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  • PCG to sustain efforts in WPS under new leadership 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Manila Bulletin, October 22, 2023, on page 3)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will remain relentless in its efforts to protect the country's stake in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) using the white hull diplomacy under the tutelage of Admiral Ronnie Gil Gavan. Gavan ...
  • Survivor bares details of deadly Bajo de Masinloc ramming incident 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Manila Bulletin, October 7, 2023, on page 1-6)
    A Filipino fisherman who survived after their boat was rammed by a suspected commercial vessel near Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough or Panatag Shoal) last Oct. 2 revealed the chronology of the incident, from the moment they ...
  • Collective action needed to protect mangroves 

    (Manila Bulletin, October 7, 2023, on page B-5)
    Mangroves, found in many coastal areas around the world, are ecosystems that serve as crucial carbon sinks. It also protects coastal communities from storm surges, and provides habitat for various species of animals. ...
  • Coca-Cola PH, partners collect more than 1,000 kgs of waste in coastal cleanup in Tanza, Cavite 

    (Manila Bulletin, October 7, 2023, on page B-5)
    Coca-cola Philippines, together with Plastic Bank Philippines and Lighthouse Legacy Foundation, led over 200 volunteers to collect debris and marine waste at Julugan Fish Terminal in Tanza, Cavite, on Sept. 16, as part of ...
  • PCG coordinates with Singapore to probe boat ramming incident 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Manila Bulletin, October 8, 2023, on page 4)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) deployed a team to Singapore to investigate a tanker vessel tagged in a deadly ramming incident near Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough or Panatag Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) last ...
  • 'Effective presence' key in asserting sovereignty in West PH sea - AFP chief 

    Barro, Dexter II (Manila Bulletin, October 8, 2023, on page 4)
    Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. said that safeguarding the country’s interests in the West Philippines Sea (WPS) should hinge on strengthening defense resources. “The name of ...
  • PCG removes floating barrier in Bajo de Masinloc 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Manila Bulletin, September 27, 2023, on page 1-10)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), on orders of President Mrcos, removed the floating barrier installed by China in Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Scarborough or Panatag Shoal, near Zambales. National Task Force for West ...
  • PH, China start talks on South China Sea 

    Pedrajas, Joseph (Manila Bulletin, March 24, 2023, on page 9)
    The Philippines and China have started the rounds of consultations on the South China Sea, which would play a big role in ensuring diplomacy between the two countries which are clashing for territorial sovereignty. At the ...
  • Sustained probe, effective oil spill containment measures sought 

    Santos, Jel (Manila Bulletin, March 24, 2023, on page 1-9)
    Sustained investigation as well as “immediate and effective measures” to contain the Oriental Mindoro oil spill which has spread to Verde Island in Batangas City should be implemented to prevent further damage to the ...
  • South Korea to help in oil spill response; US underwater robot eyed to drain leaking fuel 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Manila Bulletin, March 25, 2023, on page 1-4)
    Republic of Korea Coast Guard (KCG) personnel are expected to arrive in Manila on March 27 to help in the ongoing oil spill operations in Oriental Mindoro, while another remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or underwater robot ...
  • Chinese military says 'warned' US warship to leave S. China Sea 

    (Manila Bulletin, March 24, 2023, on page 8)
    The Chinese military said it warned a US warship to “leave” waters in the disputed South China Sea on Thursday, claims swiftly denied as “false” by American forces. China claims sovereignty over almost the entire South ...
  • PCG starts probe as Chinese ship drove away Palawan fishermen in Ayungin Shoal 

    Sadongdong, Martin (Manila Bulletin, January 22, 2023, on page 1-7)
    The filing of a diplomatic action is now being considered by the government against China as the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Saturday, Jan. 21, that it has received a report from Palawan fishermen that they were ...
  • UBS invests in enhancement of PH Marine Protected Areas 

    Loyola, James (Manila Bulletin, July 10, 2023, on page B-4)
    UBS Optimus Foundation and Blue finance have forged a new partnership which will see the Foundation make its first marine-focused impact performance loan. By providing up-front and early-stage blended capital of $600,000, ...
  • 2 fishers drifting at sea rescued 

    Lazaro, Freddie (Manila Bulletin, July 3, 2023, on page 4)
    Two fishermen drifting on the West Philippine Sea were rescued on Sunday morning, July 2. Councilor Marvin Ong here identified them as Armando Mostoles, 66, and his grandson, Melvin Allagao, 16, residents of Barangay ...
  • Salt shortage leads to importation 

    Dejaresco III, Zoilo (Manila Bulletin, January 10, 2023, on page B-4)
    The irony has not been lost on us, that in spite of the Philippines being of agricultural terrain, we import many of our basic agricultural needs, betraying perhaps decades of benign neglect mainly by government and private ...
  • Senators seek dev't of 'diminishing' PH salt industry 

    Casayuran, Mario (Manila Bulletin, January 19, 2023, on page 6)
    Although it has a shoreline of 36,000 kilometers, the Philippines imports 93 percent or 550,000 metric tons of salt for its requirement. “We should look at the salt industry as an added income source to fishermen during ...
  • Boracay: Now on the rebound! 

    Alip, Jaime Aristotle (Manila Bulletin, February 27, 2023, on page 6)
    Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to re-visit the beautiful island of Boracay. Walking along the beach, I cannot help but recall how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the residents’ livelihood. I know that microfinance ...
  • Electric boat goes airborne for cleaner ocean voyage 

    (Manila Bulletin, February 20, 2023, on page 6)
    Appearing at a glance to be just a simple pleasure boat floating on the San Francisco Bay, as the hydrofoil-equipped vessel picks up speed it suddenly begins rising above the water, grabbing the attention of passengers on ...
  • Jane Fonda warns oceans are ‘dying’ amid UN treaty talks 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Bulletin, February 22, 2023, on page 7)
    Actor and activist actress Jane Fonda on Monday, Feb. 20, warned that humanity is “losing the ocean,” as two weeks of negotiations begin at the United Nations on a treaty to protect the high seas. “The ocean provides us ...
  • PH committed to diplomacy in resolving SCS dispute 

    Pedrajas, Joseph (Manila Bulletin, February 22, 2023, on page 1-4)
    The Philippines will remain committed to diplomacy in resolving illegal claims over the West Philippine Sea, which is part of the also highly-contested South China Sea, despite past and recent actions that are inconsistent ...

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