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A Statement on the Effects of Typhoon Lando

KaTrining is a farmer from the province of Cagayan, and a member of the farmer’s group KABAPA. She is a small producer tilling 2 hectares of land in Cabanatuan. Primarily planting rice, she is among those who fell victim to Typhoon Lando’s wrath. A mixture of shock, disbelief, and gloom took a hold of her as she came to her fields to inspect her crops in the morning following the storm. The irrigation canals gave way during the height of the storm and the water proceeded to drown most of her crops. She says that she would be lucky if should could to save as much as a third of her harvest. With all her losses, it would be highly unlikely that she could break even this planting season. [Read more]

 

Fisheries stakeholders raise issues about Sorsogon waters

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Overfished

That is the one-word description for the state of Sorsogon waters as seen by the stakeholders themselves during the 1st Provincial Fisheries Summit held on July 29-30, 2015 at the Audio Visual Hall of the Sorsogon State College Sorsogon City Campus.

The province of Sorsogon has a coastline of 553.3 kilometers around 13 municipalities and 1 city, with only the town of Irosin as landlocked.  It is bounded by 5 fishing grounds:  the Pacific Ocean and Albay Gulf (Pacific Coast) covering the towns of Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Bulusan, Sta. Magdalena, Matnog and part of Bacon District of Sorsogon City; the BuriasPass and Ticao Pass covering the municipalities of Pilar, Donsol, and Bulan; and Sorsogon Bay which includes the municipalities of Casiguran, Juban, Magallanes, and Castilla and the East and West Districts of Sorsogon City.

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