TIMESMAN| Go must to go, and others should follow

THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will soon launch a campaign to discourage the public from buying  small fishes caught and sold in the market during closed season and warned that it will confiscate undersized fishes from fishermen and sellers found violating its order.

In closed season, fisher-folks and fishing companies will not be allowed to catch pelagic fishes using ring net and bag net during the months of June, July, and August to conserve marine resources and ensure spawning period of pelagic fishes in the gulf.

Since the drive is yet in the planning stage this year, the BFAR should define now what undersized fishes are banned and what is not because the banned on previous years was not effective as we observed that bolinao, a poor man’s viand and other spices of similar size (2 to 3inches) were still sold openly in the market and roving peddlers in the neighborhood without the Bureau doing something to impose its warning.

I think the warning of the BFAR should focus on dynamiters that continue to use the illegal method of fishing as it not only killed big and small fishes but as well as it destroy other marine resources and the environment. Mabuti sana kung  ang mga illegal fisher na ito ang maputukan ng dinamita.


After President Duterte ordered all appointees to the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) of the past Aquino administration to voluntary resign to rid this agency of corruption accusations against officials and employees nationwide, Region XI Director Benjamin Go has tendered his immediate resignation from office effective August 18.

While it may not mention in his letter the reason for his resignation, Go has to go. But we still congratulate him for his act and we expect others of his kind to follow. Kung meron pa silang natitirang delicadeza sa sarili.

LTFRB Chair Martin Delgra has already completed a spot audit of all LTFRB transactions, results of which were taken to Manila for further investigation.

But Delgra did not mention if the resignation of Go and sudden retirement of Administrative Officer Edgar Violan have something to do with the current reshuffling and audit in this reported most corrupt agency in the government.


Embattled Senator Leila de Lima now promised to keep her mouth shut from continued accusations of President Duterte of her alleged immorality and involvement in illegal drugs. Hindi na raw siya mag re-react.

Good for her, but I believe that this will not stop the President from putting her in jail as he promised.

Ang problema kay senadora, she should have done this even before she was chair of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and active in investigating the then mayor of his involvement in the vigilante group and extrajudicial killings. Dinala pa kasi niya sa senado ang galit kay presidente.

She didn’t expect that the mayor will someday a president and place her now in a situation that no one can imagine will happen to the former CHR boss.

Knowing the president for so many years, he will not buckle down and continue to fight and send her to jail despite his former detractor’s “surrender”.

Ganyan talaga yan. Weather, weather lang.


A statement from Konsensiya Dabaw on the controversial Marcos burial:

“We are convinced that the interment of Marcos at the LNMB will do more harm than good not only for our people today, but for the Filipinos of the future, and is ill-advised.”

This is also what this corner believes.

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