Unveiling of the 50th Fish Conservation Week stamp of BFAR

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources , Philippine Coconut Authority compound , Elliptical Circle – Quezon City , Philippines

Philippine Postal Corporation representative AMPG for  Marketing -Mr. Carlos Luis and BFAR Director Atty. Asis G. Perez ( photo credit : BFAR )

Every year in the month of October, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) celebrates Fish Conservation Week by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 176 and as mandated in the Fisheries Code of the Philippines (RA 8550 s. 1998) to intensify awareness on the need to conserve and protect fisheries and aquatic resources.

commemorative stamp unveiling ceremony and presentation of stamps
( photo credit :  BFAR )

This year 2013 , the Bureau takes on yet another special milestone as it commemorates 50 years of observing Fish Conservation Week. This year’s theme centers on nurturing the present resources for a bountiful sustainable harvest in the future, “Pangisdaang pinagyaman ngayon; henerasyong sagana sa panghabang panahon.”

BFAR National Director Atty. Asis G. Perez said that the celebration brings to the fore the hope in protecting the nation’s fisheries and aquatic resources.

from L-R Angry Fish Essay Writing Contest Winners,  Mr. Cole Philip B. Salao ( 3rd) Ms. Danielle Elisha F. Ching ( 2nd) and Ms.Ms. Trisha Mae C. Molinos (1st Place) , Atty. Asis G. Perz ( BFAR Director) FISH on the RED List Drawing / Painting Contest Winners – Mr. Jaylord G. Aligway ( 1st Place ) Mr. Jon Carlos A. Tabios ( 2nd) Mr. Bernardino V. Vergara Jr. ( 3rd) with Ms. Mildred Buazon ( OIC- Administration Division) ( photo credit : BFAR )

  The winners were chosen among the 16 regions and the winners also received cash prices and trophies last year . Their works is also displayed at the 3rd floor BFAR office .

Technical Description of the Stamp

Type of Issuance: Commemorative

Perforation  : 14

Denomination and Quantity: P10.00 ……..150,000 (3 designs)

Printing Process: Litho €“ Offset (4 colors)

Souvenir Sheet : P40.00 €¦€ 8,000

Paper: Imported Unwatermarked

Date of Issue: October  14, 2013

Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.

Last day of sale : October  15, 2014 (as stock allows)

Layout Artists:  Mr.Jose Antonio A. Jayme Victorino Serevo , Mr. Jan Michael Manuel and  Mr. Joemar Jayoque

 Sheet Composition : 12 (3 x 4)

Size of stamp: 40 mm. x 30 mm.

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 102.5 mm. x 68 mm.


Stamp 1 €“  The Last stand- Jaylord G. Agliway, Green Sea Turtle with  Giant Manta Ray, Hammerhead  Shark

Stamp 2 €“  Small things are Big €“- Mr.Jon Carlos A. Tabios. Dwarf pygmy goby (Tabios)

Stamp 3 €“  Deep Blue Sea- Mr.€“ Bernardino V. Vergara Jr .Whale Shark  Butanding

NOTE: I would like to ” THANK” the office of Ms. Anna Leigh S. Villanueva – writer – Information and Public Relations Group ( Press Office) for the other pertinent data and photos.

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Philippine Postal Corporation:https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/



Philippine Transit APP Challenge Night!

The Philippine Transit App Challenge, launched by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) alongside the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Cebu City Government in early July this year, netted seventeen (17) entries from which the 10 finalists were chosen.
Ten (10) pre-selected finalists for the country’s first national transport app development competition will present and demonstrate their apps during the hack-at-home event’s awarding ceremony later  14 October 2013, at the University of the Philippines campus in Quezon City.

These apps focus on empowering commuters to choose the fastest, cheapest, or most convenient commuting options in Metro Manila based on DOTC’s Philippine Transit Information Service (PTIS) database. Some of them target specific market segments, such as tourists who are exploring the city.

They include apps that allow searching for points-of-interest in the user’s vicinity, a guide for going around and exploring Manila by train, one that allows passengers to give a tip to well-behaving jeepney and other public utility drivers through a text message, apps that provide route suggestions via SMS, and a few that combine the transit data with crowd-sourced traffic information for more intelligent trip-planning.

The competition is in line with the transport agency’s push for open data, which entails releasing government information to the public for better transparency, promoting innovation through the use of information technology, and enhancing the delivery of government services.

“This open data initiative has allowed all these developers to create apps which we hope will make commuting in Metro Manila more convenient for many people,” said DOTC Spokesperson  Mr.Migs Sagcal.

The Philippine Transit App Challenge Culminating Night will be held at the GT-Toyota Auditorium at the Asia Learning Center in UP Diliman. Registration starts at 4:30pm. It is made possible by the World Bank and AusAid. For more information, please visit the competition’s official website, http://philippine-transit.hackathome.com/.

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