BALANGA CITY – Roberto Malibiran, a fisherfolk leader in this city, was elected chairman of the Regional Council of Leaders, a leadership organization of fisherfolks sanctioned by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
Billy Santos, Balanga City consultant on fisheries and recently designated adviser of the Regional Council of Leaders, said the election was held recently at the Subic Freeport. He added Malibiran and other new officers of the Regional Council of Leaders already took their oath before BFAR Region 3 Director Willy Cruz at BFAR regional office in San Fernando City, Pampanga.
Malibiran is the chairman of Balanga City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMC). He is then elected chairman of the Provincial Council of Leaders.
Santos expressed confidence that Malibiran can initiate programs that will genuinely help fisherfolks in Central Luzon. He vowed to lend his long years of experience and knowledge in organizing and helping fishersfolks to assist the newly elected regional chairman.
The city consultant on fishery has decades-long experience in organizing and implementing programs for fisherfolks. He once sat at the Regional Development Council as sectoral representative. He serves as adviser of Balanga City FARMC. He is credited for the re-activation of FARMCs in the towns of Bataan.