Imports of fish feed materials from ASF-hit countries cleared

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said it is authorizing imports of processed animal proteins (PAPs) used in fish feed from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF). “Aquaculture is one of the biggest contributors to the Philippine economy with more than two million registered fisherfolk nationwide and that to sustain the local aquaculture industry, adequate […]

Organization of fishermen seeks gov’t help for members

THE Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA), an organization of small fishermen, said the government needs to provide aid to small fisherfolk during the three-month closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea. Fernando L. Hicap, PAMALAKAYA chairman, said that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) needs to disburse P10,000 per family […]

Pandemic disrupts PHL’s sustainable development gains: Chua

THE COUNTRY’S progress towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) laid out by the United Nations has been affected by the pandemic, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua said.  “We will be seeing some changes, but it doesn’t mean that they are insurmountable. We have seen some of these indicators where we have significant […]

Shipping delays possible if ports stay congested

IF MAJOR transshipment ports remain congested or closed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, shipments of Cebu exporters could be affected through Christmas, Philippine Export Confederation Inc. (Philexport) Cebu executive director Fred Escalona said. “The logistics crisis will definitely affect all shipments around the globe without exception. If this problem persists until the […]

Councilor proposes measure to ensure continued survival of earth-balled trees

CEBU City Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr. has proposed a measure to ensure that all earth-balled trees will be transplanted to another location. The “Relocation Site for Earth-balled Trees Ordinance in Cebu City” was filed before the City Council during its regular session on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The measure was referred to the committee on […]