Presyo ng isda, posibleng tumaas sa mga susunod na araw

admin   •   July 21, 2014   •   8367

FILE PHOTO : Galunggong (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Pinangangambahang tumaas ang presyo ng isda sa susunod na ilang araw sa mga pamilihan sa Luzon.

Sinabi ng Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) kaugnay ito ng pagkasira ng mga fishpen sa ilang bayan sa Luzon dahil sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Glenda.

Samantala , tiniyak ni BFAR Director Asis Perez na ligtas kainin ang mga bangus at tilapia na nakukuha sa mga ilog, tiyakin lamang na ito ay nalinis ng mabuti at buhay o hindi bilasa bago kainin. (UNTV News)

Fishkill in Laguna Lake not caused by a virus — BFAR

Marje Pelayo   •   June 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 4A has reported that around 800 metric tons of fish died in Laguna Lake last week in the areas of Pililia and Binangonan, Rizal.

Region 4A Director Sammy Malvas clarified that the fish kill was due to the lowering of dissolved oxygen in the water and not because of any virus outbreak as some reports said.

“Kalimitan ang cause nyan ay iyong pabago-bagong weather condition natin. Halimbawa ay mainit sa araw tapos bandang hapon ay biglang bubuhos ang malakas na ulan, nagko-cause iyon ng pagbaba ng lebel ng dissolved oxygen, (Usually, the cause is the changing weather conditions. For example, the sun is up in the morning then in the afternoon, we have thunderstorms, that causes reduction in level of dissolved oxygen),” Malvas explained.

One of the viruses that can infect tilapya is the so-called ‘tilapia lake virus’ (TLV), a case of which was recorded three years ago in Bulacan.

There has been no recurrence of such incident so far according to Malvas, as they also conduct strict laboratory testing of fish seed samples before transporting them to other places.

“Nag-i-issue kasi tayo ng health certificate para doon sa transboundary movement ng mga buhay na semilya (We issue health certificates for transboundary movement of live fish seedlings),” Malvas said. 

The supply of tilapia at the Balintawak Market comes from Pampanga and Batangas and there has been no price increase. 

BFAR  assured that fish supplies in the market are safe to eat provided they are thoroughly cooked. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)

Duterte may finalize decision on Luzon ECQ this week – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   April 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may decide this week on whether to lift, extend or modify the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) being enforced over Luzon, Malacañang said on Monday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said there is no definite answer yet on the fate of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine which will lapse on April 30.

However, he said that the chief executive will likely decide on the matter soon to give ample time for authorities and the public to prepare.

“Kinakailangang magdesisyon ang presidente ngayong linggong ito dahil anuman ang maging desisyon niya, kinakailangang paghandaan ang implementasyon,” Roque said in a virtual press briefing.

The Palace official said Duterte is meeting with medical experts to get their recommendations and basis amid the COVID-19 crisis.

He will also discuss the matter with the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).

Duterte earlier threatened to impose a martial law-like quarantine measure if the public continues to disobey safety and health protocols against the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The IATF also reiterated it is still discussing possible scenarios and its game plan for post-ECQ, and denied rumors the quarantine will be extended until May.

The Palace likewise dismissed as fake news a viral voice clip which warned about a possible declaration of martial law-type lockdown this week.

The quarantine over Luzon has been in place since March 15 and it is due to end on April 30.

Under this measure, public transport operations are halted, classes and work in some offices are suspended, and only essential workers are allowed to go out of their homes while the rest are ordered to stay inside their residences. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Rosalie Coz)

Measures continue to roll as community quarantine covers entire Luzon Island

Marje Pelayo   •   March 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (March 16) announced enhancements on community quarantine which covers the entire Luzon Island.

“It will be an enhanced quarantine, during which the movement of everyone will be significantly limited,” the President said.

“Work in public and private sectors shall be limited to a work-at-home arrangement,” he added.

The enhanced community quarantine, which has taken effect at 12:01 am on Tuesday (March 17) orders strict observation of social distancing measures following the sharp increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Under the Enhanced Community Quarantine and the Stringent Social Distancing Measures over the entire Luzon Island, the following shall be strictly implemented:

  • No classes until April 14, 2020
  • No mass gatherings
  • Households under strict home quarantine (only one person may be allowed access to basic necessities)
  • Regulated provisions on food and essential health services
  • Increased military and police presence
  • Suspended mass public transport
  • Restricted land, air and sea travel
    • Inbound passengers who are allowed to enter Luzon (subject to applicable quarantine procedures if coming from countries with existing travel restrictions)
      • International passengers, in transit
      • Filipino citizens including foreign spouse and children
      • Holders of Permanent Resident Visa
      • Diplomats
  • Transport of medical supplies, laboratory specimens related to the COVID-19, and other humanitarian assistance is allowed
  • Open establishments (with assigned skeletal force under strict social distancing one-meter protocol)
    • public markets
    • convenience stores
    • hospitals
    • medical clinics
    • pharmacies and drug stores
    • food preparation and delivery services
    • water-refilling stations
    • manufacturing and processing plants of basic food products and medicines
    • banks
    • money transfer services
    • power, energy, water, and telecommunications supplies and facilities
    • Business Process Outsourcing establishments and export-oriented industries; skeletal workforce must be provided with temporary accommodation
  • Media personnel shall be allowed to travel within the quarantine area provided they have PCOO media pass.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have been ordered to coordinate with various agencies and create a program that will provide assistance to affected employees and residents of Luzon.

The President also ordered DSWD to ensure that the delivery of food assistance will be unhampered.

President Duterte warned offenders of facing sanctions as the implementation of such strict measures is crucial to the safety of the Filipino public.

“Obey the police and the military. Do not quarrel with them and do not start ruckus that would amount to a violation because you will be arrested and brought to prison — disobedience of authority then acts of public disturbance,” he said. “You can be arrested. Sumunod lang kayo at wala tayong problema (Just follow the rules and we will have no problem),” he concluded.

The above measures are subject to daily review and study of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) until such time that the risk of coronavirus disease subsides. MNP (with details from Rosalie Coz)

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