• LAWMAKER URGES BOOST IN MARINE RESOURCES PROTECTION

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    A lawmaker on Sunday called on the Philippine Coast Guard and other concerned government agencies to put more “grit and teeth” on the implementation of environmental laws of the country against local and foreign violators in order to effectively protect the country’s natural resources. Sen. Loren Legarda made the call following another incident of a foreign vessel running aground a coral reef in the waters of Biliran province. “It is lamentable that we have another incident of coral reef destruction caused by a foreign vessel. Beyond investigation and the imposition of penalties, we need to start focusing our efforts on preventive measures,” she said.

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