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  • PHL, other nations should question China’s coast guard law — Carpio 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 16, 2021, on page S1/8)
    The Philippines and other nations should question China’s recent law allowing its maritime forces to fire at foreign vessels in the South China Sea,   including those in disputed waters, according to a retired Supreme Court ...
  • Fish hatcheries needed in every province to boost supply — BFAR 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 17, 2021, on page S1/12)
    Every province in the country should have at least one fish hatchery to improve the country’s fish fry supply and boost the local aquaculture sector, the top official of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) ...
  • Fishers’ group frowns at coconut palms planted along Manila Baywalk 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, June 17, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led the planting of coconut trees along Roxas Boulevard on Wednesday as part of the Manila Bay beautification project, an initiative that was frowned upon by a ...
  • Fisheries output down 0.8% in first quarter, PSA says 

    Ochave, Revin Mikhael D. (BusinessWorld, May 28, 2021, on page S1/4)
    Fisheries production fell 0.8% year on year to 978,618 metric tons (MT) in the first quarter after reduced output from commercial and municipal fisheries, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. The PSA said in its ...
  • Philippines rejects 3-month Chinese fishing ban 

    Villegas, Vann Mario M. (BusinessWorld, May 20, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Philippines on Tuesday rejected China’s fishing ban in parts of the South China Sea and asked it to stop violating the Southeast Asian nation’s sovereignty. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said ...
  • PHL Coast Guard drives away 5 Chinese, 2 Vietnamese ships from Spratlys area 

    MSJ (BusinessWorld, July 5, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Sunday that it drove off last week seven foreign-flagged fishing vessels from waters around the Marie Louise Bank, a part of the Philippine exclusive economic zone in the South ...
  • Fisherfolk urge navy to drive away China ships in disputed sea 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2021, on page S1/12)
    A group of fishers on Thursday asked the Philippine government to send its navy to drive away Chinese vessels in the South China Sea within the country’s exclusive economic zone. “It is without a doubt that the vessels ...
  • Red tide warning lifted in parts of Western Samar, Leyte 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared parts of Western Samar and Leyte free from red tide contamination based on the latest test results. BFAR said in its 18th shellfish bulletin that red tide ...
  • Commercial fishing continues to hurt small fishers in municipal waters - Oceana 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, September 24, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Commercial fishing in municipal waters pervades amid the coronavirus pandemic and the government should step up its monitoring and apprehension of violators to protect small fisherfolk, according to marine conservation ...
  • MPIC dedicates over a decade to shoring up ESG 

    (BusinessWorld, July 14, 2021, on page S1/3)
    Investing in power, water, transportation, and healthcare — essentials in the day-to-day lives of Filipinos — translates to contributing to national progress and improving the quality of life in the country. Anchored on ...
  • US warns China against attack on Philippines 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere (BusinessWorld, July 13, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The United States on Monday again vowed to defend the Philippines against potential Chinese attacks in the South China Sea, as the Southeast Asian nation marked the fifth anniversary of a United Nations-backed ruling ...
  • BFAR lifts red tide warning in parts of Leyte, Negros Oriental 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, June 28, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced that areas in Leyte and Negros Oriental are officially free from red tide contamination. BFAR said in its 19th bulletin that shellfish harvested in Cancabato ...
  • Mati building fishport, dairy plant to diversify agricultural base 

    Padillo, Maya M. (BusinessWorld, June 28, 2021, on page S1/5)
    Mati, the capital of Davao Oriental province, recently celebrated its 14th year of cityhood with projects supporting agri-ventures, particularly fisheries and dairy production. The city broke ground on a modern fishport, ...
  • Fishers' group to wage boycott campaign vs imported fish 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, October 6, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Fishers’ group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) is preparing a nationwide boycott campaign against the government’s plan to import fish. “It would be a campaign to boycott the imported ...
  • Fishers' group says 15,000 people to lose livelihood from dismantling order in Manila Bay 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 27, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The scheduled dismantling of allegedly illegal fishing structures in Manila Bay poses a threat to the livelihood of fisherfolks across four coastal towns in Cavite, according to fisher's group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang ...
  • Resorts, shrimp farm owners get until end-Sept. to comply with Pujada Bay protected area requirements 

    MSJ (BusinessWorld, August 27, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Business owners along the Pujada Bay in Mati City have been given an extension until end-September to comply with all the requirements to operate in a declared protected area. The Department of Environment and Natural ...
  • Fishing association opposes plan to import 60,000 MT 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 30, 2021, on page S1/5)
    The government's plan to import 60,000 metric tons (MT) of fish to augment supply during the closed fishing season has met with opposition from the association of small fishermen. The chairman of the Pambansang Lakas ng ...
  • The environmentalist case for fish farms 

    (BusinessWorld, August 30, 2021, on page S1/5)
    This summer, tens of millions of salmon have been cooked in California in their own native habitat. Record-breaking heat and drought have drawn down the water flows and turned up the temperatures of the state’s streams and ...
  • Phl Coast Guard drives away 5 Chinese, 2 Vietnamese ships from Spratlys area 

    MSJ (BusinessWorld, July 5, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Sunday that it drove off last week seven foreign-flagged fishing vessels from waters around the Marie Louise Bank, a part of the Philippine exclusive economic zone in the South ...
  • DENR requests additional funds for river dredging 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, August 27, 2021, on page S1/2)
    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has asked the budget department for an additional P4.65 billion to buy new dredging equipment to be used in removing sandbars from the Bicol and Cagayan River basins. Some P1.45 billion ...

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