Archive for May 30, 2009

Fishery boost

His Excellency Choi Joong Kyung, Korean ambassador to the Philippines, assures newsmen that the seafood processing facility in Bonuan will boost Philippine agricultural productivity in the fishery sector during the groundbreaking ceremony for the seafoods processing plant in Dagupan City. To his right is Rep. Jose de Venecia, Mayor Alipio Fernandez Jr. and Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez. (CIO photo)

May 30, 2009 at 2:05 am Leave a comment

DA allocates P25-M for Pangasinan fishermen

LINGAYEN – The Department of Agriculture (DA) will allocate P25 million rehabilitation fund for fish cage operators in Pangasinan specifically in the typhoon Emong-ravaged towns of Bolinao and Anda.

The announcement was made by Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap in a meeting with Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. and Bolinao Mayor Alfonso F. Celeste on May 16, as they discussed the need to fast track the rehabilitation project to avoid shortage and increase of fish prices.

According to Yap, growing bangus to marketable size requires at least six to seven months and so the need to address the issues of food security and the livelihood of the affected marginal fish cage operators associations to restore the supply lines of bangus to Metro Manila markets.

May 30, 2009 at 1:59 am Leave a comment

Dagupan prepares defenses vs swine flu

Mayor Alipio Fernandez Jr. has issued Executive Order No. 14 creating a multi-agency task force to oversee the city’s preparations for a possible spread of the dreaded AH1N1 influenza, popularly known as swine flu.

In issuing the order, Fernandez sounded a note of calm saying the swine flu threat calls for preparation and precaution.

“Even without the threat, the general public should stay informed and take everyday actions to stay healthy,” he said.

May 30, 2009 at 1:57 am Leave a comment

Five missing fishermen rescued by Chinese vessel

LINGAYEN — Five of the nine missing fishermen from the town of Infanta, who went ashore on May 1 until the height of typhoon “Emong,” were confirmed to have been rescued by a Chinese shipping vessel in the South China Sea.

This was bared by Provincial Disaster and Coordinating Council (PDCC) Executive Col. Paterno Orduna who said the survivors are now reportedly in the custody of Chinese authorities in Beijing, China.

Orduna said that Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. has already sent a letter to Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto P. Romulo seeking for assistance in the immediate repatriation to the Philippines of the said fishermen who are expected to arrive in the province on May 26.

May 30, 2009 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

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