GRADUATION CEREMONY & AWARDING OF STARTER KITS/NEGO KART
Solo Parent Livelihood Program - Basket Making with Mayor Arsenia J. Lim

 

a. Farming Sector

 

• Major agricultural activities are rice farming (two cropping per year) and mango production (one harvest per year).  Agricultural lands cover 2,500 hectares that are planted mainly to rice (62%) and mangoes (32%). 

 

• Masinloc is known for its abundant harvest of premium quality "carabao" mangoes with an average annual yield of 3,000 metric tons. As of 2004, a total of 31,000 mango trees planted in 1,240 hectares in which 13,500 are bearing and 17,500 are not bearing trees. 

• The “Mayuyubyob” or siganid usually thrives abundantly along Masinloc seas. The dried fish is being introduced as additional “One Town One Product” of the municipality.

 

b. Agro-Forestry

 

• Topography is suitable for orchard, agro-forestry and industrial tree farming. The LGU of Masinloc is primarily involved in massive reforestation in its 2,000 identified watershed areas in Sta. Rita, Masinloc. 

c. The Fishery Sector

• Fishing is one of the dominant sources of livelihood of 29% of households in the area.

• The inshore and near shore fisheries employ at least 2,901 fishermen. 

• Registered fishing vessels operating accounted to 542 out of 1,320 fishermen. 

• There were Commercial Fishing Vessels operating in the area .that has been affected by the Scarborough Shoal Standoff or known also as “Bajo de Masinloc”.

 

• Other fishing activities include: milk fish (bangus) fry gatherers, aquarium fish gatherers, seaweed gatherers and fishpond / fish cage workers.

• Fish catch composition in Masinloc indicates about 175 fish species.

• Existing fish cages/fishponds in the locality produced at least 540,300 metric tons of Milk Fish (Bangus) . 

d. Communication

• Masinloc is linked to the rest of the country and the world through the efficient telecommunication facilities like telephone (Digitel), facsimile machines, telegraphs as well as postal services. 

• Internet service providers furnish e-mail and local Cable TV (Dream, Cignal and Northwest Cables) provided services to other households in the municipality. 

• SMART, GLOBE and Sun Cellular, the three (3) biggest telecommunication networks in the Philippines, also widen their services in the municipality through installation of their cell sites to different barangays.

 

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