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15,000 boats to be given to fishermen displaced by Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least 15,000 fishing boats are needed to replace those destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 100 days after the cyclone devastated fishing communities in the Visayas, according to the head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boats given to Leyte, Iloilo fishers who survived Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It looks like good fishing is ahead for 230 fishermen in the typhoon-hit areas of Leyte and Iloilo, who received fiberglass bancas from the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC).

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New boats become symbol of new day

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Fisherman Hermie Yusay had never looked beyond his day-to-day concern to feed his children from the pittance he would earn from work. A boat would rock him to change his outlook and plan for his dependents.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

100,000 fishermen from Yolanda-hit areas need boats

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

A group of fishermen expressed frustration at plans announced by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to distribute 1,300 boats to fishermen, saying the number of fishermen who had lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” could easily reach 100,000.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

42 sea vessels destroyed or damaged during Yolanda—PCG

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

A total of 42 vessels, mostly in Leyte province, either sank, were damaged or were reported missing during supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), a Philippine Coast Guard official said.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

200 passengers of grounded shipping line stranded at Romblon port

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Some 200 passengers bound for Batangas at noon on Sunday were stranded at the port of Odiongan, Romblon, after the operations of the 2GO Travel and Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corp. were suspended in light of Friday’s ship collision in Cebu.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

10 killed, 2 missing as boat sinks in Liguasan River in Maguindanao

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Maguindanao

Ten drowned while two remained missing as of Tuesday, when the passenger boat they were riding in capsized on the turbulent Liguasan River passing through Pagalungan and Sultan sa Barongis towns in Maguindanao on Monday afternoon, a town official said.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police to inspect boats plying Lapu-Lapu seas

Police will inspect at least 50 boats owned by members of the Association of boat owners in Lapu-Lapu City next week. Supt. Virgil Ranes, deputy director for operations of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, said they will meet with the boat operators and check their boats if they were equipped with life-saving equipment. Ranes, who [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Coast Guard puts all units on alert for low pressure area

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Philippine Coast Guard

The Philippine Coast Guard has placed all its units in the Visayas and Mindanao under “full alert” as it also ordered them to brace for the heavy rains and possible flash floods that might result from the first weather disturbance to hit the country this year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 9,000 passengers now stranded at Manila North Harbor

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More than 9,280 passengers have been stranded at Manila’s North Harbor and eight other major ports in Luzon due to rough sea conditions caused by tropical depression “Quinta” (international code name: Wukong), as of Thursday morning, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ weakens into depression; no casualties reported from affected areas

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 p.m., 26 December 2012

Residents in central Philippines may now heave a sigh of relief.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quinta’ shuts down travel to South

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Tropical depression “Quinta” caused widespread travel disruption Wednesday as major ports were shut down and domestic flights and bus travel to the Visayas and Mindanao were cancelled.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippine Coast Guard to get 12 boats from Japan

The Philippines and Japan have agreed to further enhance their bilateral cooperation on “shared regional strategic concerns,” including maritime security, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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