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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, July 13, 2013
Negros Oriental
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Decline in fish yield
noted in Apo Island

BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Renowned marine scientist, Dr. Angel Alcala, said yesterday there is a decline in fish yield at Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental after typhoons Sendong and Pablo in late 2011 and late 2012.

Before the typhoons, fish production outside the Apo Island marine sanctuary was reportedly at an average of 150 tons of bio-mass a year, but now, it has dropped to as low as 15 tons a year, Alcala said during a forum on climate change at Silliman University.

The forum is part of the activities for the Ocean Defenders campaign of Greenpeace, launched Tuesday on its first leg of the tour at Apo Island and in Dumaguete City July 9 to 13.

Greenpeace to ask Aquino
for stronger marine policy

The Greenpeace international environmental campaign organization is mulling the idea of seeking an audience with President Benigno Aquino III to push for stronger policies on sustainable fisheries as well as protection of the oceans that are in crisis, Capt. Waldemar Wichmann of the MY Esperanza, Greenpeace’s largest vessel said.

The vessel arrived in Negros Oriental Tuesday to launch its “Ocean Defenders” campaign Philippine tour at the world famous Apo Island.

The Esperanza and its crew docked at the Dumaguete port yesterday morning, and were welcomed by local officials, led by Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo.

Brgy. Registration of
house helpers up

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued the guidelines on the barangay registration of house helpers under Republic Act 10361, or an Act Instituting Policies for the Protection and Welfare of Domestic Workers, a press release from the DILG in Region said.

In Negros Oriental, OIC provincial director Farah Gentuya of DILG and Rogen Cumba of the Department of Labor and Employment, met recently and scheduled an orientation briefing for DILG field officers and partner agencies on July 17 at the DILG office in Dumaguete City, the press release also said.

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