THE municipal government of the coastal town of Bagac is ready to extend help to 250 fishermen affected by inclement weather that hit the province for almost a week now, according to Municipal Administrator Nick Ancheta.
“In fact, we have been extending assistance to our affected fishermen who badly need help,” said Ancheta who said the office of Bagac Mayor Ramil del Rosario had earmarked enough fund for the affected fishermen.
Earlier, Mayor Del Rosario formed a task force to monitor the town’s coastal areas in anticipation of typhoon or other calamities that will affect residents in the flood-prone areas.
A fisherman from Barangay Pag-asa, Reynaldo Agisa, said he and other fishermen had not been able to go on fishing activity owing to bad weather condition. His family’s only means of livelihood is through fishing.
“Baka pumasok po muna kami sa construction work dahil sa sama ng panahon,” said Agisa. (We might get into construction work because of this bad weather.)
Armando Fajardo, who owns the well-known Fajardo Beach Resort located in Barangay Pag-asa said “it has been several days that the resort is empty of any beach goer.”