By Annalyn Gallego
“We, at the provincial government, continuously bring forth programs and projects to help people in every way possible. These boats will surely aid men and other women to increase their means of living through fishing,” said Governor Migz.
The Provincial Government of Camarines Sur, through its province-wide effort to provide livelihood assistance to its constituents, distributed 30 new fiberglass boats to the fishermen of Casuna, Tigaon, Camarines Sur on 22 February 2018.
“Fishing has been my source of living for almost 12 years and it helps me provide the necessities of my family, especially my 9 kids. But suddenly, after the typhoon, my boat was left damaged and it’s as bad as feeling crippled,” said Eduardo Vergara, 50 years old fisherman of Casuna.
He also added, “After that incident, I went through farming as an alternative work. However, it became difficult since I do not own the land I was cultivating and I got a little money from it.”
“The moment I saw the new boats from the provincial government, I really can’t explain the happiness I feel inside. Big thanks to Gov. Migz for giving this kind of help and I found new hope because of this,” he said.
The provincial government also donated 40 pieces of corrugated G.I sheets, 500 meters service dropwire #6, and 100 bags of cement to Barangay Casuna, Tinawagan, and Libod to augment the materials needed for the renovation of its chapel, construction of street lights, and construction of the on-going spillways and path walks.
Moreover, as part of the sports program of the province, it also donated fiberglass basketball ring and board for the youth to serves as an outlet and as a productive activity against illegal drugs. Apart from this, residents also availed of the medical mission conducted by the provincial health office.