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Santa siblings! John Rey, Toby Tiangco give fishing nets to Navoteños

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Christmas came early for 287 fishermen in Navotas City after Mayor John Rey Tiangco and Congressman Toby Tiangco gifted them with fishing nets.

The distribution took place on September 7 at the Navotas City Sports Complex.

Each fisherman received a 200-meter bottom set gillnet with varying mesh sizes.

In his speech, John Rey urged the fishermen to be responsible in fishing and care for the environment.

“Bilang kapalit, hangad naming ibigay sa inyo ang mga gamit na kailangan ninyo para dumami pa ang inyong huli,” he said.

Toby, meanwhile, said the beneficiaries of the fishing nets should encourage their fishermen friends to register so they could also receive the equipment at another time.

Earlier this year, the Tiangcos gave 12 25-foot fiberglass boats with diesel engines to 24 poor fisherfolk in the city.