Fisherfolk in Bontoc get tilapia fingerlings
BONTOC, Mountain Province – Five fisherfolk received 4,000 tilapia fingerlings and 44 sacks of feeds from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
The beneficiaries include two fisherfolk from Barangay Maligcong and three from Barangay Tocucan.
Administrative Officer 4 Ross Kiat-ong of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist said the distribution of fingerlings and feeds is under the Technology Demonstration Project and technical assistance to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Barangays Program of the BFAR.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. said the provision of tilapia fingerlings is an avenue for economic development as it would provide livelihood and business opportunities and develop the agriculture sector as a whole.
The mayor assured continued support of the local government to the local fisherfolk as one of the pillars of his administration is economic empowerment which involves promotion of organic agriculture and recovery of local enterprise.
The turnover was held on March 21 at the Municipal Capitol. – Christy Mae Che-es