VARIOUS fisherfolk associations from different cities and municipalities in Negros Occidental have received almost P2.3 million worth of projects from the Provincial Government.
The project turnover was led by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Third District Board Member Andrew Montelibano, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Agriculture, at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Bacolod City on Tuesday, February 18.
The beneficiaries included Barangay Palampas Women’s Association, Barangay Codcod United Women’s Association, and Barangay Ermita Whitesand Women’s Association, all from San Carlos City.
They each received P100,000 for the Rice and Corn Marketing Retailing Project, Agricultural Input Marketing and Retailing Project, and Agricultural Commodity Marketing Project, respectively.
The Pandanon Integrated Balangon Farmers Association and Pandanon Integrated Upland Small Farmers Association, all from Salvador Benedicto, received P100,000 and P125,000 for Agricultural Inputs Retailing Project and Agricultural Food Processing Project, respectively.
The Litib-Litib Fishermen Association in Victorias City received P150,000 for the Fishery Based Livelihood Project; Sitio Dacutan Daku Fisheries Village Association in Silay City – P150,000 for Upscaling of Fermented Shrimp Paste; Taloc Baybay Fishermen Association of Bago City – P200,000 for the Blue Swimming Crab Trading Project; and MALAM Fisherfolk Association in Pontevedra – P100,000 for the Bangus Deboning and Trading Project.
Other recipients are Gargato Fishers and Fish Driers Association in Hinigaran receiving P110,000 for the Support to Dried Fish Production, and PRIMO Brotherhood Association in Binalbagan with P150,000 for the Fish Processing Livelihood Project.
Meanwhile, 16 fisherfolk associations from cities of San Carlos, Victorias, Silay, Talisay, Bago, and Himamaylan, and municipalities of Binalbagan, Hinigaran and Ilog also received fishing nets livelihood project.
The project amounting to P899,601 will benefit a total of 654 beneficiaries.
These projects were facilitated by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist(OPA), which will also conduct the monitoring. (PR)