Posted by: Chuck | May 26, 2013

Fishing and Politics in the Philippines


Good day friends and here is the news from the Big House in Danao, Philippines… I do hope you all have a nice day wherever you’re at. All is peaceful and quiet here at the Big House. Mama is quiet as a church mouse. Choose your friends carefully. You are what they are. Do you know love surpasses all, which is stronger than death itself… The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weary Overload Recreational Killer (WORK).

English: Philippine President Benigno S. Aquin...

English: Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III (2010-present) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Warnings of people power if the elections are wracked by fraud are “irresponsible” and “crazy, crazy, crazy,” according to Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales. Rosales made the statement when sought for comment on statements attributed to Benigno Aquino III that there could be people power if he is cheated in the May 10 elections. Rosales also lamented that Filipinos were always in a hurry, which is why they fail to develop into a better people, and tend to call for people power easily. “We are always in a hurry and we forget to grow in citizenship and to develop a real credible nation. To reach a stage where we mature as a nation and also as a people will take time,” he said. “The laws are not done in the streets. That was only an extraordinary situation for almost 20 years so you don’t do that again. That’s why we have the laws now.”

If globetrotting takes you to the exotic Philippines; where you can find fish of all shapes and sizes have found their perfect climate. In the Philippines, fishing is less about sport and more about survival, as fish forms a vital part of the diet and the economy. Having grown accustomed to the best captains, boats and equipment, you should now adjust to the lack of technology. Can the “Geordie” the Filipino actor cope without GPS, fish finders and high-tech fishing rods?

You might head to the seven-mile deep Philippine Trench, where you can hope to land the spectacular green and blue Dorado, one of the fastest fish in the sea. Dorado can swim up to 60mph and are very much the academics of the fish world. In captivity they can be taught simple tricks much like dolphins. Elsewhere, fish around Casulian Island, in what should be a pristine tropical reef full of sea life. But the catches are small because the area has been ravaged by dynamite fishing, an illegal practice in which fish are blasted from the water using small explosives. If you like you can meet two men convicted of the crime before he is forced to catch, and eat, a jellyfish!

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