By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Left leaning fisherfolk group called on the US government to comply with the Philippine Supreme Court’s order to comment on a petition calling for a filing of criminal, administrative and civil cases against those responsible for the grounding of the USS Guardian last January 17 in Tubbataha Reef.
By Nikko Dizon
Lack of leadership and faulty navigational equipment led to the grounding of the former USS Guardian on the Tubbataha Reef last January, which could have been prevented, according to the official report of the United States Navy.
By Frances Mangosing
A “lack of leadership” and poor voyage planning led to the grounding of decommissioned USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef, a Unesco world heritage site, in the Sulu Sea last January, the US Pacific Fleet chief said.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday said it would intensify its monitoring of foreign-flagged vessels in the Tubbataha Reef area following reports a Vietnamese boat was spotted there over the weekend.
The Philippine Navy deployed a gunboat and a surveillance plane to a World Heritage-listed marine sanctuary after a suspected Vietnamese fishing vessel was seen there, authorities said Monday.
By DJ Yap
They aren’t the most beautiful fish in the sea, but the labahita may just be what the Tubbataha Reefs need to regenerate after being bruised by the intrusions of two foreign vessels earlier this year.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is expected to release next week its report on the grounding of the US Navy minesweeper, the Guardian, at the Tubbataha Reef last Jan. 17.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Supreme Court has deferred the issuance of a writ of kalikasan for the protection of the Tubbataha Reef.
The Chinese fishing vessel that got stranded on Tubbataha Reef damaged nearly 4,000 square meters of centuries-old coral, the marine park overseeing the reef said on Saturday.
A Chinese fishing vessel that crashed into one of the Philippines’ most famous reefs damaged almost 4,000 square meters of centuries-old coral, the marine park said on Saturday.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is sending a team of experts to Tubbataha Reef to assess the damage wrought by the grounding of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, in January.
By Dona Pazzibugan
Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the high court has not issued a “writ of kalikasan” on the matter of the Tubbataha Reef’s destruction from the grounding of the US Navy minesweeper, USS Guardian, last January.