Olango fishermen receive pump boats, relief goods

By: Alven Marie A. Timtim - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | August 22,2020 - 07:25 PM
Some fishermen from Pangan-an, Olango Island, receive pump boats and relief goods from Lapu-Lapu Mayor Junard Chan and members of the EAGLES Club this Saturday, August 22, 2020. | Photo from Mayor Junard Chan's Facebook page

Some fishermen from Pangan-an, Olango Island, receive pump boats and relief goods from Lapu-Lapu Mayor Junard Chan and members of the EAGLES Club this Saturday, August 22, 2020. | Photo from Mayor Junard Chan’s Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some fishermen in Barangay Pangan-an, Olango Island, received pump boats and relief goods from Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, this Saturday, August 22, 2020.

In a Facebook post, Chan announced that he has turned over four pump boats and handed out relief goods to the fishermen, who were the chosen beneficiaries of the program called “Baroto Mo, Panginabuhian Ko”, which was initiated by the Datu Lapu-Lapu E.A.G.L.E.S. Club.

Aside from the pump boats and relief goods, Chan said that they also included some fishing equipment for the fishermen so they would not have a hard time when they would go fishing.

“Dako kaayung kalipay nga midawat sa maong gasa ang mga beneficiaries kay dili na sila maglisud sa ilang pagpangisda nga maoy ilang pangunang panginabuhian para ibuhi sa ilang pamilya,” reads a portion of Chan’s post.

(The fishermen-beneficiaries were happy in receiving these gifts because they now would not have a difficult time in fishing which is their livelihood to feed their families.)

Chan visited the area this morning together with some members of the EAGLES Club for the turnover ceremony. He also expressed his gratitude to his then mayoralty rival, Rolando Patalinjug, who headed the program.

Chan said that Patalinjug accompanying him to help the community only proved that one would not need to be in a position to be able to help others.

“Nagpasabot lang kini nga dili kinahanglan nga aduna kay katungdanan para makaserbisyo sa uban,” said Chan.

(This just proves that you do not need to be in a government position to serve others.)/dbs

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