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In Dagupan, fishermen told to shun dirty fuel

BOATS painted blue are docked on the shores of Bantayan Island, awaiting distribution to fishermen who lost their only source of livelihood when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed their boats.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has been encouraging fish farmers to use renewable energy for their farms’ needs to reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources, a BFAR official said here on Wednesday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DA intensifies aid to fishermen in ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Swamped with “nuisance suits”.  FILE PHOTO

Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is continually providing material aid to fisherfolk in Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of the tragedy.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In The Know: Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund


The Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (Acef), put up in 1996 after the Philippines joined the World Trade Organization (WTO), was created as a safety net for farmers and fishermen affected by the trade liberalization policies of the government.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PCG has yet to name ship that rammed boat

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The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to identify the Manila-bound cargo vessel that reportedly collided with the Navotas-based fishing boat Dan Israel-G on Wednesday night three nautical miles off Ternate, Cavite, leaving four fishermen dead and three others missing.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Earth Hour: Switch off for bancas for fishers


More than just switching off lights, Earth Hour will go beyond its 60-minute environmental conservation campaign and raise funds to help fisherfolk who lost their livelihood to Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »