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  • Palace: No slowdown in Manila Bay crackdown 

    Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star, March 22, 2019, on page 14)
    Malacañang will not let up in its crackdown on business establishments in the Manila Bay area that do not comply with environmental laws, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said yesterday. Duterte issued Administrative ...
  • Help drought-affected fisherfolk, gov't asked 

    Cervantes, Ding (The Philippine Star, March 19, 2019, on page 12)
    Fishermen affected by the dry spell should be provided assistance by the government, a fisherfolk group said. The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) urged the Department of Agriculture and ...
  • [ Dried seahorse ] 

    Gumban, Edd (The Philippine Star, March 19, 2019, on page 1)
    Dried seahorse are inspected by members of the National Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources during raid on a drug store in Binondo, Manila yesterday.
  • China's Spratlys baseline plan exceeds nine-dash line 

    Cayabyab, Marc Jayson; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Lee-Brago, Pia (The Philippine Star, March 26, 2019, on page 6)
    China’s plan to draw straight baselines around the Spratly Islands and declare much of South China Sea as part of its internal water closed to foreign planes and ships would further escalate tensions in the region, according ...
  • BFAR sets up breeding center for Phl's most expensive fish 

    Martin, Victor (The Philippine Star, March 24, 2019, on page B4)
    A P10 million research and breeding center for the country’s most expensive fish ludong will be built in Cagayan Valley, the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said. The research facility broke ground at the ...
  • Woman loses arm in shark attack off Maui 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, August 17, 2013, on page A18)
    Officials reopened a Maui beach Thursday, a day after a shark bit off the right arm of a German visitor about 50 yards (46 meters) offshore. About 2 miles (3 kilometers) of beach in the resort community of Makena reopened ...
  • 'Sea dispute should be an election issue' 

    Laude, Jaime (The Philippine Star, November 7, 2015, on page A9)
    The country’s dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea should be made an election issue, with each presidential candidate obliged to make public his or her stand, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio ...
  • We're so plastic 

    Beltran, Cito (The Philippine Star, March 13, 2019, on page 12)
    Filipinos throw away 164 million pieces of sachet packets daily. In one year or annually, estimates indicate that around 59.8 billion sachets are used – sold – discarded in the Philippines. On the average adult Filipinos, ...
  • Species by dozens moved north during marine heatwaves 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, March 14, 2019, on page B5)
    Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific ...
  • Pushing Manila Bay to its final sunset 

    Pascual, Federico D. Jr. (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2019, on page 10)
    Iconic Manila Bay is being smothered and pushed away to its final sunset, another victim not only of pollution but also of inordinate commercial reclamation masked as progress. With numerous reclamation projects being ...
  • Winning the war vs garbage 

    Villanueva, Marichu A. (The Philippine Star, February 8, 2019, on page 11)
    If we are to trace the historical roots of the present murky waters at the Manila Bay, blame it on the debris, junk and trash that have accumulated through the years and got buried in this body of water. As of present ...
  • The uncleaning of Manila Bay - historical background 

    Sicat, Gerardo P. (The Philippine Star, February 20, 2019, on page B6)
    Let us give long-term historical perspective to the pollution problem of Manila Bay. The recent public outcry and demand for the cleanup of Manila Bay is the result of decades of continued deterioration of the environmental ...
  • 95 towns, cities broke environment laws - DILG 

    Tupas, Emmanuel (The Philippine Star, February 15, 2019, on page 19)
    A total of 95 towns and cities within the Manila Bay watershed area have not complied with environmental laws, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said yesterday. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said the ...
  • Speaker's shark preservation bill gets OK 

    Porcalla, Delon (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2019, on page B6)
    Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s bill that calls for the preservation of sharks in the country and provides for their regulation was approved on third and final reading on Monday. A total of 174 lawmakers voted to approve ...
  • Pangasinan aquaculture practices wow US students 

    Visperas, Eva (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2019, on page 13)
    Students of the University of Rhode Island arrived in Pangasinan on New Year’s eve for their 20-day study of the best aquaculture practices in various coastal areas of the province and got wowed. From going to the rivers, ...
  • Firefighters join Manila Bay cleanup 

    Galupo, Rey (The Philippine Star, February 18, 2019, on page 14)
    At least 175 firemen from Metro Manila joined the cleanup of Manila Bay over the weekend. The firefighters collected trash and declogged drains covering the portion of the bay in Pasay City at around 5:30 a.m. yesterday. ...
  • Tañada to carry on elders' fight for farmers, fisherfolk 

    Flores, Helen; Bayoran, Gilbert (The Philippine Star, March 14, 2019, on page 1-6)
    Former Quezon Representative Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III has vowed to continue his family’s fight for the rights and welfare of the country’s farmers and fisherfolk if elected to the Senate. Tañada said he is banking on his ...
  • DILG to Manila Bay mayors: Shut down violators 

    Tupas, Emmanuel (The Philippine Star, March 20, 2019, on page 17)
    The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday ordered mayors of 178 towns and cities in the Manila Bay watershed area to revoke the business permits of establishments violating environmental laws. ...
  • Phl, Vietnam push sea code 

    Laude, Jaime (The Philippine Star, March 16, 2019, on page 3)
    Given China’s increased activities in the South China Sea, the Philippines and Vietnam are calling for the immediate crafting and implementation of a Code of Conduct (COC) in the disputed region. Defense Secretary Delfin ...
  • DPWH eyes bigger machines for Manila Bay cleanup 

    Macairan, Evelyn (The Philippine Star, March 17, 2019, on page 12)
    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is planning to bring in larger machines to help remove deep-seated sediment from Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. “We are now encountering difficulty. The sediments ...

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