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  • BFAR lifts red tide warning across several areas 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, September 13, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) removed warnings issued in the areas of San Pedro Bay in Western Samar, Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar, and Biliran Islands after testing negative for paralytic shellfish ...
  • Fishermen object to proposed offshore mining in Pangasinan 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, September 14, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Fishermen expressed opposition to the proposed offshore mining in Lingayen Gulf that will cover five coastal towns in Pangasinan, citing its potential effects to livelihood. Bobby Roldan, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang ...
  • The tip of the spear: The Chinese Coast Guard in the South China Sea 

    de Castro, Renato (BusinessWorld, February 10, 2021, on page S1/4)
    On Jan. 29, 2021, the Philippines filed a strongly worded diplomatic protest against China’s passage of a law authorizing the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) to use force against foreign vessels in the contested waters of the ...
  • European Union issues Vietnam 'yellow card' over illegal fishing 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, October 26, 2017, on page S1/3)
    The European Union (EU) said Monday it has given a “yellow card” to Vietnam, warning the Pacific country it could ban seafood exports unless Hanoi did more to tackle illegal fishing. The European Commission, the executive ...
  • WTO review cites PHL performance on trade, fisheries, MSMEs 

    Lim, Janina C. (BusinessWorld, April 2, 2018, on page S1/4)
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) fifth policy review of the Philippines concluded with members noting the strides the country has made in growing its economy, specifically its role in strengthening the global trading ...
  • China, Vietnam agree maritime row should be settled through talks 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, April 3, 2018, on page S2/6)
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday China and Vietnam should settle their disputes in the South China Sea through talks and move to jointly exploit its waters. “We have agreed that settling the maritime issues ...
  • PNG wants tuna catch processed domestically 

    Lim, Janina C. (BusinessWorld, November 8, 2017, on page S1/9)
    Papua New Guinea (PNG) is seeking to enforce a local-processing rule for all tuna caught in its waters, which is affecting the Philippine tuna fishing fleet, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. The DA said it is ...
  • DTI recommends closure of Boracay 'in phases' 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, April 3, 2018, on page S1/10)
    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has formally recommended to the Office of the President that the closure of Boracay “can be done in phases,” Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra said. In his ...
  • Fisherfolk group renews call against Manilad's use of Laguna de Bay 

    Lim, Janina C. (BusinessWorld, December 7, 2017, on page S1/10)
    A fisherfolk group has renewed calls for the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) to terminate its deal with Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (MWSI), which allowed the company to tap Laguna de Bay as the main source of ...
  • Maynilad plants 13,000 tree samplings mangrove propagules in 2020 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, February 16, 2021, on page S1/12)
    Maynilad Water Services, Inc. planted 13,000 tree saplings and mangrove propagules last year under its watershed management initiative that aims to prevent flooding and soil erosion. In a statement, the west zone water ...
  • Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar now free from red tide 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, July 16, 2021, on page S1/12)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared the area of Irong-Irong Bay in Western Samar officially free from red tide contamination. In its 21st shellfish bulletin for the year, BFAR said red tide warnings ...
  • More Chinese ships may be dumping waste at sea 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, July 16, 2021, on page S1/12)
    Chinese ships could also be dumping human wastes in other parts of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines, US-based geospatial imagery firm Simularity, Inc. said on Thursday. Simularity’s earlier report showing ...
  • DENR verifying reported waste dumping in PHL-claimed parts of South China Sea 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, July 15, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is already verifying reports that swarms of Chinese ships anchored in Philippine-claimed areas in the South China Sea are dumping human waste there, a department ...
  • PCG commander rallies troops in Kalayaan Island: 'West Philippine Sea is ours!' 

    MSJ (BusinessWorld, May 27, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commandant visited Kalayaan Island on Tuesday where he rallied troops to protect the West Philippine Sea and proudly fly the flag. “These are the two main objectives that we need to accomplish ...
  • DENR to address water hyacinths proliferation in Pasig River, Laguna de Bay 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, March 18, 2021, on page S1/8)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is forming a team with fisherfolk to control the spread of invasive water hyacinths in Pasig River and Laguna de Bay, which cause major obstruction to water flow ...
  • Bill filled to strengthen Laguna Lake agency 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M. (BusinessWorld, February 15, 2021, on page S1/12)
    A Senator filed a bill to strengthen the powers of Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) for the rehabilitation of Laguna de Bay. Senator Richard J. Gordon filed Senate Bill No. 2047, which will repeal Republic Act No. ...
  • Palace distances itself from envoy's China rant 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T.; Añago, Bianca Angelica D.; Villegas, Vann Marlo M. (BusinessWorld, May 5, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine presidential palace on Tuesday distanced itself from its top envoy’s tirade against China, saying his views on the South China Sea dispute is his own.“This is not the policy of the Philippines,” presidential ...
  • Abandon friendly China stance, Duterte told 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M.; Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, May 3, 2021, on page S1/12)
    President Rodrigo R. Duterte should abandon his friendly stance toward China because the tide has turned, political analysts said at the weekend. “We miss the point if we just try to look at Duterte’s tortured language and ...
  • Philippine envoy orders another protest vs China 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M. (BusinessWorld, April 29, 2021, on page S1/10)
    The Philippines would file another diplomatic protest against China, its top envoy said on Wednesday, adding that it would continue to assert its rights in the South China Sea. “They can say what they want from the Chinese ...
  • Oceana urges DENR to halt 'flawed' Manila By beautification as more dolomite dumped 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, April 15, 2021, on page S1/10)
    Civil society organization Oceana called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to order its contractors to immediately stop putting a fresh layer of crushed dolomite on the baywalk area of Manila ...

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