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May silbi pa! VP Robredo’s donated boats are still very useful, says Tinambac Councilor Jonas Soltes

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Tinambac Councilor Jonas Soltes has shared a living example of the saying “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.”

In a Facebook post, Soltes talked about the usefulness of fishing boats that Vice President Leni Robredo personally turned over to small-scale fishermen in 2018.

The boats were donated through Robredo’s Angat Buhay program.

Soltes said Robredo’s visit to Barangay Caloco for the turnover was the first time a national official visited the area.

Now, three years since then, the boats continue to be seaworthy.

They serve the needs of the fishermen and put food on the table of the people living in the area, he said.

It’s a donation that keeps on giving!

“In 2018, Vice President Leni Robredo personally turned over fiber glass fishing boats to small-scale/ marginal fishers in Barangay Caloco, Tinambac, Camarines Sur through her Angat Buhay Program. It was a first-ever visit by a high, national official to Caloco, one of our barangays that are farthest from the town proper.

Three years later—still seaworthy and far from the end—each of the fishing boats keeps on putting food on the tables of hundreds of Tinambacqueños.

It’s true. Give man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach man how to fish, you feed him for life.

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Jason Bermas Cabiles,” Soltes posted.