Bantayan Island receives P32M typhoon Yolanda rehab projects

Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 Published Date

redwidsecBANTAYAN, CEBU – Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala’s commitment of more than P32M worth of livelihood assistance brings hope to the residents of Bantayan Island (in Cebu) after disastrous typhoon Yolanda struck the island on November 8, 2013. Among the many agri-related livelihood projects for Bantayan Island committed by the national government during the visit of President Benigno Aquino III last February 25 include 3 4-wheeled tractors for the 3 municipalities. Each tractor will cost P2.2 million.

Total of 502 heads of goats – P2,689,241; vegetable seeds and mango seedlings – P1,200,000; coco seed nuts, corn seeds and fertilizers – P11,131,750. P17M crop insurance; and boat machinery materials, seaweeds planting materials, pump boats, and fishing nets – P3,155,510. The visit of His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III coincided with the 28th celebration of EDSA revolution and made history as the first president to set foot in the island of Bantayan. With him were rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III, among others. The president inspected the public market and the pump boats donated by various NGOs and from BFAR, at the Bantayan wharf. (RAFIS/flor orozco)