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US reminded on responsibility for coral reef destruction in Sulu Sea

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MARINE PARADISE LOST A diver fins through a field of pristine soft leather corals at the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Unfortunately, only about 3 percent of the Philippine coral reefs are in “excellent condition.” YVETTE LEE/CONTRIBUTOR

MANILA, Philippines — Almost a year after an American warship ran aground in the Sulu Sea, destroying a portion of the Tubbataha Reefs, a militant fisherfolk organization pressed the US government to take responsibility beyond the P58 million-fine it was ordered to pay the Philippines for the environmental damage.   The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang […]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Dismantling of US minesweeper enters critical stage–PCG

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard is now preparing for the “critical” phase in the dismantling of the US minesweeper USS Guardian stuck in the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea since January.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bigger crane ship in Tubbataha on Saturday

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In a photo released by the U.S. Navy, the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian  sits aground in this Jan. 22, 2013 file photo on the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

The second, bigger crane ship that would help remove portions of the USS Guardian, which remains stuck in Tubbataha Reefs in Palawan, is expected to arrive at the site on Saturday, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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