DA provides fingerlings and fiberglass boats to Lanao del Sur
An initial 2-million fingerlings of Tilapia and 200 fiberglass fishing boats were turned over Thursday in Lanao del Sur to help fisherfolks recover from the Marawi crisis.
“The delivery was a fulfillment of a commitment made by President Rody Duterte as part of the rehabilitation and recovery program for Marawi City and Lanao del Sur residents who were affected by the conflict and lately Typhoon Vinta,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said in a Facebook post on Friday.
“The 2-million fingerlings will just be the first batch as another 3-million fingerlings will be seeded in the Lake before the end of the year.”
The Department of Agriculture also provided each family-beneficiary of the fiberglass fishing boats an initial start-up capital of P25, 000.
Farmers in the area will also be given assistance to use tractors and other farm equipment provided by the DA, a practice which will be done until farmers have “fully recovered and will be able to manage their farms on their own,” Piñol said.