Consolacion officials bent on realizing reclamation project

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/14/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A public hearing on the reclamation project in Barangay Tayud that was proposed by the local government of Consolacion was conducted at the amphitheater of the town’s municipal hall on Tuesday, June 14.…

Capitol to increase aid for fisherfolks

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Provincial Government has decided to increase the aid intended for fisherfolks whose boats were destroyed by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).  Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday, February 7, announced that they…

Odette leaves P3.3B agri damage in Central Visayas…and counting

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/06/2022

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The damage to agriculture brought by super typhoon Odette in Central Visayas has now reached P3.3 billion. Joel Elumba, Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7), said this…

Samsam to connect fisherfolks to the management of ongoing reclamation project

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said the city government will connect the concerned fisher folks to the management of the ongoing reclamation project in Barangay Tangke and San Roque. Gullas assured…

Fishermen hold protest in Tayud: No to reclamation project

Futch Anthony Inso 11/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Close to 100 fisherfolks and residents in Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town in northern Cebu protested on Sunday morning, November 7, 2021, against the reclamation project that will be implemented by the municipal government…

CV fisherfolks to receive fingerlings, propagules, fishing materials for BFAR-7’s 58th Fishcon

Dyrecka Letigio 09/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fishermen and fisherfolks in Central Visayas can expect to receive bangus and tilapia fingerlings as well as seaweed propagules during the celebration of Fish Conservation Week. The weeklong celebration began on September 13,…

DA hands P91M worth of aid to Cebu farmers, fishermen

Doris C. Bongcac 12/08/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Qualified farmers and fishermen in Cebu received P91 million worth of aid from the Department of Agriculture (DA) to make sure that are able to produce food for the Cebuanos during the pandemic.…

BFAR-7 gives fiberglass boats to fisherfolks in Sta. Catalina, NegOr

Doris C. Bongcac 08/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Central Visayas (BFAR-7) gave fishing boats to two fisherfolk associations in Sta. Catalina town in Negros Oriental to help in their livelihood. The recipients of…

Fisherfolks to Visayas Ombudsman: Probe officials who tolerate commercial fishing at Tañon Strait

Rosalie Abatayo 08/17/2018

The Tañon Strait Fisherfolks Federation sought the help of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas to go after public officials who back commercial fishers who operate within the 500,000-hectare protected seascape. Under environmental protection laws,…

Mandaue fire displaces 440 folks

Norman V. Mendoza 08/23/2017

Four men said to have set on fire the home of slain drug suspects At least 100 families were displaced when their homes at the relocation site in Barangay Pakna-an, Mandaue City, were destroyed by fire at…

Our sacred right (and duty) to healthy oceans

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 05/15/2016

Mindfully Greenie Will the incoming Duterte administration implement its campaign promises to prioritize sustainable management of our oceans, the livelihood of our marginal fishers and in fighting the criminals plundering our already overfished oceans? During the recent…

Typhoon-resilient fish cages for 12 LGUs

Marian Z. Codilla 08/20/2015

Calamity-hit fisherfolk in northern Cebu were given  “typhoon-resilient” cages to help them resume their livelihood. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) fish cages were distributed to 12 towns in northern Cebu, where bamboo fish cages were destroyed at the height…

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