aNg sArdiNas

Friday, August 1, 2008

Zamboanga, the "Sardine Capital of the Philippines." About 80% of the canning companies are found here in Zamboanga City. Seafoods like crabs, lobster, squids and shrimps are abundant here. You can buy 1 kilo of fish for only 20 pesos in the local market. I feel so bless to lived here in Zamboanga, food wise, because compared to other places, we have great resources for seafoods, really it's not that expensive here. But that was before. I saw in the local news yesterday afternoon that 14 canning companies are officially closed yesterday because of financial loses. Actually, every once a year, from Febuary to March, canning companies really stop their operation because it is not fishing season during that time. But right now, because of the soaring oil price and tin can, the companies decided to stop their operation indefenitely. It means that 40,000 employees which includes fishermen, canning workers, etc. and ofcourse their family will be affected. How sad!!! The whole nation will also be affected, it's a fact that sardines is an important food to Filipinos, specially to the poor. What will happen now? I really do hope there will be possitive updates in this regard. Will keep you posted!

1 comments:

The Trashman said...

waaa....kawawa naman mga sardinas...