Missing fisherman in Pinamungajan found dead

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The fisherman who went missing in Pinamungajan town, Cebu, on December 16, 2020, was found dead by authorities on Friday morning, December 18.  The body of Primitivo Villarmea, 35, was positively identified after washing ashore…

Duterte didn’t downplay ramming of Pinoys’ fishing boat – Piñol 

06/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte did not downplay the ramming and sinking of  the boat of 22 Filipino fishermen by a Chinese vessel at Recto Bank in West Philippine Sea, but was instead “listening to all…

Mindoro mayor refutes China’s account of fishing boat incident

06/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines – San Jose, Occidental Mindoro Mayor Romulo Festin on Monday said there is no truth to the claim of China that Filipino boats besieged  and chased a Chinese vessel that rammed a fishing vessel manned…

PB rejects Toledo’s bid to allow commercial fishing

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/09/2018

The Provincial Board has rejected an ordinance of Toledo City supposedly allowing small-scale commercial fishing activities within its waters, particularly 10.1-15 kilometers from its coastline. Toledo City’s Sangguniang Panlungsod passed City Ordinance No. 2018-004 on July 2,…

‘Fish Right’ pushed to improve fish production in Negros

10/07/2018

THE dwindling supply of fish in some parts of Negros Island’s major fishing ground is now up for rehabilitation. Silliman University (SU), together with University of Rhode Islands and University of the Philippines (UP), are putting into…

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,…

Agri chief: Intensified illegal fishing drive like gov’t’s war on drugs

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/24/2018

Aside from the war against illegal drugs, the government is also waging an intensified campaign against illegal fishing in the country’s seas. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said this in the sidelines of Tuesday’s (July 24) Philippine Agriculturist…

Fishing crews face charges

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/08/2018

CHARGES will be filed today against the crew of two commercial fishing vessels that were caught fishing in municipal waters off Madridejos town in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu at 5 am last Saturday. Romel Mirasan, chief of…

6 ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL FISHING

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/28/2018

At least three commercial fishing boats were apprehended by the Provincial  Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) for illegal fishing in the seawaters of Santa Fe and Madridejos, Bantayan Island last June 19 and 20. Penro Head…

Authorities arrested 3 for illegal fishing

Rene F. Alima 04/17/2018

Three fishermen were arrested for using an air compressor in the sea waters of Barangay North Poblacion in San Fernando town, southern Cebu past 2 a.m. Tuesday. PO3 Marjuquin Missuari of San Fernando police precinct identified the…

Fishing expedition

Ricky Poca 12/04/2017

The ongoing House justice committee hearings on the impeachment complaint filed by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has not been going well as far as administration allies are concerned. Apparently, some committee members…

Capitol donates equipment, services to seven towns

Morexettte Marie B. Erram 09/18/2017

ABOUT P3.3 million worth of services and equipment for health, farming and fishing were donated to more than 1,000 beneficiaries in several towns of southern Cebu today. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III and Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes…

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