CAPIZ GOV. VICTOR TANCO WARNS PEOPLE FROM EATING SHELL FISH
Known to be the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines, the province of Capiz hosted the DA-6 Family Information Officers Third Quarterly Meeting and Training on Broadcasting last September 10-11, 2015.
Capiz Governor Victor A. Tanco was grateful to the group for choosing Capiz for the two-day meeting and training.
He said that Capiz has a lot to offer from shrimps, crabs, fresh and dried fishes, cutflowers, and shell crafts. He cautioned, however, the group not to try shells particularly tahong and talaba because of Red Tide contamination along the Sapian bay.
“It is but unfortunate that your scheduled visit here coincides with our announcement prohibiting the harvesting, selling and consumption of shells particularly tahong and talaba because of Red Tide contamination but rest assured that the Capiz provincial government together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources are doing its best to solve this problem at the soonest time possible” Gov. Tanco said.
Mr. Allen A. Hervias, Radio/TV Anchor of Pag-ulikid Program Capiz Provincial Press Bureau (CPPB) oriented the group of the advocacy programs of the provincial government.
Gov. Tanco created CPPB through Administrative Order No. 21 on August 1, 2008 as one of the line divisions of the provincial government.
Hervias stressed that the eight year old information office is conferred one of the Best Information Offices in Western Visayas by the Philippine Information Agency, Region VI for the year 2013.
The CPPB being information arm maintains a blocktime radio and CableTV programs entitled Pag-ulikid aired over DYOW-Bombo Radyo Roxas and DYVR RMN-Roxas and in Alto Cable TV and Wesfardell Cable TV respectively.
Hervias challenged the DA Family information officers (IO) to reach as much audience as possible using the quad-media in order to transfer technologies, educate and update agri stakeholders and bring agri services closer to the people.
Mr. Ricky Dador of Agromet Station in Dumangas, Iloilo discussed with the information officers what causes El Niño, its effects and the preparations to mitigate it. Dador said that the probability of rain from the months of December to February is only four percent and significant reduction in rainfall is predicted beginning September 2015 to February 2016 over most parts of the country;
He also encouraged the information officers to help disseminate El Niño advocacies to prepare agriculture sector on its adverse effects.
The meeting was attended by Provincial Agricultural Information Officers of Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental and Guimaras, and IOs from the Philippine Coconut Authority, National Food Authority, National Irrigation Administration, National Mango Research and Development Centre and Philippine Fish-ports Development Authority attended the meeting. /MP