Conservation NGO calls for crackdown on illegal fishing, suspension of fish imports

THE government needs to crack down on illegal fishing in municipal waters and reduce fish imports if it expects fisherfolk and marine resources to thrive, a conservation group said. “We are already feeling the pinch of a global food crisis, including decreasing national fish stock. The country’s aquaculture and marine resources should be prioritized as […]

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 […]

Legislators consider new tax, privatization bills

By Diego Gabriel C. Robles and Alyssa Nicole O. Tan, Reporter MEMBERS of Congress are exploring untapped sources of potential funds, ranging from taxes on digital transactions, single-use plastics, and carbon emissions as signaled by economic managers, as well as privatizing government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) and public land. Albay Rep. Jose Ma. Clemente S. […]

Cockpit arenas allowed to open

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has approved the guidelines for the reopening of cockpit arenas in the city on Thursday, March 24, 2022.This was announced by City Councilor Joel Garganera, deputy chief implementer of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), after Rama signed certain measures endorsed by the EOC that would be implemented during the resumption […]

Soriano: A fair compensation plan for active family members (Part 3)

Thought leader and family business consultant John Ward and his co-author Craig Aronoff highlighted a good narrative why family compensation is a very sensitive topic: “Compensation problems rarely arise during the family business’ first, entrepreneurial stage, because the parents remain firmly in control and determine all questions of compensation. But during the second stage (sibling […]