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Taguig City fisherfolk form cooperative

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Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano is very happy over the fact that the Taguig City Fisherfolks group is now a cooperative.

Cayetano said the fisherfolk group would be stronger and would get to enjoy more benefits as a cooperative.

These would include grants and capacity building initiatives, she said.

“Pangunahin nating layunin na mapalakas ang ating mga fisherfolks at mabuksan ang iba pang oportunidad na natatanggap lamang ng isang kooperatiba, katulad ng mga international at national grants, mga programa mula sa nasyonal at lokal na pamahalaan, capacity-building initiatives, at marami pang iba,” she said.

She had long been pushing for the fisherfolk to form a cooperative, she said.

Her wish is for their group to grow and thrive, she added.

“Hangad ko na pagyamanin at mapalago pa ng ating mga fisherfolks ang kanilang organisasyon,” she said.