under the guise of “investors.” Why is this so? Under the Department of Environment ...
  • Salvage effort under way for sunken submarine with 53 on board 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, April 26, 2021, on page 4)
    The hunt for a missing Indonesian submarine with 53 crew turned into a salvage effort Sunday after recovered debris suggested it broke apart as it sank off the coast of Bali. Warships, planes and hundreds of military ...
  • MGB clears miners, quarries of blame on Marikina River flooding 

    Miraflor, Madelaine B. (Manila Bulletin, February 17, 2021, on page B-2)
    Mining operations within the Marikina River Basin should not be blamed for the massive flooding that engulfed some parts of Marikina and Rizal province during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, the deadliest and most ...
  • War and Romance on Manila Bay 

    Laya, Jaime (Manila Bulletin, February 22, 2021, on page B-7)
    Malintâ Tunnel, bored into the island’s rock, became government and military nerve center. Packed in its main and lateral tunnels were offices, hospital, sleeping quarters, ammo, and food storage, everything. Corregidor ...
  • PH quietly celebrates May as Month of the Ocean 

    (Manila Bulletin, 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 ...
  • Insanity in the South China Sea or whatever it's called 

    Nieto, RJ (Manila Bulletin, May 22, 2021, on page 7)
    Let us be clear about the primary interest of the Filipino people, which I believe is to provide the most comfortable life possible for a vast majority of Filipinos in the shortest amount of time possible. Note the use of ...
  • Record fish unloading in major ports 

    Miraflor, Madelaine B. (Manila Bulletin, March 27, 2021, on page B-2)
    The implementation of stricter two-week quarantine measures in the Greater Manila Area has not affected supply of fish with the Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) reported of record high weekly fish unloading from March ...
  • Strategy to enforce the Arbitral Ruling 

    Lina, Joey (Manila Bulletin, May 18, 2021, on page 5)
    There is an overwhelming majority of Filipinos who are unwavering in their desire to see the administration assert our country’s rights in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), despite some confusing statements from the office ...
  • Finding loro: The truth about parrotfish 

    Yan, Gregg (Manila Bulletin, April 25, 2021, on page B-7)
    Over the past years, social media posts have been circulating about the need to avoid parrotfish, popularly called loro or molmol in public markets. These posts have been shared tens of thousands of times with the best of ...
  • PCG sets up 'floating community pantry' in middle of sea for fishermen 

    Noriega, Richa (Manila Bulletin, April 28, 2021, on page 5)
    The Philippine Coast Guard has set up a community pantry right in the middle of the sea off the province of Camarines Sur, the target beneficiaries are the fishermen affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. ...
  • Plenty of other fish in the sea 

    Villar, Manny (Manila Bulletin, April 21, 2021, on page 4)
    Maybe it was because I practically grew up in the market selling seafood but when I was a youngster helping out my mother sell shrimps and seafood our stall was in that section of Divisoria where all the fish and other ...
  • No island lost under Duterte gov't - Esperon 

    Sadongdong, Martin A. (Manila Bulletin, May 2, 2021, on page 5)
    The administration of President Duterte has not allowed even a single inch of the country’s maritime territory to be seized by China unlike his predecessor, the Aquino administration, National Security Adviser Hermogenes ...
  • Tanker collision spills 400 tons of oil off China coast 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, April 30, 2021, on page 4)
    Around 400 tons of oil spilt into the Yellow Sea after a tanker collided with another ship off China’s largest crude-receiving port earlier this week, maritime authorities said Thursday. “The amount of oil spilt from the ...
  • Duterte says nothing will happen even if he sails to West PH Sea 

    Kabiling, Genalyn D. (Manila Bulletin, April 21, 2021, on page 1-6)
    President Duterte is willing to sail to the West Philippine Sea (WPS) amid renewed tension with China, but admitted that such voyage will be futile. Breaking his silence on the latest territorial spat with China, the ...
  • Esperon tells Filipino fishermen: Go out and fish in West PH Sea 

    Sadongdong, Martin A. (Manila Bulletin, April 22, 2021, on page 2)
    National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. urged on Wednesday, April 21, Filipino fishermen to go out and fish in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as he assured that military, coast guard, and fisheries assets are ...
  • PH Coast Guard heightens sovereignty patrols in West PH Sea 

    Noriega, Richa (Manila Bulletin, April 26, 2021, on page 3)
    The country has stepped up maritime exercises and sovereignty patrols in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Sunday, April 25. PCG spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo said the BRP ...
  • PH must build up its military capability to protect WPS 

    Sadongdong, Martin A. (Manila Bulletin, May 3, 2021, on page 1-8)
    As the maritime dispute between the Philippines and China heats up, there is but one strategy that must be done to defend the country’s interests in the West Philippine Sea (WPS): military build up. This was bared by ...
  • Manila Bay can be 'swimmable' again, but not in many years - Atienza 

    Rosario, Ben R. (Manila Bulletin, May 3, 2021, on page 2)
    The public may enjoy summer swimming at the Manila Bay but at the rate toilet wastes are being dumped into the bay, this would take “several years” from now. Deputy Speaker and Buhay Partylist Rep. Lito Atienza made this ...
  • Red tide warning up in Hinatuan town 

    Capistrano, Zea (Manila Bulletin, February 24, 2021, on page 6)
    The local government of Hinatuan warned its residents on Tuesday, February 23 of the presence of red tide toxin in the coastal waters of the municipality. In an advisory posted on their Facebook page, the local government ...
  • Rare birds in Iloilo show healthy wetlands in Visayan Island 

    Yap, Tara (Manila Bulletin, February 25, 2021, on page 5)
    Rare birds have recently been spotted in Iloilo City and Zarraga town, Iloilo province. Foremost, a team from the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) ...

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