Kalikasan writ eyed against Manila Bay white sand project

Krixia Subingsubing - Reporter / @KrixiasINQ 09/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) claims that the “white sand” being poured to create a beach on a stretch of Manila Bay’s rocky shore poses no harm to the bay’s ecosystem,…

DENR told: ‘Check environmental compliance of Toledo reclamation first’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the planned reclamation project in Toledo City could spur economic development in the midwest, third district Representative Pablo John Garcia called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources or DENR to…

Oceana warns against ‘ecologically destructive’ Toledo reclamation project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International environment group Oceana has branded the looming reclamation project in Toledo City as ill-advised and ecologically destructive. The reclamation would cover 11-hectares off the coasts in the city’s Barangay Poblacion that directly…

Oceana, PEJC call for repeal of ordinances allowing commercial fishing in Tañon Strait

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment groups Oceana and Philippine Earth Justice Center (PEJC) took to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) its opposition and call for the repeal of ordinances passed by some municipalities along…

Advocacy group Oceana calls for approval of nat’l plan for protection, management of sardines

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Oceana is seeking the approval of a national plan to protect and manage the country’s sardine industry, considering that sardines, canned, and otherwise remains a staple food for Filipinos. A survey conducted in…

Oceana lauds coastal mayors for campaign vs illegal commercial fishing

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local chief executives in different coastal municipalities, including those in Cebu, continue to protect their marine resources from illegal commercial fishing, according to Oceana. In an emailed press release, Oceana, an international non-government organization, lauded…

Oceana calls for fair distribution of Bayanihan grant, local development fund to fisherfolk

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Amid adverse impact of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on the livelihood of fisherfolk, Oceana calls for their inclusion in the distribution of the Bayanihan grant and the local development fund. The group issued this…

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…

Oceana lauds Coast Guard for allowing legal fishing operations in community quarantine areas

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Recognizing the need to earn daily income among fishermen and commercial fish workers, Oceana Philippines lauded the Philippine Coast Guard for coming up with guidelines on sailing policy for fishers. “By clarifying the process and…

Oceana

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/20/2018

Environmental group has filed a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of continuing mandamus against the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Friday. In a press statement sent to…

NGO files petition for mandamus against DA, BFAR

Jessa Mae Sotto 10/19/2018

Non-government organization Oceana filed on Friday (October 19) a petition seeking the issuance of a writ of mandamus against the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The petition seeks to…

Cousteau visits PH, calls for conservation of Tañon Strait

PR 09/24/2016

OCEANA senior advisor Alexandra Cousteau visited the Philippines from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11 and met with Cebu local officials, civil society, business leaders and media to help promote Oceana’s campaigns against the twin bane of uncontrolled…

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