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UN leads observance of World Oceans Day

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MANILA, Philippines—The United Nations leads the observance today of World Oceans Day, which seeks to remind the public about how crucial the oceans are for humankind’s survival.

This year’s theme is: “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!”

“All stakeholders must be involved in the rehabilitation of the Philippine seas,” said Dr. Perry Aliño of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute at a press briefing called by Greenpeace.

“We need to strengthen our existing social and ecological networks. Government mechanisms must be set up, with concrete solutions such as increasing the number and effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas,” he added.

According to the Greenpeace report “Oceans in the Balance,” the world is fast destroying marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests and is “extracting more and more fish from the sea than it can sustainably provide.”


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  • warillaman

    What’s the use of observing this event when they can’t do anything with this mongoloid chinks grabbing of east and south china seas, reefs and islands as their own and proliferate our fish and corals???????? its a useless event not even greenpeace can castigate this mongoloid chinks!!!!

    • Tambukikoy

      Brown rats and monkeys have destroyed the South China Sea of its coral reefs and pristine ecosystem since the advent of time. Now these same thieves and pretenders like to project their big dirty secrets toward the Chinese to cover up their indiscriminate criminality in the high seas.

      • warillaman

        mongoloid chink, he,he,he, your kind has destroyed all of them not us, you have the big ships to get them idiot, ours is only handful for food, yours is total destruction, how stupid can you be??? sigh!!! that is why you’re named after a birth defect coz you don’t have brains.

      • md’c™

        Watch out with your mouth tampukekoy. Its not nice ! You may want to eat your words later.

    • md’c™

      There is no “east china sea”.
      An event is an observance, reminder and a wake up call. Its a peaceful rally in the hope the president and the people like you and me will use it for however it can to protect the ocean and our EEZ. Surely, we are on the short end of the stick so to speak now a days, but its not forever.

      • warillaman

        Sorry mate I can’t observe an event which we can’t do anything, even the much vaunted greenpeace can only do what they think they can’t be harmed in return like what happened in that japanese whaler’s ship, but they are meek and can’t do anything when it comes to this mongoloid chinks.

      • md’c™

        I sure understand your share of frustrations. There is a balloon swell of greed in the South seas all the way to Australia. The armed very rich nations always prevail in the war of the sea, but it does stop the smaller nations and islands like us to drag our feet to at least let our neighbors and friends know that we are in trouble and needs help. Sometimes it works, but what our leader needs to do is ask for direct help, not just crying foul and cry over to momma.

  • Lester Burnham

    And who leads the World in “Oceans Disturbance” Everyday, Especially in the South East Asia? From poaching, destroying of coral reefs, Dumping of toxic materials, illegal fishing?

    • kanoy

      PHILIPPINES!! WITH OPEN SEWERS LIKE THE PASIG RIVER DUMPING BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF HUMAN AND TOXIC WASTE DIRECTLY INTO MANIILA BAY THE NIGHTLY DYNAMITING OF UNCHARTERED CORAL REEFS AND BEDS WEST OF COTABATO WHERE ALL CALLS OF REPORT GO UNANSWERED

      • Lester Burnham

        How Ironic, your Disqus Bio says something else:
        “kanoy Loving the great weather and beautiful country. Philippines”

      • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

        LMAO! He forgot to change his bio. A typical crab, wants to look good outside by pulling down his own kind.

      • warillaman

        MONGOLOID CHINA AND MOST OF ALL YOU BIRTH DEFECT CHINK!!!! AT LEAST NOT DEADLY AS YOURS IN MONGOLOID COUNTRY WHERE CADMIUM, POISON CHEMICALS, DEADLY VIRUSES LIVES IN YOUR INTRAILS THAT’S WHY YOU ARE DEFORMED AN BRAINLESS FREAKZ

      • md’c™

        Don’t yell with all your caps. Its not polite. And don’t point your fingers, they may just go wither into oblivion.

  • md’c™

    The Philippine fishermen on its own with vast natural marine resources have lived and survived for many decades fishing with small boats to support their families and communities. We have so much resources for the whole country and they are being endangered and literally destroyed by Chinese and Taiwanese thieves encroaching our EEZ with their massive commercial fishing boats while destroying the lives of our very fishermen who took care and respect the ocean and its marine lives for decades.

    This day of observance is a reminder to Aquino and the AFP to restore order in our seas and EEZ. To protect and take back our own and destroy the thieves and poachers with no mercy the way they destroy our marine resources and our fishermen. There should be no court to appeal to and no mercy for all these slit eyed yellow mongoloid mørøns coming illegally to hurt our very own sovereignty.

    …….. blessed the Republic of the Philippines



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