SC to nat'l gov't: Protect WPS marine environment
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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 marine resources by the Chinese. In a statement issued yesterday, the SC said magistrates in special full session issued a Writ of Kalikasan to "protect, preserve, rehabilitate and to restore the marine environment" at the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal and Panganiban (Mischief) Reef. The municipality of Masinloc in Zambales covers Panatag Shoal, while Ayungin Shoal and Panganiban Rrrf are in the Kalayaan Island Group in Palawan.
Macairan, E. (2019, May 4). SC to nat'l gov't: Protect WPS marine environment. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 8.
Marine environment; Fishers; Governments; Marine resources; Environmental restoration; Artificial islands; Rare species; Fishery regulations; Environmental impact; Law of the sea; International law; Exclusive economic zone; Marine molluscs; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Navy; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Philippine National Police (PNP); Department of Justice (DOJ); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Cimatu, Roy; Piñol, Emmanuel; Gongona, Eduardo; Empedrad, Robert; Hermogino, Elson; Albayalde, Oscar; Jocson, Rodelio B.; Guevarra, Menardo; Duterte, Rodrigo; Xi, Jinping
- The Philippine Star