Group tells gov’t: Rehabilitate, not reclaim Manila Bay

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Criticisms directed towards the government’s initiative to transform Manila Bay into an artificially made white-sand beach continue to mount. Environmental group Oceana Philippines, in an official statement, expressed alarm on the project. They…

Oceana reports possible illegal fishing in municipal waters

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Over 500 possible illegal fishing done by commercial fishing vessels for the week March 22 to 28, 2020 were detected in various municipal waters in the country, international non-government organization Oceana bared in an emailed…

Mesmerizing moments with a gentle giant

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 11/19/2017

Sunday last week, I had to wake up very early and not miss the group of wildlife conservation advocates headed to Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary. We were all filled with excitement as, fingers crossed, we were going…

The irony of ‘Zero Waste Month’

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 01/09/2017

Looking at the tons of plastic and remnants of personal items that the waves have tossed back to the shores, I could not help but feel pain at humanity’s unceasing assault on the very source of life…

Way to go, Cebu!

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/06/2015

Establishing a shark and ray sanctuary was among those in the dream list for consideration and action by participants of the first Shark Summit in Cebu last year. Now, the novel idea has become  a reality, thanks…

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