Fishers yield more catch after Taiheiyo backing
SOME 23 Sto. Niño Fishermen Association (SNFA) members from North Poblacion in San Fernando receive their new gears as fish nets, ropes and nylon thread.

Fishers yield more catch after Taiheiyo backing

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SAN EFRNANDO, Cebu (January 17, 2018) More than 50 fishermen in San Fernando have been catching fish more than they used to in 2017, each gathering about three kilograms more this year.

This came to be so after Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc. (TCPI) augmented the fishermen’s gears as fish nets, ropes and nylon thread at the start of the year through their respective associations.

TCPI separately turned over the donations yesterday, Jan. 16, to 30 beneficiaries under South Poblacion Fishermen Association (SOPOFIAS) and 23 members of Sto. Niño Fishermen Association (SNFA) living in North Poblacion.

“The fishermen used to catch only about two to five kilograms per day,” according to Vanessa L. Bongcawil, TCPI community and general affairs section head. “Weeks after, they harvest some three kilograms more,” she added.

Bongcawil turned over the equipment to both associations in the presence of Barangay Captain Teofanes Aldepulla of North Poblacion and Rogelio Manugas, administrator of South Poblacion on behalf of Barangay Captain Dioscoro Esbra.

Turnover. Some 30 beneficiaries who are members of South Poblacion Fishermen Association (SOPOFIAS) in San Fernando receive fishing gears from Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. through Vanessa N. Bongcawil (5th from right), head of community and general affairs. These helped each of them yield now about three kilograms more of fish.