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  • Fish supply declared sufficient until year's end 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, November 25, 2020, on page S1/6)
    The fish supply has been judged sufficient to meet demand up to the end of 2020, according to the Department of Agriculture. In a virtual briefing Tuesday, Undersecretary Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero said that at the ...
  • Quezon farmers, fisherfolk get P1.42-B aid from DA 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, November 25, 2020, on page S1/10)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed P1.42 billion worth of assistance to farmers and fisherfolk in Quezon province who were affected by recent typhoons while their livelihoods have been weakend by the coronavirus ...
  • Dumacaa River Irrigation rehab completed 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 14, 2020, on page S1/12)
    The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has finished rehabilitating the P115.69-million Dumacaa River irrigation system in Quezon Province, it said in a statement at the weekend. The repairs included mechanical works ...
  • River dredging to start in January 

    Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, December 18, 2020, on page S1/10)
    The government will start its dredging project for Cagayan River next month, which will widen the river and prevent heavy floods. Several areas of the region will be prioritized, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu told a ...
  • Boracay rehabilitation to be completed by May DENR chief 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, January 4, 2021, on page S1/8)
    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said the rehabilitation of the popular tourist island Boracay will be completed by May. “The BIATF (Boracay Inter-agency Task Force) is capping 2020 on a high note, setting us off in ...
  • DENR starts reviving mangrove trees along a portion of Manila Bay 

    (BusinessWorld, January 4, 2021, on page S1/8)
    The environment department has started planting nilad trees at the Baseco lagoon to revive the mangrove species along Manila Bay, the agency announced last week. “Nowadays, we can hardly find nilad growing in this place. ...
  • Here's why river overflow can lead to flood damage 

    Klippe, Andreas (BusinessWorld, December 29, 2020, on page S1/4)
    Flood can be very terrifying if you live near rivers. Though called in much literature as a source of life, rivers can actually take lives when they overflow. Rivers carry many risks, especially when there is heavy rainfall ...
  • Red tide warning lifted 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 17, 2020, on page S1/12)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has lifted the red tide warning for Inner Malampaya Sound in Palawan, Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar and San Pedro Bay in Western Samar. Consumers may now eat shellfish ...
  • Amid 2020 pandemic, Nestlé Philippines accelerates efforts to tackle plastic waste, pushes for Extended Producer Responsibility 

    (BusinessWorld, December 22, 2020, on page S1/3)
    Despite the difficulties and uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, Nestlé Philippines has maintained a single-minded focus on exercising leadership in tackling plastic waste by achieving first-ever ...
  • Manila Bay rehabilitation efforts ongoing despite lockdown, DENR 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, December 29, 2020, on page S1/3)
    The Manila Bay cleanup was not delayed by the public health emergency, with various activities carried out this year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said Monday. In a statement recapping its ...
  • BFAR seizes nine vessels in Quezon for illegal fishing 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, January 8, 2021, on page S1/6)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said it seized nine commercial fishing vessels in Mauban, Quezon for using illegal fishing methods. In a virtual briefing Thursday, BFAR National Director Eduardo B. ...
  • South China Sea code of conduct could be signed by next year 

    Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, November 5, 2020, on page S1/10)
    National Security Adviser Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. on Wednesday said discussions on the South China Sea Code of Conduct is continuing and could be finalized by next year. In a virtual briefing on Wednesday, Mr. Esperon ...
  • Proposed fisheries dep't budget estimated at P2B 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 8, 2020, on page S1/2)
    A separate fisheries department will cost about P2 billion a year to run if the budgets of the agencies currently dealing with fisheries are combined, a former industry regulator said. In a virtual briefing Monday, Asis ...
  • Mangroves seen more beneficial to seaside residents than fish farms 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, December 3, 2020, on page S1/4)
    Mangroves are more beneficial to fishing communities than fish farming, which employs few workers, a marine scientist said at an online forum organized by Oceana Philippines. Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera said Wednesday that ...
  • 9 Boracay businesses charged with forestry, water violations 

    Yang, Angelica Y. (BusinessWorld, December 4, 2020, on page S1/2)
    The government has charged nine Boracay establishments with illegally occupying protected forest land on the island, the Environment department said. The violations involve rules laid down under the revised Forestry Code ...
  • BFAR raises red tide warning over parts of Leyte, Samar islands 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, December 4, 2020, on page S1/2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised the red tide warning over parts of Leyte and Samar and discouraged consumption of shellfish harvested from those waters. The advisory covers shellfish from ...
  • Akbayan asks SC to cite DENR for contempt over Manila Bay project 

    Villegas, Vann Marlo M. (BusinessWorld, September 25, 2020, on page S1/12)
    Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party asked the Supreme Court to cite the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in contempt for dumping crushed dolomite along Manila Bay to create a “white sand” effect. In its ...
  • Sea dispute won't be resolved anytime soon - Roque 

    Cortez, Gillian M. (BusinessWorld, September 25, 2020, on page S1/12)
    THE PHILIPPINE government does not expect an immediate resolution of the South China Sea dispute despite President Rodrigo R. Duterte invoking the Hague ruling in its favor during his first United Nations (UN) address early ...
  • E-voucher program to disburse cash aid to farmers, fishermen via DBP; food aid via Agri dep't 

    Ochave, Revin Mickhael D. (BusinessWorld, November 11, 2020, on page S1/2)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) said it entered into an agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) to offer an e-voucher program which will deliver subsidies to farmers and fisherfolk. Agriculture ...
  • 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 ...

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