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Illegal dumpsite in Manila Bay shut down by Greenpeace, EcoWaste Coalition

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 8:32

Manila—Early this morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia, crew from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, and members of EcoWaste Coalition shut down Pier 18, an illegal dumpsite, operating on the shores of Manila Bay.

On the 2013 State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 17:48

We are gravely disappointed with the President’s statement on energy. While he claims support for renewable energy, he contradicts himself by poking fun at the same. He continues to use antiquated arguments that the coal industry uses to slam...

Comprehensive rehab of Manila Bay is possible, necessary

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 11:44

Manila —The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived today in Manila Bay amid calls for a comprehensive rehab of the country’s most famous body of water. The call came as scientists from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute...

In pursuit of illegal fishers

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | July 22, 2013

It’s a starry night out here on-board the MY Esperanza as we sail to our next destination - Manila. The waves are calm, just perfect as we drift through the night. The air is humid; maybe in a while the rain will visit us, just like...

Thousands rally in Bicol to “defend the oceans” against illegal fishing

Press release | July 20, 2013 at 8:00

Donsol, Sorsogon Province —Today, more than a thousand people marched in Bicol province in a rally meant to “defend the oceans” from illegal and destructive fishing.

Greenpeace, BFAR vow to end illegal fishing, “the scourge of Philippine seas”

Press release | July 19, 2013 at 23:16

Pio Duran, Albay — Greenpeace and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) today vowed to end illegal fishing, which they said was the “scourge of the Philippine seas.”

The plight of fisherfolk in Donsol

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | July 17, 2013

“What small fishermen like us catch in one month, the pangulong will catch in one night.” These words keep on reverberating in my mind after watching the video of Jaime Rabulan, a Donsol resident who fish for a living.   ...

Reunited with the City of Gentle People

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | July 15, 2013

I first set foot in Dumaguete in the year 2000 to take my college application exam. But little did my parents know I just really wanted to go out of town. Upon arrival, I was amazed at how clean the port was—one could still see fishes...

Climate change to devastate Philippine Seas; Greenpeace proposes Roadmap to Recovery

Press release | July 12, 2013 at 11:15

Dumaguete City — Climate change will severely devastate the Philippines’ rich marine ecosystems, Greenpeace and scientists from Silliman University-Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences (SU-IEMS) and Coastal Conservation and Education...

Revisiting Apo

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | July 11, 2013

I first came to Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental in the 1990s to accompany several international delegates participating in a study tour on Coastal Resource Management.  Our objective was to show a model marine reserve wherein the...

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