ILOILO – Ninety representatives of community-based small water service providers (CBWSP) will gather here for two days to look for long-term solutions to perennial problem of the province – lack of reliable water supply. The 1St Iloilo Water Summit, which opened today (May 26) in Eon Centennial Hotel, revolved on the theme “Tubig Kabuhi, Amligan, Tipigan para sa Tayoyun nga Kauswagan” (Water is Life, Protect, Conserve for Sustainable Development).
Development / Enhancement of Coastal Fishing Ground
ILOILO – Forty-eight fishermen onboard 14 motorboats were apprehended for illegal fishing off Tagubanhan Island in Barangay Bagongon, Concepcion on Monday night. The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force reported that the said fishermen were using active gears in catching shrimp and squid, an act prohibited under Municipal Ordinance No. 01 in 2008. The ordinance banning the use of active gears in municipal waters was passed in support to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ Fisheries Administrative Order 201.