Agricultural and fisheries livelihood projects estimated at P4.3 million were turned over to various farmers and fisherfolk associations in Sagay City at the Bugay-Sagay Agro-Aqua Village, Friday morning, March 17.
The Department of Labor and Employment, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Sagay City government turned over nine projects worth P4,309,753 to six farmers and fisherfolk associations and 25 individuals.
Sagay City turned over crab nets to 10 fisherfolk from Brgy. Old Sagay and free range chickens to MENALAKAW Farmer Beneficiaries from Brgy. Rizal worth P140,615,
Beneficiaries affected by Typhoon Odette received marine engines and another 10 beneficiaries affected by Typhoon Agaton received fish gillnets, all from Brgy. Vito, from BFAR worth P171,893.
DOLE also turned over P3,997,245 worth of livelihood projects to five farmers and fisherfolk associations.
Turned over were farm equipment, a shredder, and fertilizer for the Sagay Natural Organic Farmer Association, fertilizer for the Manara Puey Irrigator’s Association, fishing gears for the Molocaboc Fisherfolk Association and Suyac Island Eco-Tourist Attendants Association, and free range chickens, feeds, an egg incubator, egg hatcher, and shredder machine for the Salvacion Balibag Workers Association.
The turnover was led by Mayor Narciso Javelosa, Jr., together with City Agriculturist Julie Delima, Councilors Rodnel Delos Reyes and Arthur Christopher Marañon, representatives from DOLE-Negros Occidental Rosalie Guilaran and Elmer Hemay, CAFC Chairperson Nicasio Buhaya, personnel from the Office of City Agricultural Services and various Sagaynon farmers and fisherfolk.*