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  • China agrees to work on Code of Conduct 

    Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star, November 12, 2017, on page 1-6)
    China has agreed to work on the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea for the peaceful resolution of disputes in the contested waters. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque last night said this was the outcome of the bilateral ...
  • 'Coliform high in Panglao, El Nido beaches' 

    Ramirez, Robertzon (The Philippine Star, December 1, 2018, on page 3)
    “Very high” levels of coliform have been found at popular resorts in Panglao in Bohol and in El Nido in Palawan, according to an inter-agency body tasked to monitor tourist attractions and ensure their compliance with ...
  • China does not own the West Philippine Sea: Homage to Justice Antonio Carpio 

    (The Philippine Star, December 1, 2018, on page 10)
    Justice Carpio gathered a vast array of ancient maps – including ancient Chinese maps – and even official documents of China, and convinced those wise men in the Hague to decide in our favor. The Spratlys are central to ...
  • Palace wants more info on proposed Boracay closure 

    Romero, Alexis; Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, April 3, 2018, on page 1-2)
    Malacañang has ordered agencies to elaborate on their recommendation to close Boracay island on April 26 after they submitted a two-paragraph letter on the matter. Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said ...
  • Palace leaving increased SCS presence to security agencies 

    Romero, Alexis; Jaymalin, Mayen (The Philippine Star, January 15, 2019, on page 8)
    Malacañang is leaving it to security agencies to deal with the reported “massive” presence of Chinese ships in South China Sea areas that are being claimed by the Philippines. A recent article by American think tank Asia ...
  • DENR eyes P.2-M daily fine for Manila Bay polluters 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 16, 2019, on page 11)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will impose fines of up to P200,000 per day on establishments found to have contributed to the pollution of Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. The computation ...
  • Study highlights growing toxic brine problem 

    Reuters; Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, January 17, 2019, on page B5)
    The world’s thirst for fresh water is causing a salty problem. Desalination plants around the world are producing enough brine waste to swamp an area the size of Florida with a foot of salty water every year, according to ...
  • DENR: All set for Manila Bay rehab 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 22, 2019, on page 11)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other concerned agencies are all set for the Manila Bay rehabilitation, which will start on Sunday, an official said yesterday. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said ...
  • How to rehab Manila Bay- earth lawyer Oposa 

    Bondoc, Jarius (The Philippine Star, January 18, 2019, on page 13)
    Twenty years ago this month a band of law students and conscientious citizens filed an ambitious lawsuit to make the government clean up Manila Bay. At the time, Jan. 1999, people already were complaining about the stench, ...
  • Globe pushes biodiversity conservation in Siargao 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 4, 2019, on page D3)
    Following its recent rehabilitation efforts in Boracay, Globe Telecom launched an awareness campaign on marine biodiversity conservation in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, considered the surfing mecca of the Philippines. ...
  • Manila Bay rehab; DENR orders sewage treatment plants put up 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, January 13, 2019, on page 12)
    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu yesterday gave establishments surrounding Manila Bay three months to put up their own sewage treatment plants (STPs). “Establishments have to put ...
  • Divers spot giant white shark off Hawaii coast 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Philippine Star, January 19, 2019, on page 12)
    An enormous great white shark — believed to be one of the biggest on record — has been spotted off the coast of Hawaii by divers who took a swim with the predator. The 20-foot (six-meter) female shark — bearing similar ...
  • DA launching farmer, fisherman database program 

    Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, January 15, 2019, on page B4)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) is launching the National Farmers and Fishermen Database (NFFD) this quarter to better identify beneficiaries of its credit programs, its top official said yesterday. In a Facebook post, ...
  • 5 P'sinan areas red tide-free 

    Visperas, Eva (The Philippine Star, January 20, 2019, on page 16)
    Five coastal areas in Pangasinan remain free of the algae that produces red tide, authorities said yesterday. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said that shrimps, crabs and seashells such as mussels and ...
  • Reef makes pledge for cleaner beaches 

    (The Philippine Star, January 22, 2019, on page B8)
    International beach apparel brand Reef makes a pledge for cleaner beaches by accomplishing 1,500 beach cleanups, remove 150,000 lbs of trash, and engage 30,000 volunteers around the world to promote responsible travel and ...
  • Aussie state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die 

    Associated Press (AP) (The Philippine Star, January 17, 2019, on page B5)
    An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions. Up to a million dead fish were found floating ...
  • Manila Bay cleanup 

    Pamintuan, Ana Marie (The Philippine Star, January 16, 2019, on page 8)
    With the government now bent on cleaning up Manila Bay, perhaps the beach resorts in Cavite could be compelled to do their part in cleaning up. The owners’ cooperation could be stronger if they realize that clean waters ...
  • Manila Bay cleanup ongoing 

    Avila, Bobit S. (The Philippine Star, January 15, 2019, on page 7)
    Over the weekend, I had fun watching the events posted on my Facebook page with no less than Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu visiting the Manila Yacht Club for a look and see of ...
  • DENR finalizing informal settler relocation plan 

    Villanueva, Rhodina; Clapano, Jose Rodel (The Philippine Star, January 19, 2019, on page 10)
    A plan to relocate informal settler families living beside Manila Bay will have to be finalized before the ISFs are moved out, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday. ...
  • Coral Triangle nations meet to address common threats 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, November 30, 2017, on page B6)
    Six nations comprising the Coral Triangle meet this week to address unsustainable fishing, pollution, and loss of critical habitats from coastal land development to protect this biodiversity-rich region. Environment and ...

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