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War on Dagupan fish pens back

The city government is resuming the dismantling of fish pens in the city’s rivers after a 15-day grace period granted to some pen owners lapsed two weeks ago.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan as giant ‘bangus’ pond?

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LIFE goes on for residents of Dagupan City as heavy monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm “Maring” and high tide flood the area leading to the fish market. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

For a small but bustling coastal city crisscrossed by seven rivers and 14 creeks that all drain into the Lingayen Gulf, Dagupan experiences yearly flooding. But in the last three decades, the floods have become more intense and disruptive, with water rising in record levels and covering wider areas.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan starts removing fish pens

MEMBERS of a task force formed by the Dagupan City government dismantle illegally built fish pens along Calmay River. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

A city government task force on Thursday started tearing down illegally built fish pens in rivers here. Two teams, consisting of 12 members each and armed with bolos, manually took down the nets and uprooted the bamboo poles that made up the pens, city agriculturist Emma Molina said.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan dismantles fish pens built on city’s rivers

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THE CITY of Dagupan in Pangasinan thrives on its reputation as the bangus (milkfish) capital, but a new study from the World Wide Fund for Nature suggests that the proliferation of bangus fishponds has worsened floods and has increased the chances of Dagupan’s sinking. EV ESPIRITU/NORTHERN LUZON

A local government task force on Thursday started tearing down illegally built fish pens in the rivers here.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dead ‘bangus’ in bay leads to sharp drop in prices

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“Bangus” (milkfish) prices plunged from P90 a kilo to P10 for a whole week at the end of June when news broke out that rotting bangus were flushed down Sual Bay, prompting the local government to consider suing fish cage owners for economic sabotage.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fish pens not needed, say execs

A BOY helps his father collect milkfish in the family boat. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Even without fish pens, the bangus (milkfish) industry in this bustling city will continue to thrive. City Agriculturist Emma Molina made this assurance on Thursday to allay fears that the milkfish industry here will collapse once the city government starts removing illegally built fish pens from its rivers.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan pushes drive vs illegal fish pens, cages

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Acting Mayor Belen Fernandez has asked the city agriculture office to clear Dagupan’s rivers of all illegal fishing structures, which have sprouted there in the last four months.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 grilled ‘bangus’ gone in 67 seconds

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THE HEAVIEST “bangus” weighs 12.25 kilograms.  WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

For gobbling up two grilled “bangus” (milkfish) in a little over a minute, Edgar Grado erased last year’s bangus-eating contest record during the Bangus Rodeo, an event of the Bangus Festival here.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Some targets met, missed

THE KAPURPURAWAN rock formation in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, is a unique attraction that has caught tourists’ attention. ELMER KRISTIAN DAUIGOY / CONTRIBUTOR

As projected by business and political leaders in central and northern Luzon at the start of 2012, the regions’ economies showed improvement with more commercial activities in the provinces.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Pasay RTC denies Abalos’ ‘bangus fry’ trip to Taiwan

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Former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Pasay City Regional Trial Court on Thursday denied the request of former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos, Sr. to go to Taiwan to buy bangus (milkfish) fry.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fishkill hits 2 Dagupan villages, but losses called ‘slight’

Thousands of bangus (milkfish) went belly up here on Thursday after a fishkill hit two areas in this coastal city.

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Bangus overproduction’ causes sinking–study

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THE CITY of Dagupan in Pangasinan thrives on its reputation as the bangus (milkfish) capital, but a new study from the World Wide Fund for Nature suggests that the proliferation of bangus fishponds has worsened floods and has increased the chances of Dagupan’s sinking. EV ESPIRITU/NORTHERN LUZON

The overproduction of bangus (milkfish), this city’s ticket to fame and economic development, could be a reason why Dagupan’s continued flooding and sinking have worsened, according to a study conducted by World Wide Fund for Nature, an international conservation organization.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Plan to breed ‘golden’ bangus dies with lone specimen

BFAR research center Chief Westly Rosario with the “golden” bangus in April. RAY ZAMBRANO/INQUIRER N. LUZON

This city’s dream to breed “golden” bangus has gone belly up. Dr. Westly Rosario, research center chief of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), said a rare golden bangus, notable for its bright yellow scales and fin, died on June 24 “probably because of the water quality” of its containment pond.

Posted: July 28th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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