PCGA Supports Fisherfolks Association of Bacolod
Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA), thru the Chairperson of its Community Relations Committee, Commodore Elizabeth Orola-Salabas, supported the quest of the fisherfolks of Villa Esperanza, Barangay Tangub to be accredited as a people’s organization by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Bacolod City
Commodore Salabas is firm in her commitment to help fisherfolks partake of the various PCGA’s plans and programs for socio-economic development and marine conservation.
The SP hearing was handled by Councilor Bart N. Orola, Chairman of the SP Committee on Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Also present were Vice Mayor El Cid M. Familiaran and City Administrator, Atty. John N. Orola, Jr.
The fisherfolks of Villa Esperanza appealed for their accreditation as it paves the way for them to avail of government support and assistance in various forms.
PCGA’s support to fisherfolks is in line with its goal to support and sustain the development of coastal communities in exchange of their support of moves by PCGA to protect marine environment and resources, in coordination with PNP Maricom, BFAR and Bantay Dagat.
According to Commodore Salabas, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) plans to implement its mandate to train life guards as one of the requirements of resorts.
Among those who also attended the hearing were PO1 Tagadile PCG, Comm. Johanna S. Vargas PCGA, Capt. James Chua PCGA, SPO3 Roel V. Cordero PNP Maritime, PO2 Jason Santos of PNP Maritime, Mr. Delfin Vasquez ( Bantay Dagat), Mr. Ernesto V. Pineda ( Executive Assistant II),Ms. Pacita Tero (DSSD), Jona G. Macaranas (Public Relations Officer VMA Global College), Engr. Max Sillo, Environment and Natural Resources (ENRO), City Legal Office, CFARM-C officers and Members, VESFA, BFAR, and other accredited fisherfolk associations.*(JGMacaranas-PRO/Librarian)