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In the News (Sun 18 Aug 19)

  
  VisayanSea
A survey by a team of Navy oceanographers last year ''confirmed the existence of a seamount rising from depths of 300 meters with an almost perfect cone with the peak at only 10 meters from the surface,'' said the report.
A small sea located in the midst of the Visayan Islands that comprise the central portion of the Philippines.
It is centered at about 124 E and 12 N and connected to the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest, the Samar Sea to the northeast, the the Camotes Sea to the southeast, the Bohol Sea to the southwest via the Tanon Strait, and to the Panay Gulf to the southwest via the Guimaras Strait.
www.malapascua.de /Go_to_Malapascua/Logon10__VisayanSea/hauptteil_logon10__visayansea.html   (1068 words)

  
  Japan 2303AD Visayas, Philippines
The area around the Visayan Sea, including Leyte, Samar, Masbate, Negros, Cebu and Panay islands, because the prime agricultural and maricultural region, and as it concentrated on food production is became increasingly dependent on Pilipinas as a supplier to technology and a market for foodstuffs.
The Visayan Sea region was being systematically pillaged, its cities deteriorating to slums and its people with little opportunity to escape except into the Pilipinas military.
The situation stabilized until about 2190, and the two groups (Pilipinas and the Visayan Sea islands) once again existed in a trading relationship, but this time one that was closer to being in balance.
www.kurotokage.org /2300AD/Visayas.html   (1062 words)

  
  Visayan Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Visayan Sea is a small sea within the Philippine archipelago, surrounded on three sides by the islands of the Visayas.
The Eastern Visayas and Western Visayas lie to the east and west, while the Central Visayas lie to the south.
The sea is connected to the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest via the Jintotolo Channel, the Samar Sea to the northeast, the Camotes Sea to the southeast, the Bohol Sea to the south via Tanon Strait, and the Sulu Sea via the Guimaras Strait and Panay Gulf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Visayan_Sea   (146 words)

  
 Visayan
Of all the islands that make up the Visayan island group, the province of Cebu is probably the most well known both as a tourist and business destination.
While in the Visayan Islands visit Bohol, the tenth largest island in the Philippines, famous for its Chocolate Hills which are recognised as a Philippine National Geological Monument.
Iloilo in the western Visayan Islands is an hour away from Manila by plane and has a number of historical monuments including churches and ancestral houses.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/philippines/about_destin/visayan.html   (894 words)

  
 Visayan Islands - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Visayan Islands, island group in the central Philippines, one of the four main groups of the Philippines, lying in the Visayan Sea, between the...
The Philippines can be divided into three geographic areas: the northern islands of Luzon and Mindoro, the central islands of the Visayan Islands...
Panay, island, central Philippines, the northernmost of the Visayan Islands, between Negros and Mindoro islands.
encarta.msn.com /Visayan_Islands.html   (133 words)

  
 WWF - Fishing for the Future
Although the object of their sea quest is the same, the fishermen of the Visayan Sea employ different methods of fishing.
The situation in the Visayan Sea is not an uncommon one.
Since the bulk of the blue crab caught in the Visayan Sea ends up in processing plants for export to the United States, the Philippines blue crab fisheries are an ideal target for MSC certification.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/marine/news/stories/index.cfm?uNewsID=2146   (824 words)

  
 Sa-Sm
N and connected to the Visayan Sea to the southwest, the Philippine Sea to the northeast via the San Bernardino Strait, and the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest.
N and connected to the Visayan Sea to the southeast, the Samar Sea to the east, the Sulu Sea to the southwest via the Tablas Strait, and the South China Sea to the northwest via the Verde Island Passage.
It is surrounded by Norway to the northwest, Sweden to the northeast, Denmark and Kattegat to the southeast, and the North Sea to the southwest.
www-ocean.tamu.edu /~baum/paleo/paleogloss/node39.html   (6833 words)

  
 Sun.Star Cebu - Roperos: Our depleted seas
When the proposal to close the Visayan Sea to fishing came out in various media outlets recently, I received feedbacks from friends who are concerned with the rising prices of sea products in the market, and the complaint of small fishermen about their vanishing catch.
In fact, one fisherman suggests that all the seas in the Visayan regions should be temporarily closed to commercial fishing to protect the depletion of their products.
Another suggestion is that for the duration of the commercial fishing ban in the Visayan Sea, small fishermen using basing and other forms of fishing may not be allowed to use the brighter electric lights but just the traditional ones, such as the famous Petromax or Primus.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/ceb/2006/04/08/oped/godofredo.m..roperos.politics.also.html   (499 words)

  
 Illegal - Fishing . info - Rest for the Visayan Sea
A group that calls itself the Visayan Sea Squadron is asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to give the Visayan Sea a rest by declaring a "closed season" in that body of water.
At the apex (of this Visayan triangle) is the Visayan Sea, once so rich and seemingly limitless in marine life abundance it was described as the Alaska of the Philippines.
According to Oposa, the Philippine Sea is home to the greatest number and variety of coral reefs and underwater forests.
www.illegal-fishing.info /item_single.php?item=news&item_id=143&approach_id=12   (855 words)

  
 About Masbate
It is bounded on the north by the Masbate Pass, on the east by the municipality of Aroroy, on the west by the Sibuyan Sea, and on the south by the municipalities of Mandaon and Milagros, with aerial distances of 34 kilometers and 35 kilometers, respectively.
It is accessible during the fair weather by sea transport from the municipality of Pilar, Sorsogon, some 54 kilometers across the Masbate and Ticao Passes on the north.
On the south, it is bounded by the Visayan Sea.
www.masbateonline.com /masbate_21_towns.php   (3848 words)

  
 Rest for the Visayan Sea - INQ7.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A group that calls itself the Visayan Sea Squadron is asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to give the Visayan Sea a rest by declaring a "closed season" in that body of water.
At the apex (of this Visayan triangle) is the Visayan Sea, once so rich and seemingly limitless in marine life abundance it was described as the Alaska of the Philippines.
According to Oposa, the Philippine Sea is home to the greatest number and variety of coral reefs and underwater forests.
news.inq7.net /opinion/index.php?index=2&story_id=70281&col=82   (980 words)

  
 Animal Info - Visayan Spotted Deer
The Visayan spotted deer formerly occurred throughout the dense tropical forests of the Visayan Islands.
The decline of the Visayan spotted deer is due to hunting pressure as well as habitat loss due to clearing for agriculture and bad practices from legitimate logging operations.
The Visayan spotted deer is found in forests, preferring areas where natural disturbances such as fires or landslides opened the forest canopy and allowed young plants to grow in the clearing.
www.animalinfo.org /species/artiperi/cervalfr.htm   (575 words)

  
 OVER SEAS -- April 2002: Coastal Alert
But they are losing their investment instead and the sea is getting sicker, he said, adding that his office could not provide an estimate of the losses as operators no longer report their production losses to the municipal government.
The Visayan Sea Project, to be funded by the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), plans to consult with coastal fishers to discuss, among other issues, overfishing.
Visayan Sea borders the provinces of Cebu, Negros Occidental, Masbate, Iloilo, Biliran and Northern Leyte.
www.oneocean.org /overseas/200204/coastal_alert.html   (12247 words)

  
 Animal Info - Visayan Warty Pig
Little is known about the former range of the Visayan warty pig, but it was probably once distributed throughout the central Philippine archipelago (the Visayan Islands).
The major threats to the Visayan warty pig are population growth and the resulting accelerating rates of habitat loss and hunting pressure.
The Visayan warty pig is a forest dweller.
www.animalinfo.org /species/artiperi/sus_cebi.htm   (734 words)

  
 ISLAND OF NO RETURN
The island thrives on rough terrain surrounded by the rampaging Samar Sea in the north and northeast, and the Visayan Sea in the south.
The sea, he would insist, was the home of DAGATNON (spirits of the sea), LAWODNON (spirits of the deep seas), KATAW (mermaid) and LAWASNON.
The people and spirits of the sea control the fishing life of the island as much as they govern the movement of fish and marine life.
www.geocities.com /maripipi.geo/return.html   (625 words)

  
 Visayan - Search Results - MSN Encarta
area inhabited, immigration to the United States, Visayan Islands
Visayan Islands, island group in the central Philippines, one of the four main groups of the Philippines, lying in the Visayan Sea, between the...
- Visayan language: the Austronesian language of the Visayan people.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Visayan.html   (71 words)

  
 TheSea.Org :: Asia - Philippines Luzon
Stretching to the southwest from Mindanao is a chain of islands known as the Sulu Archipelago, coming close to the coastline of Sabah in Malaysia and separating the Sulawesi (Celebes) Sea in the south from the Sulu Sea to the north.
There are several remote islands and atolls in the central Sulu Sea, while its northern edge is marked by the long mountainous island of Palawan as well as various smaller ones.
The eastern side of the country borders the Philippine Sea and the Pacific Ocean and is affected by the ocean currents of the Pacific.
www.thesea.org /coral_reef/world_reefs/asia_philippines_luzon.php   (1150 words)

  
 Va-Vm
He concluded that the cause was uncertain although he favored the wind as a cause at least of the general westward currents in the tropics as well as of other non-tidal currents flowing counter to the supposed general western flow.
A small sea located in the midst of the Visayan Islands that comprise the central portion of the Philippines.
N and connected to the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest, the Samar Sea to the northeast, the the Camotes Sea to the southeast, the Bohol Sea to the southwest via the Tanon Strait, and to the Panay Gulf to the southwest via the Guimaras Strait.
stommel.tamu.edu /~baum/paleo/ocean/node41.html   (1413 words)

  
 Jasper Series 5 - Dr Alicia
It is bounded on the northeast by the Sibuyan sea, on the southeast by Barangay Pawa and to the north southwest by a river which separates it from Barangay Agojo.
Generally mari-it are places in the sea which are very deep and considered to be dangerous because of the presence of sea monsters and malevolent spirits coming from far flung islands.
The sea is viewed as friendly by the fisherfolks from Suclaran and Gigantes because it is a source of food.
www.seameo.org /vl/library/dlwelcome/publications/ebook/jasper/series5.htm   (8175 words)

  
 MDA Information Products - Geospatial Services
This Radarsat imagery detected the presence of an oil slick in the Visayan Sea, an important fishing ground in the Philippines.
The Visayan Sea is a deep basin rich in nutrients and plankton.
The sea is also a feeding and migration area for small pelagic fishes such as mackerel, sardines, anchovies as well as small tuna.
gs.mdacorporation.com /news/rsi_in_the_news/2006/rs1_visayan_aug3106.asp   (263 words)

  
 bayanihan dot org - 20 - Environmental group seeks "closed season" in Visayan Sea
A group of environmentalists is seeking for the temporary closure of Visayas Sea from commercial fishing until it 'recovers' its once bountiful biodiversity.
"The Visayan Sea should be made to rest and recuperate from intensive fishing activities," said a letter from environmental group Visayan Sea Squadron dated last March 16, which was addressed to Environment Secretary Angelo Reyes and Agriculture Secretary Domingo Panganiban.
The Visayan Sea Squadron, an outreach and sea-borne program of the Law of Nature (Batas Kalikasan) Foundation, has assured willingness to assist in the enforcement of the closed season.
www.bayanihan.org /html/article.php?story=20060320163807553   (767 words)

  
 Overcoming factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries: selected papers on issues and approaches.
As the area of jurisdiction of one LGU only covers a small portion of the fishing grounds across which stocks are distributed, holistic management of the Visayan Sea marine ecosystem depends on a critical mass of concerted and enforced local management plans.
Successes are, as in the case of the Visayan Sea, scarce, with the Belgian funded, FAO implemented project “Participatory Natural Resource Management in Siem Reap Province” leading the way.
In conclusion, and in comparison with the Visayan Sea coastal fishery, factors perpetuating unsustainable use of the fishery resources of the TSGL ecosystem are more aggravated.
www.fao.org /docrep/009/a0312e/A0312E20.htm   (7470 words)

  
 Negros resort | Bonista beach resort
Nestled amidst lush coco palms and tropical plants, facing the sun and the crystal clear waters of the Visayan Sea and Visayan Islands.
Negros Occidental is strategically located on the western part of Negros Island, the fourth largest island in the Philippines nestled between Panay and Cebu.
Bounded by the Visayan Sea on the north, Negros Oriental on the east, Panay Gulf on the west and Tanon Strait on the south.
www.bonistabeachresort.com /negros-island-resort/negros-resort.htm   (447 words)

  
 Aklanon
The Aklanon belong to a larger group called Viasayan, and the Aklanon language is a subclassification of the Visayan language.
It is said that Aklanon language substitutes the phonetic sound of "e" for "l," pronounced with rolling "r" sound, because Datu Bangkaya, the first ruler of Aklan, had a short tongue and therefore could not pronounce the "l" sound.
The Visayan Sea shapes it like a triangle pointing southward, bounded on the west of Antique, on the east by Capiz, and north.
litera1no4.tripod.com /aklanon_frame.html   (2247 words)

  
 First Visayan Man and Other Tales
Visayan folklore is replete with tales and legends about the Creation and about heroism, moral conflict, and the triumph of good over evil.
Among the oft-told tales are legends about the first man and woman, the origin of the Cebuano patron saint Santo NiƱo as driftwood fished from the sea, and the origin of the Chocolate Hills of Bohol as strewn pearls.
Tulo ka beses nga gilabay sa mangingisda ang agipo balik ngadto sa dagat, apan matag bitad niya sa iyang baling ang maong agipo gihapon ang iyang kuha.
www.seasite.niu.edu /Tagalog/inside_cebu_folklore.html   (2963 words)

  
 DAILY STAR: Top Stories
With fishing boat operators already reeling from high operational costs and piracy in the high seas, some of them pointed out that a closure would deal a fatal blow to the industry upon which thousands are dependent across the region.
Teodosio, who owns a beach resort in Carles town, Iloilo province, said he was witness to the miserable state of the Visayan Sea during his snorkel diving when he saw corals being crushed by commercial fishing methods on top of illegal means like cyanide and blast-fishing.
A Web-published article said the Visayan Sea was once the richest in the world.
www.visayandailystar.com /2006/May/27/topstory5.htm   (705 words)

  
 DAILY STAR: Top Stories
Rafael Coscolluela, Presidential Adviser for Western Visayas, said yesterday that the Visayan Sea, a passageway for vessels containing hazardous materials, including petroleum products, has been identified by the scientific community as home to particularly sensitive marine life areas.
The increase in expense of shippers taking different and longer routes could also impact on the cost of oil and other goods, he said, that has to be considered.
He said the country's oil pollution contingency plan has been focused on containment and control at sea, but is weak in dealing with oil that lands on shore as in the case of the Solar 1 incident.
www.visayandailystar.com /2007/April/03/topstory4.htm   (876 words)

  
 INQ7.net, Philippines : Squadron guards the Visayan Sea
The Visayan Sea, comprising about one million hectares, is the heart of the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Triangle, bounded by Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Considered the richest marine eco-region in the world, covering the Visayan provinces of Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental and Masbate, it was once dubbed the "Alaska of the Philippines" because it contained an array of fish species and corals, more than the entire Caribbean Sea.
With the Visayan Sea on the verge of collapse, something has to be done fast.
www.ecologyasia.com /news-archives/2005/mar-05/inq7_050319_1.htm   (1197 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Leyte
A fertile agricultural land, it is the nation's leading producer of sweet potatoes and bananas and a major producer of corn and peanuts.
Tacloban was the first landing place (Oct., 1944) for U.S. troops in the World War II campaign that liberated the Philippines from the Japanese; a monument there...
Physical Luzon and Mindanao are the largest islands; in the central Philippines, the islands of Leyte and Samar are linked by a 2162 m (7095 feet) long bridge.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Leyte   (797 words)

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