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WWF donates flaghlights to Davao City fisherfolk

December 02, 2019 - Monday 6:12 PM by Ruth Palo

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DAVAO CITY -- The World Wide Fund (WWF) on Monday donated flashlights, binoculars, and handheld radios to the city government Davao that will benefit the fisherfolk of the city.

WWF Philippines representative Ricky Biyo said that they have identified the fisherfolk as beneficiaries since they will be needing the items while fishing during nighttime and to encourage them as well to protect marine biodiversity.

The three flashlights, four handheld radios, and three binoculars will be given to protected areas in Punta Dumalag, Bunawan, and Lasang protected areas.

Biyo said the flashlights might be a small thing for most people but it is a big thing for the fisherfolk.

“This is very vital for them because they will be using it for their day to day living. While they are in the sea they can easily see what is ahead of them,” he said.

Biyo did not disclose the total amount used for the donated materials to the city government.

City Agriculture Officer Leo Brian Leuterio said the coastal communities will benefit from the donations.

“We have 24 coastal barangays in the city. We will distribute these to fisherfolk. We will identify them,” he said.

Leuterio said some of the fisherfolk in the city serve as members of Bantay Dagat which patrols the coastal area.