Patrol boat donation set for Bantayan

Posted on November 4, 2012


A PATROL boat will be turned over to the Coastal Resource Management Council (CRMC) of Bantayan Island to aid its efforts in curbing illegal fishing in nearby Sta. Fe town.

The donation was announced during an Oct. 29 meeting of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force. A team will be formed to oversee use of the boat.

Sta. Fe Mayor Jennifer Illustrisimo said she will look for funds to construct a building for the CRMC office.

Rep. Benhur Salimbangon of Cebu’s 4th district pledged to allocate half a million pesos from his pork barrel.

The Capitol already gave each CRMC an initial subsidy of P500,000.

Bantayan Mayor Ian Christopher Escario and Madridejos Mayor Salvador dela Fuente will also allocate a percentage of their funds for the operations of the council. /Correspondent Carmel Loise Matus 

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