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  • Rody not satisfied with Xi response on SCS 

    Romero, Alexis; Mateo, Janvic; Lee-Brago, Pia; Punay, Edu (The Philippine Star, September 5, 2019, on page 6)
    President Duterte yesterday admitted he was not satisfied with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s response when he raised the landmark arbital ruling on the South China Sea during their meeting in Beijing last week. Speaking ...
  • Locsin: Sea code no guarantee vs intrusion 

    Talavera, Catherine; Lee-Brago, Pia (The Philippine Star, September 6, 2019, on page 9)
    A Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea has not stopped intrusions in Philippine waters although no transgression had gone unchallenged, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. told lawmakers ...
  • Coastal cleanup 

    (The Philippine Star, September 16, 2019, on page 16)
    As the country marked the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law last Saturday, about 20,000 people gathered around Manila Bay for a different type of observance: International Coastal Cleanup or ICC Day. The ...
  • Kiko pushes for protection of mangroves forests 

    Felipe, Cecille Suerte (The Philippine Star, September 5, 2019, on page B6)
    Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is pushing for protection of all mangrove forests, which will help provide forest products and sustain the fisheries industry. Pangilinan filed Senate Bill 239 seeking to establish Mangrove ...
  • Manila Bay cleanup nets 3,810 tons of trash 

    Cayabyab, Marc Jayson (The Philippine Star, September 10, 2019, on page 10)
    Some 3,810 tons of garbage, water hyacinth and silt have been collected from coastlines and estuaries draining to Manila Bay since the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) launched its cleanup this year. In ...
  • Rody fires Pasig river rehab head 

    Mendez, Christina (The Philippine Star, September 11, 2019, on page 1-8)
    President Duterte has sacked Jose Antonio Goitia, executive director of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), following reports of alleged anomalies in the agency. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo made ...
  • Bringing up SCS arbitral ruling before UN futile - Palace 

    Romero, Alexis; Diaz, Jess; Lee-Brago, Pia (The Philippine Star, September 20, 2019, on page 8)
    Bringing up the 2016 arbitral court ruling on the South China Sea before the United Nations General Assembly would be a “futile exercise,” as the international body has no power to enforce it, Malacañang said yesterday. ...
  • DOT holds Philippines' first int'l dive expo 

    (The Philippine Star, September 20, 2019, on page B18)
    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Senate committee on tourism chair Senator Nancy Binay headline the opening of the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX), the country’s first and only ...
  • Phl diving spots featured in int'l expo 

    Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, September 20, 2019, on page B6)
    The Department of Tourism (DOT) will showcase the top diving spots in the country during the first Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) slated on Sept. 20 to 22 at the Conrad Manila in Pasay City. “The PHIDEX expects ...
  • Palace hits Chinese blocking of Ayungin resupply 

    Romero, Alexis (The Philippine Star, September 24, 2019, on page 4)
    Malacañang yesterday described as “objectionable” China’s blocking of a Philippine resupply mission to Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. The Department of National Defense (DND) reported recently ...
  • Allow Pinoy fishermen in disputed seas, Rody asks Beijing 

    Mendez, Christina; Romero, Alexis; Lee-Brago, Pia (The Philippine Star, August 24, 2016, on page 3)
    President Duterte yesterday asked Beijing to allow Filipino fishermen to fish in disputed waters in the West Philippine Sea in a bid to warm bilateral relations. Duterte made the appeal as he expressed hope that bilateral ...
  • Endangered 'pawikan' still at high risk 

    Yaptinchay, A. A. (The Philippine Star, August 21, 2016, on page A12)
    Smuggling of Philippine wildlife has been in the news in Sabah. Twelve Filipinos were detained last month in Sandakan, Sabah, for trying to bring in 19,000 eggs of pawikan (marine turtles). Romeo Trono, former head of the ...
  • Senate to probe Chinese excavations in Zambales 

    Romero, Paolo; Brago, Pia L. (The Philippine Star, August 16, 2016, on page 12)
    The Senate blue ribbon committee will conduct an inquiry into Chinese mining operations and illegal excavations in Zambales. Sen. Panfilo Lacson sought the inquiry through Senate Resolution 92 to determine the extent of ...
  • DA rolling out 1-M fishing boats 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, August 21, 2016, on page B-6)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be distributing one million fishing boats in the next five years to improve marine sufficiency. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol intends to provide 200,000 fiberglass boats ...
  • Bokashi mud balls seen to improve bay's water quality 

    Macairan, Evelyn (The Philippine Star, August 21, 2016, on page 10)
    Some 6,000 Bokashi mud balls will be made and thrown into the Estero de Abad in Malate district, Manila, to help improve its water quality, the Manila Bay Sunset Partnership Program Inc. (MBSPPI) said over the weekend. The ...
  • Salty water a new 'reality' as sea pushes inland 

    Thomson Reuters Foundation (The Philippine Star, January 16, 2020, on page B4)
    Thai authorities are trucking drinking water to parts of Bangkok and urging residents to shower less as a worsening drought and rising sea levels have increased salinity, a growing risk faced by many Asian cities, climate ...
  • Fisheries production improves in 2019 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, February 1, 2020, on page B4)
    The local fisheries production continued its positive streak, rising by 1.5 percent in 2019 amid better output in the municipal and aquaculture sectors. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that ...
  • China Coast Guard entering foreign waters via artificial islands 

    Laude, Jaime (The Philippine Star, February 1, 2020, on page 2)
    China is now capitalizing on its artificial island military bases in the West Philippine Sea to advance its massive maritime and territorial claims deeper into Indonesian, Malaysian and Brunei waters in the South China ...
  • Taal fish feeding resumes as water quality improves 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, February 9, 2019, on page B5)
    Fish cage operators can now resume feeding their fish stocks in Taal Lake after tests showed improvements in the quality of water. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said tests conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic ...
  • DA ramps up fisheries plan 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, February 7, 2020, on page B7)
    The Department of Agriculture is ramping up its efforts to synergize plans and programs in the fisheries sector as it moves toward achieving a sustainable and inclusive blue economy for the Philippines. Agriculture Secretary ...

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