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  • Compensation sought for oil spill victims 

    Porcalla, Delon (The Philippine Star, July 7, 2020, on page 9)
    The owner of a power barge that spilled oil in the waters off Iloilo City is expected to compensate communities that suffered economic losses due to the incident, a lawmaker said yesterday. “We are counting on the operator ...
  • HK ship owner, officers charged over sea mishap 

    Macairan, Evelyn; Servallos, Neil Jayson (The Philippine Star, July 7, 2020, on page 9)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday filed charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property against the owner and seven officers of the M/V Vienna Wood in connection with a recent ...
  • Department of Agriculture Administrative Circular No. 09, Series of 2020 

    Department of Agriculture (DA) (The Philippine Star, July 7, 2020, on page B4)
    Allowing the transport of wild caught mangrove crablets and juvenile mangrove crabs (Scylla spp). that are already in stock prior to the effectivity of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 264, Series of 2020.
  • Fisherman hurt in crocodile attack 

    Tupas, Emmanuel (The Philippine Star, July 4, 2020, on page 7)
    A fisherman was injured after he was attacked by a crocodile in Balabac, Palawan on Thursday. Janilon Amalong, 25, was fishing with his uncle when the incident occurred in a river in Barangay Catagupan around 1 a.m., ...
  • Oil spill from Iloilo power barge probed 

    Rendon, Jennifer (The Philippine Star, July 6, 2020, on page 12)
    A third party has been tapped to investigate an oil spill from one of the power barges of AC Energy Inc. in Iloilo City. In a statement released over the weekend, the power firm said it is investigating the spill that ...
  • Another collision 

    (The Philippine Star, July 10, 2020, on page 10)
    Rescue teams have said there are no signs of life in the area where a fishing vessel sank after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered ship on the night of June 27 in waters off Mamburao in Occidental Mindoro. After days ...
  • Roque apologizes for 'offending' netizens 

    Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star, July 3, 2020, on page 5)
    Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. yesterday expressed belief that he did not violate any quarantine protocols when he went to a resort and swam with the dolphins. Roque also admitted he asked if the beach resort was ...
  • No signs of life in search for 14 boat crew 

    Ramirez, Robertzon; Cayabyab, Marc Jayson; Amoroso, Ed (The Philippine Star, July 1, 2020, on page 1-4)
    There were no signs of life on the second day of search and rescue operations for 14 Filipinos who went missing following a sea collision in the waters off Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro on Saturday. As this developed, the ...
  • Laguna’s 7 Crater Lakes proclaimed world’s most threatened 

    (The Philippine Star, February 3, 2014, on page 1-4)
    The Philippines Seven Crater Lakes in San Pablo City, Laguna have been chosen as the "Threatened Lakes of the Year 2014" by the Germany-based environmental group Global Nature Fund (GNF). In commemoration of World Wetlands ...
  • 14 Pinoys missing in Mindoro sea mishap 

    Macairan, Evelyn; Romero, Alexis (The Philippine Star, June 30, 2020, on page 1-3)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday launched search and rescue operations for 14 Filipino fishermen and individuals whose boat capsized after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered vessel off Occidental Mindoro ...
  • Senator wants Manila Bay wetland protected 

    Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star, February 10, 2014, on page 20)
    Sen. Cynthia Villar has renewed her call for the public to protect the Las Piñas - Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LP-PCHEA) after environmental groups marked the World Wetlands Day last Feb. 2. She reiterated ...
  • Mystery giant jellyfish washes up in Australia 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2014, on page A-27)
    Scientists were Thursday working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on an Australian beach, describing it as a "whopper" that took their breath away. The 1.5-metre (4 foot 11 inch) specimen was ...
  • DA sets stricter conservation measures for 'alimasag' 

    Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, February 16, 2014, on page B-5)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) has imposed stricter conservation measures for catching blue swimming crabs, known locally as alimasag, to preserve its dwindling population. A joint administrative order of the DA and ...
  • Tailings spill reported in Compostela mine site 

    Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, February 13, 2014, on page A-21)
    The Maco gold-silver mine of listed Apex Mining Co. Inc. in Compostela Valley has suffered a tailings spill, the company disclosed yesterday. In a regulatory filing, Apex Mining said tailings leaked from the Lumanggang ...
  • Mangrove conservation in Western Visayas 

    Dangcalan, Danny (The Philippine Star, February 17, 2014, on page A29)
    Two environment groups from London and Germany are funding mangrove conservation projects in various local government units in Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental. These groups are the Zoological Society of London ...
  • More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, February 6, 2014, on page A-22)
    More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said Monday. Authorities never established the cause of death in 2012. ...
  • Farmers, fishermen required to register with BIR 

    Ramirez, Jun (The Philippine Star, February 13, 2014, on page 6)
    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has required marginal income earners (MIE) to register with the bureau even though they are still exempted from paying income and business taxes. The payment of ₱500 registration fee ...
  • Penguins get 'happy pills' in soaking UK 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Philippine Star, February 10, 2014, on page A-26)
    After weeks of rain and wind in England, miserable penguins at marine park are being fed anti-depressants to cheer them up. The 12 Humboldt penguins at the Sealife Center in Scarborough in northeast England were showing ...
  • Firm clarifies Zambales marine incident 

    Clapano, Jose Rodel (The Philippine Star, June 23, 2020, on page 7)
    An official of the Z2K resources, a company handling the dredging and desilting of the Bucao River in Botolan, Zambales, has clarified a marine incident that occurred in the area involving its vessel ZH 69. Fiedni Fontamillas, ...
  • Panguil Bay cleared of illegal fishing structures 

    Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, November 28, 2015, on page 18)
    Panguil Bay, a rich fishing ground in Mindanao, has been cleared of sanggab or filter nets, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said yesterday. Sanggab is a stationary fishing gear made of fine screen and ...

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