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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

PFDA joins farmers, fisherfolk celebration

By Mark Angelo N. Perez

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jun. 8 -- The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA), together with all its Regional Fish Ports (RFP), took part in the double celebration of the Farmers and Fisherfolk Month with the theme "May Pandemya Man o Wala, Magsasaka't Mangingisda, Maasahan ng Bansa” and the 21st National Fisherfolk Day on May 31, 2021.

These events aim to give recognition to the role and contribution of our fisherfolks in the sustainable development and management of our fishing communities.

This year, despite the constant looming dangers brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and extreme weather conditions, the fisherfolks continue to ensure that there will be enough food for everyone. They remain as the capeless heroes fighting against hunger and towards food security.

To celebrate these momentous occasions, the PFDA, through its Public Information Division, developed and produced a tribute video entitled "Paglaot: Pagpupugay sa mga Mangingisdang Pilipino." 

The video aims to honor and extend gratitude to the valiant fisherfolk for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to help the Philippine economy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through this video, the agency will take you on a journey about the bittersweet life of a fisherfolk. Every common misconception and the true essence of being a fisherfolk were showcased in the video to enlighten everyone about the real situation of those who give every Filipino food on their plates.

To watch this tribute video for the outstanding fisherfolk, you can visit PFDA official Facebook page.  (DA-PFDA, Public Information Division/PIA-Surigao del Norte)