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    • Effective protected areas management pushed 

      (The Manila Times, August 7, 2013, on page B4)
      The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenar-beit GmbH and the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau ...
    • Dolphins remember friends' whistles for decades - study 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, August 8, 2013, on page A6)
      Bottlenose dolphins can remember each other's signature whistles for more than 20 years, a study said on Wednesday- the longest social memory ever observed in an animal. Elephants have long been credited with the animal ...
    • Agri sector grows 1.44% 

      Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, August 8, 2013, on page B6)
      The agriculture sector grew 1.44 percent in the first semester of the year grossing at P697.2 billion at current prices, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced yesterday. Growth in the first half of the year was ...
    • Gov't workers, volunteers rescue stranded butanding 

      Ozaeta, Arnell (The Philippine Star, August 10, 2013, on page 14)
      Government workers and civilian volunteers joined hands to set free last Thursday a juvenile whale shark, locally known as butanding, that had been stranded at the pier of the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) in Mabini, ...
    • Cagayan coast guards release hawksbill turtle 

      Domingo, Leander C. (The Manila Times, August 8, 2013, on page A7)
      A haksbill sea turtle was released back to the sea by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) of the District of Northeastern Luzon in Barangay Punta in Aparri town. Named Rolanda, the sea turtle was turned over to PCG by residents ...
    • Agriculture output grows 1.44 percent in first half 

      Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, August 8, 2013, on page B1-B2)
      The country’s agriculture sector grew by 1.44 percent in first half of 2013 on the back of stronger production in the fisheries, poultry and livestock subsectors, the Department of Agriculture reported on Wednesday. In a ...
    • Rice eel exports reach P517m 

      Estrada, Anna Leah (Manila Standard, August 9, 2013, on page B3)
      Rice eel exports reached P517 million in the first half, as farmers in Cagayan Valley devised a way to turn the "pest" into an export-quality fish commodity, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said Thursday. ...
    • Plans for new Tubbataha ranger station unveiled 

      (The Philippine Star, August 11, 2013, on page B-4)
      Legendary hereos need great hideouts- Batman had his Batcave, Darth Vader had two Death Stars and Voltes V had Camp Big Falcon. For the dedicated rangers standing vigil over the Philippines' top coral reef, home sweet home ...
    • No more fish to catch, or spilt fuel to collect 

      Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 11, 2013, on page A1-A6)
      Wearing the face masks given to them by health and social workers, Rodolfo Lasca, 49, and two neighbors arrived at the village basketball court yesterday to claim their emergency rice ration. Ever since a huge diesel oil ...
    • Oil spill whodunit 

      Zurbano, Joel E.; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, August 11, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      After initially claiming that a tanker caused the oil spill in Manila Bay, the authorities said on Saturday they are no longer sure the tanker was responsible for leaking 500,000 liters of diesel fuel in the busiest waterway ...
    • The oil spill and the blame game 

      (Malaya, August 12, 2013, on page B4)
      The clean-up of the oil spill that contaminated Manila Bay and affected the livelihood of hundreds of fishermen in at least three towns of Cavite last Thursday is almost complete. One can just imagine the huge damage brought ...
    • Oil spill spreads on Manila Bay 

      Zurbano, Joel E.; Flores, Alena Mae S.; Cruz, Maricel V. (Manila Standard, August 10, 2013, on page A1-A2)
      A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards, authorities said. A fuel tanker is suspected of having dumped half a million liters of diesel into ...
    • Oil giant owns up to spill 

      Flores, Alena Mae S.; Zurbano, Joel E. (Manila Standard, August 13, 2013, on page A2)
      Petron takes responsibility, apologizes, vows to pay Petron Corp. on Monday took full responsibility for the 500,000 liters of diesel that spilled into the waters of Cavite on Thursday, which has befouled a large area of ...
    • Abad's wife vows to block Taiwan fish pact 

      Panti, Llanesca T. (The Manila Times, August 13, 2013, on page A7)
      Deputy Speaker Henedina Abad of Batanes, wife of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, has vowed to block any fishing agreement between the Philippines and Taiwan unless the Aquino administration will earmark funding for strict ...
    • Petron takes responsibility for oil spill 

      Mañalac, Sheila; Galvez, James Konstantin (The Manila Times, August 13, 2013, on page A6)
      PETRON Corp. on Monday admitted its pipeline in Cavite caused the spread of half a million liters of diesel fuel in Manila Bay which affected four towns and over 30 villages in the province. The Philippine Coast Guard said ...
    • Petron claims responsibility, apologizes for oil spill 

      Gatdula, Donnabelle; Macairan, Evelyn; Villanueva, Rhodina; Zoleta, Michelle (The Philippine Star, August 13, 2013, on page 1-8)
      Petron Corp. is taking responsibility for the massive oil spill in Rosario, Cavite last week. In a statement, Petron president Lubin Nepomuceno yesterday said the company also apologized for the damage caused by the oil ...
    • PCG resumes oil spill cleanup 

      Macairan, Evelyn; Villanueva, Rhodina; Sy, Marvin; Valencia, Czeriza (The Philippine Star, August 14, 2013, on page 3)
      The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yesterday resumed cleanup operations in eight villages in Rosario, Cavite affected by the oil spill caused by a leak from the submerged pipeline of Petron Corp. Four teams composed of 25 ...
    • Bureau of Fisheries: Catch in spill zone edible 

      Araja, Rio N.; Estrada, Annah Leah (Manila Standard, August 15, 2013, on page A6)
      Despite the oil spill, fish caught in Rosario, Cavite, is safe to eat, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Lawyer Asis Perez, BFAR director, said water samples were found negative for any contamination. ...
    • Farm fishing 

      Angara, Edgardo J. (Manila Bulletin, June 30, 2013, on page 11-12)
      For the first time in human history, farmed fish production overtook that of beef in 2012, based on data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United States Department of Agriculture. Where ...
    • 'Testicle-munching' fish found off Denmark 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (The Manila Times, August 15, 2013, on page B6)
      A Danish fishermen made an unusual find in his nets recently when he discovered a pacu, a sharp-toothed cousin of the South American piranha with a reported penchant for testicles. " If they bite, they can bite hard ...