Aquaculture industry says easing of import ban on fish feed ingredient to aid food security goals

THE aquaculture industry said easing the import ban on processed animal proteins (PAP), a key ingredient in fish feed, will help the Philippines achieve food security. In a statement on Monday, food advocacy group Tugon Kabuhayan said the industry, represented by 270 fishpond operators, non-government organizations, feed manufacturers, commercial fishing companies, fisherfolk, and regulators, wrote […]

Sardine shortage projected as migration patterns disrupted by changing climate

THE fishing industry is projecting sardine shortages, with catches currently a fraction of their previous levels due to the changing climate. “There is an anticipated shortage. We’re not saying there’s a shortage now but it’s going to that direction,” Francisco J. Buencamino, executive director of the Tuna Canners Association of the Philippines, said in an […]

Priority access to government land proposed for aquaculture as industry calls for limits on seafood imports

By Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, Reporter THE fisheries industry has proposed that the government expand tenure for public land used in aquaculture, and called for limits on fish imports that compete with domestic products. “I think the government should further support the increase of production of the fisheries sector by enacting support policies that […]

Dining In/Out (06/02/22)

1 of 3 QUORN Chicken Nuggets with Umami Dip Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort marks Father’s Day HILTON Clark Sun Valley Resort honors all fathers with a memorable feast coupled with bespoke staycations this coming Father’s Day, June 19. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Olive, pays tribute to the Man of the House with a […]

Editorial: Scale up liveability

In the 1990s, a team of University of the Philippines Diliman and Cebu teachers conducting cultural research at Barangay Pasil in Cebu City found out how the “poor” respond to the “poverty” lens through which many outsiders, from academics to politicians, scrutinize their lives.Wandering among and mingling with residents, the researchers discovered beyond the “urban […]

Closed fishing season ‘unjust’ to small fishermen, organization claims

THE PRACTICE of closing fishing grounds to allow fisheries to recover has had a disproportionate impact on small fishermen by depriving them of livelihoods while driving up consumer food costs, according to a fishermen’s organization, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA).  PAMALAKAYA National Chairman Fernando L. Hicap said in a statement Monday […]

Carvajal: Anesthesia

Anesthesia is insensitivity to pain induced by the injection of a drug. The anesthesia of political leaders to the suffering of millions of Filipinos is induced by the drugs of wealth and power. National anesthesia is evidenced by the refusal of presidential wannabes to form a unity slate against the administration ticket. If they were […]