The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has funneled a total of P8 million to three Bohol towns for their respective fishery projects.
According to Leo Bongalos, BFAR Bohol officer-in-charge, P5 million, P2 million and P1 million were allotted to Talibon, Loon and Baclayon, respectively through the bottom-up budgeting program in 2016.
The fund transferred to Talibon will be used for the rehabilitation of a fish port while Loon will allocate its sum for the establishment of a fish processing facility and Baclaypn will purchase fishing equipment.
Checks of the amounts were personally handed over by BFAR-7 director Dr. Allan Poquita to the mayors of the said towns on Friday last week.
The official turnover was held at the BFAR provincial office and joined by assistant provincial agriculturist Larry Pamugas and representatives of BFAR-Bohol and peopleâ€™s organizations.
Bongalos said that the three beneficiary towns received the amount after furnishing all documents required by the BFAR.
Earlier this year, four other towns namely Jagna, Maribojoc, Mabini and Ubay also received P3 million, P1 million, P1.2 million and P2.5 million, respectively.
According to the BFAR, the municipality of Panglao is expected to receive P1.5 million from the agency later this year. (Rey Tutas)