Issue of October 23, 2011
Mt. Province

102nd Baguio Day Anniversary Issue
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Fishing contest held at Burnham
by Harley Palangchao

This year’s Fish Conservation Month was celebrated with hook and line fishing contest Friday morning with Baguio Rep. Bernardo Vergara joining students catch tilapia and Japanese coy at the Burnham Park Lake.

Vergara was joined by Department of Agriculture Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-CAR Director Rebecca Dang-awan in releasing Japanese koi carps fingerlings before the solon formally opened the fishing contest.

High school students who joined the contest were judged based on the weight of tilapia or Japanese coy they fished off Burnham Park Lake.

Vergara lauded the initiatives of BFAR saying that scheduled fishing activities or competitions at Burnham Park Lake can attract residents and tourists alike.

BFAR officials and employees came in full force to assist the participants to the hook and line fishing contest while others share the importance of conserving aquatic resources and preserving bodies of water.

Earlier, some 10,000 Japanese koi carps and 5,000 red tilapias were released at the 1.6-hectare Burnham Park Lake.

Based on the result of the biophysico-chemical monitoring of Burnham Park Lake conducted in July last year, the pH level of the water ranged from 9.37 to 9.58 or above the maximum desirable level of 6.5 to 9.0 for better growth and survival of cultured fish.

The pH level of the lake can be lowered to a desirable limit by scattering at least 1,000 kgs of agricultural lime. The PH level of the water can directly affect the health of the fish.

For better survival of the fish, BFAR has recommended that the lake should be excavated to at least one-meter water depth to minimize water turbidity caused by the paddle action of tourists. BFAR has also recommended that periodic fishing be conducted because red tilapia tends to reproduce naturally and that over population of fish within the lake may result in fish kill.

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PWU Baguio
Technical Education & Skills Development Authority – CAR
University of Baguio

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
Regional Development Council – CAR and National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Regional Tripartate Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
SN Aboitiz
Tony Boy Tabora
Veterans Bank

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