CENTRAL LUZON FISHERFOLK RECEIVE INPUT SUPPORT
It was a busy but productive week for BFAR Central Luzon as it continued to pay tribute to the selfless fisherfolk for their labours and toils to provide food for the Filipinos especially amid the ongoing health crisis.
In three successive days since the regional launching of the Farmers and Fisherfolk Month celebration, municipal fisherfolk in Pampanga, Tarlac and Bataan received livelihood intervention in the form of fingerling input assistance and stock enhancement. Through the “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat” (ALPAS) Program, 132,000 tilapia fingerlings and 120,000 bangus fingerlings were distributed to fish farmers and growers of Pampanga while under the “Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa” (BASIL) Program, 5,000 common carp fingerlings each went to Pampanga and Tarlac. Meanwhile, the Tangilad Dam in Orani, Bataan received a 4,000 common carp and 50,000 tilapia fingerling replenishment which was made possible also through BASIL.
Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz was in the middle of all the action, “there is no other way to celebrate our fisherfolk for all their hardwork than to help improve their livelihood and increase their income. It is the least we can do.” RD Cruz also extends his heartfelt gratitude to NFRDI in Taal, Batangas and BFAR NFFTC in Munoz, Nueva Ecija for the usual fingerling support. The same goes to the LGUs, to the BFAR3 dispersal unit, PFOs, TOSFW and TOSBW for the tireless effort they put in to ensure the success of the activities. (Photos by DL and FB)
In photos: May 27 activity in Apalit, Pampanga and Capas, Tarlac; May 28 in Sasmuan and Lubao, Pampanga and in Tangilad Dam, Orani, Bataan; May 29 in Macabebe and Masantol, Pampanga