Guimaras fisherfolks get P2.4M livelihood grant
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Fishermen in Guimaras whose livelihood were severely affected by the massive oil spill in 2006 have received a livelihood grant of US$50,000 (around P2.4 million) to help recover from the lingering effects of the disaster. The check was recently turned-over by the Citi Philippines Country Director Sanjiv Vohra to Petron President Eric Recto in a ceremony at the Petron office in Manila last March 24. Citi Foundation and Petron Foundation have partnered to finance the second phase of a mariculture livelihood program for residents of Nueva Valencia town in Guimaras. The corporate foundations under the Ligtas Guimaras program along with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (Seafdec-AQD) launched the the pilot phase of the mariculture farm at the Seafdec station in Nueva Valencia in July 2007.
Burgos, N. P. Jr. (2009, April 15). Guimaras fisherfolks get P2.4M livelihood grant. The News Today. pp. 1, 6.
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Fishers; Livelihoods; Oil spills; Marine aquaculture; Milkfish culture; Fish culture; Aquaculture; Cage culture; Citi Philippines; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Petron Foundation; Petron Corp.; Department of Education (DepEd); Vohra, Sanjiv; Recto, Eric
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