The province of Pangasinan recently celebrated the bounty of the sea with the Pistay Dayat, a traditional festival held in May at the vast stretch of historic Lingayen Gulf, one of the country's biggest gulfs and longest beaches.
The highlight of the celebration is the Banca Parada fluvial parade at the Agno River, which featured gaily decorated boats showcasing municipalities, government offices and establishments within Pangasinan.
According to Gov. Amado Espino III, the river parade also showcases Agno as one of country's cleanest river systems after undergoing rehabilitation in the p ...
The government hopes to replenish fish populations in key marine areas around the country through a program called "Ecofish," a joint project with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Short for Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries, the Ecofish project was launched on Wednesday by the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and USAID to improve the management of Philippine coastal and marine resources.
The objective is to make the fisheries sector sustainable through the effective management of eight important biodive ...
The Department of Agriculture and the United States Agency for International Development have funded a project called the Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (Ecofish) headed by Geronimo T. Silvestre.The Ecofish aims to address the problems in marine ecosystem degradation, fish stock depletion and poverty in small-scale fisheries sector in the Philippines. They have eight sites in the country from Lingayen Gulf to Tawi-Tawi.
In an interview with Silvestre, he said Ecofish has also been helping fishermen on proper fishing methods through seminars and workshops. Also, they give them ...
Long before street dancing became a fad to mark a festival, the province of Pangasinan has been celebrating the bounty of the sea with the Pistay Dayat, a summertime tradition held at the Lingayen Gulf, one of the country's biggest and richest bodies of water.
Middle-age folks recall that on May 1, a national holiday, residents of beach-side towns would troop the historic gulf to frolic in its vast stretch of grainy beaches, which is as far as your eyes can see.
Unlike the frenzied street parades that dominate the countryside fiesta landscape, observances were low-key and spontaneous, bu ...
The provincial board has endorsed the passage of a House bill providing for the establishment of the Lingayen Gulf Marine Eco-Tourism Park here.
A resolution authored by Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. and approved on Jan. 30 supported House Bill No. 1020 of Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd district) that aims to protect the Lingayen Gulf, maintain its ecological balance and preserve the waters surrounding the area.
It said that the measure, when implemented, will complement the provincial government's efforts in safeguarding the beauty of Lingayen Gulf for present and future ...
No less than a hundred motorboats dressed up in vibrant colors set off along the Limahong Channel of Agno River yesterday for the much-anticipated "Banca Parada" which highlighted last weekend's celebration of Pangasinan's "Pistay Dayat 2017" or Sea Festival.
The fluvial parade started in Sitio Bantayan in Lingayen, passed under the Domalandan Bridge, and ended on the riverside below the Banaga Bridge in Bugallon town.
The annual Banca Parade is a major highlight of the celebration of the Sea Festival, the theme of which for this year is "Masaganang Ilog at Karagatan, Yaman ng Pangasinan ...