BALANGA CITY, Bataan – The Balanga City government through the leadership of Mayor Francis Garcia and Vice Mayor Vianca Venzon-Gozon distributed fish buckets and coolers to fish processors in this city.
Garcia and Venzon-Gozon led the turnover of fish processing wares to recipients on Monday during the opening of learning Barangay Week Program in Dona Francisca.
City Agriculturist Neri Mateo said 200 plastic fish buckets, 25 large styrofoam boxes, and 24 coolers were given to Balanga to fish processors.
Garcia said the fund used in purchasing the wares came from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
City Councilors Benjie Merino and Jovic Baluyot, other members of Sangguniang Panlungsod, and barangay officials were also present during the event.
Obet Malibiran, chairman of City Fishery Aquatic Resource Management Council, said motorized boats will also be given to Balanga fishermen.
Recently, the mayor and vice mayor led city officials, BFAR officers, and fisherfolk in the ground breaking of the construction of the Community Fishlanding Center in Barangay Puerto Rivas Ibaba.
The tandem of Garcia and Venzon-Gozon is committed to improve the plight of the fisherfolk in the city.
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