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  • Nestlé PH recovers plastic waste equivalent to its plastic packaging in August, will continue moving forward 

    (BusinessWorld, September 4, 2020, on page S1/3)
    In January 2019, food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé globally articulated its broader vision for a waste-free future, that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfills and oceans, or as litter. Today, ...
  • No urgency to explore in West PHL Sea while pandemic depresses prices — academic 

    Ang, Adam J. (BusinessWorld, August 18, 2020, on page S1/3)
    Weak oil prices during the pandemic serve as a disincentive to joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea, a maritime law expert from the University of the Philippines said. Jay L. Batongbacal, head of the ...
  • DENR's Manila Bay 'white sand' project violates at least five law - NGOs 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D.; Tupas, Emmanuel (BusinessWorld, September 9, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Several non government organizations (NGOs) claimed that the dumping of crushed dolomite or ‘white sand’ along the coast of Manila Bay by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) violated at least five ...
  • Red tide warning up in Siaton, Negros Oriental 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 31, 2020, on page S1/12)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned consumers against shellfish collected in Siit Bay in the town of Siaton, Negros Oriental after i tested positive for red tide contamination. All types of ...
  • Whale shark count in Bicol up by 19 

    (BusinessWorld, August 31, 2020, on page S1/12)
    The number of whale sharks in Bicol’s protected seascape is up to 69 since the start of the year after 19 new individuals were spotted in addition to 50 identified as returning, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines ...
  • Agriculture dep't aims to double value of farm and fishery exports to Canada 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 12, 2020, on page S1/2)
    The Philippines aims to export more farm and fishery products to Canada with a target of doubling the value of such shipments over the medium term, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. In a virtual call with new Canadian ...
  • Defense chief: China is a bully in disputed sea 

    Ferreras, Vince Angelo (BusinessWorld, July 31, 2019, on page S1/9)
    Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana on Tuesday criticized China for failing to match its commitment of peace to the Philippines with actions, calling its neighbor a bully. People doubt China’s sincerity, Mr. Lorenzana ...
  • Fish production rises 3.1% in second quarter 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 17, 2020, on page S1/9)
    Fisheries output rose 3.1% year on year to 1.18 million metric tons (MT) in the second quarter led by commercial fisheries and aquaculture producers, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. In its fisheries situation ...
  • New Metro Manila price list for farm, fishery products out 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 12, 2020, on page S1/10)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released a new suggested retail price (SRP) list for basic farm and fishery goods sold in Metro Manila wet markets. In a virtual briefing Tuesday, DA spokesperson Noel O. Reyes announced ...
  • Mariculture park awardee on urban gov't innovation 

    Francisco, C. Q. (BusinessWorld, January 24, 2003, on page 28)
    The Mariculture Park of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) was named as one of the three awardees of the Urban Good Governance Innovation Facility in Asia. At the same time, The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI) of ...
  • 2 Negros Oriental bays positive for red tide 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, August 7, 2020, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned consumers from eating shellfish collected from Tambobo Bay in the town of Siaton and Bais Bay in Bais City — both in Negros Oriental — after the two areas ...
  • Cimatu lobbles for law creating Boracay Island Development Authority 

    (BusinessWorld, July 31, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu called on lawmakers to pass the measure creating a permanent agency that will sustain developments under the Boracay rehabilitation program. “This is the opportune time to pass a law ...
  • Not a GOCC 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, July 31, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group General Manager Natividad Y. Bernardino said the BIATF’s version of the bill makes the BIDA a regulatory body while the local government retains its taxing authority. ...
  • DENR recovers another wetland in Boracay 

    (BusinessWorld, July 29, 2020, on page S1/12)
    Another wetland in the island of Boracay has been recovered from illegal occupants and is being set up for restoration works, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said. In a statement on Tuesday, the ...
  • China's claims to the South China Sea are unlawful. Now what? 

    The Editorial Board; The New York Times (BusinessWorld, July 29, 2020, on page S1/6)
    With China throwing its weight around in the South China Sea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rightly declared this month that the country’s aggressive claims to offshore resources in the area were “completely unlawful.” ...
  • PHL still pursuing code of conduct in South China Sea 

    Tadalan, Charmaine A. (BusinessWorld, July 23, 2020, on page S1/10)
    The Philippine government is still pursuing the early completion of the code of conduct in the South China Sea despite delays in negotiations due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are likewise pursuing the early conclusion ...
  • The Philippines' future floats in the West Philippine Sea 

    Kim, Sung Y. (BusinessWorld, June 16, 2020, on page S1/4)
    The waters of the South China Sea are home to a dizzying array of marine resources, ranging from vast oil and gas reserves deep beneath the surface to the complex and beautiful ecosystems capable of supporting international ...
  • US says most of China's claims in South China Sea are illegal 

    Wong, Edward; Crowley, Michael (BusinessWorld, July 15, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that China's expansive maritime claims across of the South China Sea were "completely unlawful," setting up potential military confrontations with Beijing and sanctions against ...
  • Zamboanga del Sur presents aquaculture upgrade plan for possible EU program funding 

    (BusinessWorld, July 17, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Zamboanga del Sur is proposing three priority projects for boosting its aquaculture sector, including labelling for its dried fish products to expand its market. The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will put the ...
  • 7 of 10 Filipinos want Duterte gov't to assert right at sea 

    Tadalan, Charmaine A.; Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, July 15, 2020, on page S1/9)
    Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. this week said a 2016 decision by a United Nations tribunal rejects China’s claim to more than 80% of the South China Sea is nonnegotiable. The Department of Foreign Affairs ...

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