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  • PH tuna fishing sustainable – expert

    By Sep 06, 2014

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    Yellowfin tuna and skipjacks stocks, although threatened by overfishing, are still healthy in the next 20 years if tuna producing countries maintian current level of operations, according to Dr. Sunk Kwon Soh.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    The science manager of the world’s foremost tuna fishing organization said the Philippines is one of the member- countries of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention (WCPFC) that is relatively compliant with the conservation measures imposed by the tuna governing body. Dr. Sung Kwon Soh, science manager of WCPFC, made this observation during his

  • Philippines tuna processors eye lucrative Middle East market

    By Sep 05, 2014

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    Philippine tuna has barely penetrated the Middle East market.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY – A US$2 billion food market in the Middle East is waiting for Philippine producers of fresh and processed tuna, according to Gil Herico, the country’s agriculture attaché to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Filipino mayor clashes with Greenpeace, WWF over ‘Tuna Capital’ title

    By Sep 04, 2014

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    Brisk tuna radting in General Santos City.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, Greenpeace and World Wildlife Forum (WWF) have swapped sharp remarks after the environment groups said it is no longer appropriate to call the city the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.

  • Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

    By Aug 25, 2014

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    Luis Liu of Taiwan congratulate each other after they emerged 1st and second respectively in the 1st IPAC individual event.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held in Maasami, Sarangani. Liu grabbed the lowest score honors with 38 points over four rounds and was also one of the tournament’s two deadest shots,

  • Philippines boxer Petalcorin gets chance to shine

    By Aug 21, 2014

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    Philippines boxer Petalcorin gets chance to shine

    It may only be an interim world title. But for 23-year Randy Petalcorin, it will be one giant step towards fulfilling a dream that started 5 years ago when he turned professional and won his pro debut with a 1st round KO over Sherwin McDo Lungay. Randy will go up against Panamanian Walter Tello for

  • Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

    By Aug 20, 2014

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    Philippines: SMI renews bid for $5.9bn mining project

    Despite government failure to address policy issues in the mining industry, Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) is still hopeful it will get the necessary permits and clearances needed to pursue its stalled Tampakan Copper and Gold Project. It is poised to conduct more rounds of consultations with stakeholders, including obtaining the consent of communities and local

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