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Faster boats boost arrests of poachers, but more needed

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With a cruising speed of 24 knots, the Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) boats jointly operated by the Philippine Coast Guard and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, a Department of Agriculture-attached agency, can outrun the boats used by foreign and local illegal fishermen and poachers.

Posted: May 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN warns China’s neighbors on spread of H7N9 bird flu virus

A Chinese health worker places a pigeon-trap at a park in Shanghai. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations has sounded the alarm on the risk of the H7N9 bird flu virus progressively crossing the border from China to neighboring countries as it reaches southward across the Taiwan Strait.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China poultry banned; PH still bird flu-free


The Department of Agriculture (DA) activated a temporary ban on live birds, poultry meat, chicks, eggs and semen imports from China to keep the Philippines bird flu-free.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Are steaks for US troops exempt from inspection?

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Possible meeting in June. INQUIRER file photo

Are food products for US troops in the Philippines covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement and should they be exempt from quarantine inspection?

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Dolphin export issue still hangs as Quezon City court postpones hearing anew

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society said any delay in the transport of the dolphins to Singapore would be good.

A Quezon City court postponed on Monday the hearing on the motion for reconsideration to ban the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »