PRRM-Negros Turns Over Patrol Boat, Disaster Kits to Manapla Fishers, Farmers
The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)-Negros Office has turned over this October a new Marine Patrol Boat and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) emergency kits to its partner small fishers and farmers in Manapla.
Turn-over of Patrol Boat and DRR Kits to the Small Fishers with Manapla Mayor Lourdes Escalante, Former Mayor Manolet Escalante, PRRM-Negros Staff and Chambery Barangay Captain Ronnie Salo.*
In a recent ceremony at Brgy. Chambery, Manapla town, Municipal Mayor Lourdes Socorro Escalante and PRRM-Negros Area Manager Edwin Balajadia turned over a new patrol boat and six DRR Kits including six radio handsets to leaders of the Chambery Multisectoral People’s Alliance (CHAMPA), which unites six people’s organizations within the village.
The patrol and kits were provided with funding assistance from The Johanniter International Assistance (JIA), a German humanitarian agency.
Mayor Escalante lauded the PRRM-JIA project for their assistance to the communities and said that it is a good and positive example of local development cooperation among the civil society organizations, the barangay council, and the local government unit.
PRRM-Negros Area Manager Edwin Balajadia said the turn-over marked another significant milestone for the project as it concretized additional gains for strengthening the small fishers campaign against illegal fishing in the area and in fostering its climate and disaster risk reduction work.
Witnessing the turn-over program were over a hundred members of CHAMPA as well as former Manapla Mayor Manolet Escalante, Municipal Agriculturist Allan Malijoc, NNARMAC director Marcel Erisare, Chambery Barangay Capt. Ronnie Salo and members of the village council, and the PRRM-Negros staff.
In the end of September, the PRRM-JIA Project also conducted a DRR training and Emergency Drill in the area which was joined in by members of the CHAMPA formations and other community members.*