Taguig gov’t reaches out to more fisherfolks in the city


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“ProbinSyudad”

Fishing paraphernalia DistributionMore than a thousand fisherfolks from the 12 coastal barangays of Taguig City became the new beneficiaries of fishing equipment distributed by the local government of Taguig.

 Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano said the distribution of new fishing equipment, which includes quality fishnets and other fishing paraphernalia, is aimed at improving the livelihood of fisherfolks and at the same time boost their confidence.

 A total of 1,080 registered fisherfolks earlier this month received their equipment during a turn-over ceremony held at the Cayetano Sports Complex.

 “This gesture is just a confirmation of Taguig City’s good relationship with our fisherfolk community, and we want to assure them that their local government is there help them be more productive,” said Mayor Lani.

 The program is under the bottom-up budgeting of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), which considers local government units’ development needs as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans.

 The Taguig government also gave four parao boats and 12 lunday boats, which will greatly enable fisherfolks to increase the number of their yields.

 Taguig also regularly provides fingerlings to these fisherfolks in order for them to maintain that normal fishing cycle of breeding and harvesting all-year round in their fishing sanctuary.

 “What we want is to improve the livelihood of our fisherfolks and increase their income. Our hope and prayer is for them to prosper and fully enjoy the fruits of their labor. With the new fishing equipment and with our regular supply of finerlings, they will surely be more efficient in what they do,” she added.

Taguig as “ProbinSyudad”

Mayor Lani said despite the urban development, the City of Taguig also wishes to maintain and preserve a number of fishing community in its coastal barangays as part of the efforts of the local government to promote the city’s “ProbinSyudad,” an environment that enjoys the amenity of a highly urbanized city but does not disregard the freshness of a healthy rural living.

The Taguig City Agriculture Office reported that local fishermen still enjoy an abundance of catch – averaging about 29 kilos per day for motorized boats and 23 kilos for non-motorized boats.

During the same event, registered participants were also given their new official identification cards, which is valid for two years and renewable upon their request.

With the new identification card, the city government will be given the leverage in assessing the scope of services to be provided, while fisherfolks can now be prioritized in the city’s services and programs.

Mayor Lani said her administration will continue to provide services and assistance to the fisherfolks in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture.

“Kami ay nagpapasalamat sa patuloy na pagsuporta ni Mayor Lani sa aming mga mangingisda, dagdag pa ang bagong fisherfolk ID na ibinigay sa amin, ito’y malaking tulong lalo na sa aming mga pamilya,” said Mr. Aquilino Causon, President of the City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council.

The Taguig City Agriculture Office is also preparing for the boat registration program that the city will conduct within the year. ###

FILIPINO VERSION:

Mas maraming mangingisda nakikinabang sa programang ProbinSyudad  ng Taguig

Lalagpas sa mahigit isang libong mga mangingisda mula sa labindalawang coastal barangay sa Lungsod ng Taguig ang nabiyayaan kamakailan ng mga kagamitang pangingisda sa tulong ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Taguig.

Ayon kay Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, ang mga kagamitang pangingisda kagaya ng mga high quality na mga lambat ay ipinamigay ng Taguig City government upang pakinabangan ng mga mangingisda sa syudad.

Dagdag pa ni Mayor Lani na layunin ng Taguig, sa ilalim ng programang “ProbinSyudad”, na itaas ang antas ng pamumuhay ng mga mangingisdang naninirahan sa mga coastal barangay ng lungsod.

Aabot sa 1,080 na mga rehistradong mangingisda ang nabigyan ng mga kagamitan sa ginanap na turn-over ceremony kamakailan sa Cayetano Sports Complex.

“Layunin po ng pamahalaan ng Taguig na itaguyod at payabungin pa ang mabuting pakikipagsamahan ng lungsod sa mga fisherfolk community at nais din namin na maging produktibo sila sa kanilang kabuhayan,” wika ni Mayor Lani.

Katuwang ng pamahalaang Lungsod ng Taguig ang Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources o BFAR sa pamimigay ng mga lambat, 12 na bangkang may katig at apat na bangkang mahaba upang mapabuti at mapalaki pa ng mga mangingisda ang kanilang huli.

Saad pa ni Mayor Lani na patuloy pa rin ang pamimigay ng Taguig sa mga mangingisda ng mga fingerling upang mapalitan ang mga nahuling isda sa kanilang sanctuary at mapanatili ang normal na fishing cycle sa coastal barangays.

“Kagustuhan ng Lungsod ng Taguig na mapabuti pa ang kabuhayang pangingisda sa Taguig at itaas ang kita ng mga mangingisda sa pamamagitan ng mga kagamitan na kanilang nakamit mula sa lokal na pamahalaan,” dagdag pa ni Mayor Lani.

Taguig bilang isang “ProbinSyudad”

Sa kabila ng patuloy na pag-unlad ng Taguig sa ilalim ng urban development projects ng lungsod, nais din ni Mayor Lani na panatilihin ang kagandahan ng kalikasan sa 12 coastal barangay at palaguin pa ang mga produkto nitong mga yamang dagat kagaya ng iba’t-ibang klase ng isda na bahagi  ng programang “ProbinSyudad” ng Taguig.

“Hindi natin nilalabanan ang pagbabago dahi bahagi ito ng pag-unlad ng bayan pero maganda rin na mapanatili natin ang kagandahan ng kalikasan lalung-lalo na sa ating coastal barangays na patuloy na nagbibigay sa atin ng kinakailangang balanse sa buong syudad,” ani Mayor Lani.

Nagbigay din ng mga identification card ang Taguig sa mga rehistradong mangingisda sa lungsod bilang pagkakakilanlan ng mga mangingisdang  dapat matulungan ng  pamahalaan.

“Kami ay nagpapasalamat sa patuloy na pagsuporta ni Mayor Lani sa aming mga mangingisda, dagdag pa ang bagong fisherfolk ID na ibinigay sa amin, ito’y malaking tulong lalo na sa aming mga pamilya,” saad ni Aquilino Causon, pangulo  ng City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council.

Sa talaan ng Taguig City Agriculture Office, ang mga Taguigeñong mangingisda ay nagtatamasa pa rin ng malaking huli ng isda, na aabot sa 23 hanggang 29 kilo kada araw bawat mangingisda, dahil na rin sa maayos at sariwang kapaligiran sa mga coastal barangay. ###

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