Western view of Lubang Municipal Fish Port development


The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority on the 22/12/2014 put out an Invitation to Bid (ITB) document for the Construction of Lubang Municipal Fish Port/ Brgy. Maguinhawa, Lubang, Mindoro Occidental.

Orayani Street Sign

The project includes the site development and utilities works such as: reclamation, rock revetment , concrete works, construction of perimeter fence and gates, utilities works and miscellaneous works;

Construction of causeway such as earthworks, concrete works and laying of concrete topping for slope protection; and building facilities such as construction of trading hall/admin. Office/public comfort room, and guardhouse.

Approved Budget for the Contract: PHP 17,643,664.86 and the Contract Duration 300 days.


The Philippines is building 50 fish ports starting in 2015, placing emphasis on the post-production aspect of the fisheries sector including cold storage and processing facilities to raise the earnings potential of fishermen.

This is a developmental approach to fisheries, said Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Asis Perez told reporters Monday. “Majority of our budget is allocated in production but there is more money to be made in post-production,” he said.

“Fish ports are traditionally constructed in developed areas with commercial activity and infrastructure,” Perez noted, saying such an approach “alienates other fishing areas” that badly needs post-production facilities.

“We thought that there should be a developmental component in selecting areas for the ports,” he added.

... According to the bureau's earlier estimates, a municipal fish port costs P30 million on average but an integrated would require more than P100 million in investments.

Reference: GMA NEWS ON LINE July 1, 2013

Zamora Street departure point for Cabra Island

Once the Fish Port is developed fishing boats will be able to unload their catches for the fish market and replentish their ice supplies.

The Port will also serve as the embarkation/debarkation point for travellers to Cabra Island and for tourists taking other coastal tours.

Looking towards the market from Orayani Street
East side of Lubang Municipal Fish Port Development
Zamora Street view of Cabra Landing
Construction of drainage outlet from Orayani Street
Plan of the Lubang Municipal Fish Port


Barimbingham Fish Port - Aust 10 2015

ARMM public works officials inspect the ongoing construction of a P5-million boat dock on the western side of Lake Lanao in Lanao del Sur, which was due to be completed within two months.

The fish port was designed to hasten the connectivity of Maranaw fisherfolk to local markets.

Reference: (Philstar.com) August 10, 2015

Barimbingham Fish Port You Tube

Engineer Don Mustapha Loong, public works secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) stated:

"The P5-million Barimbingan Port in Ditsaan Ramain will provide ethnic Maranaw fishermen a berthing facility where they can unload their daily catch of fish from Lake Lanao, which is Asia’s largest."

Loong said the project is being bankrolled with a grant from the ARMM’s 2015 infrastructure subsidy.

“This project is intended to improve the lives of the people in Lanao de Sur province, according to the development agenda of the present ARMM administration, which is parallel with the Mindanao peace initiative of President Benigno Aquino III,” Loong said.

Reference: (Philstar.com) August 10, 2015