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  • Phl banking on friendship with China to resolve reef issue 

    Romero, Alexis; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Lee-Brago, Pia; Jaymalin, Mayen (The Philippine Star, April 16, 2021, on page 1-4)
    Malacañang is banking on its friendship with China to convince the Asian power to pull its vessels out of Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea, even as it urged the public to allow President Duterte to address the ...
  • 'Lingering China vessels, boat in 2019 collision from same operator' 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Marcelo, Elizabeth; Cabrera, Romina (The Philippine Star, April 23, 2021, on page 1-5)
    The Chinese vessels swarming around Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the West Philippine Sea operate from the same port where the ship that rammed and sank Philippine fishing boat FB GemVer in 2019 came from, a US think ...
  • Earth Day enjoins Filipinos to combat climate change 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, April 22, 2021, on page 1)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) chief added: “Amid the pandemic, the department has been actively doing its part on reforestation, river and coastal cleanups, biodiversity conservation and solid ...
  • Presidential will needed against China incursions 

    Ocampo, Satur C. (The Philippine Star, April 17, 2021, on page 5)
    Smugness, or a misplaced sense of self-satisfaction despite the swelling discontent expressed by various sectors, has generally characterized President Duterte’s administration as it deals, or fails to deal, with two of ...
  • DA Administrative, Circular No. 02, Series of 2021 

    Department of Agriculture (DA) (The Philippine Star, March 11, 2021, on page B6)
    Subject: Partial Suspension of Section 3 (a) of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264, Series of 2020.
  • More farmers, fisherfolks now have insurance coverage 

    Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, March 4, 2021, on page B5)
    Over three million farmers and fisherfolks are now enrolled in government insurance programs, the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) said. Data from the PCIC show that around 3.09 million were enrolled in its insurance ...
  • Phl NovaSAR to watch over WPS 

    Villanueva, Marichu A. (The Philippine Star, April 23, 2021, on page 9)
    Avoiding a bloody “shooting war” is neither surrender nor accepting defeat, especially over our country’s sovereignty claims in the disputed South China Sea (SCS), but which we call as our West Philippine Sea (WPS). A ...
  • Coast Guard duty: interdict Chinese militia, escort Filipinos 

    Bondoc, Jarius (The Philippine Star, April 16, 2021, on page 7)
    It’s time to interdict Chinese poachers in the Philippines’ western exclusive economic zone. About 240 trawlers are pillaging Pagkakaisa (Union) Bank and Kalayaan Islands municipality of Palawan. Millions of kilos of ...
  • Business groups to China: Remove ships from WPS 

    Desiderio, Louella; Lee-Brago, Pia; Cabrera, Romina; Romero, Alexis; Romero, Paolo; Porcalla, Delon; Felipe, Cecille Suerte (The Philippine Star, April 15, 2021, on page 1-4)
    Eight business organizations have expressed support for calls made to China to pull out its vessels from Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea. In a joint statement yesterday, business groups Philippine Chamber of ...
  • TUCP backs calls for China pullout from reef 

    Romero, Paolo; Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, April 17, 2021, on page 2)
    The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) supports the statements of Secretaries Delfin Lorenzana and Teodoro Locsin Jr. in demanding the withdrawal of Chinese naval, militia and maritime presence in and around ...
  • DFA summons Chinese envoy over lingering boats 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Punongbayan, Michael (The Philippine Star, April 14, 2021, on page 2)
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) summoned on Monday China’s ambassador over the Chinese vessels apparently overstaying around Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea. In a statement yesterday, the DFA said it ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 11, Series of 2021, 20 April 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, April 22, 2021, on page B5)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Dauis and Tagbilaran City in Bohol; Tambobo Bay, ...
  • DND: MDT can't force China out of WPS 

    Punongbayan, Michael; Cabrera, Romina; Lee-Brago, Pia; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Rivera, Danessa (The Philippine Star, April 22, 2021, on page 2)
    The Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the US cannot be used to drive away or force Chinese vessels out of the West Philippine Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana clarified yesterday. Lorenzana ...
  • It's China that must be sued for sea theft, ruin 

    Bondoc, Jarius (The Philippine Star, February 19, 2021, on page 9)
    Malacañang “hopes” no conflict erupts from China’s new coast guard law to fire on foreign vessels in waters it illegally claims. It’s feeble, critics cry. One doesn’t craft foreign policy on wishful thinking, former national ...
  • China has taken P9.7 trillion in reefs, fish - and counting 

    Bondoc, Jarius (The Philippine Star, February 17, 2021, on page 9)
    The CCP is stepping up sea aggression. Seven Philippine reefs have been landfilled into Chinese island-garrisons. From there gunboat-backed Chinese poachers overfish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal and mineral-rich Recto (Reed) ...
  • Virtual surrender of WPS to China? 

    Pascual, Federico D. Jr. (The Philippine Star, April 22, 2021, on page 4)
    Watching President Duterte’s “Talk to the People” show Monday night, we were jolted toward the end of his report when he virtually surrendered to China the West Philippine Sea, or parts of it, without the aggressive neighbor ...
  • US concerned China's new law could escalate maritime disputes 

    Reuters (The Philippine Star, February 21, 2021, on page 2)
    The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. China, which has ...
  • Bong Go aids Samal fishers 

    (The Philippine Star, February 20, 2021, on page 10)
    Continuing his commitment to assist marginalized sectors in times of crisis, Sen. Bong Go personally led the distribution of assistance on Thursday to affected fisherfolk in the Island Garden City of Samal, a major tourism ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 05, Series of 2021, 26 February 2021 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, February 28, 2021, on page B3)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at coastal waters of Inner Malapaya Sound, Taytay in Palawan; Sorsogon ...
  • 'Up to DND to check new Mischief Reef construction' 

    Romero, Alexis; Marcelo, Elizabeth; Felipe, Cecille Suerte; Lee-Brago, Pia (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2021, on page 7)
    Malacañang is leaving it up to the defense department to verify reports about new Chinese construction activities in Panganiban or Mischief Reef in the West Philippine Sea. “We leave it up to the DND (Department of National ...

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