263 fisherfolks get new boats

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TWO hundred sixty-three fishermen at Barangay Talotoan, Concepcion, Iloilo received Monday their new motorized boats that they could use for their livelihood.

Talotoan village chief Leo Ferraris said all of the fishing boats in their area were damaged by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November 2013.

Iloilo boat recipients
ILOILO. Recipients of the 263 motorized fishing boats at Barangay Talotoan, Concepcion, Iloilo go to their respective boats after the turnover ceremony on Monday, June 30, 2014. (Contributed photo)

The arrival of the new fishing boats, which were donated by the Kadoorie Charitable Foundation through One Meal Foundation of businesswoman and civic leader Teresa Chan, is part of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.’s “Adopt a fisherman” project.

Fishing boats turnover
ILOILO. Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., One Meal Foundation’s Teresa Chan, and Kadoorie Foundation’s Sonja Vodusek arrive at Barangay Talotoan, Concepcion, Iloilo for the turnover of motorized fishing boats to 263 recipients on Monday, June 30, 2014. (Contributed photo)


Chan said their group with the help of many other organizations have released 2,850 fishing boats for the coastal towns of northern Iloilo.

Chan said aside from helping the “Adopt a fisherman” project, One Meal also plans to help in the rehabilitation of classrooms and school facilities destroyed by the storm.

Ealier, Defensor said the province lost about 9,000 fishing boats mostly in northern Iloilo in the aftermath of Yolanda. (PR)

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