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Albay, Bicol-BFAR award motorized bancas to Albayano fisherfolks
Through a profitable partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region V, the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) awarded ten (10) units of motorized fishing bancas to Albayano fisherfolks during yesterday’s (August 24) distribution held at the Agri-Food Consolidation and Trading Center (AFCTC), AFBVill, Cabangan, Camalig.
During the distribution, Albay Gov. Noel E. Rosal acknowledged the fruits of partnership with Bicol-BFAR through its Regional Director Nelson B. Bien and said that the bancas would be of great help to the livelihood of ordinary Albayano fisherfolks.
The ten beneficiaries are from the coastal barangays of Tabaco City, Sto. Domingo, Legazpi, Rapu-Rapu, Manito, Oas and Pioduran.
The fiber glass-made bancas which are complete with accessories have been realized through a partnership with Bicol-BFAR and the Provincial Fishery Office (PFO) through the Albay Provincial Agriculture Office (APAO).
Also present during the distribution were Vice Gov. Edcel “Grex” Lagman, Board Member Jacem Palmiano (3rd District/Chairman Committee on Agriculture at the 14th Albay Sanggunian), OIC Provincial Agriculturist Rosalinda Belodo, PFO chief Alvin Christopher Lat and representatives from the different Local Government Units (LGUs).


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