Gaea Katreena Cabico
Gaea Katreena Cabico

Gaea Katreena Cabico has been a reporter for Philstar.com since 2017. She writes stories about climate change, environment, COVID-19 pandemic and human rights.

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Marcos certifies as urgent bill imposing tougher penalties vs agri economic sabotage
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 21, 2023 - 10:17am
Senate Bill 2432 seeks to repeal Republic Act 10845, also known as the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016. 
Abduction of activists sparks calls to surface desaparecidos
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 20, 2023 - 2:45pm
In a statement Wednesday, Karapatan said the case of Castro and Tamano should push the government to strengthen investigation and efforts to find and surface all victims of enforced disappearances or desapareci...
Small-scale fishers worry as Marcos eyes ban
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 20, 2023 - 11:02am
Marcos, who is also the agriculture chief, said the government plans to impose a fishing ban and other restrictions in areas intended for fish breeding and propagation to address overfishing and secure fish sto...
China urged: Pay billions for West Philippine Sea environmental damage
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 20, 2023 - 9:56am
The lawmaker also filed a resolution condemning the massive harvesting of corals and urging the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the matter. 
Green activists say they were abducted by military, deny surrender
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 19, 2023 - 3:11pm
In a briefing organized by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Tuesday, 21-year-old Castro categorically said that they were kidnapped and forced by the military to issue an affidavit&...
Hontiveros calls for Senate probe into 'cult' in Surigao abusing minors
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 19, 2023 - 11:32am
The organization allegedly receives funding from pensions, and financial assistance of its members through the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Assistance to Individuals in Crisis prog...
Barangay, SK polls in Negros Oriental to push through on October 30
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 18, 2023 - 5:12pm
Commission on Elections chair George Garcia said Monday that the barangay and SK elections in Negros Oriental will push through, simultaneously with the rest of the country. 
NFA sets new palay buying prices
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 18, 2023 - 4:06pm
The NFA council set the purchasing price for dry palay from P19 to 23, and for wet palay from P16 to 19.
Supreme Court asked to declare 'dangerous' Maharlika fund unconstitutional
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 18, 2023 - 2:47pm
The petitioners also asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order or preliminary injustice or status quo ante order to stop the implementation of Republic Act 11954, and to conduct oral argume...
Advocates urge UN action on 'alarming' human rights situation under Marcos Jr.
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 18, 2023 - 12:39pm
Human rights groups stressed that Marcos has shown little difference from his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte in terms of human rights issues after more than a year in office.
Underwater surveys show reef damage in Rozul Reef, Escoda Shoal — Coast Guard
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 18, 2023 - 10:37am
Commodore Jay Tarriela, PCG spokesperson for West Philippine Sea matters, said that underwater surveys of the seabeds in Rozul (Iroquois) Reef and Escoda (Sabina) Shoal showed that the marine ecosystem there “appeared...
Philippine military concerned over increased swarming in West Philippine Sea
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 14, 2023 - 11:34am
The Philippine military stressed swarming activities have been a “source of tension” in the WPS and have contributed to instability in the region.
P33 minimum wage hike OKd in Central Visayas
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 13, 2023 - 5:57pm
DOLE said that the recently-approved rates represent a 7.6% to 8.6% increase from the existing daily minimum wage rates in Central Visayas. 
Philippines gets $303-million loan to reduce flood risk in river basins
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 13, 2023 - 5:29pm
The first phase of ADB’s Integrated Flood Resilience and Adaptation Project will upgrade and construct flood protection infrastructure in the Abra river basin in northern Luzon, and Ranao/Agus and Tagum-Libuganon...
For 10th straight year, Philippines remains Asia’s deadliest place to defend the environment
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 13, 2023 - 8:38am
The Philippines has been identified as the worst place in Asia since watchdog Global Witness started reporting killings of land and environmental activists in 2012. 
Senate OKs bill revitalizing dying salt industry
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 12, 2023 - 5:41pm
In Senate Bill 2243, a Philippine Salt Industry Development Roadmap will be formulated.
Tony Leachon steps down as DOH special adviser
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 12, 2023 - 11:20am
Leachon cited personal reasons for his resignation in a letter addressed to Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa.
Ressa, Rappler cleared of fifth tax evasion charge
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 12, 2023 - 10:16am
This development means that Ressa and RHC have been cleared of all five tax evasion charges filed during the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte. 
G20's weak stance on fossil fuels a 'huge blow' to climate-vulnerable communities — groups
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 11, 2023 - 5:44pm
The G20 nations—which account for most of the world’s carbon emissions—failed to agree to phase out fossil fuels
Atom Araullo files P2-million damage suit vs red-taggers Badoy, Celiz
by Gaea Katreena Cabico - September 11, 2023 - 1:23pm
Atom Araullo filed a civil complaint Monday at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to seek redress for damages and injury he has suffered as a result of the malicious dissemination of defamatory statements.
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