Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Airspeed Bridges Communities To Bring Critical Relief To Typhoon-Hit Areas

Airspeed offered the use of its warehouses in Manila and Cebu for free for storage of relief goods to be transported to areas hit by Typhoon Odette.

International Peace Conference To Commemorate Civilian-Led Peace Agreement In Mindanao

An international online peace conference will be held to celebrate the 8th anniversary of a civilian-led peace agreement in Mindanao on the 24th of January.

Ormoc City Strengthens Stance Toward RE

The Ormoc City government in Leyte has solidified its stance toward pursuing renewable energy within its jurisdiction with a recent resolution declaring it as an official policy in the city and encouraging the entire province to adopt it as well.

Bajaj Maxima Cargo Rises As A Logistics Solution In Bohol Relief Operations

The Bajaj Maxima Cargo has been recognized as an effective logistical solution for transporting relief products and services to disaster-stricken areas such as Bohol.

BFAR Turns Over P10-M Boats To Zambales Fishermen

BFAR Turns Over P10-M Boats To Zambales Fishermen

Spotlight

BAJAJ MAXIMA CARGOspot_img

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office here awarded on Thursday some PHP10 million worth of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats of varying sizes to Zambales fishermen venturing into the West Philippine Sea.

BFAR Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz said the boats are motorized and with complete fishing accessories that can be used by those fishing more than 15 kilometers from the shoreline.

“Ine-expect natin na kakayanin ng mga bangkang ito na pumalaot, partikular doon sa Bajo de Masinloc at syempre, maragdagan ang produksyon ng mga isda na nanggagaling sa West Philippine Sea (We expect that these boats can venture particularly at the Bajo de Masinloc and of course, the production of fish coming from the West Philippine Sea will increase),” Cruz said in social media post.

He said the program is under the bureau’s “F/B Pagbabago”, which is among BFAR National Director Eduardo Gongona’s priority projects that aim to improve fishermen’s livelihood by providing them with durable boats.

F/B Pagbabago focal person Pierre Velasco said through the new boats, sustainable and responsible fishing is expected not just for the beneficiaries but also for the future generations of fishermen.

The 10 “mother” boats, which are 38-footer fishing vessels, were distributed to fishermen’s groups consisting of six to eight individuals each.

Each mother boat is accompanied by a set of six 16-footer, also motorized catcher boats or “pakura” which are made of the same materials.

Fisheries Production and Support Division (FPSSD) Capture Section officer-in charge Joseph Bitara said the catcher boats can be loaded to the larger mother boat so that it can simply disembark even offshore.

“Doing so will maximize the capture capability of Masinloc fishermen who are mostly tuna hand liners,” Bitara said.

So far, a total of 70 boats have been distributed to eligible fishermen in Masinloc. (PNA)

BAJAJ MAXIMA CARGOspot_img

Spotlight

Airspeed Bridges Communities To Bring Critical Relief To Typhoon-Hit Areas

Airspeed offered the use of its warehouses in Manila and Cebu for free for storage of relief goods to be transported to areas hit by Typhoon Odette.

International Peace Conference To Commemorate Civilian-Led Peace Agreement In Mindanao

An international online peace conference will be held to celebrate the 8th anniversary of a civilian-led peace agreement in Mindanao on the 24th of January.

Ormoc City Strengthens Stance Toward RE

The Ormoc City government in Leyte has solidified its stance toward pursuing renewable energy within its jurisdiction with a recent resolution declaring it as an official policy in the city and encouraging the entire province to adopt it as well.

Bajaj Maxima Cargo Rises As A Logistics Solution In Bohol Relief Operations

The Bajaj Maxima Cargo has been recognized as an effective logistical solution for transporting relief products and services to disaster-stricken areas such as Bohol.

Lifestyle

Entertainment

More Stories

Iloilo City To Open More Quarantine Facilities

Additional quarantine facilities with a maximum bed capacity of 120 will be opened by the city government in Iloilo City as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise.

BARMM Opens Week-Long Celebration For 3rd Founding Anniversary

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao kicked off Monday the week-long celebration of its 3rd foundation anniversary at the Bangsamoro government center in Cotabato City.

1K Central NegOcc Rice Farmers Get P5.3-M Cash Aid From DA

Rice farmers in Negros Occidental have already received their cash assistance from the Department of Agriculture on Monday.

New Manila Hospital To Quarantine Patients In Case Of Surge

Manila city is planning to convert a part of the Bagong Ospital ng Maynila into a quarantine facility.

China Pledges P800-M Grant For ‘Odette’ Reconstruction Works

China has pledged funds worth PHP800 million for the Philippines in support of the national government's reconstruction efforts in areas devastated by Typhoon Odette.

Travel

Motoring