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  • Contractor rapped for destroying mangroves 

    Cadagat, Edgar (The Daily Guardian, July 5, 2010, on page B2)
    A beach resort owner is riling against a contractor who uprooted mangrove trees along Purok Aning in Brgy. Pahanocoy here. Resort owner Aaron Sorbito accused contractor Andres "Andy" Taculod of violating environmental laws ...
  • JICA to finance fishing port rehab 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Daily Guardian, June 10, 2010, on page 1-6)
    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved the about P1-billion soft loan by the Iloilo Fish Port Complex that will be used to finance the latter’s rehabilitation and installation of new facilities. ...
  • Households pollute Iloilo River, creeks 

    Conserva, Louine Hope (The Daily Guardian, March 4, 2014, on page 1-7)
    The Iloilo City Environment and National Resources Office (City ENRO) said households are to be blamed for the pollution of the Iloilo River and two creeks. Engr. Noel Hechanova, City ENRO chief, said unclean and mismanaged ...
  • Aklan town vies for largest mangrove in Asia 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Daily Guardian, July 1, 2010, on page 3-6)
    This bustling town in the Western part of the province is vying to have the largest mangrove in Asia. Mayor Lulu Miraflores said a group of Japanese experts has arrived in the town recently to document the mangrove in the ...
  • Support fishing boat operators 

    (The Daily Guardian, March 26, 2014, on page 6)
    The Department of Agriculture is asked to extend financial support to fishing boat operators who lost their livelihood due to the implementation of certain Fisheries Code provisions, particularly the ban on hulbot-hulbot. ...
  • Dumangas fisherfolks get aid 

    Yap, Tara (The Daily Guardian, March 31, 2014, on page 2)
    Around 30 fisherfolks of Dumangas, Iloilo are recipients of a P100,000-funding from Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano to jumpstart their own small and medium enterprise (SME) venture. Cayetano said the Punta Lucaran Fisherfolks ...
  • Small fishermen form alliance 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (The Daily Guardian, March 25, 2014, on page 6)
    Small fishermen in Negros Occidental have formed a provincial alliance as a response of the fishery sector and that of coastal communities to the continuing challenges of climate change. The Negros Occidental Small Fisheries ...
  • 'Fish kill' causes foul odor in village 

    Conserva, Louine Hope (The Daily Guardian, February 11, 2014, on page 2)
    Chemicals spewed by a plant in Pavia, Iloilo are believed to be the cause of the "fish kill" inside a drainage which resulted in foul odor disturbing the community. The foul odor from the drainage was the subject of ...
  • The hard and soft water story 

    Mana-ay, Edgar (The Daily Guardian, October 29, 2018, on page 4)
    Water hardness is the traditional measure of the capacity of water to react with soap and describes the ability of water to bind soap to form lather (ang pagbukal sang habon), a chemical reaction detrimental to the washing ...
  • BFAR: Negros is red tide-free 

    Macahilo, Max (The Daily Guardian, November 26, 2015, on page 6-7)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported that shellfishes from Negros are still safe for consumption according to its latest bulletin. This, after samples of shellfishes collected from different areas ...
  • Penro frees marine turtles 

    (The Daily Guardian, October 9, 2012, on page 3)
    The DENR and the Province of Guimaras released two marine turtles - green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Sitio Lusay, Brgy. Lawi, Jordan October 2, 2012. The release was facilitated by ...
  • Arrest of more than 100 sea shells pickers illegal 

    (The Daily Guardian, March 16, 2010, on page 4)
    More than 100 seashell gatherers in Silay City, Negros Occidental cried harassment against a fishery official who arrested them March 2 and 13 for allegedly violating a local ordinance which bans gathering angel wings or ...
  • Bantay Dagat nets 5 illegal fishing boats 

    Garcia, Erly C. (The Daily Guardian, October 19, 2012, on page 2)
    The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBFTF) apprehended five illegal fishing vessels during its October 11-15, 2012 operations. The illegal fishing vessels were identified as FB Mika owned by Norberto Villanueva ...
  • Trailblazing travel to Tibiao, Antique 

    (The Daily Guardian, September 13, 2012, on page C4-C3)
    Tibiao town is the province of Antique offers several exciting activities to the delight of thrill-seeking and nature loving tourist looking for heart-pounding activities in this side of Panay Island. So if you want to ...
  • Dry spell damage now at P8-B 

    ABS-CBN (The Daily Guardian, March 12, 2010, on page 5)
    Damage to the farm and fisheries sectors caused by the current dry spell has reached P8 billion, a top Agriculture official said yesterday. "As of this date, the P8-billion damage is the more verified one. There are reports ...
  • Sailing to scenic 'Snail Island' in Guimaras 

    Sumaria, Pyong (The Daily Guardian, September 6, 2012, on page C4)
    The snail-shaped Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (TINMAR) is composed of Taklong, the Tandog group of islands and surrounding islets covering an area of about 1,143.43 hectares in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. TINMAR ...
  • Illegal fishing may destroy Baybay beach 

    Billones, Jomarie A. (The Daily Guardian, August 4, 2016, on page 5)
    Local officials of Baybay village here are worried that alleged illegal fishing activities might destroy the beach line. Village chief Rey Magallanes of Barangay Baybay said the presence of some fishermen who use "pukot" ...
  • Administrator linked to illegal fishing in Olotayan 

    Celino, Felipe V. (The Daily Guardian, August 29, 2013, on page B2)
    The city administrator here clarified some issues on the illegal gathering of sea cucumber in Brgy. Olotayan here. Gilbert Guarino-Tan said the issuance of mayor’s permit in the gathering of sea cucumbers was patterned ...
  • NEDA: Visayan Sea depletion alarming 

    Yasa, Dolly (The Daily Guardian, August 8, 2013, on page 1-6)
    The depletion of marine resources in the Visayan Sea has prompted the imposition of a close season to fishing to allow fish and other marine life to spawn. Ro-Ann Bacal, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) ...
  • Landbank lent P39.9B to farmers, fisherfolk in 2012 

    GMA News (The Daily Guardian, March 1, 2013, on page B2)
    Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) granted loans amounting to P39.9 billion to 772,892 small farmers and fisherfolk in 2012, the bank said in a statement. "Landbank remains aggressive in channeling assistance to the ...

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