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…

Don’t waste ‘tamban’, Magpale tells Malabuyoc fisherfolk

Melissa Q. Cabahug 04/13/2015

Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale said she was disappointed with the fisherfolk of Malabuyoc town, southern Cebu for disposing of tubs filled with “tamban” or sardinella  fish, believed  to be “poisonous” by locals. During last Monday’s press conference,…

Eco-tourism park opens in Olango

Norman V. Mendoza 12/14/2014

Camp sites on the beach and trekking along the mangroves are  offered at the  new nature park  which opened last Friday in Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City. Only 20 minutes away by pump boat from Punta Engaño,…

Lapu firm recognizes partners

Norman V. Mendoza 11/27/2014

The Kanepackage (KP) Group of Companies, a Japanese packaging firm in Lapu-Lapu City, gave recognitions to four fisherfolk organizations in the Central Visayas for planting mangroves in their respective areas. The Olango Island Eco-Tours Association in Olango…

Mainstreaming environmental justice

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 06/02/2014

In a presentation made by Kaabag sa Sugbo coordinator Cathy Ruiz during the recently concluded Environmental Law Talks3 (ELT3) organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Rule of Law Program Asia and the University of Cebu (UC),…

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