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  • To its resting place 

    (BusinessWorld, July 31, 2019, on page S1/9)
    A carabao pulls a 200-kilogram, 138-centimeter pawikan (leatherback turtle) that was found dead by fisherman Tirso B. Renegado along the shores of Barangay Caraosan in Bula, Camarines Sur on July 28. In a report from the ...
  • Red tide warning raised in Dumaquilas Bay 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, October 29, 2020, on page S1/10)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned consumers against eating shellfish harvested from Dumanquilas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur after it tested positive for red tide contamination. All types of ...
  • Agriculture damage caused by Typhoon Quinta hits P2.2 billion 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, November 2, 2020, on page S1/8)
    Agricultural damage caused by Typhoon Quinta (international name: Molave) has hit P2.20 billion, up from the previous estimate of P1.81 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). In a bulletin, the DA said ...
  • Sea level rising at fasted pace in 2,800 years: study 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (BusinessWorld, February 26, 2016, on page S3/4)
    The world’s oceans are rising at a faster rate than any time in the past 2,800 years, and might even have fallen without the influence of human-driven climate change, researchers say. Sea levels rose globally by about 5.5 ...
  • Diving in Moalboal 

    (BusinessWorld, August 23, 1996, on page 42)
    Diving sites have to meet a number of practical requirements. On top of list is the weather. You can can only dive during nice weather. For this reason, tropical countries score very high.
  • Ecological time bomb ticks at Macajalar Bay ... everyone in the area points to everyone else as the culprit 

    Reyes, Lina Sagaral (BusinessWorld, September 21, 1999, on page 15)
    A palpable gloom hangs over this coastal community in Northern Mindanao, where a murky green growth in the waters has been an unwelcome annual visitor since 1994. Smelly and ever-spreading, the green blight that appears ...
  • Algae scourge triggers hunt for culprit 

    Reyes, Lina Sagaral (BusinessWorld, September 20, 1999, on page 14)
    For five years now, between the months of June and August, an iridescent tangle of green algae has been showing up in the shallow waters off Macajalar Bay, 30 kilometers west of Cagayan de Oro City. At first, residents of ...
  • President gives thumbs up to Manila Bay 'white sand' 

    Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, September 23, 2020, on page S1/10)
    President Rodrigo R. Duterte defended the artificial white sand project along Manila Bay and praised Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu for the rehabilitation program. “Now, people now are really enjoying the reclaimed ...
  • BFAR boosts rehab program 

    (BusinessWorld, March 27, 2014, on page S1/6)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has expanded its rehabilitation program to provide post-harvest equipment to fisherfolk affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). "We are happy to know ...
  • Asia's abalone fever feared wiping out the mollusk 

    Reuters (BusinessWorld, March 27, 2014, on page S1/6)
    In broad daylight, groups of poachers hidden among the rocks of a South African marine conservation area wade slowly into the icy, shark-infested waters of the Atlantic Ocean in search of 'white gold'. Foot soldiers of a ...
  • High seas pocket fishing rules released 

    (BusinessWorld, March 4, 2014, on page S1/6)
    Implementing rules for fishing in a tuna-rich high seas pocket were released yesterday. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) issued the regulations on group tuna purse seine operations in High Seas Pocket ...
  • 2 survivors of capsized ship back home, to get gov't aid 

    Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, September 21, 2020, on page S1/9)
    Two Filipino survivors of a cargo ship that sank off Japan arrived in the Philippines on Saturday and will be getting cash aid from government as well help in finding new employment, according to the Labor department. “We ...
  • Solons want probe on Manila Bay 'white sand' project 

    Atienza, Kyle Aristophere T. (BusinessWorld, September 10, 2020, on page S1/10)
    A group of lawmakers filed a resolution on Tuesday calling for an investigation on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) ‘white sand’ project at the Manila Bay. The Makabayan bloc in the House of ...
  • Vietnam backs US role in South China Sea, rebuffing Beijing 

    Bloomberg (BusinessWorld, September 11, 2020, on page S1/10)
    Southeast Asian countries want the US to play a role in maintaining peace in the South China Sea, Vietnam said, pushing back against Beijing’s comments that American forces were destablizing the region. “We welcome the ...
  • SMC commits to revive Pasig River 

    Balinbin, Arjay L. (BusinessWorld, September 4, 2020, on page S1/10)
    San Miguel Corp. (SMC) on Thursday said it will “revive” the Pasig River as part of its multi-billion peso Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project. “Not only will we be building a much-needed direct link between eastern and ...
  • 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 ...

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