4 Negros LGUs form coastal resource management body

first_imgThird District Rep. Francisco Benitez,who is also part of the council, said he has filed House Bill No. 3890 toestablish a multi-species hatchery under the Bureau of Fisheries and AquaticResources (BFAR) in Talisay City with a releasing station in E.B. Magalona. Based on the Negros Third DistrictCoastal Resources Management and Development Agreement of 2019, the councilwill prepare a framework plan which shall guide member-LGUs in preparing theirrespective coastal management plans. He added the hatchery was intended notonly for blue crabs, which is abundant in the area but also for the otherspecies so fisherfolk will have an alternative catch during the “close season”for blue crabs. A chairperson will be elected from among the local chief executivesof the participating LGUs, and the others will serve as co-chairpersons. Anexecutive director will sit as ex-officio member. The signatory-mayors included NiloJesus Antonio Lizares of Talisay City, Mark Golez of Silay City, FrancisFrederick Palanca of Victorias City, and Marvin Malacon of E.B. Magalona. “I would like to congratulate thethird district on this launching and agreement signing. I wish the council verywell,” he said. Considering the critical condition ofthe coastal resources of the participating LGUs, the council was formed for therestoration and conservation of these resources, and for the maintenance andpreservation of sound ecological balance, clean environment, and equitable useof the resources and in giving preferential treatment to marginal fisherfolk. BACOLOD City – Four local governmentunits (LGUs) in the 3rd District of Negros Occidental have formed the CoastalResources Management and Development Council that will draft a restoration andconservation network plan for the area.  Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who sits asthe honorary chairperson, lauded the efforts of the mayors and otherstakeholders in establishing the council. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental. PHOTO COURTESY OF PIO NEGROS OCCIDENTAL The partnership was formalized withthe signing of the memorandum of agreement between the local chief executivesof the cities of Talisay, Silay and Victorias and the municipality of E.B.Magalona, Negros Occidental in rites held at the Capitol Social Hall here lastweek. It will also formulate policies thatmay serve as a guide for the participating LGUs in managing all fishingactivities, and other related activities geared towards regeneration andutilization of resources as well as supervise all approved programs andprojects proposed in the coastal resource management plan, among otherfunctions and powers. The launching and signing rites werealso witnessed by provincial agriculturist Japhet Masculino, BFAR regionaldirector Remia Aparri and Chrisma Salao, vice president of World Wide Fund forNature-Philippines, an organization working with fishery stakeholders in thethird district for the sustainability of the blue swimming crabs’ industry.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Mary Jane McNeelan

first_imgMary Jane McNeelan, 95, of Holton passed away at 5:45pm, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Legacy of Morrison Woods in Muncie. She was born at North Vernon on July 25, 1923 the daughter of Leo and Mary McClellan Clerkin. She was married to William G. McNeelan, Jr. on November 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2018. Survivors include one daughter Marsha (Kevin) Kile of Muncie; one grandson Greg Kile also of Muncie; two great-grandsons Javin and William Kile; one brother Michael (Janet) Clerkin of North Vernon. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Robert, Leo, Richard, James, and Jack Clerkin, and her sisters Margaret Thompson, Shirley Eliot, and Martha Lemen. Mrs. McNeelan was a 1941 graduate of North Vernon High School. From January of 1965 until August of 1988 she was employed at the Holton Branch of the Napoleon State Bank. She was also a homemaker and had assisted her husband in the McNeelan Cash Store, McNeelan’s Hardware, and the McNeelan and Smith Funeral Home, all in Holton. Janie was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in North Vernon and attended the Holton United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 13th at 11am at the Holton United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeremy Neckers of the Commonway Church in Muncie officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Holton United Methodist Church or the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more