Naval, Biliran – Biliran Governor Gerry Boy Espina hands over 30 motorized banca to fishermen from Naval and Kawayan towns last June 25. Funded by BFAR, the distribution of 30 units was an initial release from the 212 motorized banca under the Aquafarm Rehabilitation and Development Program. The 182 units are to be distributed in the coming weeks as beneficiaries were already identified.
The boats are made of fiberglass and fitted with 7.5HP engine, and delivered in running condition to the beneficiaries. The fishermen were glad to receive the units, as the boats can help them recover their fishing livelihood from the ravages of Typhoon Yolanda.