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Palace maintains diplomatic approach in South China Sea dispute

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Philippines is still seeking a peaceful resolution to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea despite the recent incident of harassment involving Chinese vessels. “We believe in the [principle that] what is ours is ours, and so we will...
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Fishermen protest 144-hectare reclamation of Manila Bay

MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – The government should stop the reclamation project of Manila Gold Coast Corporation which covers 144 hectares of coastline, fishermen from Southern Tagalog said at their fluvial protest action in Manila Bay. The protesters rode in seven fishing boats...
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‘Exceptionally rare’ conjoined whales found in Mexico

LA PAZ, January 7, 2014 (AFP) – Fishermen have found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as “exceptionally rare.” The four-meter (13-foot) long siamese whales were dead when they were found in...
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Fishermen adrift after typhoon takes livelihood

by Jason Gutierrez BAYBAY  (AFP) – A crucifix crudely fashioned from broken twigs marks a shallow grave on the beach in Baybay, a once-lively Philippines fishing village where generations saw the sea as a source of bounty until it cruelly turned against them. “I have never been...
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Amphibious vehicles to boost PHL aid effort

MANILA (AFP) – Amphibious vehicles carrying hundreds of US Marines have been ordered into action to help relief efforts in the hard-to-reach Philippines typhoon disaster zone. The craft will ferry hundreds of troops into storm-ravaged parts of the country where broken...
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Obama makes appeal for PHL: Dig deep

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay) – The United States said relief channels were belatedly opening up to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines on Thursday as President Barack Obama urged Americans to dig deep and other countries upped their aid. Transport planes, helicopters, ships and medics...
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PAGASA forecasts rainy Wednesday

MANILA, Aug 20 (Mabuhay) -– Heavy rains may persist until tomorrow as tropical storm “Maring” continues to linger inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat). PAGASA forecaster Jori Loiz said Maring took a U-turn...
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PFDA bares P183-M fish port projects for ARMM

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Friday bared the construction of more than P183-million worth of fish port projects in seven municipalities of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) that is part of a comprehensive peace and...
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DOLE pushes for social protection floor to provide minimum protection for informal sector workers

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the Department of Labor and Employment is converging with other government agencies in pushing for the establishment of a Social Protection Floor (SPF), which will provide minimum protection for informal...
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902 dead, 934 missing due to ‘Pablo’

MANILA, Dec 13 (Mabuhay) -– The death toll from Typhoon Pablo has climbed to 902, with the figure expected to rise further as 934 remain missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday. The NDRRMC said 567 of the bodies have been...