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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...

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.   ...

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

Press release | July 20, 2013 at 1:16

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.”

Ocean Defender Briefers

Page | July 20, 2013 at 2:30

Southeast Asia’s marine ecosystems are among the world’s richest—and the most threatened. The region is home to the Coral Triangle, one of the most important global centers of marine biodiversity. These waters are home to at least 500 known...

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

Press release | July 20, 2013 at 10:00

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.

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...

Comprehensive rehab of Manila Bay is possible, necessary

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 13:44

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...

Scientific demonstration in Manila Bay

Image gallery | July 24, 2013

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

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 10:32

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.

Guns, goons and garbage: Illegal waste dump threatens violence on peaceful...

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 13:26

Manila— PhilEco, the company which owns the illegal waste dump in Manila Bay’s Pier 18, has pulled out guns and has threatened to shoot peaceful environmental activists involved in a non-violent protest to shut down their polluting facility.

Illegal dumpsite in Pier 18 to be investigated

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 16:53

Manila—The illegal dumpsite at Manila Bay’s Pier 18 will be investigated, according to EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace. This pronouncement followed the four-hour shutdown of the facility by activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and crew for...

Guns, goons and garbage along Manila Bay

Image gallery | July 25, 2013

Building a region of ocean defenders

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | July 26, 2013

It is easy to recognise our deep connection with the oceans, which have sustained and fed our communities for centuries, and undoubtedly many of us share a feeling of longing and awe when we gaze at the beauty of our seas. But it's...

M/Y Esperanza Open Boat Day in Manila

Image gallery | July 28, 2013

M/Y Esperanza Open Boat Day 2

Image gallery | July 28, 2013

Shaping up for a fin-filled Shark Week

Blog entry by William Mackenzie | August 5, 2013

It’s Shark Week. You're allowed to be excited. If you already like sharks you will doubtless be thrilled that the internet is awash with sharp-finned fun. But if you don't know much about sharks, or are a bit wary because they're...

Oil Spill in Cavite

Image gallery | August 11, 2013

3 oil spills in 3 countries in 2 weeks

Blog entry by Zelda Soriano | August 16, 2013

It’s been a bad few weeks for the oceans of Southeast Asia, with three separate petrochemical spills polluting our waters, endangering biodiversity and livelihoods. Coming hot on the heels of the spill in Thailand on July 27,...

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