In memory of William Litam
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of Mr. William Litam last Saturday Jan. 26, 2013. He was one of the pioneering exporters of Tropical Fish and used to be an active member / officer of our association. His remains are in Chapel 201, Sanctuarium, G. Araneta cor. Quezon Avenue. Cremation will be on Thursday morning
PTFEA Christmas Party 2012
PTFEA held its annual Christmas party 2012 at Royalview Seafood Restaurant - SM Mall of Asia, on December 7, 2012. Thank you to all who celebrated with us. On behalf of each and every member of Philippine Tropical Fish Exporters Association (PTFEA), we wish that the Peace and Blessings of Christmas come to rest upon you and all those you love.
Blacklist of unethical consignees
PTFEA is introducing a blacklist of unethical consignees that have cheated our members. We do not take this lightly, we write several times to the consignee to settle with our members, and finally, we warn them to give them a last chance to settle before putting them on this blacklist. We strongly caution anyone to have business dealings with these dishonest people.
PTFEA Attends Congress Hearing on House Bill 659 & 2266
The House of Representatives, Committee on Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources, under the chairmanship of Hon. Cong. Alfredo D. Marañon III invited the PTFEA to attend deliberation on House Bill 659 entitled "An Act Amending Sec. 97 of Republic Act. No. 8550 otherwise known as the Fisheries Code of The Philippines of 1998", and House Bill 2266 entitled, "An Act Amending Sec. 91 and 97 of Republic Act. No. 8550 otherwise known as the Fisheries Code of The Philippines of 1998". The meeting was held on Dec. 12, 2007 at the Ramon Mitra Building, Batasan Complex. Representatives from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, and Project Seahorse also attended the meeting. Everyone present agreed to the ideas proposed in the amendments, and there was a very lengthy discussion of the implementation issues. Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources, Hon. Cong. Niel C. Tupas, Jr. suggested that there must be implementing rules and regulations, in order make sure that the House Bills, once passed, will be properly observed by the industry. The committee chairman, Hon. Cong. Alfredo D. Marañon III, agreed and suggested that a techinal working group shall be formed to do this. It is hoped that the bill will be passed this time, as a similar bill, House Bill 896, filed during the 13th Congress by Representative Salacnib Baterina (1st District, Ilocos Sur), was not completed before the 13th Congress was closed.
PTFEA 2007 Christmas Party
PTFEA celebrated the spirit Christmas through its annual Christmas Party held on December 7, 2007 at the Hong Kong Chef at Sun Plaza, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City. This year, the Christmas Party committee introduced some games to go along with the usual song & dance numbers, as well as the raffle. It was a festive occasion and we thank everyone who came, especially our guests from related industries. Congratulations to the Christmas Party committee for outdoing themselves this year! Links to the pictures will be posted as soon as possible.
PTFEA-BFAR Industry Certification Preliminary Meeting
On November 28, 2007 PTFEA members met with officers of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), namely Ms. Farida M. Batolos, OIC BFAR-OSEDC, Insp. Amor Diaz, and Dr. Joselito Somga. The group discussed the possible certification of the industry, which to their pleasant surprise was also inline with the program of the BFAR. This move is to help improve the operational standards of the industry, and to weed out fly-by-night operations that is damaging the reputation of the industry, to the detriment of the established and legitimate industry members.
Fish Conservation Week 2007
PTFEA congratulates the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on its celebration of 2007 Fish Conservation Week this Oct 14 - 20, 2007. A special supplement regarding this event will be published in Manila Bulletin on Oct. 17, Wed. Let us all support the BFAR and the protection of our aquatic resources.
Typhoon Victims Donation
On December 2006, PTFEA donated 1 van load of used clothes, food stuff and other items for victims of super typhoon Reming. The donation was coursed through the Rotary Club of Parañaque, Sucat. The club's local district president was on hand to receive the donation. They PTFEA a plaque of appreciation.
PTFEA recently introduced a policy of publishing its "black-list" of companies who are swindling our members by not paying for the fishes and/or freight for the shipments sent. We are doing this so that the public may be informed and possibly avoid dealing with these unscrupulous companies.
Before publishing, we give these companies a chance to explain their side of the allegations and to correct the situation in case the allegations are correct.
January 2000 - PTFEA formally launches it's website.
PTFEA launches its website to inform the visitors about its mission and its different activities. This website contains an updated list of members to help interested buyers get in touch with responsible exporters.