Mandaue fishermen affected by Odette receive Dasig Sugbo cards

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/25/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Over 100 fishermen affected by Typhoon Odette in Mandaue City have received their Dasig Sugbo Cards from the Cebu Provincial Government. The distribution on Wednesday, May 25, was conducted at the Pajara Park…

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…

50 Tayud fishermen hold protest at sea against Consolacion reclamation project

Futch Anthony Inso 10/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — At least 50 fishermen in Sitio Bagacay, Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town in northern Cebu today held an-hour long protest at sea against the planned reclamation project on their shoreline. At least 10 wooden…

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,…

Sea Sunday, fishermen  and the West Philippine Sea

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 07/13/2021

Matamlay. Sluggish. This is how Taytay Apostolic Vicar-designate Bishop Broderick Pabillo described the government’s treatment of Filipino fishermen despite the favorable arbitral tribunal’s ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) territorial dispute. During his  homily last Sea Sunday,…

Trapped ‘butanding’ rescued in Lapu-Lapu City

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A whale shark, locally known as “Butanding” was trapped in a fisherman’s net in the seawaters of Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Boyla Gilig, the owner of Boyla Dive…

Giving back: Wedding planners, suppliers organize free wedding for fishermen, trisikad drivers in Cordova town

Immae Lachica 04/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Wedding day. A simple line that makes our hearts skip a bit. Why? Because it is during this day we get to say our I dos to the person we will cherish forever. That’s…

When fishermen in an island in northern Cebu take a break from catching fish

Doris C. Bongac 03/31/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishermen in Malapascua Island  also take a break to celebrate the Holy Week. Starting on Maunday Thursday, they would no longer go out to sea, said fisherman Guillermo Baman. Baman, 61, said they…

ECD launched in Cebu, residents can now take out loans for business

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government has partnered with three banks to provide loans for provincial residents venturing into food production businesses for the Enhanced Countryside Development (EDC). Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, representing the Capitol, signed…

Lapu-Lapu fishermen get P5K cash aid, food subsidy from DA-7

Futch Anthony Inso 02/16/2021

LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 538 fishermen in Lapu-Lapu City have received P5,000 worth of financial assistance and food subsidy from the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas (DA-7). Alex Baring, special assistant to the mayor for…

516 fishers, sari-sari store owners in Olango each get P5K aid

Futch Anthony Inso 10/11/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Some 516 fishermen and sari-sari store owners in Olango Island have received a P5,000 cash grant each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) through their Livelihood Assistance…

Tabogon cops to illegal fishers: Secure permit to fish in municipal waters

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tabogon policemen are calling on fishermen, who are from other municipalities and region, to secure the necessary permits and register their pump boats to be able to fish in the municipal waters. The…

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