E.B. Magalona News

‘Blue crabs capital’ steps up production

Manila Bulletin
Published November 29, 2017, 10:00 PM
By Philippines News Agency

Bacolod City – The town of E. B. Magalona, known as the “blue crabs capital” of Negros Occidental, is stepping up its seafood production.

Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon said in a press conference Tuesday demand for seafood products had been increasing and steps were being made to ensure sustainability of supply.

E.B. Magalona seeks to increase seafood production

Published on Sunstar Bacolod
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Erwin P. Nicavera

THE Municipal Government of E.B. Magalona is initiating steps to increase production of seafood products, mainly blue crabs.

Mayor Marvin Malacon, in a press conference at the municipal hall on Tuesday, said the demand for seafood products has been increasing that they are taking measures to ensure sustainability of supply.

EB Magalona Ready For Ugyonan Festival

Published on Watchmen Daily Journal
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

EB Magalona Mayor Marvin Malacon announced during a press conference yesterday, the municipality is ready for the 2nd Ugyonan Seafood Festival, which is scheduled to run from December 9 to 11.

He said the event is expected to attract around 3,000 tourists, along with 55 confirmed guests from South Korea.

Blue crabs conservation area up

Published on The Visayan Daily Star
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The municipality of EB Magalona is taking another major step to efficiently manage and sustain its famous blue crab industry, by establishing a 200-hectare conservation area in its coastal barangays.

Mayor Marvin Malacon (standing) gives an update on the blue crab industry of EB Magalona, while councilors Eric Matulac and Jun Gomed listen*

EB Magalona Ugyonan set Dec. 9 to 11

Published on Negros Daily Bulletin
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

E.B. Magalona town’s Ugyonan Seafood Festival is all set on December 9 to 11, Mayor Marvin Malacon said yesterday.

Malacon said that they expect the influx of more guests in this year’s celebrations.

“We target to have more than 3,000 tourists during the three-day event,” Malacon said.

E.B. Magalona seafood festival set

Published on Sunstar Bacolod
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
By Carla N. Cañet

THE town of E.B. Magalona in Negros Occidental will hold the Ugyonan Seafood Festival on December 9 to 11.

Mayor Marvin Malacon said they expect blue crabs and other seafoods to entice seafood lovers to come to the festival.

It was launched last year and earned positive feedback from among the townsfolk and visitors.

Blue crabs industry thriving

Published on Visayan Daily Star Bacolod
Thursday, October 26, 2017
By Gilbert Bayoran

The blue crabs industry of EB Magalona in Negros Occidental keeps thriving, with the bulk of the crab meat exported to the United States.

Since it is off season for getting crabs from Indonesia and neighboring Asean countries, Ronald Villanueva, owner of the Kyle Seafoods Venture, one of the six crab meat processing plants in EB Magalona, said yesterday that there is a greater demand for crab meat now.

In Negros Occidental alone, about 12 tons of crab meat are produced daily, Villanueva, who is   also the secretary of the Negros Occidental Crab Meat Producers Association Inc., said.

Korean firm donates solar streetlights, panels to EBM

Published on Sunstar Bacolod
Friday, September 01, 2017

KOREAN company Novotech donated solar-powered streetlights and solar panels to E.B. Magalona town in Negros Occidental recently.

Mayor Marvin Malacon said Thursday, August 31, the old name of E.B. Magalona, which is Saravia, sounds similar to “Asaravia” which means “happy” in Korean.

Ugyon Saraviahanon Photo