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Rappler's latest stories on verde island passage


LOOK: Crab trapped in #PlasticMonster goes viral

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Diving in waters around Caban Island for the Greenpeace #BreakFreeFromPlastic campaign, Noel Guevara captures a photo of a crab trapped in a single-use plastic cup

SNAGGED. A crab floats inside a plastic cup along the Verde Island Passage on March 7. Photo courtesy of Noel Guevara.

Green groups: Lopez is 'right choice' for DENR post

Jun 21, 2016 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED But environmentalists also urge Gina Lopez to make a strong statement rejecting environmentally destructive projects her own family is pushing for

See the Sea: WWF initiates Reef Strokes to save PH seas

May 30, 2016 - 1:32 PM

6 legendary Filipino open water swimmers compete at Reef Strokes in Nasugbu

SAVE PH SEAS. World Wide Fund for Nature organizes Reef Strokes, featuring 6 legendary Filipino open-water swimmers, to protect the Verde Island Passage and preserve Philippine coral reefs. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Notice of violation issued to JG Summit chemical plant

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The EMB obtains samples from the facility that through an analysis will show if the plant violated environmental regulations which caused stomach pains dizziness and vomiting among locals

VIOLATION? Smoke and flames rise from the JG Summit plant in Batangas in this photo posted on Facebook by Michael Ilagan

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Aug 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM

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Comelec on 2016, Batangas chemical plant, Pacquiao’s shoulder | 6PM wRap

Aug 13, 2015 - 11:54 PM

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'Sickening' smoke rises from chemical plant near Verde Island Passage

Aug 13, 2015 - 10:04 AM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Napakabaho po parang lason Sobra pong sakit sa ulo pag naamoy kahit po takpan ng kamay ang ilong says a resident describing the stench of the smoke from the JG Summit plant that has affected coastal villages

WORRISOME. Smoke and flames rise from the JG Summit coal plant in Batangas in this photo posted on Facebook by Michael Ilagan

Meet creatures from the PH's top marine hotspot in this local exhibit

Jul 26, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The Mind Museum s exhibit ‘A Glass of The Sea includes select footage from the CAS Verde Island Passage expedition

Batangas opposes gold mine threatening Verde Island Passage

Jul 24, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste says the provincial government will block any moves to approve the gold mine project near the center of the center of marine biodiversity

UNDERWATER TREASURE. The Verde Island Passage boasts the highest concentration of shorefish species in the world, according to scientists. Image courtesy Rich Mooi/California Academy of Sciences

IN PHOTOS: 12 'rare and new' species in Verde Island Passage

Jun 12, 2015 - 9:41 AM

Meet spectacular sea slugs sea urchins and starfish that further affirm the Philippines reputation as a hotspot for marine biodiversity

Halgerda species

Protect the Verde Island Passage

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Developments in Batangas are presenting an even worse threat to the lush but fragile ecosystems of the Verde Island Passage

Mt. Lobo, one of the top biodiversity areas in the country, is part of the complex ecosystem that sustains the Verde Island Passage. Photo by Clemente Bautista/Kalikasan PNE

PH is marine hotspot: Verde Island Passage yields 100 new species

Jun 09, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Waters near party hotspot Puerto Galera reveal more than 100 new species of marine organisms the California Academy of Sciences says

LIFE UNDERWATER. A vibrant view of the Verde Island Passage from Academy scientific divers. Image courtesy Rich Mooi/California Academy of Sciences

Isla Verde: Garbage, pollution threaten world jewel

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Pollution continues to plague the most important marine sanctuary in the world

BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT. In 2004, scientists declared the Verde Island Passage between Batangas and Mindoro the center of the coral triangle. Photo from