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Two Americans rescued from grounded ship near Tubbataha

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Local fishermen rescue two foreign crew of a yacht that ran aground near Tubbataha Reef. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

The Philippine Coastguard (PCG) has rescued two Americans aboard a yacht from Palau which ran aground the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palawan mural celebrates Tubbataha, haven of dolphins in PH

VOLUNTEERS paint a wall in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, in collaboration with artist AG Saño, to commemmorate the 25th anniversary of Tubbataha Reefs, the Philippines’ largest marine protected area.  Redempto Anda/Inquirer Southern Luzon

Renowned artist AG Saño and about 50 local volunteers collaborated on Sunday on a mural on the outside wall of a three-story building at the center of the city to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tubbataha Reefs, the country’s largest marine protected area and a UN-inscribed World Heritage Site.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New quandary in Tubbataha: Who will pay for towing?


Government agencies are now asking each other who is going to pay the Subic-based towing firm that was tapped by the government to pull out the Chinese ship Min Long Yu from Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Madrigal seeks Aquino’s help to release funds to police protected areas

Former Sen. Jamby Madrigal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Team Pnoy senatorial bet Jamby Madrigal on Sunday urged Malacañang to prioritize the release of P150 million earmarked for government agencies tasked to keep watch over the country’s protected areas, including Tubbataha Reef.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Election Photos,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Madrigal calls for tighter security around Tubbataha Reef

Former Senator Jamby Madrigal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Amidst reports that a Chinese fishing vessel had run aground in Tubbataha Reef, Team PNoy senatorial bet Jamby Madrigal on Tuesday called for tighter security measures around the Unesco World Heritage site.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »