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Mayor Panaligan launches insurance coverage program for Calapan firshermen

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Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has spearheaded the celebration of Araw ng Mangingisda in the city.

Panaligan also launched during the event the Calapan City FISH Care Program (Fisheries Insurance Support and Health Care Project).

The said Calapan City FISH Care program is an insurance coverage for fisherfolk in partnership with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).

“Sa ilalim ng programang ito, may individual accident insurance coverage ang 4,000 rehistradong mangingisda sa Calapan City sa halagang PhP 50,000 at fishing boat insurance ng mga registered fishing boats na may halagang PhP 40,000.00 bawat bangka,” said Panaligan’s office.

“Ang City Government of Calapan ang magbabayad ng premium ng insurance ng mga mangingisda at ng mga bangka nila sa PCIC mula sa city budget. Sa nasabing okasyon, pinamahagi rin sa mga mangingisda ang mga materyales para sa repair ng mga bangka na nasira noong nakaraang mga pagbagyo,” it added.

Also present during the activity were Cong. Doy Leachon as well as City Vice Mayor Gil Ramirez, Board Member Rafael Infantado and City Councilors.

Also in attendance were representatives from PCIC led by OIC Regional Manager Ric Domingo.