By Maricar Cinco
The price of bangus (milkfish) has dropped by more than half the normal price days after Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) struck and damaged fish cages in the Laguna de Bay.
Fishery and local government officials are releasing 70 “sabalo” (mother milkfish) into the Lingayen Gulf in a bid to revive the population of “bangus” (milkfish) in the wild.
It will soon be a lot easier for consumers to determine if the “bangus” (milkfish) they are buying are authentic Dagupan brand or not.
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.
By Gabriel Cardinoza
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.