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Excess catch in Olango leads Lapu to put up new fish port

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government is planning to put up a fish port on a portion of Barangay Mactan to address the surplus of fish harvested from Olango Island. Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan, in a press statement issued on Sunday, September 13, said the local government would be building a fish port […] The post Excess catch in Olango leads Lapu to put up new fish port appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 13th, 2020

Here s how the emergency banca repairs will be made

Fish are still there for the catch......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

2 huli sa aktong nag-aabutan ng shabu

Manila, Philippines – Sa kulungan ang bagsak ng dalawang hinihinalang sangkot sa iligal na droga matapos maaktuhan ng mga tauhan ng Maritime Police na nag-aabutan ng shabu sa Navotas Fish Port Complex, Navotas City. Kinilala ni Northern NCR Maritime Police Station (MARPSTA) P/Maj. Rommel Sobrido ang mga naarestong sina Jayson Dirimio, 30, ng Brgy. Tonsuya, […] The post 2 huli sa aktong nag-aabutan ng shabu appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Literary Fiesta

Filipino dining in Philippine literature Pahiyas festival, illustration by Manuel Baldemor It’s not Pinoy dining if it’s not a feast. And our Philippine literature has told many stories that illustrate our healthy appetite, traditional palayok (clay pot) cooking, siesta, fiesta, flavors, and fusions.  Doña Victorina fans herself amid the smoke of a roasting pig. Her guests are coming, their noses up in the air sniffing the flavors. On the table, adorned with gilded copa de vino (wine glass) and plato, are sinigang na dalag with alibambang leaves, callos, adobo, tinola, and pochero. Everybody was in high spirits. Never mind if the doña is broke (to begin with). At least her guests are full. Jose Rizal drew a perfect picture of the Pinoy fiesta and salu-salo (gathering) culture. Our national hero himself loves to eat. He prefers a hefty serving of champorado and tuyo for breakfast. For dessert, he likes minatamis na santol (sweetened santol) made from boiled santol slices soaked for three days in hugas bigas (water used to wash rice). Before starving in Europe, where he published El Filibusterismo, Rizal would feast in carneng asada (beefsteak with sauce), made from lean meat marinated in olive oil, lime juice, and parsley and served with fried potatoes. Gabriela Silang loved pinakbet. Emilio Aguinaldo listed sardines with tomatoes among his favorites. Marcelo H. del Pilar would die (pun intended) for his apparent favorite, pochero, the local version of the Spanish cocido. Andres Bonifacio got his strength and protein source in nilitsong manok sa zaha (grilled chicken wrapped in sampaloc and banana leaves). The Filipino salu-salo Never mind if some of our celebrated dishes are not “purely” Pinoy. “What is Filipino food and how does food become Filipino?” asks the late food critic Doreen Fernandez. She argued that food only became Pinoy by process of indigenization, like patis (fish sauce) put in a foreign dish. And this is how Pinoy fusion came to life. What we have on our modern plates are many fusions, crazy or ingenious, like paella with lechon, sinigang na steak, adobong tapa, pancit with kangkong. Yes, you get the picture.  Could their favorite Filipino flavors be the reason behind the intelligence and nationalism of our heroes Rizal and Bonifacio? Too bad, many young Pinoys nowadays barely know what minatamis na santol is, or any Pinoy traditional merienda for that matter. What replaced maruya, nilagang kamote, turon, kutsinta, and ginataang mais are French fries, burger, pizza, and pasta. You know what they say: You are what you eat.   In another table setting, Padre Damaso looks across the dining table. Everybody’s enjoying tinola, a stew of chicken and green papaya, but not him. Who wants chicken neck for lunch? He didn’t finish his plate. And this, people, was how the concepts of degustation and small plates were born. They’re not, after all, a French discovery or New York’s. We can blame our mañaña habit. We’re too slow to grab the credit. And oh, we are pioneers of the culture of not finishing plates, too. Blame these all to Padre Damaso (or Jose Rizal?). The tinola brouhaha scene in Noli Me Tangere started it all.  Lechon haus mural by boonsai While it’s rude in other cultures not to devour all the food served on the plate, in the Philippines, it’s not. Pinoy eating tradition tells you it’s okay to have leftovers. Telenovela , movies, and literature are great examples. When a family fights over the dining table, the father (or any member) walks away with an unfinished plate. In Ibong Adarna, over a scrumptious dinner, the brothers were all too busy planning how to catch the elusive bird that they forgot to finish their plate.       Besides books, paintings also tell our delicious food experience. Fernando Amorsolo captured Pinoy eating habits in his painting Afternoon Meal of the Rice Workers. It shows Pinoy families cooking meals in a palayok and eating under the shade of a tree, seemingly ready to sleep after an afternoon feast. With all the food trends coming and going on our plates and literature pages flying off to oblivion, what remains steadfast in our eating habit is this: Siesta. –NICKKY FAUSTINE P. DE GUZMAN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

516 fishers, sari-sari store owners in Olango each get P5K aid

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Some 516 fishermen and sari-sari store owners in Olango Island have received a P5,000 cash grant each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) through their Livelihood Assistance Program.  Annabeth Cuizon, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) head, told CDN Digital that the beneficiaries of […] The post 516 fishers, sari-sari store owners in Olango each get P5K aid appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Trump restarts public speeches, falsely claims Covid has a cure

US President Donald Trump will give a public speech at the White House on Saturday for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19, and will also hold a Florida rally next week in an attempt to relaunch his stumbling reelection campaign with only 25 days to go. Knocked off the campaign trail by his hospitalization for three nights last week, the president is in the midst of a frenetic bid to catch up with surging Democratic challenger Joe Biden. On Friday, during an extended media blitz, he falsely claimed that Covid-19 now has a cure. He also revealed that he’d been told he was near death at the worst of his bout with the virus, which has killed more than 210,000 Americans and severely dented his chances of winning a second term on November 3. Saturday’s speech, which a senior administration official said would be on Trump’s favored theme of “law and order,” will give him a chance to dispel lingering doubts about his health. The crowd will be on the South Lawn of the White House, while the president will stand up on the balcony, the official said, confirming US media reports. And on Monday, Trump will take another big step by holding a rally in Sanford, in the crucial electoral state of Florida, his campaign said. The events come despite continued questions over how sick Trump was last week and how complete his recovery is now, with White House officials refusing to answer basic queries including the date on which the president first contracted the virus and whether he has tested negative since. – ‘Better than a vaccine’ – On Friday, Trump gave a marathon interview to right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in which he said the experimental Regeneron antibody cocktail that he took as part of therapeutic treatment was “a cure.” It’s “a total game changer” and “better than a vaccine,” he said. In fact, there is no cure and still no approved vaccine for the coronavirus. Trump repeatedly asserted that he feels fine and he has been backed up by statements from the presidential physician, Sean Conley. But in his Limbaugh interview, Trump suggested for the first time that he had been close to death, had it not been for the therapeutic drugs. “I’m talking to you today because of it. I could have been a bad victim,” he said, referring to friends of his who had died from Covid-19. Trump said that doctors told him afterward, “you were going into a very bad phase.”  “You know what that means,” said the president. According to Conley, Trump is now fit for a “safe return to public engagement” from Saturday. – Battle for attention – Trump has tried to fill the gap left by his enforced absence from the campaign trail by making back-to-back appearances on friendly media outlets. He twice spoke at length on Fox on Thursday and was due back on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show late Friday, appearing from the White House where he was to undergo what the network described as an on-air “medical evaluation,” conducted remotely by Fox contributor Doctor Marc Siegel. Biden, however, is already picking up the pace of travel, with a stop in Nevada on Friday after going to Arizona on Thursday. Polls show Biden leads heavily in key demographics including women and the elderly, prompting analysts to talk increasingly of a possible landslide victory. Trump’s biggest liability — overwhelming public dissatisfaction over his handling of the coronavirus crisis — has returned as the headline issue of the campaign thanks to the president’s own infection. Adding to the pressure, congressional Democrats who control the House of Representatives unveiled plans for a commission to investigate a president’s physical and mental fitness for the job — a move clearly meant to jab at Trump. The speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said it was time to examine Trump’s “disassociation from reality.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Close contacts of COVID-positive Lapu boatmen, island hopping operators swabbed

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department has swabbed the 56 close contacts of the 22 individuals composed of boatmen, island hopping operators, and divers, who tested positive of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Wednesday, September 22, 2020. Out of 56 close contacts, 47 were from Olango Island and 9 from Barangay Maribago. […] The post Close contacts of COVID-positive Lapu boatmen, island hopping operators swabbed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Boatmen, island hopping operators in Lapu test positive for COVID-19

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—A total of 22 individuals composed of boatmen and island hopping operators from Lapu-Lapu City tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Grace Carungay, head of the City Epidemiological and Surveillance Unit on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Among the 22, 19 are from Olango while three are from […] The post Boatmen, island hopping operators in Lapu test positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

19 COVID-19 cases traced to GenSan fish port

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 2 Sep) – Health authorities have traced at least 19 confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases that were linked to the fish port complex here. Dr. Rochelle Oco, City Health Office chief, said Wednesday at least eight COVID-19 patients were found to have had direct exposure to the usually crowded fish […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Radaza to answer murder complaint filed by mom of electrocuted boy

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City District Representative Paz Radaza has been asked to answer a murder complaint about the death of a boy who was electrocuted inside the official’s property in Barangay Tungasan on Olango Island. Radaza received the subpoena from the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor’s Office last Tuesday, August 25, giving her 10 days […] The post Radaza to answer murder complaint filed by mom of electrocuted boy appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2020

Olango Island has a new police station

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new police station was unveiled in Barangay Talima on Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan attended the inauguration and turning over ceremony together with Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), and Police Colonel […] The post Olango Island has a new police station appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Olango fishermen receive pump boats, relief goods

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some fishermen in Barangay Pangan-an, Olango Island, received pump boats and relief goods from Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, this Saturday, August 22, 2020. In a Facebook post, Chan announced that he has turned over four pump boats and handed out relief goods to the fishermen, who were the chosen […] The post Olango fishermen receive pump boats, relief goods appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Buaya community’s concern leads to HVT’s arrest

Buaya community’s concern leads to arrest of high-value target CEBU CITY, Philippines — Complaints from people in the community about several unfamiliar people visiting a resident’s house in Barangay Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City led to the arrest on August 11, 2020 of a suspected drug pusher considered by authorities as a a high-value target  Allan Ramirez […] The post Buaya community’s concern leads to HVT’s arrest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

Lapu to launch 'ExploreOlango campaign

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In a bid to revive its tourism industry, the city government of Lapu-Lapu is planning to launch a campaign that puts the spotlight on Olango Island. Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan announced on Saturday, July 25, that the city would be rolling out recovery plans to restart tourism enterprises there. Among these, […] The post Lapu to launch #ExploreOlango campaign appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2020

A man accused of raping 2 orphaned sisters nabbed

CEBU CITY — A man accused of raping two orphaned sisters were arrested last Thursday, after five years of hiding at Sitio Candagsao, Barangay Talima, Olango Island in Lapu-Lapu City. According to lawyer King Anthony Perez, communications and advocacy officer of the Children’s Legal Bureau (CLB), the suspect, Rassen Tumulak, 42, was apprehended by operatives of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 19th, 2020

Seized smuggled food products destroyed

  BY BETHEENA UNITE   *   Various smuggled food products found in a warehouse in Angeles City, Pampanga have been disposed of by the Port of Clark, the Bureau of Customs said Thursday. A total of 1,226 cartons of Peking duck; several boxes of meat products such as chicken feet, hotdog, and nuggets; fish […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 17th, 2020

Fisherfolks return to Olango after getting stranded in Palawan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One hundred seventeen individuals, mostly fisherfolks, who reside in Olango Island, have returned to their homes this Saturday, July 11, after they were stranded in Palawan in Luzon. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan announced this in a post on his official Facebook page today. Chan said that the 117 stranded individuals […] The post Fisherfolks return to Olango after getting stranded in Palawan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Labella: Operation of Suba Fish Port, Pasil Fish Market may resume soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fish traders have something to look forward to. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said they are now considering the possibility of reopening the Suba Fish Port and Pasil Fish Market which he ordered closed more than a month ago because of the presence of cases of the coronavirus disease in Barangay […] The post Labella: Operation of Suba Fish Port, Pasil Fish Market may resume soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Fish vendor on bike shot dead in Lapu-Lapu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Station 4 of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) is asking the public for help in solving the killing of a fish vendor in Barangay Agus on Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020. Police Captain Perceval Miasco, chief of Station 4, said he hopes anyone who may have witnessed the crime or […] The post Fish vendor on bike shot dead in Lapu-Lapu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Toledo City fishermen donate over 200 kilos of fish to families in Mambaling, frontliners

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Members of a fisherfolk association in Toledo City made sure to share their catch on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, with Badjao families in Sitio Alaska in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City. The Toledo City Fisherfold Workers Association through the Cebu Provincial Fishery Office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in […] The post Toledo City fishermen donate over 200 kilos of fish to families in Mambaling, frontliners appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Cebu City records 29 new COVID-19 cases on May 7

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City recorded 29 new cases in its urban barangays on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  Two were found in Barangay Suba, bringing the total cases in the barangay to 128.  The city government has already closed the Suba Fish Port and Pasil Fish Market to control the spread in the area.  […] The post Cebu City records 29 new COVID-19 cases on May 7 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2020