PHILIPPINES – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) continues to strengthen small-scale fishing and the income of small scale farmers with the launch of techno-demonstration projects on tilapia pond culture and the rollover of Barangay Fish Terminal (BFT) in two barangays of Tayum and Peñarrubia in Abra.
The local government unit (LGU) of Tineg in Abra was granted one unit outboard motorised wooden banca while the Bangbangcag Bucay Farmers’ Association of Bucay in Abra was given one unit chest freezer.
The Barangay Fish Terminal (BFT) was also rolled over to the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) of Barangay Duldulao, Malibcong, Abra which was given 120 kilograms of fresh marketable fish; RIC Poblacion, Tui, Daguioman, Abra with 158 kilograms; and RIC Lamao, Bucloc, Abra with 160 kilograms.
The BFT is a BFAR programme that aims to add income for community organisations, with the initial supply will be provided by BFAR and the second will be continued by the organisation.
BFAR-Cordillera OIC-Assistant Regional Director Lois June Fermin said that there is a need to strengthen the coordination between the LGUs, private sector, and non-governmental organizations to push the program in the attainment of the goals of the fish-based projects in Cordillera.
“It is hard to design projects without the assistance of the LGU down to the grassroots. It is with their participation that our projects come into reality,” said Fermin.
Meanwhile, Jocelyn Alma Badiola, Executive Director on Congressional Oversight Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries Modernisation, said that training is an important ingredient to inspire fishermen and farmers locally and nationally.
Badiola said that training is an important component of enriching the fishermen’s ability to earn twice his previous salary as survey shows that small-scale fishermen are earning less in fish production.
“This is to improve the wage and profit of the small-scale fishermen and farmers through acquisition of possible ways in improving their farm productivity and income,” Badiola said.
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The Project of BFAR to improve the income of farmers in the Province by promoting TILAPIA FISH
FARMING fascinates me to no ends.
To start with, I’m an ABRENIAN born in Bangued, Abra, presently residing in the STATES I’m an avid fish pond
enthusiast and would like see progress in my province.
SIR, what I know about raising fish in a pond is somewhat intricate process:…..
1. It requires abundant source of clean water….perhaps from natural spring.
2. A pond CAN BE EXCAVATED in any ground and allow water to collect into the pond.
3. Or find a CREEK and dammed it to collect water or impound water on the pond.
NOW>>> to the learned PEOPLE of the BFAR… WHAT PLANS DO YOU PROPOSE?
ABRENIANS “WORLD-WIDE” ….. WE ARE LISTENING Attentively!!!!
Good project, good purpose, and good proposals by the good Doctor! But is this for the whole Abrenians regardless of their political affiliation or the citizens from my humble town (the one closest to Mt. Bullagaw) will be left behind again because our town Mayor was an opposition during the just concluded election?
THANKS A LOT………BFAR You are such a coward government servants. On my days, I didn’t care what kind of politicians were controlling me as long as I could implement the government project entrusted with me in a fair and legal manner. I didn’t care if they will kill me or not for my philosophy on that time was to die better with a little dignity than to die with no dignity at all. I survived and only God knows how I still feel with these victims of political intervention or to those who want to be benefited from any government project but just ignored or neglected because their inability to bribe these supposedly government servants.
This is a very good move by BFAR to be fair. BFAR can not do independently to put all their plans into action unless there is this consent of the local politician in that area. RIVER CROSS, if you are telling BFAR Personnel to do the same to what you did during your time, you went through all odds & fear, is different. They can never be the same as you. Why, for me as example, should I put my neck to guilotine for the sake of others, I have my family, my children are depending on me, I promise my children their future. Hence, RIVER CROSS, don’t tell them how and what to do. Just observe. Share if you have something to share. Peace to all Abrenios! Dr. LEO TUASON this is also for you.
This is a very good move by BFAR to be fair. BFAR can not do independently to put all their plans into action unless there is this consent of the local politician in that area. RIVER CROSS, if you are telling BFAR Personnel to do the same to what you did during your time, you went through all odds & fear, is different. They can never be the same as you. Why, for me as example, why should I put my neck to guillotine for the sake of others, I have my family, my children are depending on me, I promise my children their future. Hence, RIVER CROSS, don’t tell them how and what to do. Just observe. Share if you have something to share. Peace to all Abrenios! Dr. LEO TUASON this is also for you.
THE FISH *TILAPIA” POND INITIATIVE SPONSORED BY BFAR TO IMPROVE THE EARNINGS OF THE
PEOPLE OF THE CORDILLERAS SPEAR-HEADED BY:….
1. Regional Director Lois Jane Fermin , who calls for the participation of the private sectors, Non-governmental
Organization to participate in the project with the goal of fish- based project in the Cordilleras to increase the
income on the people, as seconded by…
2. BFAR Executive Director Jacelyn Alma Badiola.
In as much as both Directors Frmin and Badiola of BFAR initiative involves the people of my province
ABRA, will you please favor us ABRENIANS your plan on how your BUREAU can provide us the whole
picture of your PROJECT OR PROGRAM.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
DR. LEO TUASON.