The fisherfolks of San Carlos City received food and cash assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) thru the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Reg. 6 last February 5.
A total of 187 beneficiaries of the 2nd and 3rd batches received their food assistance consisting of half sack rice, 2 trays of eggs and 2 dressed chicken facilitated by the Coastal Resources Management (CRM) Division of the City Environment and Management Office (CEMO).
Cash assistance of P3,000 pesos was also distributed to said beneficiaries from Barangays’ Buluangan, Guadalupe, Punao, Ermita, San Juan and city proper Barangays 1, 3, 6 and Rizal.
Melvin Maglayon of the CRM Division of CEMO said that the assistance was meant to alleviate the current situations of the affected marginalized fisherfolks because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which is also in line with the Covid-19 Recovery Program.
He added that currently there are a total of 1,663 registered fisherfolks in San Carlos City and because of the nationwide food and cash subsidy, 400-500 slots were given by BFAR to the city, prioritizing those members of the fisherfolks organizations.
Said program was under the DA’s Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fishers funded by the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.