Gov't center lagoon
seeded with tilapia
The fountain lagoon of the Bacolod Government Center was seeded with two large bagsful of tilapia fingerlings by Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Sangguniang Panlungsod members Em Ang and Carl Lopez, and Bacoleña Pinoy Big Brother House finalists Jaj and Jai Agpangan, Thursday, a press release from the city said.
Once grown, the tilapia will be harvested and distributed to the city barangays for food and livelihood.
Lopez, chair of the SP Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, said the fingerlings mature in three to four months without need for feeds as they live on algae that abound the fountain plus breadcrumbs from promenaders, the press release also said.
The city also plans to distribute more fish species to barangays that have creeks, rivers and fish cages once the pilot seeding at the ETCS, the City Agriculture grounds and the Government Center lagoon will prove successful.
The fish dispersal project for low-income families aims to inculcate discipline among Bacoleños on the importance of preserving fish and plant species for a well-preserved ecological balance as it assures food and income, the press release added.*
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Sports program held
Silay City held its “Palarong Pangkawani” at the public plaza recently, a press release from the city said.
The activity was participated in by the Hataw Group of Silay, that is composed of 30 performers who are government employees, retirees and housewives with each body weight reaching 321 pounds, with the oldest member age 73 years old, the press release also said.
It was part of the diabetes services of the Silay City Health Office, led by doctors Sabina Damaso and Annabelle Ortiz, and program coordinator Hazel Bacaoco.
Mayor Jose Montelibano said this is an advocacy of the city to promote wellness, good health and a right attitude towards positive life.
The city started its own version of Fun-Robics in 2011 with the 16 barangays participating in the annual Sugar Summit and Lung Month commemoration, the press release also said.
Councilor Linda Caja, co-chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Health, said the effort is designed to make Silaynons aware that health is next to Godliness, and also to promote the health tourism program, the press release added.*
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