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Calapan holds ‘Araw ng Mangingisda’ as part of city’s 20th founding anniversary celebration

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As part of 20th founding anniversary celebration of the City of Calapan, firshermen in the local government were given recognition during a day dedicated for them.

Last March 4, Mayor Arnan Panaligan has led the Araw ng Mangigisda attended by the Hanay ng Yumayabong na Mangingisda (HAYUMA).

“City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan addressed the assembly of fisherfolk belonging to HAYUMA (Hanay ng Yumayabong na Mangingisda) at the City Plaza Pavilion. HAYUMA is an organization of fisherfolk living in the coastal and lakeside barangays of Calapan City,” Mayor Panaligan’s office said.

“Hayuma is also a Tagalog word which means “mending of nets,” an activity of fishermen after returning from the sea with their catch,” it added.

The city government of Calapan has earmarked almost P12 million worth of projects for the fisherfolk community for the 2017 alone

“These include mariculture parks, alternative livelihood programs in coastal communities such as organic and native pig raising, skills training such as carpentry and electronics, distribution of bancas and fishing gear, seed capital for rice trading and other projects,” Panaligan’s office said.

The programs for the fishermen are being implemented by the Fisheries Management Office headed by City Environment.

The 20th founding anniversary of Calapan City on March 21 carries the theme “20 Taon ng Lungsod: Kaunlaran, Kalinga, Malasakit para sa lahat.”