Carlo Ignacio, vice-president for operations of the shipyard, said one fishing boat was given to fishermen in sitio Tacloban and the other in barangay Lucanin, host to the company’s office and operations. “This is one way of easing and augmenting the fishermen’s means of livelihood,” the young Ignacio said. The firm provides direct and indirect employment to more than 1,500 residents of Lucanin.
Virgilio Ignacio, father of Carlo, owns the shipyard and port terminal services. The old Ignacio is one of the 12 Papal awardees in Bataan.
Lucanin barangay chairwoman Jesselyn Empeno said that the company also built an office for the fishermen’s association and a new chapel.
It was learned that the Ignacio Family helped construct churches, sponsored medical missions, feed undernourished children and extended assistance in times of calamities. “Our everyday feeding program serves more than 48 pupils. We are very thankful to Seafront for providing financial support that made our feeding program successful,” said Ailene Ruiz Nunez, principal of the Lucanin Elementary School.
“We remain silent in whatever assistance we give to the community because we believe that all of these are being watched and known to God Almighty. We’ll continue to sponsor our medical programs and helping the poor in various barangays in Mariveles as part of our corporate social responsibility,” Carlo Ignacio said.