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DOLE distributes 224 motorboats to Cagayan fishermen

/ 03:32 PM October 05, 2021

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III leads the motorboat distribution to some 672 fishermen in Cagayan Province. Photo courtesy of DOLE

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 224 motorboats were distributed to 672 fishermen in 12 coastal towns of Cagayan Province, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III led the DOLE’’s Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) separate awarding ceremonies held in Claverria and Appari on Saturday.

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Aside from the two localities, distraught fishermen from Sta. Praxedes, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Sta. Teresita and Gonzaga also benefited from the program.

“Use the boats given to you by the government to earn income. Take care of them so you can continue providing for your families even during these challenging times,” Bello said during a speech.

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The motorboats, made from fiberglass material, cost P20 million, and are also insured by the Government Service Insurance System.

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