Tagum City — Anchored on achieving a food-secured city, the local government unit of Tagum through the City Agriculture Office (CAGRO) in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) conducted a turn-over activity to the fisherfolk association in Liboganon last September 7.
Held at the Community Fish Landing Center in the said barangay, 25,000 bangus fingerlings were turned over to Liboganon Fisherfolks Association (LIFA) clusters 1 and 3. It can be recalled that the same activity was conducted since January where 60,000 bilang-bilang and 50,000 tilapia were distributed to the association.
Ronald Eliot, chairman of the Committee on Food and Agriculture, expressed his gratitude to the implementing office for this ingenuity since it will greatly help in achieving food security in the city while helping to uplift the socio-economic status of the beneficiaries as this serves as additional income generation for them.
On the other hand, Bean O’clock Coffee To Go co-owner Jullibee Lee Salazar, doled out to LIFA cluster 2 members 6,100 pesos as part of their mission of giving back to the community for patronizing their business. For each cup of coffee sold, Bean O’clock sets aside two pesos for their advocacy.
According to Ms. Salazar, in their eight months of operation, they were able to donate 25,000 pesos to the association which is roughly around 12,490 cups of coffee sold.
Also present in the event was Councilor Jan Dmitri Sator who extended his heartfelt thanks to Salazar for their initiative. Further, he hoped that more Tagumenyo business owners will follow the lead of Jullibee of adopting an association.
On the same day, three bicycles were also awarded to three lucky patrons of the Community Fish Landing Center courtesy of Councilors SER which stands for Sator, Eliot, and Robles.
Pursuing the path paved by Mayor Allan L. Rellon, the City Government of Tagum is eager to create and implement programs that will help in alleviating social, financial, and moral distress for the Tagumenyo people. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum