Hundreds of fisherfolks from different towns and cities, including those in Dumaguete City each received fuel discount cards worth P 3, 000 as distributed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources at Tinago Gymnasium this morning.
Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo expressed appreciation to BFAR Region 7 and Dr. Florencia Mepaña of PFO Negros Oriental for implementing the fuel subsidy program in the form of cash cards to qualified recipients designed to mitigate the impact of the recent hike in fuel prices that adversely affected the fishermen, who are using their motorboats for their livelihood.
The fishermen were each given P 3, 000 worth of fuel discounts in the form of cash cards to avail of the government subsidy at the partner gasoline stations in their localities.