Friday, August 12, 2011

Manay Gina bats for the establishment of a fish port in Dagupan

Manay Gina teams with Pfizer to combat pneumonia: Rep. Gina de Venecia of Pangasinan's 4th District  has joined Pfizer Philippines in its campaign to eradicate  pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis that endanger children. Some 500 kids from Barangay Pantal, Dagupan City  benefitted from the said project. 
Photo shows Manay Gina with Barangay Captain Lilia Yazar during the Pfizer Philippines vaccination program held at the University of Pangasinan last Saturday. 

Fourth District Representative Gina de Venecia is pushing for the establishment of a modern fish port in Dagupan City.
“Most iconic of Dagupan is its title as the Bangus Capital of the World,” she said, “but despite the strength of its fishing industry and after 64 years as a city, Dagupan still lacks a modern fish port to support this major industry.”
She said that while a fish processing facility was opened last year to aid the fast processing of fish harvest, there is a difficulty in transporting and bringing the fish harvest to the plant.
“This calls for a dire need to establish a fish port within the city, where the fish processing facility is located, she said.
She added, “Moreover, with the presence of both the fish port and fish processing facility, the export of local fish to international markets will be greater than before.”
She expects that the construction of the fish port will improve the income of fisherfolks and fish processors in the city thereby ensuring the sufficiency of fish supply in the whole province.
Under this act, the Department of Agriculture, through the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority shall formulate the rules and regulation necessary to effectively implement its provisions.
The proposal was successfully defended by Rep. De Venecia, last week, at the hearing of the Committee on Aquaculture and Fisheries at the House of Representatives.
Once passed, the fish port is expected to benefit bangus growers and other fishpen operators in Dagupan and the whole of Pangasinan. 

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