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  • Full gov't mobilization urged for Laguna de Bay 

    Lim, Janina C. (BusinessWorld, May 9, 2019, on page S1/4)
    The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) said President Rodrigo R. Duterte needs to issue an executive order broadly mobilizing government agencies to work toward the rehabilitation of the Laguna de Bay. In a ...
  • SM to hold quarterly Cleanup Drive in SM by the BAY 

    (BusinessWorld, May 17, 2019, on page S3/4)
    SM by the BAY, in partnership with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., will hold its quarterly Cleanup Drive on May 18, 6 a.m., at the Central Park of SM by the BAY, Mall of Asia ...
  • Globe Telecom supports Boracay sustainability week, joins beach clean-up drive 

    (BusinessWorld, May 17, 2019, on page S2/6)
    In support of the government’s call for responsible and sustainable tourism, Globe Telecom joined the week-long celebration of Boracay’s rehabilitation aimed at encouraging residents, tourists, and other stakeholders to ...
  • MPIC, Maynilad commit to help in Manila Bay rehabilitation 

    (BusinessWorld, May 22, 2019, on page S1/5)
    Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. have committed to help the government clean up Manila Bay through the Adopt-an-Estero program. In a statement on Tuesday, MPIC and Maynilad said they ...
  • Chinese clam-harvesting in disputed waters seen anew, US think tank says 

    Ferreras, Vince Angelo C.; Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, May 22, 2019, on page S1/10)
    China has deployed anew clam-harvesting fleets to the South China Sea in the last six months, including in Scarborough Shoal, according to American-based think-tank Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI). “These ...
  • Sharks worth more for tourism than in soup - study 

    Doyle, Alister (BusinessWorld, June 7, 2013, on page S3/11)
    Sharks swimming free in the oceans may soon become more valuable as tourist attractions than when caught, sliced up and served in soup, a global study showed last week. It urged better protection for the fish, from Australia ...
  • Starfish threatens famed coral reefs 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, June 7, 2013, on page S3/9)
    A coral-killing starfish has begun infesting a channel of water in the Philippines famed for having some of the most diverse marine life in the world, the government said Friday. The appearance of the crown-of-thorns ...
  • CSR focuses on coastal cleanup 

    (BusinessWorld, June 7, 2013, on page S3/9)
    SHORE IT UP -- a project of Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) -- is the country’s longest corporate-backed environment program. It recently marked its fifth year as it kicked off a year-long clean-up drive in Mabini, ...
  • Fish canneries owe workers P53M -- DoLE 

    RSS (BusinessWorld, June 24, 2013, on page S1/2)
    Several fish processing companies in Mindanao found to have violated labor standards were ordered to pay their workers benefits amounting to P52.9 million. Labor Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz said in a statement released ...
  • Effort to revive Galapagos tortoises once thought extinct 

    Piedra, Santiago (BusinessWorld, June 21, 2013, on page S3/9)
    Scientists will try to revive two species of giant Galapagos tortoises thought to have been extinct by breeding genetic relatives in captivity, experts leading the effort said. The Galapagos Islands, located 1,000 kilometers ...
  • Tax haul from more inshore fishing seen at P24B 

    Galang, Vincent Mariel P. (BusinessWorld, June 25, 2019, on page S1/4)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said fishermen should make more use of inshore, municipal waters to boost the government’s ability to tax and modernize the industry. BFAR National Director Eduardo B. ...
  • G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste problem 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, June 18, 2019, on page S2/6)
    Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ...
  • Oral argument for writ of kalikasan 

    (BusinessWorld, June 19, 2019, on page S1/10)
    The Supreme Court has moved the oral argument for the April 16 petition for writ of kalikasan filed by fisherfolk in Palawan and Zambales and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) seeking to enjoin the government to ...
  • China invades the Philippines — a bad dream come true 

    Macabenta, Greg B. (BusinessWorld, June 19, 2019, on page S1/6-S1/7)
    The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea by a Chinese vessel has created a sticky public relations situation for the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. The usual extremists have added fuel ...
  • Cabinet clusters to tackle Filipino boat's sinking 

    Balinbin, Arjay L.; Ferreras, Angelo C. (BusinessWorld, June 17, 2019, on page S1/11)
    Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles on Sunday said there will be a joint cluster meeting on Monday to tackle the reported sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel. The incident occurred on June 9 near ...
  • Military says West PHL Sea collision 'accidental' 

    Ferreras, Vince Angelo C.; Balinbin, Arjay L.; Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, June 14, 2019, on page S1/12)
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command said the collision last Sunday between a Filipino boat and a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea was “accidental.” “Initial reports reaching ...
  • The fallacy of good intentions: The Philippine Independent Foreign Policy 

    Oreta, Jennifer Santiago (BusinessWorld, July 9, 2019, on page S1/6)
    In light of the latest maritime incident involving the ramming of the boat of Filipino fisherfolk by a Chinese vessel, the administration is being pressured by its domestic constituents to act and show proof that it truly ...
  • The June 9 Reed Bank Incident: Chinese gray zone operation in action? 

    De Castro, Renato Cruz (BusinessWorld, July 3, 2019, on page S1/8)
    The warm waters of the South China Sea are rich, which make them highly contested fishing grounds. China is the largest littoral state around this body of water, and it has a huge population to feed. It has built several ...
  • Carpio steps back from West Philippine Sea case 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M.; Balinbin, Arjay L.; Tadalan, Charmaine A. (BusinessWorld, July 3, 2019, on page S1/12)
    Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio has inhibited himself from the petition asking the government to enforce environmental laws to protect and preserve three shoals in the West Philippine Sea. Supreme Court (SC) ...
  • China fishing deal seen as preliminary to more talks 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, July 4, 2019, on page S1/4)
    Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles called a 2016 verbal agreement on fishing rights at Reed Bank between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and China’s Xi Jinping a preliminary step to a more formalized deal, as members ...

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