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  • US: China most flagrant UNCLOS violator 

    (The Philippine Star, September 7, 2020, on page 1-4)
    A United States official has accused China of being the most “flagrant” violator of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), with an “intensifying” bullying pattern evident in the South China Sea and ...
  • 'Manila beach' defended amid uproar 

    Valenzuela, Rhodina; Crisostomo, Sheila; Romero, Alexis; Galupo, Rey; Macairan, Evelyn; Romero, Paolo; Felipe, Cecille Suerte (The Philippine Star, September 8, 2020, on page 8)
    Days after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) started dumping artificial white sand in Manila Bay, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday warned the public of health risks due to exposure to crushed ...
  • Manila Bay funds could have fed poor families - Leni 

    Flores, Helen; Marcelo, Elizabeth (The Philippine Star, September 7, 2020, on page 8)
    The P349 million allocated by the government to transform a portion of Manila Bay into a white sand beach could have been used to feed 80,000 hungry families, Vice President Leni Robredo said yesterday. “It’s insensitive ...
  • Boracay in Manila 

    Pamintuan, Ana Marie (The Philippine Star, September 7, 2020, on page 6)
    Boracay... who doesn't want to have its white beach right at one's doorstep? On the 19th, or just two Saturdays from now, the government tentatively intends to open for promenading and swimming a man-made white beach running ...
  • 42 feared dead as ship capsizes off Japan 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Jaymalin, Mayen (The Philippine Star, September 4, 2020, on page 5)
    A Panamanian-flagged vessel carrying 6,000 cows and 43 crewmembers, including 39 Filipinos, sank off Japan waters after transmitting a distress signal during a typhoon. The Gulf Livestock 1 issued the distress call early ...
  • Palace: Phl can set aside unresolved SCS issues 

    Romero, Alexis; Lee-Brago, Pia; Mercurio, Richmond (The Philippine Star, September 3, 2020, on page 1-2)
    The Philippines can “set aside” unresolved issues in the South China Sea and pursue investment projects with Chinese firms since the arbitral ruling has upheld Manila’s sovereign rights over its exclusive economic zone ...
  • 'Manila Bay makeover part of rehab' 

    Mendez, Christina; Villanueva, Rhodina; Clapano, Jose Rodel; Marcelo, Elizabeth; Galupo, Rey (The Philippine Star, September 5, 2020, on page 8)
    Malacañang defended yesterday the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s makeover of Manila Bay’s shoreline. “On the issue of the Manila Bay rehabilitation, per the Department of Environment and Natural ...
  • Phl bags best diving area award in Tokyo 

    Talavera, Catherine (The Philippine Star, September 5, 2020, on page 2)
    The Philippines continues to sustain global interest for its diving offerings as a number of the country’s top diving spots raked in overseas awards and recognition, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported. In a statement, ...
  • Nestlé PH recovers plastic waste equivalent to its plastic packaging in August, will continue moving forward 

    (The Philippine Star, September 4, 2020, on page 3)
    In January 2019, food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé globally articulated its broader vision for a waste-free future, that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfills and oceans, or as litter. Today, ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 18, Series of 2020, 02 September 2020 

    (The Philippine Star, September 5, 2020, on page 11)
    Based on the latest laboratory result of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; Coastal waters ...
  • Manila's white beach 

    (The Philippine Star, September 8, 2020, on page 6)
    It will be nice to look at, but there are several issues being raised in connection with the ongoing creation of a “white beach” along Manila’s Baywalk: the cost and timing of the construction, and its sustainability. As ...
  • A sustainable future for the West Philippine Sea 

    Masigan, Andrew J. (The Philippine Star, September 9, 2020, on page 7)
    It takes a foreigner to sound the alarm on the devastation occurring in the West Philippine Sea. For years, the Chinese Communist Party and the Philippine government have downplayed the wreckage happening to the fragile ...
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Shellfish Bulletin No. 17, Series of 2020, 26 August 2020 

    Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) (The Philippine Star, August 30, 2020, on page B4)
    Based on the last laboratory results of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Local Government Units (LGUs), shellfishes collected at Puerto Princesa Bay, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan; Coastal waters ...
  • 2 held for dumping chemical waste into river 

    Tupas, Emmanuel (The Philippine Star, August 21, 2020, on page 11)
    Two persons were arrested for allegedly dumping chemical waste into a river in Tuy, Batangas on Wednesday. Romano Cabrera, 46, and Mark Anthony Austria, 38, were apprehended in Barangay Bayudbud by police officers who ...
  • Vietnam boats intrude into Chinese waters - China 

    Global Times (The Philippine Star, March 5, 2020, on page B5)
    Vietnamese fishing boats have been increasingly intruding into Chinese territorial waters near Hainan Island and Guangdong Province, both are home to many Chinese military bases. A total of 311 Vietnamese fishing boats ...
  • DA sets SRP on agri, fish commodities 

    Simeon, Louise Maureen (The Philippine Star, February 22, 2020, on page 1-2)
    In a bid to protect the consuming public from abnormal price increases in the market, the Department of Agriculture will start imposing a suggested retail price (SRP) scheme on selected commodities. In an administrative ...
  • 1st congress on RP lakes set Nov 25-28 at DAP 

    Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, November 16, 2003, on page B-4)
    The First National Congress on Philippine Lakes (LAKECON 2003) will be held on Nov. 25-28 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay City. The four-day congress aims to identify major lake-specific ...
  • DA to create Prawn Board 

    Felix, Rocel C. (The Philippine Star, April 6, 2003, on page B-7)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) will create a Prawn Board to address the pressing concerns of the industry, particularly growers in Negros Occidental, one of the biggest prawn-producing regions in the country. The local ...
  • 33 Mindanao shrimp growers trained 

    Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, May 25, 2003, on page 30)
    Thirty-three shrimp farm owners and technicians from Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Sur completed a training on environment-friendly shrimp culture methods conducted recently in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. Held ...
  • Modern biotech lab built 

    Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, February 22, 2003, on page B-8)
    A modern biotechnology laboratory has been built in this scenic seaside town 24 kilometers west of Iloilo City. Construction of the P431-million, Japanese government-funded Laboratory for Advanced Aquaculture Technologies ...

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