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Tuesday, 11 July 2023

Bayabas town qualifies for the nat’l MMK

BAYABAS, Surigao del Sur -- As recognition to their contribution and achievement in the field of farming and fishing, four farmers and fisherfolk associations in Bayabas, Surigao del Sur received a cheque amounting to P575,550 as reward to the association- beneficiaries under the Malinis at Masaganang Karagatan (MMK) 2020-2021, implemented by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Caraga on July 6, 2023 in Bayabas, Surigao del Sur.

Bayabas local government unit chief executive Apolonio B. Lozada and vice mayor Ma. Clarita Limbaro handed over the cheque to the officers and members of the association-beneficiaries with the following breakdown: 

1.Tugop Farmers and Fisherfolks Association (TFAFA) with P163,550;
2. Bayabas Pumpboat Operators Association (BAPOA) with P140,000;
3. Balete Chicken Growers Association (BaCGA) with140,000; and
4. Cabugo Women's United for Progress Organization (CAWUPO) with P132,000.

The punong barangays of Magobawok, Catalino Bandola; Alberto Pacheco of Cagbaoto; Floriano Luna if Cabuga; and AT-Fishery coordinator, Edelberto Gascon also witnessed the said significant event.

"The livelihood assistance will empower the farmers and fisherfolk with the necessary resources and capital to enhance their agricultural and fishery practices, and improve their livelihood," according to municipal agriculturist, Geralyn Guibao.

Meanwhile, Guibao added that though the smallest town of the province, Bayabas has taken a big step as it will undergo assessment as one of the qualifiers for the national level Search for MMK. (Photo credit to: LGU Bayabas/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)