Army assists Dipaculao fisherfolk whose boats were damaged by Ulysses
The Philippine Army on Wednesday donated materials for the repair of the fishing boats damaged by Typhoon Ulysses last year in the coast town of Dipaculao in Aurora province.
The beneficiaries were about 100 fisherfolk who lost their main source of livelihood to the typhoon, according to a Philippine News Agency report.
The report said it was the Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB) that led the program, in coordination with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and a private aquaculture company Feedmix Specialist Inc. II.
They distributed materials for the repair of the fishing boats that were damaged by the typhoon, according to the report..
Lt. Col. Reandrew Rubio, commander of 91IB, said they wished to help indigent fisherfolk regain their source of livelihood amid the pandemic.
“We enjoin you to express our patriotism and put into action our Bayanihan by helping poor families in the barangays as we brace for Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic and will continue to help them,” Rubio was quoted as saying.
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