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  • Marine product exports still reeling from 'Yolanda' 

    Mateo, Wenceslao Jr. (The Daily Guardian, April 21, 2014, on page 1-2)
    Marine product exports from northern Iloilo remain tepid five months after Typhoon Yolanda despite assurances from the local and national governments that rehabilitation efforts are in effect. The 2014 first quarter report ...
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week 

    Aspiras, Reggie (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 17, 2014, on page C3)
    During Lent, we are challenged to become more creative in how we prepare seafood. I asked Chingling Tanco and Enrique Valles of Mida Food Corp. (MFC) to share their recipes. For 16 years, MFC has been the distributor of ...
  • City Hall mulls livelihood program for fisherfolks 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (The Daily Guardian, August 22, 2018, on page 3-14)
    The Iloilo City government met 80 fisherfolk to discuss alternative livelihoods and how the government can help them. “Within Iloilo City, almost 15 barangays are dependent on fishing. As one of the poorest sectors in our ...
  • P100M worth of projects for Negros farmers, fisherfolks in 2018 

    Yasa, Dolly (The Daily Guardian, August 21, 2018, on page 6)
    The Negros Occidental provincial government is allocating close to P100 million worth of projects for Negrense farmers and fisherfolk this year. This was announced by Board Member Victor Javellana on August 19, 2018 in his ...
  • Food wrappers top list of collected garbage 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (The Daily Guardian, October 26, 2018, on page 15)
    Collected food wrappers numbering to 7,047 topped the list of collected garbage during the International Coastal Clean-up (ICC), which cleaned the 5-kilometer stretch of coastal areas of Brgy. Sto. Niño Sur in Arevalo ...
  • DOST trains sights on slumping mussel sector 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (The Daily Guardian, November 1, 2018, on page 7-11)
    Although mussel farming requires little capital investment, is suffers from laggard production because of low value, little market demand, poor sanitary quality, and occurrence of red tides. Based on the website of Mussels ...
  • World's fish by the numbers: How the seas of East Asia play an important role in global fish production 

    (The Daily Guardian, November 16, 2018, on page 10-14)
    There are plenty of fish in the sea – but not for long, if we continue to fish unsustainably. In recent weeks, Philippine media reported on the shortage of bangus, and rising prices of staple fish like tilapia and galunggong. ...
  • DA commits P2M for port rehab 

    (The Daily Guardian, April 16, 2014, on page B2)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) committed to provide P2 million initial fund for the rehabilitation of port, procurement of ice plant and liquid quick freezer for Capiz fisherfolk. In his recent visit at Pilar town, DA ...
  • Iloilo restores beach forest 

    Yap, Tara (The Daily Guardian, April 7, 2014, on page 2)
    The nearly extinct beach forests of the country, particularly in Iloilo, are getting a new lease on life. Dr. Rex Sadaba, University of the Philippines Visayas (UP Visayas) professor and mangrove expert, said the restoration ...
  • Plant more mangroves, Negrenses urged 

    Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Region VI (The Daily Guardian, April 3, 2014, on page 6)
    Negrenses were urged to plant more mangroves to protect the environment. In his message during the Earth Hour program recently, Coastal Resource Management Officer Dave Fenlon, a US Peace Corps volunteer, urged Negrenses ...
  • Mayor Espinosa slams critics on river project 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (The Daily Guardian, October 17, 2018, on page 2-14)
    The Iloilo- Batiano River was sustained during his term. This was the reaction of Mayor Jose Espinosa III to criticisms that he only took over the Iloilo-Batiano River Rehabilitation Project from Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog ...
  • Iloilo prov'l board bats for creation of DOFAR 

    (The Daily Guardian, October 17, 2018, on page 11)
    The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo has approved Resolution No. 2018-574 which “strongly supports the legislative measures” now pending in Congress for the creation of the Department of Ocean, Fisheries and Aquatic ...
  • What is wrong with ‘tamudyos’ imports? 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (The Daily Guardian, August 15, 2018, on page 7-12)
    The Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized that there is nothing wrong with importing galunggong (Round Scad) or tamudyos from other neighboring countries. “There is nothing wrong with importing. Every country which ...
  • Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award! 

    Pedrosa, Carmen N. (The Philippine Star, September 20, 2018, on page 11)
    Last week while in Singapore my son gave me an autographed book of Victor Mallet’s River of Life, River of Death. It is about the Ganges in India. That led us to talk about the Pasig River which is the equivalent of rivers ...
  • Haw-as: Keeping Traditions Alive in Dumangas 

    Marin, Bombette G. (The Daily Guardian, October 27, 2018, on page 14-15)
    Dumangas, Iloilo is celebrating the 10th Haw-as Festival on October 26-31, 2018. Come experience the beauty of Dumangas and the warmth of its people during this festive occasion observed annually to give thanks for the ...
  • Boracay water sports activities to resume in December 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Daily Guardian, October 16, 2018, on page 13)
    Regular operation of water sports activities in Boracay Island will resume by the first week of December, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said. In an interview on Wednesday, Cimatu said the suspension of water sports ...
  • Boracay island reopens: Is sustainable tourism now the benchmark? 

    Raslan, Karim (The Daily Guardian, October 27, 2018, on page 8-9)
    Sustainable tourism: is it even possible? With hundreds of thousands of Chinese, Indian, Russian and other Southeast Asian visitors arriving every day at our beach resorts, historic towns and cities, managing these ...
  • Boracay 2: Back from rehab 

    Arguelles, Reyshimar C. (The Daily Guardian, October 19, 2018, on page 4)
    The island became an international hit during the 90s and instantly wiped out all other destinations in the white sand beach market. Tourists came flocking in and Boracay became a sensational party paradise for foreigners ...
  • Tourism department clarifies no room limits in Boracay 

    ABS-CBN News (The Daily Guardian, October 19, 2018, on page 12)
    The number of hotel rooms in Boracay will not be limited once the island reopens next week, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday, belying earlier pronouncements of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. ...
  • Almost half of Boracay's wastes is biodegradable 

    Santiagudo, Emme Rose (The Daily Guardian, October 31, 2018, on page 1-15)
    The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) emphasized that waste management in the newly rehabilitated Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan should be the every person’s concern. Engr. Rowen Gelonga, DOST-Western Visayas ...

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