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  • Small fishers get NegOcc guv's nod on 

    Aghon, Hazel (Panay News, December 5, 2023, on page 4-19)
    Small fisher leaders from coastal towns and cities of Negros Occidental province were able to obtain the support of Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson on several pressing issues affecting the sector during a dialogue last ...
  • Blast fishing a persistent menace 

    (Panay News, December 5, 2023, on page 6)
    Blast fishing, an environmentally devastating and illegal practice, continues to plague the waters of northern Iloilo. Despite the comprehensive ban under the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, the persistence of this ...
  • Fish supply enough for holiday season -BFAR-6 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, December 28, 2023, on page 1-11)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ( BFAR) Region 6 has assured consumers of enough supply of fish in Western Visayas this holiday season. BFAR- 6 director Remia Aparri said the region is more than 100 percent ...
  • Agri, fisheries in Iloilo get P54.4-M boost for El Niño defense strategy 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, December 22, 2023, on page 2-15)
    The Provincial Agriculture Office ( PAO) bared preparedness plans to mitigate the potential impacts of the El Niño phenomenon, particularly in the agriculture and fisheries sectors. The plans are in response to predictions ...
  • US stands in support of PH vs China incursion in WPS 

    Abarca, Charie (Panay News, October 24, 2023, on page 11-15)
    The United States (US) on Monday reaffirmed its sworn defense treaty with the Philippines, standing in support of Filipinos following China’s incursion in the West Philippine Sea. The US Department of State issued the ...
  • Lakawon Island marine reserve pushed 

    Bañaga, Dominique Gabriel (Panay News, March 28, 2023, on page 5)
    Creating a marine sanctuary in Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental is being pushed. On Sunday, March 26, mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. and the media were given access to the island’s Giant Clam Village. The ...
  • 2 boats nabbed for illegal fishing 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, October 25, 2023, on page 4)
    Authorities have recently apprehended two fishing boats engaged in illegal fishing in the waters of Barangay Sibay in the municipality of Caluya. The fishing boat’s personnel were unregistered and were using active fishing ...
  • Over 9K liters of oily water collected from Or. Mindoro 

    Fernandez, Daniza (Panay News, March 28, 2023, on page 9)
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has collected over 9,000 liters of oily water during its offshore oil leak response following the massive oil spill due to the sinking of the MT Princess Empress off Oriental Mindoro last ...
  • BFAR: Keep fishing ban in 6 Mindoro towns 

    Cabrera, Romina; Macairan, Evelyn (Panay News, May 24, 2023, on page 9)
    The fishing ban being implemented in six towns in Oriental Mindoro following an oil spill from the sunken tanker Princess Empress should be retained, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The ...
  • BFAR gives bangus fingerlings to Iloilo, Capiz beneficiaries 

    Philippine News Agency (PNA) (Panay News, August 16, 2021, on page 13)
    A total of 400,00 milkfish (bangus) fingerlings were distributed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to the fishpond and fish cage operators in Iloilo and Capiz out of the one million stock that will ...
  • DENR accepts role to continue Wetland 2 conservation 

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI (Panay News, February 10, 2022, on page 5-11)
    In a first historic milestone for the year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as represented by DENR 6 regional executive director Livino B. Duran, accepts the role to continue the sustainable ...
  • Woman crosses Iloilo to Guimaras twice on paddleboard 

    Villa, Hazel P. (Panay News, June 13, 2022, on page 4-14)
    Early risers who take a walk or jog at the Iloilo River Esplanade in the last six months are now familiar with a woman standing daily on a standup and using a paddle to move through the water. Lucy Lynette Ponce Uygongco, ...
  • Iloilo's farmers, fisherfolks feted 

    Cavañas, Mary Joy (Panay News, October 9, 2023, on page 5)
    Outstanding farmers and fisherfolks across Iloilo were recognized by the provincial government through the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) during the Farmers and Fisherfolks’ Day held on Friday, Oct. 6, at Punta Villa ...
  • DMW seeks justice for 35 fishers in 'forced labor' case 

    Fajardo-Dela Cruz, Danie Mae (Panay News, March 31, 2023, on page 9-15)
    The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) believes there are enough grounds to investigate two manning agencies for alleged “forced labor trafficking.” This case involves 35 Filipino fishermen who were initially told their ...
  • Iloilo moves to boost blue swimming crab population 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, May 15, 2024, on page 2-15)
    In a bid to revive the blue swimming crab population in the province and sustain local livelihoods, the Provincial Agriculture Office recently released crablets in Sitio Banban, Barangay Tambaliza, Concepcion town. Led by ...
  • China ships hit PH boats on resupply mission in West PH Sea 

    Cabato, Luisa (Panay News, October 23, 2023, on page 4-15)
    China vessels hit an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-contracted resupply boat and a Philippine Coast Guard ship in the West Philippine Sea on Sunday morning. The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF-WPS) ...
  • Lighted paraws illuminate Villa Beach 

    PN (Panay News, March 20, 2023, on page 4)
    The Lighted Paraw Contest capped the Paraw Regatta Festival 2023. Modern luminous sails met the oldest traditional craft event and illuminated the Villa Beach coastline in Arevalo district on Sunday night, March 19.
  • Overfishing in Guimaras Strait could deplete fish population 

    (Panay News, March 22, 2023, on page 7)
    Guimaras Strait is the body of water that separates the island province of Guimaras and Negros Island. It is a rich fishing ground. Small fishing boats and big commercial fishing vessels benefit from its bountiful marine ...
  • 'PCG, Marina accountable for Or. Mindoro oil spill' 

    Ramos, Marlon (Panay News, March 20, 2023, on page 7-15)
    Senators on Friday said officials of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) should be held liable, along with the owners of the sunken MT Princess Empress for the oil spill that wreaked ...
  • 'Jalaur mega dam completion means food security for Iloilo': House pledges funds for dam, Iloilo farmers 

    Sornito, Ime (Panay News, April 27, 2024, on page 2)
    Iloilo is one of the top rice-producing provinces in the country. “We will also assist our farmers with other inputs, such as seeds, fertilizer, and farm equipment, and help them in marketing their produce by building ...

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