By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON,
Palo, Leyte – In pursuit of the Philippine National Police
“Makakalikasan” core value, PRO8 fully supports Republic Act 8550, an
act providing for the development, management and conservation of the
fisheries and aquatic resources, integrating all laws pertinent
thereto, and for other resources.
According to PSSupt
Elizar P Egloso, Chief, Regional Police Community Relations Division,
although fishing is one of the oldest human occupations, it is still
carefully monitored and controlled in order to use natural resources
Upon heeding this
call, at about 2:30PM on January 17, 2012, Merida Police led by PInsp
Florando Sevilla Relente, Chief of Police, apprehended one Ferdinand
Gica Ignacio and Boyet Caleb Ignacio, both of legal age, single,
residents of Barangay Bantigue, Isabel,
Leyte. The two were caught engaging in illegal fishing within the
sanctuary of Barangay Benabaye,
Merida, Leyte using a
“spear” locally known as “pana”.
immediately brought to the Police Station together with their fishing
paraphernalia for safekeeping. But then, they were released later from
police custody after posting the amount of P500 each under OR number
4967580 and 4967581 for violation of Municipal Fishery Ordinance
Number 2, Series of 2003.
And on the 18th of
January at 7:30AM, at the sea waters of Dulag, Leyte, elements of
Dulag Police led by PSI Alberto Redubla Renomeron, Jr., together with
the Bantay Dagat Team and a representative from the Department of
Agriculture, while conducting seaborne patrol operation at said place,
they were able to apprehend Manday Cinco Perez, of legal age, Boat
Captain of F/B Victoria Fishing boat together with fifteen (15) crew
engaging in illegal fishing locally known as “hulbot-hulbot”. It was
learned that said fishing boat is owned by Boy Lotoc of Tacloban City.
Confiscated from their
possession and control were (2) stainless roller ring. Subject
apprehended persons together with the evidences seized were brought to
Dulag Police Station for proper disposition.
fishing generally requires a license/permit and is allowed only on
certain distance from the seashore and fine mesh nets are prohibited
by law. A breach of any of these regulations constitutes illegal
fishing, he said.