COLOR-COD­ING

Boats tagged as Iloilo steps up cam­paign vs il­le­gal fish­ing

Panay News - - FRONT PAGE - By Ime Sor­nito

ILOILO – A provin­cial or­di­nance as­signs col­ors and num­bers to fish­ing ves­sels op­er­at­ing in coastal towns to let en­forcers eas­ily iden­tify boats op­er­ated by the lo­cal fish­er­folk and bet­ter pro­tect mu­nic­i­pal wa­ters from poach­ers.

Ul­ti­mately Provin­cial Or­di­nance 2017-151 aims to en­sure that re­sources from the mu­nic­i­pal wa­ters in this province are “for the ex­clu­sive use and en­joy­ment of Ilong­gos.”

IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

FIND­ING THE RIGHT FIT. Job seek­ers gather next to a bul­letin board at the Iloilo provin­cial capi­tol where va­can­cies from more than a hun­dred com­pa­nies are posted dur­ing the job fair of the Pub­lic Em­ploy­ment Ser­vice Of­fice (PESO) Iloilo from Dec. 7 to 8. Of the 2,346 job seek­ers who came, 130 were hired on-the-spot, PESO-Iloilo said. Story on page 2

IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

In this file photo, fish­ing boats dock near the shore in Barangay As­luman in the Gi­gantes group of is­lands in Car­les, Iloilo. Fish­ing ves­sels in Car­les will soon be colored orange in com­pli­ance with a provin­cial or­di­nance that as­signs color and num­ber codes to eas­ily iden­tify boats used by the lo­cal fish­er­folk.

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