Philippines is ‘Asia’s Leading Dive Destination’ again, says DOT

Luisa Cabato 09/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was named “Asia’s Leading Dive Destination” for the fifth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony 2023 held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on September…

Oarfish spotting in Leyte: Netizens fear ‘doom fish’

Jessa Ngojo 08/03/2023

CONSOLACION, Cebu—Netizens speculate that the recent appearance of an oarfish in Baybay City, Leyte is a sign that a tragedy is brewing.  The oarfish (Regalecus glesne) was discovered around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, along the…

‘Jellyfish season’: BFAR-7 warns beachgoers of swimming in sea waters with high temperature

Wenilyn Sabalo 06/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) has advised beachgoers to be wary of jellyfish, especially when swimming in sea waters  with high temperature. BFAR-7 director Alan Poquita said…

Apo Island: Diver’s haven

Jhio Jan Navarro 09/04/2022

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Jack Baller, a tourist and diving instructor from Miami, Florida, was in awe of what he saw during a recent dive off Apo Island. “You won’t see any of these in…

Palma supports Diocese of Dumaguete’s objection to multi-billion reclamation project

Derycka C. Letigio 08/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed support to the Diocese of Dumaguete’s objection to the proposed 174-hectare reclamation project in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. The Archdiocese of Cebu is a suffragan of the Diocese…

Experts show us why we should try underwater photography

Immae Lachica 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Philippines is not just abundant with beautiful landscapes and cultures, but it is also surrounded by enchanting seawaters. Enchanting because there is a lot of marine life for us to see and explore…

Protecting marine wealth as a shared responsibility

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 08/06/2017

International ocean governance is about managing and using the world’s oceans and their resources in ways that keep our oceans healthy, productive, safe, secure and resilient” (https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/ocean-governance_en). Why is it so important to make our oceans “healthy,…

The fate of our fish

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 10/16/2016

We all agree that fish is a very important source of food for us and marine resources. It is a major provider of livelihood and economic and recreational opportunities for millions, apart from its nutritional benefits. But…

Salvors to refloat MV Belle Rose today

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/17/2016

The operation to remove MV Belle Rose from where it ran aground in Monad Shoal off famed Malaspascua Island will begin today amid efforts to protect the massive coral reef on which the 186-meter bulk carrier rests.…

Tañon Strait office set up in Badian town

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/28/2015

An office of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) office was inaugurated yesterday in Badian town, southwest Cebu. Th opening marked the 17th anniversary that Tañon Strait was declared a protected area by then president Fidel V.…

Cordova sanctuary: Signs of recovery

Marian Z. Codilla 05/28/2015

Even if it’s not teeming with marine life, the marine sanctuary in barangay Alegria, Cordova town is showing signs of recovery. Small fish, crabs and tiny organisms too small to see with the naked eye, were recovered…

Biologists assess marine life in Toledo City coast

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 05/24/2015

There are clear signs of marine life  despite the presence of silt along the bay of barangay Poblacion, Toledo City. This was the initial finding of volunteer divers of the group Sea Knights and Oceana Philippines yesterday…

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