800 fisherfolks in Bataan receive cash, food aid from BFAR

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BALANGA CITY — About 800 fisherfolks in Bataan who were severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic received cash and food aid from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Recipients were from the municipalities of Abucay, Bagac, Morong, Hermosa, Limay, Mariveles, Orion, Pilar and Samal and the city of Balanga.

“Through the Department of Agriculture’s Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fishers which was funded by the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, each fisherfolk got PhP3,000 cash and PhP2,000 worth of food items like rice, chicken, and eggs,” BFAR Regional Director Wilfredo Cruz said.

“The beneficiaries were identified by BFAR with the assistance of their respective local governments,” Cruz added.