seaweed - updates

Rappler's latest stories on seaweed


Seaweed sends 11 children of Bantayan couple to school

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

It is now 31 years since the Lobos began their seaweed farm. Now that their years of hardship are behind them, the family can look back with gratitude and relief.

PROUD PARENTS. Mirasol and Cerilo Lobo show their wall filled with graduation pictures of their children. Photo courtesy of Oceana

This Filipina scientist’s plant growth supplement has wowed the world

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Lucille Abad's invention is one of the 5 finalists for projects in the field of non-energy application of nuclear technologies at the recently held World Atomic Energy Expo Awards 2019 in Sochi, Russia

FILIPINO-MADE. Lucille Abad of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute has long been studying carrageenan, a natural preservative extracted from processed gulamang dagat. Photo courtesy of Shaira Panela

Indonesian farmers launch class action over oil spill

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:40 PM

The case in Sydney s Federal Court on behalf of up to 13 000 Indonesian farmers is against the firm which operated the well head platform PTTEP Australasia

SEAWEED FARMING. A Balinese man collects seaweed along Pandawa beach in Jimbaran on Bali on November 6, 2012. File photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds

May 26, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Amid the effects of El Nino seaweed production help the fisherfolk community of Naborot Island to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda

FISHERFOLKS. Women members harvest seaweeds while it's low tide. Photos from Dennis Amata

Samar-based NGO finalist in Project Inspire 2015

Nov 25, 2015 - 3:24 PM

Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi Center for Local Economy Development provides a sustainable social enterprise model for seaweed farmers in Northern Samar

Image courtesy of Sentro ha Pagpauswag ha Panginabuhi.

Seaweed additive can boost rice yield by 65% – gov’t scientists

Nov 13, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Carrageenan a substance found in seaweed can help Filipino rice farmers earn and save more according to government research

OCEAN'S BOUNTY. A seaweed farmer in Tawi-Tawi bundles his harvested seaweed. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Global expert to talk at Int'l Seaweed Congress in Cebu

Nov 14, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Press release: Dr Stefan Kraan is set to elaborate how seaweed can be converted into other forms like additives for animal feeds which in turn give healthier food choices for consumers

Better lives and nutrition through seaweeds

Jun 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The slimy plant found along shores can be the key to improvement of coastal communities

CENTRAL. Ulva seaweeds are dried under the sun in this coastal community's center. All photos from Obi Roco of Trading Room PH

Antique’s seaweed farmers hope for recovery after Yolanda

Mar 23, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Yolanda destroyed hectares of seaweed farms on the island of Maniguin in Culasi town Farmers while hoping for aid and relief want their seaweeds to recover

Cebu oil spill damages mangroves, seaweed farms

Aug 22, 2013 - 11:00 AM

The leak also prevents some fisherfolk in Cordova town from venturing out into sea

Concocting an ocean elixir

Apr 20, 2012 - 12:01 AM

A mom shares about her love for the ocean

DREAMING OF SEA. What is it about the ocean that cures even the most hopeless of woes?