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It’s street party time again in Dagupan

GIANT colorful renditions of  Dagupan “bangus,” which are  made of iron roofing sheets, are  on display during the annual Bangus Festival in 2012. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

At least 10,000 kilograms of bangus (milkfish) will be grilled here when this city holds a street party next month for this year’s Bangus Festival celebration, a city government official said.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan as giant ‘bangus’ pond?

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

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 »

Dagupan gov’t gives owners of illegal fish pens until Aug. 31 to tear down structures


Acting Mayor Belen Fernandez has given illegal fish pen operators here until Aug. 31 to dismantle their structures from the city’s rivers or the city government will demolish them.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,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 »

2 grilled ‘bangus’ gone in 67 seconds

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 »

Dagupan’s ‘Bangus King’ leads way for others


If there is someone who deserves to be called “Bangus King” here, it is Eduardo Maramba, who belongs to four generations of milkfish growers.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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

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 »

Fish kill hits 2 Dagupan ponds


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

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fishkill hits 2 Dagupan ponds

Photo shows dead milkfish in Dagupan when it suffered from a fishkill in 2011. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, thousands of milkfish went belly up again after a fishkill hit two areas in the coastal city. AP

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 Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lake Sebu’s many ways of cooking tilapia


LAKE SEBU, South Cotabato—If Dagupan City in Pangasinan prides itself for its Bonoan bangus (milkfish), Lake Sebu has the tilapia to beam about. “Lake Sebu is the place when it comes to fresh and sweet-tasting tilapia,” said  Love Basilio, 22, a flight attendant and native of Koronadal City. Just how vibrant the local tilapia industry [...]

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New fish deaths sighted in Taal Lake


Just days after authorities declared that fish from Taal Lake were already safe to eat following a massive fishkill that spawned an industry nightmare, hundreds of dead “bangus” (milkfish) were seen floating anew off three lakeside villages in Batangas on Monday, police said.

Posted: June 20th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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