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  • China demands end to US surveilance after aircraft intercept 

    Reuters (The Philippine Star, May 21, 2016, on page 4)
    Beijing demanded an end to U.S. surveillance near China on Thursday after two of its fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China ...
  • China avoiding clash with US in south china sea 

    Katigbak, Jose (The Philippine Star, May 19, 2016, on page 15)
    China is willing to tolerate higher levels of tension in the South China Sea in pursuit of its interests but seeks to avoid direct conflict with the United States, the Pentagon said. China is using coercive tactics short ...
  • Noy: US military must act if china claims Scarborough 

    New York Times News Service (The Philippine Star, May 21, 2016, on page 4)
    The United States would be obligated to take military action in the South China Sea if China moved to reclaim a hotly contested reef directly off Philippine shores, President Aquino said Thursday. Aquino said he had no ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No.15, Series of 2016, 10 May 2016 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, August 14, 2016, on page B-8)
    Based on the latest laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and local government unit(LGUs), shellfishes collected in all coastal waters monitored are now free of red tide toxins.
  • 'China's clam harvesting violates Phl sovereignty' 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Romero, Alexis; Punay, Edu; Laude, Jaime (The Philippine Star, April 17, 2019, on page 1-10)
    Malacañang yesterday described as an “affront” to Philippine territory and sovereignty the harvesting of giant clams in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal by Chinese ships as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced it ...
  • Otso bets can't use fishing boat to reach Panatag 

    Macairan, Evelyn; Pareño, Roel (The Philippine Star, April 17, 2019, on page 10)
    After formally asking permission from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), senatorial candidates of the opposition Otso Diretso alliance should now find an “appropriate” vessel that would take them to the disputed Panatag ...
  • Fisheries output slightly up in Q1 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, May 18, 2019, on page B-8)
    Fish production in the country continued to improve in the first quarter amid better output in commercial and municipal fisheries. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that total volume of fish ...
  • SC to nat'l gov't: Protect WPS marine environment 

    Macairan, Evelyn (The Philippine Star, May 4, 2019, on page 1-8)
    Supreme Court (SC) has granted a petition of fishermen and a group of lawyers for the issuance of a Writ of Kalikasan directing the government to actively protect the West Philippine Sea and stop the degradation of itd ...
  • Doc Peter Foods: Medical practitioner dips hands into bottled bagoong production 

    (The Philippine Star, May 26, 2019, on page B4)
    He loves cooking, a skill he learned at an early age while helping his mother Agapita and Lola Emiteria in the kitchen. Of the many things he cooks, visitors to his house would always request for his bagoong alamang, or ...
  • Seagrass craft making flourishes in Camarines Sur 

    Hermoso, Rena (The Philippine Star, May 12, 2019, on page B4)
    From the plain-looking handwoven slippers to embroidered bags and embellished baskets, seagrass craft making in San Fernando, Camarines Sur has grown into a full-blown home-based business, providing additional income to ...
  • DENR urges public to report restaurants selling tawilis 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, April 13, 2019, on page 7)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reminded the public yesterday that the closed fishing season for tawilis is strictly being enforced and will last until April 30. DENR-Calabarzon urged the public ...
  • Saving Manila Bay 

    Villanueva, Marichu A. (The Philippine Star, February 25, 2019, on page 11)
    In last week’s Kapihan sa Manila Bay, we continued our focused discussions on the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. We have invited Manila City Administrator Atty. Erickson “Jojo” Alcovendaz, Jennifer Rufo of Maynilad Water ...
  • The Manila Bay crisis 

    de Guzman, Sara Soliven (The Philippine Star, February 25, 2019, on page 10)
    The recent photos taken of Manila Bay showed the beautiful sunset and happy people strolling by the bay and a few even bold enough to take a dip in the seemingly clean waters. But the real clean up hasn’t even started. ...
  • Boracay resort shut down for lack of permit 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen; Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, February 24, 2019, on page 14)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has shut down a beach resort in Boracay for operating without necessary permits and clearances. The Boracay Interagency Task Force on Friday served the closure ...
  • World Ocean Week held in Xiamen to promote cooperation in all marine matters 

    (The Philippine Star, November 15, 2016, on page 9)
    Cooperation with regions along the 21st Century maritime silk road, especially members of the ASEAN, was the focused of the 2016 world ocean week in Xiamen, which took place from Nov 4 to 10 in the coastal city in east ...
  • Rody to ban fishing in Panatag lagoon 

    Romero, Alexis; Macairan, Evelyn (The Philippine Star, November 22, 2016, on page 1-13)
    Filipinos can again fish at Panatag (Scarborough), but President Duterte will soon keep them out of the shoal’s lagoon when he declares it a marine protected area. Filipinos will still be allowed to fish outside the lagoon ...
  • Fishing ban imposed in Batangas 

    Ozaeta, Arnell (The Philippine Star, November 20, 2016, on page A-25)
    Local government units in coordination with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and environment and natural resources office has implemented a 22-day ban on commercial fishing in Balayan Bay. The fishing ...
  • PCG to help Pinoy fishermen going to Panatag 

    Macairan, Evelyn (The Philippine Star, November 5, 2016, on page 8)
    Aside from patrolling the area in and around Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said it would be on hand to help Filipino fishermen who have started returning to shoal after the lifting of the ...
  • Rody to send back 17 Vietnamese poachers 

    Visperas, Eva (The Philippine Star, November 2, 2016, on page 12)
    President Duterte is set to visit this town today to send back to their homeland 17 Vietnamese fishermen who were apprehended for poaching onboard three commercial fishing vessels 21 nautical miles off Ilocos Sur two months ...
  • DENR calls for mangrove, bamboo planting 

    Villanueva, Rhodina (The Philippine Star, November 19, 2016, on page 3)
    Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has called for the country to undertake massive planting of mangroves and bamboo to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. In a statement delivered at the Climate Change Conference ...

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