The City Government here has intensified its fight against dynamite fishing amid enforcement of four-month commercial fishing ban on Samar Sea.
Mayor Ronald Aquino said many coral reefs in Calbayog waters have been destroyed due to destructive fishing, affecting income of small fisherman and tourism activities.
"We will not tolerate these illegal fishers who come and steal our resources. Our livelihood, economy, and our food all depend on our seas and we wanted our children and grandchildren to enjoy these resources," Aquino said on Thursday, April 27.
A task force composed of local ...
Residents of Marabut town learned the importance of disaster preparedness the hard way after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) obliterated their coastal villages, killing 23 people in its wake.
Without a designated evacuation site, the people sought shelter in the different caves in the coastal villages of Tinabanan, Calauayan, and Veloso. Since then, local authorities have sought to identify and develop safe evacuation sites for coastal communities.
"We can't just ignore natural disasters and this is now part of our landscape. This may happen anytime and they may be as devastating as Typho ...
Believed to be descendants of the original settlers of the Philippines, the Mamanwas are known to be upland dwellers, skilled in ways of life in the mountain, and have a striking physical resemblance to the Negritos. They are most commonly living in Mindanao and parts of Southern Leyte. However, small groups scatter in other areas of Leyte and Samar. Last November 11, we were fortunate to meet them in Kilometer 16, Tinabanan, Marabut, Western Samar.
The current settlers of Sitio Kilometer 16 are already second generation of the Mamanwas that first moved to Samar. A community of sixteen hou ...