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Edgardo Angara says Acef fund used to build Baler road, agri-related projects

Former Senator Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former Sen. Edgardo Angara insisted on Tuesday, he did not personally benefit from the P300-million fund from the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF).   Contrary to news reports, Angara said the fund financed a road project that fast-tracked travel between Aurora and Manila, a mariculture park and a coconut-based products complex in his home […]

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mariculture parks propel tourism plans

SEA GRASS BEDS thrive with a mariculture project in Juag Lagoon, drawing tourists in Matnog, Sorsogon.

When tourists began arriving by motorboat to see the coves and islands of Matnog in the San Bernardino Strait in Sorsogon, municipal officials realized that it was time to boost the town’s brand of ecotourism by embarking on fisheries projects.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Fish park seen to bring jobs, peace to Sulu

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The sea just may hold the key to long-awaited peace in restive Sulu province. The Department of Agriculture (DA) has established a mariculture park in a cove in Siasi, Sulu, which would bring jobs and security to the province long wracked by abductions and bombings.

Posted: January 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »